Accelerating Government’s Mission-Focused Outcomes: Microsoft Azure Accredited to Host US Secret Classified Government Data

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Today, more than ever, we recognize the need for secure technology that can support our government leaders in responding quickly, and with agility, to rapid changes in the global landscape. At Microsoft we are committed to developing solutions that enable our government stakeholders to capitalize on opportunities at the accelerated pace required to deliver modern mission outcomes.

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The City of Portsmouth was founded in 1752 and incorporated by the Virginia General Assembly in 1858. Over 250 years old, the city is home to one of the world's greatest natural harbors, situated on the James and Elizabeth Rivers, which empties into the Chesapeake Bay. Portsmouth with a land area of approximately 33-square miles and a population of 96,066 is located in the heart of the Hampton Roads Region. It is bordered by the cities of Chesapeake and Suffolk respectively to the south and west, and by the City of Norfolk to the east.

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How Can State and Local Agencies Better Collaborate on Cybersecurity?

Article | May 26, 2021

Some state governments, such as Massachusetts, have established formal plans to work with localities within their states on cybersecurity. However, as ransomware attacks proliferate across the country and strike big cities and small towns alike, state-level organizations say there needs to be greater IT security coordination between states and municipalities. Last month, the National Governors Association and the National Association of State Chief Information Officers released a report, “Stronger Together: State and Local Cybersecurity Collaboration,” designed to showcase best practices for such collaboration.

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Bill Offers $400M for State, Local Government Cybersecurity

Article | May 27, 2021

With state and local governments beset by a precipitous rise in cyberattacks, new federal legislation might provide some necessary cover where needed. The State and Local Cybersecurity Improvement Act would create a grant program worth $400 million to finance cybersecurity efforts in communities across the country, according to a release. Eligible communities would be able to apply for funds, provided through the Department of Homeland Security, which would be allocated to assist in areas like vulnerability scanning and testing, cyberworkforce development and intelligence sharing, according to the bill text.

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U.S. Air Force and Microsoft partner to empower airmen with modern IT

Article | July 11, 2022

The U.S. Air Force is breaking the glass as a leader in harnessing the power of cloud, rapidly rolling out modern services to enable airmen to advance the mission through more effective collaboration. As part of their digital transformation journey to achieve global access, persistence, and awareness for the 21st century, the U.S. Air Force is deploying targeted workloads that allow airmen to focus on their missions rather than spending time managing IT infrastructure.

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How 3 U.S. government agencies use Smartsheet to achieve their missions

Article | February 10, 2020

Federal government agencies use Smartsheet Gov, a work execution platform designed especially for government agencies, to make work processes more speedy and effective, empower their workers to have higher visibility into information and metrics, and ultimately achieve more. Federal agencies are looking for ways to drive efficiencies, break down silos, reduce costs, and ultimately to achieve their missions. Read on to learn from three organizations about how the Smartsheet Gov platform helps them manage information, projects, programs, and processes.

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City of Portsmouth

The City of Portsmouth was founded in 1752 and incorporated by the Virginia General Assembly in 1858. Over 250 years old, the city is home to one of the world's greatest natural harbors, situated on the James and Elizabeth Rivers, which empties into the Chesapeake Bay. Portsmouth with a land area of approximately 33-square miles and a population of 96,066 is located in the heart of the Hampton Roads Region. It is bordered by the cities of Chesapeake and Suffolk respectively to the south and west, and by the City of Norfolk to the east.

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Govgrants® Chosen to Manage the Treasury Department's Grants Program

