Press Releases

NCSC’s William Evanina: U.S. Needs Supply Chain Security Program Based on Zero-Trust

William Evanina

William Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC), has said the federal government must develop a supply-chain risk mitigation program based on the zero-trust concept. “We have to have in the government, the ability to utilize private-sector talent capability and know-how to protect our nation and our entire society,” he noted.

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FBI Moves to Implement New Cyber Strategy to Deter Foreign Hackers; Tonya Ugoretz Quoted

Cyber Strategy

The FBI has started implementing a new cyber strategy to increase efforts to disrupt actions of foreign hackers amid cyber attacks against SolarWinds software used by a number of U.S. government agencies. The approach would promote closer collaboration between data-rich private companies and intelligence agencies to saddle U.S. digital adversaries with heavier penalties to discourage them from targeting U.S. assets.

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Chartis Research Recognizes LexisNexis Risk Solutions with RiskTech100 Award

LexisNexis Risk Solutions

LexisNexis Risk Solutions has been recognized as the category winner for Financial Crime - Data in the Chartis Research RiskTech100, marking the third consecutive year the company has received recognition for the category award, LexisNexis Risk Solutions reported on Wednesday. The RiskTech100 is an annual evaluation of the leading global risk technology providers.

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DIA CIO Jack Gumtow Issues 4-Year Blueprint for Improving Intell Stakeholder Relationships

Jack Gumtow

Jack Gumtow, chief information officer of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), has released his strategy to improve the agency’s customer relationship management throughout a four-year period. The strategy comes as part of DIA’s efforts to address stakeholder feedback and covers objectives such as using automation to drive efficiency and breaking down barriers that result in data silos.

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DOE Invests in Phase I R&D Work Under 139 Small Businesses

Research and Development

The Department of Energy (DOE) has earmarked $37 million to fund Phase I research and development activities under 170 grants issued to 139 small businesses in support of the DOE Office of Science. DOE said Tuesday the Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer grants have a median value of $200,000 and cover a period of up to 12 months.

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NIST Looks to Update Legislation on Patent Licensing Disclosure; Walter Copan Quoted

Walter Copan

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) plans to update legislation that mandates companies, universities and non-profit organizations to disclose their inventions that were created through federal investments. Walter Copan, director of NIST, said the updates serve as a culmination of extensive stakeholder engagement and will help lay the foundation for U.S. technology transfer, entrepreneurship and innovation.

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Sehlke Consulting Reports 2020 Results, 2021 Projections; Chad Sehlke Quoted

Chad Sehlke, founder and CEO

Sehlke Consulting reported that 2020 marked the company’s largest revenue growth year, resulting in a 58 percent increase in revenue. Additionally, the company will strive to continue its growth, moving into 2021. “Since 2013, Sehlke has averaged 101 percent in year-over-year revenue growth. We are proud of what our teams continue to accomplish,” said the company’s founder and CEO, Chad Sehlke.  

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USAF Approves Scott AFB Innovation Hub as a Defense Lab

U.S. Air Force

The U.S. Air Force has certified Scott Air Force Base's innovation hub as an official defense laboratory for technology transfer activities. The designation will enable Scott AFB's Elevate hub to collaborate with educational institutions and share equipment, information and resources through partnership agreements. Duncan added Elevate plans to collaborate with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville for its first EPA.

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HHS Named Quality Service Mgmt Office for Federal Grants; Eric Hargan Quoted

Eric Hargan

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has been designated as a Quality Service Management Office (QSMO) that will work to streamline the federal grants issuance process through shared services. HHS said Monday that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) assigned Grants QSMOs to help standardize grants processing systems and drive efficiency

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Adm. Michael Gilday’s CNO Navigation Plan to Focus on Multidomain Ops, Hybrid Fleet

Adm. Michael Gilday

Adm. Michael Gilday, the chief of naval operations, has released his navigation plan to help the U.S. Navy expand its sea control capacity as well as its projected power in all domains. Gilday's Navigation Plan to the Fleet, which falls under the Navy's Tri-Service Maritime Strategy, was announced during the recently held Surface Navy Association Symposium.

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