Tag Archives: pandemic

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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Forcepoint Launches Dynamic User Protection to Advance Threat Detection; Nico Popp, Doug Cahill Quoted

Nico Popp

Forcepoint has launched Dynamic User Protection to advance modern user activity monitoring (UAM) and insider threat protection, leveraging a cloud-native solution to deliver out-of-the-box functionality with no policy configuration, providing real-time visibility into true risk behaviors of compromised and malicious users within hybrid cloud environments. There has been a 400 percent increase in cyberattacks in 2020. 

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PAE Wins Contract to Provide COVID-19 Testing Services to NCAA; John Heller Quoted

John Heller

PAE has been awarded a contract by the Southeastern Conference (SEC) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to provide COVID-19 testing services for fall sports across 14 university locations. PAE has partnered with Premier Medical Group to deploy trained and ready test teams to each campus for testing and related logistics.

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PSC Comments on CARES Act Section 3610; David Berteau Quoted

David Berteau

The Professional Services Council (PSC) has commented on the extension of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Section 3610, Continuing Appropriations Act 2021 and Other Extensions Act that was released on Sept. 21, 2020. PSC recently requested that Congress extend Section 3610, noting its success during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ellen Lord Discusses Impact of COVID-19 on Federal Modernization

Hon. Ellen Lord

Hon. Ellen Lord, undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense (DoD) and four-time Wash100 Award recipient, recently discussed how the defense department has shifted modernization efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. As an effect of the pandemic the DoD added more focus to aviation propulsion, where the department has a number of key suppliers who depend on commercial aviation. 

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State Department Advances Enterprise Data Management; Janice deGarmo Quoted

Janice deGarmo

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of State has worked to quickly improve different arms of the State Department that were redundant and gathered the same COVID-19 data, when the process could be streamlined with advanced technologies and policies. The department has made recent efforts to simultaneously improve its software for collecting and storing data and its governance of the process.

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Maria Roat, Deputy Federal CIO, Discusses Federal IT Modernization

Maria Roat

Maria Roat, deputy federal chief information officer (CIO) and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, recently discussed how developing emerging technologies, such as quantum computing, could invalidate encryption methodologies in the future. She added that federal systems must evolve to support innovation. Roat noted that investing in modern zero-trust security architectures and flexible, scalable cloud-solutions is essential to agencies. 

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