Tag Archives: pandemic

CISA, HHS Offer Recommendations to Secure Public Health Data, Infrastructure

Zero-Trust Environment

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have recommended measures for public and private sector organizations to protect data and infrastructure across the health care sector from targeted attacks. The two agencies produced infographics about COVID-19 cybersecurity trends in the HPH sector.

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Amentum Partners with Yellow Ribbon Fund to Support Service Members; John Vollmer Quoted

John Vollmer, CEO of Amentum

Amentum has entered a long-term partnership with Yellow Ribbon Fund, a veteran service organization serving wounded, ill and injured service members, to support military members and families. “Our investment in Yellow Ribbon Fund will help enhance the lives of wounded, ill or injured service members by keeping their families together making them stronger during their life-long recovery process,” said John Vollmer, Amentum CEO and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient. 

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KBR Raises Over $532K to Support COVID-19 Frontline Workers; Stuart Bradie Quoted

Stuart Bradie

KBR has raised more than $532 thousand for nine local and national charities at its 14th annual charity golf tournament, the company reported on Monday. The tournament has raised over $6.5 million for nonprofit organizations that support health, education and safety, since its launch in 2007. 

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Army Contracting Command Awards DynCorp Task Order to Support DHS COVID-19 Vaccine Trials; George Krivo Quoted

George Krivo

The Army Contracting Command-Rock Island has awarded DynCorp International (DI) a six-month task order to provide facilities to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), as the agency conducts Phase III COVID-19 vaccination clinical trial center expansion, the company reported on Tuesday. The company that began the task order on Sept. 2nd, 2020.

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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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MCA Names Michael Smith as CIO; Lisa Firestone Quoted

Michael Smith

Managed Care Advisors (MCA) has appointed Michael Smith as chief information officer (CIO) to support the organization’s growth strategy and business opportunities, following the recent award of  SaaS, Case Management and COVID-19 Management contracts. “We chose Michael Smith because of his solutions-oriented and innovative approach to solving complex challenges,” said Lisa Firestone, MCA president and CEO.

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Deloitte, NASCIO Publish 2020 Cybersecurity Study; Meredith Ward, Srini Subramanian Quoted

Srini Subramanian

Deloitte and The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) have published a 2020 Cybersecurity Study, "States at Risk: The Cybersecurity Imperative in Uncertain Times," Deloitte reported on Wednesday. The study has been created through responses from 51 U.S. state and territory enterprise-level chief information security officers (CISOs). 

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Pegasystems Supports COVID-19 Inactives for HMRC; Iain Tollemache, Kieran Tarrant Quoted

Pegasystems

Pegasystems Inc. has collaborated with Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to support the UK government's COVID-19 initiatives. Pegasystems will  help mitigate against fraud and risk with businesses, as well as individuals that apply for support. "I'm pleased we were able to play a part in helping HMRC deliver on the Chancellor's commitment," said Iain Tollemache

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PSC Announces Approval of FY21 Continuing Resolution; David Berteau Quoted

David Berteau

The Professional Services Council (PSC) has announced its approval for the recent passage of FY21 Continuing Resolution by the U.S. Senate, PSC reported on Wednesday. The Council has also urged President Trump to sign the “Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act,” which would fund the government through Dec. 11th, 2020. 

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Q&A with Mike Corkery, President and CEO of Deltek, Addresses Virtual Deltek Insight 2020, COVID-19 Impact on Deltek

Mike Corkery

Mike Corkery, president and CEO of Deltek, and two-time Wash100 Award recipient, recently spoke with ExecutiveBiz regarding Deltek’s Insight 2020 Virtual Event, including event platforms and topics, as well as the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic had on Deltek’s workforce throughout the year, such as telework, social distancing and enacting a flexible workforce. 

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