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GSA Updates $4.4B DoD Office 365 BPA Following CMMC Integration; Allen Hill Quoted

General

The General Services Administration (GSA) has refined requirements for a potential $4.4 billion Microsoft Office 365 implementation contract as the agency works to integrate Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) into contract language. 

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Army to Soon Complete Tests of AR-Powered Situational Awareness System; Brig. Gen. David Hodne Quoted

Integrated Visual

The U.S. Army will soon conclude the testing of a system designed to provide soldiers boosted situational awareness via augmented reality. The Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) functions as a heads-up display device that facilitates battle and training through AR technology and networked information. Tests for IVAS commenced on Oct. 18 and will be ending this week. 

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Navy Eyes More Security Features for Cloud-Based Telework Platform by 2021

Cloud Environment

The U.S. Navy plans to update its telework system and include more features to the cloud-based platform as the service branch prepares for long-term remote work operations. The Navy has projected to transition operations into a Microsoft 365 integrated environment and establish more advanced security features by June 2021.

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Expanse Names Tom Barsi VP of Business Development; Tim Junio Quoted

Tom Barsi

Expanse has appointed Tom Barsi as vice president of Business Development to support the company’s ongoing business development and channel efforts. “Tom is a game-changing hire for Expanse,” said Tim Junio, CEO and co-founder of Expanse. “Tom’s wealth of knowledge and experience in business development and strategic partnerships will be instrumental towards leveraging the large Expanse ecosystem and significantly grow channel revenue.”

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Microsoft Further Developing CMMC Acceleration Program for DoD Suppliers

Microsoft CMMC Acceleration Program

Summit 7 Systems, a national leader for Cybersecurity and Compliance Solutions for the Aerospace and Defense industry, has helped Microsoft to build out a knowledge base for DIB companies in support of Microsoft’s  CMMC Acceleration Program. “Microsoft has and continues to be out in front with reference documentation for meeting CMMC and DFARS requirements,,” said Scott Edwards, president of Summit 7.

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Leidos to Support AFA CyberPatriot Program; Bernie Skoch, Boe Boera Quoted

Leidos

Leidos will continue its support for the Air Force Association's (AFA) CyberPatriot program, the nation's largest youth cyber education program, marking the 11th consecutive year. "The Air Force Association is privileged to once again receive the strong support of Leidos," said Bernie Skoch, CyberPatriot national commissioner. “As a founding partner of CyberPatriot, Leidos support continues to play a key role in CyberPatriot's growth.”

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Accenture Completes N3 Acquisition; Manish Sharma Quoted

Manish Sharma

Accenture has completed its acquisition of N3, a business-to-business (B2B) sales firm specialized in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) capabilities. “Together, our real-time insights will augment decision-making, deepen sales interactions and help our clients achieve sustainable growth. We are excited about the potential of what Accenture and N3 can achieve together,” said Manish Sharma.

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Dana Deasy: DoD’s CIO Office Helping Services Branches Prepare for Future JEDI Cloud Migration

Dana Deasy

Dana Deasy, chief information officer at the Department of Defense and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said his office has begun working with service branches to help them prepare for their future transition to the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud. DoD reaffirmed its decision to award the JEDI cloud contract to Microsoft in early September. 

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Unisys Launches ClearPath MCP Software for Microsoft Azure; Vishal Gupta, Bob Ellsworth Quoted

Vishal Gupta

Unisys Corporation has launched ClearPath MCP Software Series for Microsoft Azure in the public cloud, leveraging Unisys CloudForte hybrid and multi-cloud services, as well as the Unisys Stealth cybersecurity solution, in transitioning to Microsoft Azure. Unisys’ secure enterprise-computing environment will provide new ways for clients to transition their IT infrastructure to the cloud and preserve their software investments

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Bipartisan Resolution Guides Creation of National AI Strategy; Rep. Robin Kelly Quoted

Rep. Robin Kelly

Reps. Will Hurd, R-Texas and two-time Wash100 Award recipient, and Robin Kelly, D-Ill., have presented a bipartisan resolution that aims to establish a national strategy in pursuit of artificial intelligence. Microsoft, Amazon Web Services (AWS), IBM and other information technology companies have shown support for the resolution that highlights AI's strategic value, Hurd's office said Friday.

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