REI Systems | January 31, 2023

On January 30, 2023, REI Systems announced that it would deploy GovGrants®, a full-lifecycle grants management SaaS product, for the US Department of Treasury IAF (Inter-American Foundation). IAF works with entrepreneurs, innovators, and local leaders in underserved Caribbean and Latin America areas to help them build more peaceful, prosperous, and democratic communities. Since 1972, the foundation has provided nearly 5,000 grants totaling more than $680 million. The IAF sought to reinvent its grants management approach with an extensive cloud-hosted product, with assistance from the Grants Management QSMO (Quality Services Management Office). GovGrants® was chosen because it is a highly secure, role-based, and accessible grants management system that adheres to the Federal Integrated Business Framework (FIBF). Furthermore, it provided the multilingual capability that IAF required to support its grantees. The system includes many native features, such as powerful dashboards and reporting built on Tableau, financial system integrations, and various CRM-type features. GovGrants® is a customizable product built on Salesforce's cloud platform that is FedRAMP-certified, making it dependable, secure, and simple for internal and external stakeholders to use. In addition, the solution is currently listed on the GSA MAS Information Technology contract, ensuring easy procurement and deployment as a software-as-a-service solution by any federal agency. Wagish Bhartiya, REI's Chief Growth Officer, shared, "REI Systems has been a leading provider of grant systems across government for more than 20 years. As the grants market evolves, we are excited to evolve with it. There are numerous agencies seeking pre-built, turn-key capabilities that can be easily tailored to fit their business needs. That's why we built GovGrants as a COTS product. We are thrilled to be serving IAF's mission of advancing democracy by supporting community-led development with a modern technology solution." (Source – PR Newswire) About REI Systems Headquartered in Sterling (Virginia), and founded in 1989, REI Systems provides innovative technology solutions that empower people. The company's 700 problem-solving consultants and technologists are committed to updating technology for the government to help achieve its goals. It serves customers in national security, science and technology, healthcare, and government operations in the federal, state, local, and nonprofit sectors. REI Systems delivers domain expertise and optimum technologies through flexible execution and a dedication to customer service.

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Cyware Cyber Fusion Centre (CFC) Platform Now Designated as FedRAMP Ready

Cyware | January 27, 2023

On January 26, 2023, a next-generation cybersecurity solutions provider Cyware, announced that its Cyber Security Centre (CFC) had achieved FedRAMP Ready designation from the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program's PMO (FedRAMP PMO). The adoption of secure cloud services throughout the federal government by offering a standardized approach to security for cloud technologies deployed in federal agencies is promoted by FedRAMP, a US govt-based program. The designation FedRAMP Ready signifies that a Third-Party Assessment Organization attests to Cyware's security capabilities and that a RAR (Readiness Assessment Report) has been deemed acceptable and reviewed by the FedRAMP PMO. As a result, the Cyware platform enables contractors and government agencies to benefit from the solution's advanced threat intelligence automation and created threat response capabilities which can improve the adoption of secure cloud technologies. Cyware's CFC offers federal security teams a solution to improve security effectiveness, speed up proactive response, and improve collaboration within the whole security ecosystem of a federal agency. The main goal is to make the country safer from cyberattacks by making better use of tools, resources, and assets that already exist. Chief Executive Officer of Cyware, Anuj Goel, said, "We are proud that Cyware has achieved this important FedRAMP milestone. This demonstrates our commitment to enhancing threat intelligence sharing and security operations for the public sector." He also said, "Now federal customers can leverage our platform to enable security collaboration, extend threat visibility, correlate threat intelligence, and ensure the highest levels of cloud security through intelligent orchestration and response." (Source: Business Wire) About Cyware Founded in 2016, a product-based cyber security provider,Cyware offers full-stack innovative cyber fusion solutions for all-source, technical, tactical, and operational threat response automation and threat intelligence sharing. The company empowers enterprises to adapt to the evolving threat landscape is utilizing the advances in ML, AI, Security Automation and Orchestration Technologies. The Cyber Fusion solution from Cyware combines SOAR and TIP technology, which makes it easier for security teams that work in separate groups to work together. Many government agencies, businesses, and MSSPs use the company. It also offers platforms for sharing threat intelligence for the majority of ISAC organizations around the world.

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Haivision Launches FedRAMP for Government to Securely Stream Live Video

