Tag Archives: IoT

Dr. Will Roper, Former USAF Executive, Joins Volansi Board of Directors

Dr. Will Roper

Volansi has appointed Dr. Will Roper, the former assistant secretary of the U.S. Air Force and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, to its Board of Directors, where he will help drive the company’s strategy, operations and growth in defense markets. “Dr. Will Roper joins Volansi’s board with a reputation as a transformative, forward-looking leader,” said Volansi CEO and co-Founder Hannan Parvizian

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Iridium Reports Fourth Quarter 2020, Issues Full Year 2021 Guidance; Matt Desch Quoted

Matt Desch

Iridium Communications has reported its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2020 and issued its full-year 2021 guidance. The company reported fourth-quarter total revenue of $146.5 million, which consisted of $116.9 million of service revenue and $29.6 million of revenue related to equipment sales and engineering and support projects. 

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MetTel-Geotab Partnership to Deliver IoT Solutions for Government Vehicles

MetTel

MetTel has partnered with Geotab to deliver government vehicles access to a suite of managed services that provide critical intelligence. The suite will help streamline compliance and reporting; reduce total cost of ownership and improve citizen and employee safety; and minimize greenhouse gas emissions. Geotab will leverage its telematics and MetTel will provide its full service fleet management portal.

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NIST Seeks Comments on Four Draft Documents Offering Guidance on IoT Device Cybersecurity; Katerina Megas Quoted

Cybersecurity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released four draft documents that offer recommendations and guidance on how federal agencies and manufacturers can ensure cybersecurity for internet of things (IoT)-based devices. The NISTIR 8259 documents seek to guide IoT device makers on how to implement the special publication.

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AWS Collaborates with BlackBerry to Develop Intelligent Vehicle Data Platform

Cyber Vulnerability

Amazon Web Services (AWS) and BlackBerry Limited announced a multi-year, global agreement to develop and market BlackBerry's Intelligent Vehicle Data Platform (IVY). IVY is a scalable, cloud-connected software platform that will allow automakers to provide a consistent and secure way to read vehicle sensor data, normalize it and create actionable insights from that data both locally in the vehicle and in the cloud. 

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Senate Passes Bipartisan Bill to Improve IoT Cybersecurity; Rep. Robin Kelly Quoted

Rep. Robin Kelly

The Senate has voted to pass legislation seeking to establish foundational standards for internet-connected technologies acquired by the U.S. government to help ensure the security of internet of things networks. The IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act, introduced by Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., received unanimous approval in the House and was also unanimously passed in the Senate this week. 

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Agency Officials on Role of Public-Private Partnerships in Supporting Internet of Things

Internet of Things

Federal officials discussed how their agencies could help support internet of things (IoT) through public-private partnerships. Daniel Morgan said agencies working to establish relationships with industry associations could enable such partnerships to support IoT. Emery Csulak said most discussions on 5G are about supply chain risk management, incident response and workforce. 

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ECS Enters Strategic Partnership with ISM; George Wilson Quoted

George Wilson

ECS has entered into a strategic partnership with Integrated Solutions Management (ISM), a business transformation accelerator that works with large organizations to drive successful Internet of Things (IoT) and IT strategies. “We are thrilled to partner with ISM,” said George Wilson, president of ECS and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient. 

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Tempered’s Bill Kalogeros: Gov’t Should Consider Zero-Trust Requirement for IoT Security

Internet of Things

Bill Kalogeros, a public sector adviser at Tempered, said adopting a zero-trust approach along with software-defined perimeter technology could help government agencies prevent unauthorized access to internet of things devices. “Whether or not the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act becomes law, there are other important steps agencies can take to enhance IoT security,” Kalogeros said.

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AWS Partners with Carrier to Advance Supply Chain for Vaccines; David Appel, Sarah Cooper Quoted

AWS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has partnered with Carrier Global Corporation to co-develop Carrier’s Lynx digital platform, which will increase visibility, connectivity and actionable intelligence across their cold chain operations, AWS reported on Thursday. The partnership will improve outcomes for temperature-sensitive cargo, including food, medicine and vaccines. The collaboration builds on Carrier’s selection of AWS as its preferred cloud services provider in Feb. 2020. 

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