Tag Archives: IT

Cynthia Mendoza: DOD Needs to Modernize IT Systems With Basics-Based Approach

Cynthia Mendoza

Cynthia Mendoza, the Department of Defense's (DOD) deputy chief information officer for special access program information technology, said the military needs to modernize its IT systems to meet battlefield intelligence requirements. She said the department must follow the basic principles of understanding mission results, forming partnerships and applying lessons learned.

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Unanet Announces ERP Enhancements To Better Support Customers; Assad Jarrahain Quoted

Unanet

Unanet announced its latest enhancements to its award-winning software. The new features are designed to give customers integrated, industry-leading service and support, including enhanced dashboards, project management and billing functions and new mobile capabilities. The latest release provides project customers with four distinct advantages. They are Unanet First Look Program, New Customer Experience Portal, The Unanet Customer Suggestions Portal Unanet University

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Maximus Awarded Two IRS Task Orders Worth $151M For IT Support; President, GM Teresa Weipert Quoted

Teresa Weipert

Maximus announced on Tuesday that the company has secured two Internal Revenue Service (IRS) contracts potentially worth a combined $151 million. Both contracts were secured in the General Services Administration (GSA) Alliant two contract vehicles. The first contract is a potential $76 million task order to provide Masterfile System Programming Support Services.

 

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ID Technologies Acquires Attila Security; Chris Oliver Quoted

ID

ID Technologies announced on Thursday that the company has acquired Attila Security, an innovative developer of data security products for federal government customers. The acquisition will have Attila integrate with the ID Technologies Archon secure solutions division and bolster Archon’s position as the leading commercial solution for Classified (CSfC) enterprise solution providers.

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Verizon Named ‘Most Reliable Network’ In RootMetrics’ State of The Mobile Union Report; CTO Kyle Malady Quoted

Verizon

Verizon announced on Wednesday that the company remains the most reliable network in the latest RootMetrics’ latest 1H 2021 US State of the Mobile Union report. The company ranked first in inaccessibility, call and text award categories. The company’s well-known network was awarded best overall network performance and network reliability for the sixteenth consecutive time. 

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Octo Consulting Acquires Volant Associates; Mehul Sanghani Quoted

Mehul Sanghani

Octo announced on Tuesday that the company has acquired Volant Associates, a technology integrator and software development company, at the enterprise-scale information technology  (IT) solutions for the Defense Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission. Volant was founded in 2008 and enables data sharing, advanced analytics and enhanced mission capability across the IC and Department of Defense (DOD). The company was headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia.

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Netskope Evaluated at $7.5B After $300M Investment Round; Sanjey Beri Quoted

Netskope

Netskope announced on Friday that the company closed a new $300 million investment round led by existing investor ICONIQ Growth. Major existing Netskope investors such as Lightspeed Venture Partners, Accel, Sequoia Capital Global Equities, Base Partners, Sapphire Ventures and Geodesic Capital also participated in this funding. The SASE company now has a post-money valuation of $7.5 billion.

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OIG Report: DOD Should Classify 3D Printers as IT Systems in Need of Cybersecurity Controls

Systemically Important

The Department of Defense’s (DOD) office of inspector general (OIG) has recommended that the chief information officer include 3D printers and other additive manufacturing systems in the portfolio of information technology platforms and establish cybersecurity controls in compliance with DOD and federal guidance. The inspector general also found that DOD components considered 3D printers as “tools” instead of IT systems.

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GSA Named One of the Federal Government’s Best Places to Work; Administrator Robin Carnahan Quoted

General Services

The Partnership for Public Service recently announced on Thursday that the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has been named one of the best places to work in the federal government. GSA was awarded the sixth-best place to work in the 2020 mid-sized agency category, one spot better than the year before. 

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Sens. Gary Peters, Ron Johnson Introduce Supply Chain Security Training Act

Systemically Important

Sens. Gary Peters, D-Mich., and Ron Johnson, R-Wis., have proposed a bipartisan bill that would require the General Services Administration (GSA) to coordinate with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and departments of Defense (DOD) and Homeland Security (DHS) to establish a training program to help federal officials protect information technology supply chains against cyberthreats.

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