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Ntiva Acquires eGuard Technology Services to Grow Business Market; Steven Freidkin Quoted

Steven Freidkin

Ntiva has acquired eGuard Technology Services, adding a team of expert professionals that will deliver strategic value to businesses that integrate technology to drive growth. Ntiva is an IT services company that provides businesses across the U.S. with advanced technology expertise and support, including managed IT services, strategic consulting, cloud services, cyber-security and telecom solutions. 

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Katie Arrington: DoD Should Transform Workforce Culture Around DevSecOps

Katie Arrington

Katie Arrington, chief information security officer at the office of assistant secretary of defense for acquisition and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the Department of Defense (DoD) should step up efforts to change the workforce culture around DevSecOps. She noted that DoD should educate its personnel about DevSecOps and cited how the department’s Adaptive Acquisition Framework could help advance DevSecOps adoption.

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Lt. Col. Matthew Jamison: U.S. Must Address Rising Drone Threat Risks

Matthew Jamison

Lt. Col. Matthew Jamison, chief of the Joint Small Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office's policy and integration branch, said the security landscape is changing due to increasing drone use in the commercial sector. Jamison discussed this matter at the Counter-small UAS symposium that virtually gathered government and industry executives on Oct. 8th. 

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Space Force Launches First Field Command; Lt. Gen. Stephen Whiting Assumes Leadership

Stephen Whiting

The U.S. Space Force (USSF) has created and activated its first field command that will be led by Lt. Gen. Stephen Whiting, who received a nomination for the leadership post earlier this year. USSF said Wednesday that its Space Operations Command will function as one of the service branch's three field commands.

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Christopher Krebs on CISA’s Election Security Website, Stakeholder Partnerships

Christopher Krebs

Christopher Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, has said the agency is partnering with public and private sector entities to prevent election interference by adversaries. Krebs said that CISA has recently partnered with the FBI to release public service announcements on cyber tactics that adversaries might use to disrupt election security.

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Maria Roat on Federal CIO Council’s Data-Sharing Priorities

Maria Roat

Maria Roat, deputy federal chief information officer and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, has said the Federal CIO Council seeks to make investments in identity and access management as well as data-sharing protocol updates. Roat said that the council seeks to improve data-sharing across systems that handle large volumes of critical information such as the Department of Health and Human Services’ HHS Protect.

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NGA Stands up New Innovation Lab in Missouri; VADM Robert Sharp Quoted

VADM Robert Sharp

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has established a new laboratory to foster the collaborative development of geospatial technologies. Government, industry and academia would jointly develop geospatial-intelligence software at Moonshot Labs located within the T-REX innovation center in St. Louis, Missouri. Moonshot's name references moon-mapping efforts performed by NGA's predecessors for the Apollo space mission.

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Army Eyes AI Concepts, December Release for Final OMFV Solicitation

Bradley OMFV

The U.S. Army plans to release a final request for proposals for the service’s optionally manned fighting vehicle (OMFV) by the end of 2020 before selecting five awardees that will move forward in the program. Brig. Gen. Richard Coffman expects interested parties to prioritize AI-based sensor data collection concepts for the OMFV.

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BAE Systems Wins $400M IDIQ Contract to Develop UAV Digital Design; Ehtisham Siddiqui Quoted

BAE Systems

BAE Systems has been awarded a potential $400 million, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to develop an air vehicle system for the Skyborg program. The company will compete to develop a digital design for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with integrated autonomous functions. “The need to generate combat power faster than our adversaries is critical to address near-peer threats,” said Ehtisham Siddiqui.

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Pegasystems to Support StepChange Financial Services; Kieran Tarrant Quoted

Pegasystems

Pegasystems has partnered with StepChange Debt Charity to provide an online product that will enable citizens in debt to apply for financial relief from the organization. "We've worked with StepChange for some time now and anticipated that their services would be vitally important in the wake of the financial crisis that was sure to follow the pandemic," said Kieran Tarrant, VP, UK & Ireland, Pegasystems. 

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