Attacks in France Point to a Threat Beyond Extremist Networks
PARIS — All were unknown to police intelligence officials. None pledged allegiance to a terrorist group, and no group claimed them as members. None stated any political agenda. Signs of radicalization, if at all visible, were expressed on social media. And they came armed with little more than knives.The three young men behind recent terrorist attacks that have shaken France present a difficult challenge to French authorities — isolated, self-radicalized individuals rather than Islamist extremist networks — raising tough questions about whether the broad measures the government has taken in response are the right ones.Unattached to any group, harder to track and with an often obscured, hair-trigger propensity for violence that needs just the right spark, they are a far cry from the well-orchestrated and synchronized assaults in the wave of terrorism that swept France a
Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) awarded the company a five-year position on the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services Contract (OASIS).
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As a company selected for a position on OASIS, Fluor is now eligible to compete for task orders designed to provide flexible and innovative solutions for complex professional services spanning multiple professional service disciplines and multiple contract types. The core areas of scope are program management services, management consulting services, logistics services, engineering services, scientific services and financial services.
“It is an honor to be selected to support the GSA to help provide greater efficiency to federal agencies,” said Tom D’Agostino, president of Fluor’s Government Group. “This award positions Fluor as a best-in-class solutions provider that will deliver a wide range of innovative and best value solutions for our
Google is facing a fresh competition probe in Europe, as Italian regulators launched an investigation into how it used data for online advertising.
The Italian Competition Authority (ICA) is investigating its alleged “abuse” of its dominant position in the market for display advertising in Italy, according to a statement released by the watchdog on Wednesday.
The watchdog has already carried out inspections on Tuesday at Google’s premises, with the collaboration of tax police.
The ICA is examining the search engine giant’s use of the huge amount of data it collects through various applications. The company’s use of such data is alleged to have prevented rivals from competing effectively, as well as “adversely affecting consumers.”
The behaviour of Google, a unit of Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL), is being looked at for possible violations of EU rules on the availability and use of
Accenture Federal Services (AFS), a subsidiary of Accenture (NYSE: ACN), and Criterion Systems Inc. have been awarded a spot on the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) Information Technology Support Services (DAITSS) contract, which aims to streamline enterprise information technology (IT) support services and centralize procurement functions.
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Elaine Turville, a managing director and Accenture Federal Services USDA client account lead (Photo: Business Wire)
Issued by the U.S. Forest Service and available to all USDA agencies, the blanket purchase agreement (BPA) has an estimated value of $450 million and a five-year performance period.
Working under a contractor teaming arrangement, AFS and Criterion Systems will provide the USDA with a broad range of IT services, including strategic IT management support, hosting/cloud support, website and application support, software and hardware support, administration support, and IT security and compliance services.
Totalmobile, the UK’s leading Field Service Management (FSM) software provider, today announces that after five successful years in partnership with Horizon Capital, it has secured a major investment from Bowmark Capital LLP to accelerate its investment in R&D, organic growth and further acquisitions.
After a number of transformative years which have seen Totalmobile transition to a Software as a Services (SaaS) business model, significantly increase revenues (of which 70% are now recurring) and complete four highly successful, complementary product acquisitions, Totalmobile has established itself as the leading independent provider of FSM software in the UK. Now with over 700 customers and 250,000 mobile-workforce users, Totalmobile’s technology is used to increase field-based, workforce capacity, deliver operational cost savings, enhance compliance assurance and improve end-customer service quality in the Public Services (Government, Local Authorities, Health and Emergency Services), Property, Facilities Management, Transport and Infrastructure markets.