Haivision | January 24, 2023

Haivision Systems Inc., a leading global provider of video networking and visual collaboration solutions, announced today that Haivision Hub for Government has achieved Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) "In Process" designation and is currently available on FedRAMP Marketplace as the only video network service. Government agencies can securely stream live video via CDNs, OVPs, EVPs, and social media using the fully managed cloud solution. US Department of Veterans Affairs’ VA approved Haivision's FedRAMP (VA). Live video helps governments succeed today. However, networking exposes agencies to cyberattacks. Even secure companies are vulnerable to cyberattacks. When streaming live video, Haivision Hub for Government protects public sector enterprises' largest risk of network exposure. CIOs can use Haivision Hub for Government to secure live video streaming in accordance with the rules from federal information assurance. Mirko Wicha, President and CEO of Haivision, said, "Our FedRAMP milestone is a powerful example of Haivision's longstanding commitment to ensuring the security of our customer's deployments." He added, "In the FedRAMP process, we've worked rigorously to make Haivision Hub for Government an ideal solution to help government agencies stream securely via the cloud. We're very proud to be the first video network service to achieve this important FedRAMP milestone and to be among the few technology companies to achieve this authorization."  (Source- PRNewswire) FedRAMP standardizes security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. The FY23 NDAA includes the FedRAMP Authorization Act (NDAA). All service models and executive agency cloud deployments require FedRAMP. Haivision Hub for Government has many features that can help agencies share live video content quickly and safely with internal and external audiences. The key features include the following:- Live visual content distribution in real time: Share live video in real-time, giving up-to-date information and events and letting people work together in real-time on mission-critical common operating pictures. Secure: Designed to meet the strict security needs of government agencies (Achieved FedRAMP supporting Department of Defense Impact Level 2 (DoD IL2)). Scalability: Ability to serve a wide range of internal and external audiences. Flexibility: Use the cloud and direct high-performance connectivity options. Simplification: When supporting digital transformation, easily overcome network issues and technological debt. Haivision delivers high-performance, secure video network solutions for mission-critical applications. Getting through rigorous third-party assessments and implementing FedRAMP-compliant policies to protect federal customer data and systems shows that commitment. About Haivision A global pioneer in mission-critical, real-time video networking and visual communication. Our connected cloud and intelligent edge solutions enable global engagement, collaboration, and decision-making globally. We deliver secure, low-latency, high-quality live video worldwide. Haivision created the SRT Alliance to promote their SRT low-latency video streaming protocol. Haivision, which drives the IP video revolution, won four Emmys® for engineering and technology from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Haivision was founded in 2004 in Montreal and Chicago, with offices, sales, and support in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

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Govgrants® Chosen to Manage the Treasury Department's Grants Program

REI Systems | January 31, 2023

On January 30, 2023, REI Systems announced that it would deploy GovGrants®, a full-lifecycle grants management SaaS product, for the US Department of Treasury IAF (Inter-American Foundation). IAF works with entrepreneurs, innovators, and local leaders in underserved Caribbean and Latin America areas to help them build more peaceful, prosperous, and democratic communities. Since 1972, the foundation has provided nearly 5,000 grants totaling more than $680 million. The IAF sought to reinvent its grants management approach with an extensive cloud-hosted product, with assistance from the Grants Management QSMO (Quality Services Management Office). GovGrants® was chosen because it is a highly secure, role-based, and accessible grants management system that adheres to the Federal Integrated Business Framework (FIBF). Furthermore, it provided the multilingual capability that IAF required to support its grantees. The system includes many native features, such as powerful dashboards and reporting built on Tableau, financial system integrations, and various CRM-type features. GovGrants® is a customizable product built on Salesforce's cloud platform that is FedRAMP-certified, making it dependable, secure, and simple for internal and external stakeholders to use. In addition, the solution is currently listed on the GSA MAS Information Technology contract, ensuring easy procurement and deployment as a software-as-a-service solution by any federal agency. Wagish Bhartiya, REI's Chief Growth Officer, shared, "REI Systems has been a leading provider of grant systems across government for more than 20 years. As the grants market evolves, we are excited to evolve with it. There are numerous agencies seeking pre-built, turn-key capabilities that can be easily tailored to fit their business needs. That's why we built GovGrants as a COTS product. We are thrilled to be serving IAF's mission of advancing democracy by supporting community-led development with a modern technology solution." (Source – PR Newswire) About REI Systems Headquartered in Sterling (Virginia), and founded in 1989, REI Systems provides innovative technology solutions that empower people. The company's 700 problem-solving consultants and technologists are committed to updating technology for the government to help achieve its goals. It serves customers in national security, science and technology, healthcare, and government operations in the federal, state, local, and nonprofit sectors. REI Systems delivers domain expertise and optimum technologies through flexible execution and a dedication to customer service.

