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How Can State and Local Agencies Better Collaborate on Cybersecurity?

Article | July 12, 2022

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 | July 16, 2022

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 | May 27, 2021

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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BedRock Systems Joins United States National Cybersecurity Excellence Partnership (NCEP) Program

BedRock Systems | June 06, 2022

BedRock Systems, the leading software company delivering an unbreakable foundation for secured computing from edge to cloud, announced it has joined the National Cybersecurity Excellence Partnership (NCEP) program. NCEP is a collaborative public-private partnership between U.S. companies and the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), formed to advance the state of cybersecurity practice in the United States. It’s an honor to participate in the NCEP program. Through partnership and collaboration with NCCoE and other NCEP participants, we look forward to identifying pressing cybersecurity challenges and driving innovations that bolster the security of U.S. information systems.” John Walsh, SVP Strategy and Business Development at BedRock Systems BedRock Systems joins a community of NCEP partner companies that have pledged to provide hardware, software, and expertise to foster rapid adoption and broad deployment of integrated cybersecurity tools and techniques and address technology gaps affecting multiple sectors of the economy. In addition to contributing equipment and other products to the NCCoE’s test environments, partner companies can designate guest researchers to collaborate and work with NCCoE researchers at the center, in person or remotely. To address the challenges of securing the country’s IT environments, the NCCoE has developed 167 publications, which have been downloaded more than 1 million times. In addition to joining the NCEP program, BedRock Systems has participated in reviewing NIST’s recent Special Publication 1800-32, titled “Securing Distributed Energy Resources: An Example of Industrial Internet of Things Cybersecurity.” “Fostering collaboration and leveraging the expertise that exists across the private and public sectors is an important part of NCCoE’s strategy to drive innovation and address technology gaps affecting critical systems and industries,” said Jim McCarthy, Senior Security Engineer, National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE). “We are pleased to have BedRock Systems join the community of NCEP partners who help NIST and NCCoE design, build, deploy, and document standards-based solutions that can be leveraged across multiple segments in our economy.” McCarthy recently joined BedRock for a webinar discussion on Dissecting Critical Infrastructure Risks: The Double-Edged Sword of Interoperability. The expert panel of cybersecurity professionals discuss requirements and challenges related to connecting the OT and IT systems that power critical infrastructure. About BedRock Systems BedRock Systems is the leading software company delivering an unbreakable foundation for secured computing from edge to cloud. Designed on the principles of Zero Trust and formal methods, BedRock Systems provides unprecedented levels of security and resiliency to the world’s most critical systems and infrastructure. Industries like Financial Services/DeFi, Government, Defense, Healthcare, Pharmaceutical and critical infrastructure sectors all use BedRock to improve cyber security, reduce cost and unlock new revenue by enabling innovation, even while under attack. BedRock your applications and workloads today.

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Splunk and Crowdstrike Executive Chris Hill Joins Horizon3.ai to Lead Federal Strategy

