RESTON, Va., Nov. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a FORTUNE® 500 science and technology leader, today announced the addition of six new companies to its Leidos Alliance Partner Network, a program leveraging the Leidos supplier base to drive innovation, enhance program performance and build efficiency.
The company has added IBM and Red Hat as Technology Integration Partners and Confluent, Databricks, Docker and Elastic as Emerging Technology Partners. Technology Integration Partners are close company allies with recognized experience and expertise, while Emerging Technology Partners are known associates with significant interest from the organization.
"We're thrilled to be working with Leidos and look forward to seeing the value this alliance delivers to federal government customers embarking on AI initiatives," said Kevin Davis, Vice President of Public Sector at Databricks. "Our partnership with Leidos will extend the power of Databricks' Unified Analytics Platform and ultimately help federal agencies deliver better programs for their constituents."
As a leading services integrator, Leidos focuses on connecting the right companies to help cultivate the right technological solutions for customers. Some of the key attributes the company considers when adding new suppliers includes: innovative products; joint independent research & development opportunities; technical roadmap awareness; and extensive training opportunities.
"We continually seek to develop mutually beneficial relationships with both large and smaller technology providers that enable Leidos to provide truly innovative solutions for our customers," said Bob Gemmill, Leidos Vice President of Strategic Sourcing. "In 2019, we intend to host exclusive events for our partners, co-develop new technologies, and develop risk reduction strategies for deployment of new technologies in the public sector."
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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