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Cyware Cyber Fusion Centre (CFC) Platform Now Designated as FedRAMP Ready

Cyware | January 27, 2023

On January 26, 2023, a next-generation cybersecurity solutions provider Cyware, announced that its Cyber Security Centre (CFC) had achieved FedRAMP Ready designation from the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program's PMO (FedRAMP PMO). The adoption of secure cloud services throughout the federal government by offering a standardized approach to security for cloud technologies deployed in federal agencies is promoted by FedRAMP, a US govt-based program. The designation FedRAMP Ready signifies that a Third-Party Assessment Organization attests to Cyware's security capabilities and that a RAR (Readiness Assessment Report) has been deemed acceptable and reviewed by the FedRAMP PMO. As a result, the Cyware platform enables contractors and government agencies to benefit from the solution's advanced threat intelligence automation and created threat response capabilities which can improve the adoption of secure cloud technologies. Cyware's CFC offers federal security teams a solution to improve security effectiveness, speed up proactive response, and improve collaboration within the whole security ecosystem of a federal agency. The main goal is to make the country safer from cyberattacks by making better use of tools, resources, and assets that already exist. Chief Executive Officer of Cyware, Anuj Goel, said, "We are proud that Cyware has achieved this important FedRAMP milestone. This demonstrates our commitment to enhancing threat intelligence sharing and security operations for the public sector." He also said, "Now federal customers can leverage our platform to enable security collaboration, extend threat visibility, correlate threat intelligence, and ensure the highest levels of cloud security through intelligent orchestration and response." (Source: Business Wire) About Cyware Founded in 2016, a product-based cyber security provider,Cyware offers full-stack innovative cyber fusion solutions for all-source, technical, tactical, and operational threat response automation and threat intelligence sharing. The company empowers enterprises to adapt to the evolving threat landscape is utilizing the advances in ML, AI, Security Automation and Orchestration Technologies. The Cyber Fusion solution from Cyware combines SOAR and TIP technology, which makes it easier for security teams that work in separate groups to work together. Many government agencies, businesses, and MSSPs use the company. It also offers platforms for sharing threat intelligence for the majority of ISAC organizations around the world.

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Haivision Launches FedRAMP for Government to Securely Stream Live Video

Haivision | January 24, 2023

Haivision Systems Inc., a leading global provider of video networking and visual collaboration solutions, announced today that Haivision Hub for Government has achieved Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) "In Process" designation and is currently available on FedRAMP Marketplace as the only video network service. Government agencies can securely stream live video via CDNs, OVPs, EVPs, and social media using the fully managed cloud solution. US Department of Veterans Affairs’ VA approved Haivision's FedRAMP (VA). Live video helps governments succeed today. However, networking exposes agencies to cyberattacks. Even secure companies are vulnerable to cyberattacks. When streaming live video, Haivision Hub for Government protects public sector enterprises' largest risk of network exposure. CIOs can use Haivision Hub for Government to secure live video streaming in accordance with the rules from federal information assurance. Mirko Wicha, President and CEO of Haivision, said, "Our FedRAMP milestone is a powerful example of Haivision's longstanding commitment to ensuring the security of our customer's deployments." He added, "In the FedRAMP process, we've worked rigorously to make Haivision Hub for Government an ideal solution to help government agencies stream securely via the cloud. We're very proud to be the first video network service to achieve this important FedRAMP milestone and to be among the few technology companies to achieve this authorization."  (Source- PRNewswire) FedRAMP standardizes security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. The FY23 NDAA includes the FedRAMP Authorization Act (NDAA). All service models and executive agency cloud deployments require FedRAMP. Haivision Hub for Government has many features that can help agencies share live video content quickly and safely with internal and external audiences. The key features include the following:- Live visual content distribution in real time: Share live video in real-time, giving up-to-date information and events and letting people work together in real-time on mission-critical common operating pictures. Secure: Designed to meet the strict security needs of government agencies (Achieved FedRAMP supporting Department of Defense Impact Level 2 (DoD IL2)). Scalability: Ability to serve a wide range of internal and external audiences. Flexibility: Use the cloud and direct high-performance connectivity options. Simplification: When supporting digital transformation, easily overcome network issues and technological debt. Haivision delivers high-performance, secure video network solutions for mission-critical applications. Getting through rigorous third-party assessments and implementing FedRAMP-compliant policies to protect federal customer data and systems shows that commitment. About Haivision A global pioneer in mission-critical, real-time video networking and visual communication. Our connected cloud and intelligent edge solutions enable global engagement, collaboration, and decision-making globally. We deliver secure, low-latency, high-quality live video worldwide. Haivision created the SRT Alliance to promote their SRT low-latency video streaming protocol. Haivision, which drives the IP video revolution, won four Emmys® for engineering and technology from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Haivision was founded in 2004 in Montreal and Chicago, with offices, sales, and support in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

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