Horizon3.ai | May 24, 2022

Horizon3.ai, a cybersecurity firm focused on autonomous penetration testing, announced the appointment of Chris Hill as the Sector Head for Public Sector, Federal. Hill will execute Horizon3.ai’s vision for creating a better, more secure and cost-effective cyber posture for US and allied Government customers and partners through the deployment of the first autonomous, on-demand, self-service software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that is safe to run in production and requires no persistent or credentialed agents: Horizon3.ai’s award-winning NodeZero. Hill brings deep public/Federal markets experience to Horizon3.ai, having previously held executive leadership roles with top cybersecurity solutions providers such as Splunk, Databricks and CrowdStrike. With over 25 years of dedicated public sector cybersecurity and IT experience, Chris brings a tremendous amount of passion and domain expertise to assisting Horizon3.ai in executing its vision. His dedication to helping secure Federal agencies and organizations and his consistent track record of achievements in advancing that goal make Chris an invaluable asset both to Horizon3.ai and to those we serve and protect.” Snehal Antani, CEO and Co-Founder of Horizon3.ai “Government sector agencies and their industry partners are being constantly targeted by threat actors,” said Chris Hill, Sector Head for Public Sector, Federal, Horizon3.ai. “It is absolutely essential to provide them the means to determine and address those vulnerabilities and areas of exposure that must be immediately addressed, and I am deeply honored and excited to join Horizon3.ai and support its mission to do so.” Chris is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire's Paul Smith School of Business in Economics and holds a master’s in business administration from the Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business. Horizon3.ai, Carahsoft Jointly Exhibit at the AWS Summit May 23-25, Washington, D.C. Horizon3.ai also today announced its partnership with Carahsoft Technology Corp., the Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider. Carahsoft supports public sector organizations across Federal, State and Local Government agencies and Education and Healthcare markets, and helps simplify the government procurement process through its agency-specific and government-wide federal, state and local contracts. “As I take the helm of Horizon3.ai’s Federal markets initiatives, we will be establishing and deepening Horizon3.ai’s alliances with those solutions providers whom our governmental agencies and organizations most closely rely upon to deploy and secure its essential information infrastructures,” said Hill. “Carahsoft is among the most respected IT and security distributors with a broad ecosystem of reseller and integrator partnership. This relationship is an important first step in ensuring that those agencies that protect and serve us are provided the cybersecurity insight they urgently need at this critical time.” Horizon3.ai and Carahsoft will together attend the upcoming AWS Summit, May 23-25, 2022, in Washington, D.C. The Summit will focus on how public sector organizations can use the cloud to rapidly innovate and digitally transform, to improve their stakeholders’ lives and deliver on their mission. About Carahsoft Carahsoft Technology Corp. is The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider, supporting Public Sector organizations across Federal, State and Local Government agencies and Education and Healthcare markets. As the Master Government Aggregator for our vendor partners, we deliver solutions for Cybersecurity, MultiCloud, DevSecOps, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Open Source, Customer Experience and more. Working with resellers, systems integrators and consultants, our sales and marketing teams provide industry leading IT products, services and training through hundreds of contract vehicles. About Horizon3.ai The mission of Horizon3.ai is to help organizations find and fix attack vectors before attackers can exploit them. NodeZero, an autonomous penetration testing solution, is a true self-service SaaS offering that is safe to run in production and requires no persistent or credentialed agents. NodeZero can help organizations identify ineffective security controls, and ensure limited resources are spent fixing problems that can actually be exploited. Founded in 2019 by industry, US Special Operations, and US National Security Veterans, Horizon3.ai is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, and made in the USA.

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Red River Names Industry Veteran Brian Roach as Chief Executive Officer

Red River | May 21, 2022

Red River, a technology transformation company serving government and enterprise customers, announced that Brian Roach has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, effective May 31. Roach joins Red River from SAP North America, where he led the Regulated Industries practice in the United States. He oversaw the business’ strategy, operations, and customer relationships, partnering with federal, state, and local governments, as well as organizations in the higher education, aerospace and defense, healthcare, and utilities industries. “Brian is ideally suited to lead Red River into the future. He is an accomplished industry veteran with a deep understanding of our clients and markets. He also has a strong track record of building partnerships and bringing people together. This combination of experience and leadership is just what Red River needs in its next chapter of expanded growth.” Nana Banerjee,Red River Chairman Prior to SAP, Roach spent six years with Juniper Networks, where he led the National Government business unit, selling and delivering high-performance networking and security systems to U.S. government agencies. He has also had leadership roles at Microsoft, Lockheed Martin, and Unisys during his more than 20-year career. “This is an exciting time to join Red River,” said Roach. “Technology integration and modernization has never been more critical to organizations and Red River’s unique ability to combine cutting-edge solutions with unmatched engineering expertise has made it a distinct leader. I look forward to working with this talented team and our ecosystem of partners to deliver solutions tailored to customers across all segments.” Red River is a portfolio company of Cerberus Capital Management, a global leader in alternative investing. “Red River continues to meet the evolving needs of government agencies and businesses with its market-leading capabilities,” said Michael Sanford, Cerberus Senior Managing Director. “With the company’s exciting growth trajectory, it’s great to welcome Brian to this strong management team as Red River builds on its more than 25 years of leadership.” About Red River Red River brings together the ideal combination of talent, partners and products to disrupt the status quo in technology and drive success for business and government in ways previously unattainable. Red River serves organizations well beyond traditional technology integration, bringing more than 25 years of experience and mission-critical expertise in security, networking, data center, collaboration, mobility and cloud solutions.

