RESTON, Va., Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), announced today it was awarded the File Conversion Services task order under the Veterans Intake, Conversion, and Communication Services (VICCS) program by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Benefit Administration (VBA). The single award under the VICCS indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract is valued at $306 million over five years.
Under the task order, GDIT will leverage managed services and artificial intelligence to digitally convert historical veteran records, automate data extraction of existing records and process Official Military Personnel File requests in support of veteran benefits claims processing. The modernization of the VA’s military service recordkeeping will enable the VBA
Manifold, the applied AI company, announced a seed financing to support rapid growth, led by Jon Karlen, chairman of Acadian Software and former board member of PillPack. He was joined by Waterline Ventures where Robbie Greenglass led the investment and by former executives, investors, and board members of Amazon, Auris Health, Brightree, and Elevation Pharmaceuticals.
Manifold partners with visionary leaders to make progress rapidly on AI mandates from C-suites and Boards through joint discovery and development programs. Manifold’s AI foundry brings together the infrastructure, algorithms, data, and multidisciplinary R&D team needed to rapidly forge market ready products. In contrast to other tools companies, Manifold’s AI scientists and software engineers work closely with biomedical scientists and engineers to invent novel solutions. Past collaborations have resulted in patents and publications in addition to products, for areas ranging from PK/PD modeling to HEOR and adherence.
“Manifold is continuing to experience rapid growth, with
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Benchling announced today that it appointed Jennifer Goldsmith, former Veeva SVP, and Ron Gill, former Netsuite CFO, as independent board directors. Goldsmith brings an extensive background at the intersection of life sciences and software, including experience taking Veeva through IPO, while Gill brings deep financial experience helping SaaS platforms scale globally. The appointments come on the heels of Benchling’s strongest quarter ever, in which Benchling continued its strong growth with new and existing global corporations across pharmaceuticals, agriculture, materials and more.
“Jennifer and Ron are industry veterans with rare expertise in scaling cloud software companies to over $1B in revenue,” said Sajith Wickramasekara, Benchling CEO and co-founder. “Jennifer is one of the few people who has built transformative and enduring software for the life sciences. Her extensive industry knowledge and experience as a product leader will help us navigate