06 Jun 2019

HHS awards General Dynamics artificial intelligence contract

General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) has revealed
it will provide artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to the US Department
of Health and Human Services (HHS) through their Program Support Center (PSC)

Through this contract, GDIT becomes pre-qualified to compete
on task orders to help HHS utilise advanced technologies for their
modernisation efforts.

The multiple award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity
(IDIQ) contract has a total estimated value of $49 million over a five-year
base period.

GDIT will help HHS leverage new technology and methodologies
to support increased efficiency throughout its workforce. This will include
piloting, testing and implementation of advanced technologies, including AI,
intelligent automation, blockchain, microservices, machine learning, natural
language processing and robotic process automation.

HHS established this contract vehicle to advance new
technological solutions for reducing backlog, cutting costs and performing key
functions, such as predicting fraudulent transactions and identifying
irregularities efficiently. The contract will enable PSC contracting officers
to expedite obtaining AI-related solutions, services and products for HHS or on
behalf of other agencies.

Vice President Kamal Narang, head of GDIT’s Health Sector, said: “We are excited to join HHS in their journey to a more efficient future. GDIT will utilize our expertise in AI, blockchain and other next-generation technologies to help transform HHS’ business processes and enhance their mission delivery.”

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