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CYBERSECURITY

BedRock Systems Joins United States National Cybersecurity Excellence Partnership (NCEP) Program

BedRock Systems | June 06, 2022

BedRock Systems, the leading software company delivering an unbreakable foundation for secured computing from edge to cloud, announced it has joined the National Cybersecurity Excellence Partnership (NCEP) program. NCEP is a collaborative public-private partnership between U.S. companies and the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), formed to advance the state of cybersecurity practice in the United States. It’s an honor to participate in the NCEP program. Through partnership and collaboration with NCCoE and other NCEP participants, we look forward to identifying pressing cybersecurity challenges and driving innovations that bolster the security of U.S. information systems.” John Walsh, SVP Strategy and Business Development at BedRock Systems BedRock Systems joins a community of NCEP partner companies that have pledged to provide hardware, software, and expertise to foster rapid adoption and broad deployment of integrated cybersecurity tools and techniques and address technology gaps affecting multiple sectors of the economy. In addition to contributing equipment and other products to the NCCoE’s test environments, partner companies can designate guest researchers to collaborate and work with NCCoE researchers at the center, in person or remotely. To address the challenges of securing the country’s IT environments, the NCCoE has developed 167 publications, which have been downloaded more than 1 million times. In addition to joining the NCEP program, BedRock Systems has participated in reviewing NIST’s recent Special Publication 1800-32, titled “Securing Distributed Energy Resources: An Example of Industrial Internet of Things Cybersecurity.” “Fostering collaboration and leveraging the expertise that exists across the private and public sectors is an important part of NCCoE’s strategy to drive innovation and address technology gaps affecting critical systems and industries,” said Jim McCarthy, Senior Security Engineer, National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE). “We are pleased to have BedRock Systems join the community of NCEP partners who help NIST and NCCoE design, build, deploy, and document standards-based solutions that can be leveraged across multiple segments in our economy.” McCarthy recently joined BedRock for a webinar discussion on Dissecting Critical Infrastructure Risks: The Double-Edged Sword of Interoperability. The expert panel of cybersecurity professionals discuss requirements and challenges related to connecting the OT and IT systems that power critical infrastructure. About BedRock Systems BedRock Systems is the leading software company delivering an unbreakable foundation for secured computing from edge to cloud. Designed on the principles of Zero Trust and formal methods, BedRock Systems provides unprecedented levels of security and resiliency to the world’s most critical systems and infrastructure. Industries like Financial Services/DeFi, Government, Defense, Healthcare, Pharmaceutical and critical infrastructure sectors all use BedRock to improve cyber security, reduce cost and unlock new revenue by enabling innovation, even while under attack. BedRock your applications and workloads today.

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Splunk and Crowdstrike Executive Chris Hill Joins Horizon3.ai to Lead Federal Strategy

