The General Services Administration has awarded Uber Technologies (NYSE: UBER) a potential five-year, $810M contract for rideshare and ride-hail services to federal government workers who require transportation to perform official duties.
Uber will provide a on-demand passenger booking system, multiple payment modes and consolidated billing options for agency customers.
The contract also covers provision of electronic receipts, data analytics for payments and costs, online portals for participating agencies and a program manager.
Work will take place in the contiguous U.S., Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico.
Steve Spano, regional vice president for public sector at Tableau, has said there are three misconceptions surrounding data analytics that government agencies should address and break down to leverage data as a strategic asset. One of the myths Spano debunked is that data reporting is hard. Spano wrote that agencies should shift from spreadsheet-centric reporting towards adopting an analytics platform that could enable them to analyze data from disparate sources.
AMERGINT Technologies Holdings has agreed to acquire the space-based precision optics business of Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX) for an undisclosed sum. The Danbury, Conn.-based space-based optics business is part of Raytheon Technologies’ Collins Aerospace subsidiary and provides precision electro-optical systems for defense and national security space missions.
Barbecue Pitmaster International Consultant.
I am an Italian chef turned Texas BBQ expert. My journey started at Franklin BBQ in Austin, TX where I ate my first ever brisket. This experience would later change my whole life and cooking style.
I began cooking barbecue at Kerlin BBQ, where Pitmaster Bill Kerlin (nominated for Best BBQ in the U.S.) taught me everything I needed to know about smoking meats. After intense two years living in a trailer next to a pit, I began collaborations in Italy and the U.S. with different barbecue venues.
Later on, while working at LORO Asian Smokehouse in Austin, I met Aaron Franklin, experience which led me to be hired as a Cutter and Pitmaster at Franklin BBQ.
In early 2019, I was elected #1 Pitmaster at Brisket King NYC™ annual event.