Firms share intell, school markets
SAS Institute Inc. and BTG Inc. announced an agreement June 14 that will draw on each firm's expertise to target the intelligence and K-12 school markets.
The companies will provide data-warehousing, data- mining and decision-support solutions through BTG's client base in the intelligence community and SAS' foundation in the school market, said Jeff Babcock, vice president of SAS Institute's public-sector sales and marketing group.
BTG will be the exclusive integrator of SAS solutions to the intelligence community. And BTG wants to expand its presence in the K-12 market by working with SAS to create technology solutions for public schools.
Pentagon inks paperless deals
The Pentagon continues its march toward a paperless future.
Lockheed Martin Information Systems signed a memorandum of understanding with several Defense Department agencies for a paper-free contracting process. The agencies include the Army Simulation, Training and Instrumentation Command; the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division; and the Defense Contract Management Agency.
And Integic Corp. announced a $1 million contract with the DCMA to upgrade and expand the company's e.Power records management software for more than 12,000 agency personnel.
Lawmakers push privacy standard
Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.) and four House colleagues want federal agencies to adopt technology that automatically screens Web sites for violations of viewers' privacy preferences.
The technology — Platform for Privacy Preferences Proj.ect, or P3P, standards — is being built into some new Web browsers to enable users to determine how much information they are willing to share with organizations that run Web sites.
Smith introduced a resolution June 7 urging government and commercial Web site operators to adopt P3P.