Tag Archives: resilience

NOAA Allots $171M for Climate Change Mitigation Projects; Administrator Rick Spinrad Quoted

Rick Spinrad

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has invested a combined amount of $171 million in 72 projects that aim to address the effects of climate change. NOAA said Tuesday that it issued grants to fund these projects that universities, research institutions and government-partnered entities will work on over the next five years.

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Jesse Salazar: US Agencies, Allies Play Crucial Roles in Supply Chain Resilience

Jesse Salazar

Jesse Salazar, deputy assistant secretary for industrial policy at the Department of Defense (DOD), said that federal agencies' efforts to address supply chain resiliency challenges reflect a whole-of-government approach. Salazar added that U.S. allies and partner nations that support the Pentagon's military weapons programs have a central role in building a resilient supply chain.

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Mieke Eoyang: DOD Encourages Contractors to Adopt Stronger Cybersecurity

Mieke Eoyang

Mieke Eoyang, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for Cyber Policy, said the Pentagon wants to help its industrial partners bolster their own cybersecurity efforts. Eoyang said at the Defense One Tech Summit that defense contractors must apply multi-factor authentication, get help from cyber companies or implement other cybersecurity best practices to boost cyber resiliency.

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Kathleen Hicks on Need to Prioritize Resilience of Military Facilities Against Climate Change’s Effects

Kathleen Hicks

Kathleen Hicks, deputy secretary of the Department of Defense and a 2021 Wash100 Award winner, visited Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Sally and took part in a video conference with other military leaders from other installations to highlight the need to develop resilience against the effects of climate change

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Hypori Releases Top Mobile Device Cybersecurity Safety Trends to Watch in 2021

Enterprise Data Strategy

Hypori Virtual Mobility, Intelligent Waves' subsidiary that specializes in securing BYOD devices of critically sensitive data, has released its “Top Mobile Device Cybersecurity Safety Trends to Watch in 2021,” What Employers and Employees Need to Know to Stay Safe. Hypori’s report has addressed mobile device security trends, including long-term strategies, effective digital tools, location independence to support remote work and resilience against global cybersecurity threats.

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Tetra Tech JV Wins FEMA Contract to Support Disaster Resilience

Tetra Tech

A Tetra Tech-led joint venture (JV) has been awarded a five-year, $50 million contract from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to increase resilience and reduce the costs of recovery efforts in disaster-stricken communities. Tetra Tech will help communities plan for and recover from increasingly frequent and intense natural disasters.

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GSA, DoE Launch RFI for Resource-Efficient Technologies

DOE

The General Services Administration (GSA) has partnered with the Department of Energy (DoE) to issue a Request for Information (RFI), GSA reported on Wednesday. The agencies seek to receive responses from vendors on resource-efficient technologies that improve commercial building health and resilience. The RFI will be open for submissions until Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. 

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Pivot3 Launches Automation & Intelligence Features to Intelligence Engine Platform; Ben Bolles, Bruce Milne Quoted

Ben Bolles

Pivot3 has launched new automation and intelligence enhancements to its Acuity software platform to address the system administration, maintenance and availability challenges within large-scale video surveillance deployments, the company reported on Wednesday

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Rolf von Roessing: New ISACA Cyber Audit/Assurance Program to Highlight Resilience

ISACA will release an audit and assurance program on cybersecurity in October as Forfa‘s Rolf von Roessing highlighted a growing emphasis of cybersecurity-related governance and policy in Europe, GovInfoSecurity reported Tuesday. “[We] proceeded to developing a European view on cybersecurity . . . to make sure that for the European users, we have an answer to the new …

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