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MCA Names Michael Smith as CIO; Lisa Firestone Quoted

Michael Smith

Managed Care Advisors (MCA) has appointed Michael Smith as chief information officer (CIO) to support the organization’s growth strategy and business opportunities, following the recent award of  SaaS, Case Management and COVID-19 Management contracts. “We chose Michael Smith because of his solutions-oriented and innovative approach to solving complex challenges,” said Lisa Firestone, MCA president and CEO.

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Commerce Dept Unveils Funding Opportunity for Entrepreneurship Support Programs

Department of Commerce

The Department of Commerce (DOC) has introduced a $25 million grant competition that seeks to help entrepreneurs mitigate economic, health and safety risks brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. The department said Wednesday that it will award grants to entrepreneurship support programs that will assist various regions and communities in the U.S.

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Deloitte, NASCIO Publish 2020 Cybersecurity Study; Meredith Ward, Srini Subramanian Quoted

Srini Subramanian

Deloitte and The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) have published a 2020 Cybersecurity Study, "States at Risk: The Cybersecurity Imperative in Uncertain Times," Deloitte reported on Wednesday. The study has been created through responses from 51 U.S. state and territory enterprise-level chief information security officers (CISOs). 

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Pegasystems Supports COVID-19 Inactives for HMRC; Iain Tollemache, Kieran Tarrant Quoted

Pegasystems

Pegasystems Inc. has collaborated with Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to support the UK government's COVID-19 initiatives. Pegasystems will  help mitigate against fraud and risk with businesses, as well as individuals that apply for support. "I'm pleased we were able to play a part in helping HMRC deliver on the Chancellor's commitment," said Iain Tollemache

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PAE Wins $50M Contract to Support Navajo Nation COVID-19 Response; John Heller Quoted

John Heller

PAE has been awarded a $50 million contract by the Navajo Nation to serve as the joint logistics and medical integrator for the Navajo Department of Health’s COVID-19 response, the company reported on Thursday. With the company’s selection, PAE will provide solutions to operate multiple Alternate Care Sites and deploy mobile testing teams. 

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DMI Wins NIH Contract to Advance Cybersecurity; Jay Sunny Bajaj Quoted

Jay Sunny Bajaj

DMI has been awarded a one-year $11 million contract to advance the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH), a function of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), cybersecurity posture and enhance performance. DMI's Cybersecurity Center of Excellence will support the NIH Office of the Director (OD).

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Boeing Consolidates Production of 787 Jets; Stan Deal Quoted

Stan Deal

The Boeing Company will consolidate production of 787 jets at its facility in North Charleston, S.C., starting in mid-2021, to remediate the effects of COVID-19. The decision will preserve liquidity and reposition of business and enhance efficiency of performance. “The Boeing 787 is the tremendous success,” said Stan Deal president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. 

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PSC Announces Approval of FY21 Continuing Resolution; David Berteau Quoted

David Berteau

The Professional Services Council (PSC) has announced its approval for the recent passage of FY21 Continuing Resolution by the U.S. Senate, PSC reported on Wednesday. The Council has also urged President Trump to sign the “Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act,” which would fund the government through Dec. 11th, 2020. 

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Q&A with Mike Corkery, President and CEO of Deltek, Addresses Virtual Deltek Insight 2020, COVID-19 Impact on Deltek

Mike Corkery

Mike Corkery, president and CEO of Deltek, and two-time Wash100 Award recipient, recently spoke with ExecutiveBiz regarding Deltek’s Insight 2020 Virtual Event, including event platforms and topics, as well as the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic had on Deltek’s workforce throughout the year, such as telework, social distancing and enacting a flexible workforce. 

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Forcepoint Launches Dynamic User Protection to Advance Threat Detection; Nico Popp, Doug Cahill Quoted

Nico Popp

Forcepoint has launched Dynamic User Protection to advance modern user activity monitoring (UAM) and insider threat protection, leveraging a cloud-native solution to deliver out-of-the-box functionality with no policy configuration, providing real-time visibility into true risk behaviors of compromised and malicious users within hybrid cloud environments. There has been a 400 percent increase in cyberattacks in 2020. 

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