Horizon3.ai | May 24, 2022

Horizon3.ai, a cybersecurity firm focused on autonomous penetration testing, announced the appointment of Chris Hill as the Sector Head for Public Sector, Federal. Hill will execute Horizon3.ai’s vision for creating a better, more secure and cost-effective cyber posture for US and allied Government customers and partners through the deployment of the first autonomous, on-demand, self-service software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that is safe to run in production and requires no persistent or credentialed agents: Horizon3.ai’s award-winning NodeZero. Hill brings deep public/Federal markets experience to Horizon3.ai, having previously held executive leadership roles with top cybersecurity solutions providers such as Splunk, Databricks and CrowdStrike. With over 25 years of dedicated public sector cybersecurity and IT experience, Chris brings a tremendous amount of passion and domain expertise to assisting Horizon3.ai in executing its vision. His dedication to helping secure Federal agencies and organizations and his consistent track record of achievements in advancing that goal make Chris an invaluable asset both to Horizon3.ai and to those we serve and protect.” Snehal Antani, CEO and Co-Founder of Horizon3.ai “Government sector agencies and their industry partners are being constantly targeted by threat actors,” said Chris Hill, Sector Head for Public Sector, Federal, Horizon3.ai. “It is absolutely essential to provide them the means to determine and address those vulnerabilities and areas of exposure that must be immediately addressed, and I am deeply honored and excited to join Horizon3.ai and support its mission to do so.” Chris is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire's Paul Smith School of Business in Economics and holds a master’s in business administration from the Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business. Horizon3.ai, Carahsoft Jointly Exhibit at the AWS Summit May 23-25, Washington, D.C. Horizon3.ai also today announced its partnership with Carahsoft Technology Corp., the Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider. Carahsoft supports public sector organizations across Federal, State and Local Government agencies and Education and Healthcare markets, and helps simplify the government procurement process through its agency-specific and government-wide federal, state and local contracts. “As I take the helm of Horizon3.ai’s Federal markets initiatives, we will be establishing and deepening Horizon3.ai’s alliances with those solutions providers whom our governmental agencies and organizations most closely rely upon to deploy and secure its essential information infrastructures,” said Hill. “Carahsoft is among the most respected IT and security distributors with a broad ecosystem of reseller and integrator partnership. This relationship is an important first step in ensuring that those agencies that protect and serve us are provided the cybersecurity insight they urgently need at this critical time.” Horizon3.ai and Carahsoft will together attend the upcoming AWS Summit, May 23-25, 2022, in Washington, D.C. The Summit will focus on how public sector organizations can use the cloud to rapidly innovate and digitally transform, to improve their stakeholders’ lives and deliver on their mission. About Carahsoft Carahsoft Technology Corp. is The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider, supporting Public Sector organizations across Federal, State and Local Government agencies and Education and Healthcare markets. As the Master Government Aggregator for our vendor partners, we deliver solutions for Cybersecurity, MultiCloud, DevSecOps, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Open Source, Customer Experience and more. Working with resellers, systems integrators and consultants, our sales and marketing teams provide industry leading IT products, services and training through hundreds of contract vehicles. About Horizon3.ai The mission of Horizon3.ai is to help organizations find and fix attack vectors before attackers can exploit them. NodeZero, an autonomous penetration testing solution, is a true self-service SaaS offering that is safe to run in production and requires no persistent or credentialed agents. NodeZero can help organizations identify ineffective security controls, and ensure limited resources are spent fixing problems that can actually be exploited. Founded in 2019 by industry, US Special Operations, and US National Security Veterans, Horizon3.ai is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, and made in the USA.

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GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

Red River Names Industry Veteran Brian Roach as Chief Executive Officer

Red River | May 21, 2022

Red River, a technology transformation company serving government and enterprise customers, announced that Brian Roach has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, effective May 31. Roach joins Red River from SAP North America, where he led the Regulated Industries practice in the United States. He oversaw the business’ strategy, operations, and customer relationships, partnering with federal, state, and local governments, as well as organizations in the higher education, aerospace and defense, healthcare, and utilities industries. “Brian is ideally suited to lead Red River into the future. He is an accomplished industry veteran with a deep understanding of our clients and markets. He also has a strong track record of building partnerships and bringing people together. This combination of experience and leadership is just what Red River needs in its next chapter of expanded growth.” Nana Banerjee,Red River Chairman Prior to SAP, Roach spent six years with Juniper Networks, where he led the National Government business unit, selling and delivering high-performance networking and security systems to U.S. government agencies. He has also had leadership roles at Microsoft, Lockheed Martin, and Unisys during his more than 20-year career. “This is an exciting time to join Red River,” said Roach. “Technology integration and modernization has never been more critical to organizations and Red River’s unique ability to combine cutting-edge solutions with unmatched engineering expertise has made it a distinct leader. I look forward to working with this talented team and our ecosystem of partners to deliver solutions tailored to customers across all segments.” Red River is a portfolio company of Cerberus Capital Management, a global leader in alternative investing. “Red River continues to meet the evolving needs of government agencies and businesses with its market-leading capabilities,” said Michael Sanford, Cerberus Senior Managing Director. “With the company’s exciting growth trajectory, it’s great to welcome Brian to this strong management team as Red River builds on its more than 25 years of leadership.” About Red River Red River brings together the ideal combination of talent, partners and products to disrupt the status quo in technology and drive success for business and government in ways previously unattainable. Red River serves organizations well beyond traditional technology integration, bringing more than 25 years of experience and mission-critical expertise in security, networking, data center, collaboration, mobility and cloud solutions.

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