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Jason Porter Named President of AT&T’s Public Sector, FirstNet

Jason Porter

AT&T announced on Thursday that Jason Porter, has been selected to lead the company’s Public Sector business and FirstNet organization. With this announcement, Porter has formally assumed the role as the leader of AT&T’s Public Sector. Porter will continue to lead AT&T’s FirstNet business as he has done since Sept. 2019, which includes developing advanced communications capabilities for our nation’s first responders. 

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FirstNet Expands Coverage to Support Public Safety; Edward Parkinson Quoted

FirstNet

FirstNet has announced that its network now covers more than 2.71 million square miles, the company reported on Monday. In 2020, AT&T added nearly 100 thousand square miles to the FirstNet coverage footprint. “The FirstNet Authority is pleased that… we are moving closer to fully realizing the vision of a nationwide network that serves all of public safety,” said Edward Parkinson, CEO, FirstNet Authority

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Tyto Athene Partners with Tellabs to Deliver ACUITY LAN Solution

Tyto Athene

Tyto Athene has partnered with Tellabs, a leader in Passive Optical Network (PON) solutions, to launch Tyto Athene’s ACUITY LAN Solution. The company’s ACUITY Micro Data Center was created to provide mission-critical edge processing, analytics and unified communications in a turn-key solution. Tyto Athene will add Tellabs’ Optical LAN (OLAN) to enable the ACUITY LAN Solution to scale its tactical transportable network. 

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NIST Publishes SP 800-172 to Advise on Handling Sensitive Information; Ron Ross Quoted

National Institute for

The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) has published its NIST SP 800-172 to provide advice for contractors that handle sensitive information that could be threatened by adversarial nation-states. “Cyberattacks are conducted with silent weapons, and in some situations those weapons are undetectable,” Ron Ross, a computer scientist and a NIST fellow, said. 

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VMware Enhances vRealize Cloud Management to Support Multi-Cloud Environments

VMware

VMware has announced innovations across its VMware vRealize Cloud Management portfolio of on-premises and Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions, which will enable customers to securely deploy and operate hybrid and multi-cloud environments. Customers have also leveraged VMware vRealize Cloud Management solutions to gain greater IT and business agility to increase business outcomes.

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MTEC to Develop Prototypes to Link Medical Networks for DoD

Medical Networks

The Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC), composed of medical enterprise technology developers, will work to create prototypes that link medical data, software and situational awareness to create a unified network across different parts of the military, such as research labs and tactical responders. The DoD currently anticipates spending $5.8 million on a prototype, with potential funds for follow-on work.

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Curtiss-Wright’s PacStar Business Wins Contract to Upgrade USMC Combat Data Network

Lynn Bamford

Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions’ PacStar business has been awarded a $25 million contract to upgrade a portion of the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Combat Data Network (CDN). “We are honored that the U.S. Marine Corps has chosen PacStar equipment to upgrade their CDN,” said Lynn Bamford, president, Defense and Power Segments, Curtiss-Wright Corporation.

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DoD Improves Command-Centric Operational Framework; Paul Fredenburgh Quoted

Command-Centric

The Joint Force Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Networks (JFHQ-DoDIN) has improved at implementing its command-centric operational framework. “Operationalizing the secure, operate-and-defend mission area is at the heart of outmaneuvering adversaries in the cyber domain as we establish priorities for and direct network operations, security actions and unified defensive efforts across DoDIN,” deputy commander Brig. Gen. Paul Fredenburgh said.

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DoD to Consolidate IT Services to Improve Efficiency; John Sherman Quoted

IT Consolidation

A 2018 analysis by the Department of Defense (DoD) chief information officer and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) found inefficiencies in DoD information technology delivery, said John Sherman, principal deputy chief information officer. Sherman noted that the initiative will work to create one efficient IT system across the department, including all of the services.

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Air Force Reorganizes Groups Within 688th Cyberspace Wing; Col. Joshua Rockhill Quoted

Col. Joshua Rockhill

The U.S. Air Force is reorganizing several components of the 688th Cyberspace Wing to form a single group to oversee network and security operations. Col. Joshua Rockhill said the new entity will serve as the lead integrator for security incidents at the tactical level and work with local network defenders to collect alerts and produce automated responses.  

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