DHS Creates Tool to Predict How Long SARS-CoV-2 Lives on Surfaces

The Department of Homeland Security | May 29, 2020

Researchers in the Homeland Security Department’s Science and Technology Directorate recently produced and continue to update a predictive modeling tool that forecasts the natural decay of SARS-CoV-2—the virus that causes COVID-19—on surfaces under relevant temperature and humidity conditions. The SARS-CoV-2 Natural Decay Calculator pulls insights from in-progress research efforts conducted by S&T’s National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center. And while it doesn’t directly offer specific guidance, the interactive resource is intended to support response and re-entry efforts and officials’ decisions regarding courses of action to pursue within the facilities they're responsible for.

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The Great Repeal Bill, the UK Government’s draft legislation to implement in domestic law the UK’s departure from the EU, has been published. In this paper, we consider whether the Bill (now known as the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill) is the correct way to legislate for Brexit and whether it achieves the UK Government’s key overarching aim – that of maintaining legal certainty and continuity.

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The Great Repeal Bill, the UK Government’s draft legislation to implement in domestic law the UK’s departure from the EU, has been published. In this paper, we consider whether the Bill (now known as the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill) is the correct way to legislate for Brexit and whether it achieves the UK Government’s key overarching aim – that of maintaining legal certainty and continuity.

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Deltek Launches Costpoint Govcon Cloud Moderate for Government Contractors to Meet New Cybersecurity Compliance Challenges

Deltek | December 01, 2020

Deltek, the leading worldwide provider of programming and answers for venture based organizations, reported today its dispatch of Costpoint GovCon Cloud (GCC) Moderate. Deltek has been the trusted, industry-leading arrangement and cloud provider for the public authority contracting industry for almost 40 years. With this new contribution, temporary workers will have the option to use Deltek Costpoint in the cloud to help meet their Cyber Security Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) structure necessities, just as consistence prerequisites of International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), to seek after business with the U.S. Branch of Defense. This new GCC Moderate cloud arrangement will help government temporary workers meet their numerous forthcoming CMMC and ITAR consistence necessities at a lower all out expense of proprietorship, while simultaneously helping contract based workers ensure their organizations with upgraded security controls. Through Deltek's GCC Moderate and other Costpoint cloud arrangements, organizations, all things considered, can certainly and safely access information inside a safe cloud climate that is reliably improved to get the most together to-date legislative and office cybersecurity consistence norms. As a submitted colleague, Deltek keeps on developing its system to assist clients with shielding their information by planning and working administrations that line up with government contracting cybersecurity consistence prerequisites. Deltek's current Costpoint Cloud arrangements presently line up with NIST 800-171 guidelines to help DFARS 252.204-7012. The new Costpoint GCC Moderate contribution reaffirms Deltek's duty to industry to help government contractual workers meet extra consistence needs, including FedRAMP Moderate same, CMMC, and International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR) controls. "Deltek is excited to announce this offering and help government contracting organizations meet the latest cybersecurity compliance requirements. Costpoint GovCon Cloud (GCC) Moderate strengthens Deltek's commitment to support both financial and cybersecurity compliance requirements for the government contracting industry. By leveraging Costpoint GCC Moderate, contractors can migrate to Deltek's cloud environment with increased confidence and peace of mind knowing we are partnering with them to help meet the demands of government agencies," said Todd Walker, VP of Product Strategy at Deltek. LMI, a consultancy devoted to fueling a future-prepared, high-performing government by drawing from ability in advanced and expository arrangements, coordinations, and the executives warning administrations has just settled on the choice to move to the new Costpoint GovCon Cloud Moderate arrangement. "LMI decided to move to the Deltek cloud to support our digital transformation strategy necessary to grow our business without investing in additional operations staff," said Jim McNabb, Project Manager at LMI. "Additionally, 60% of our business comes from DoD work so we wanted to get ahead of CMMC requirements. Deltek's Costpoint GovCon Cloud Moderate solution will provide us with peace of mind on our financial system so the rest of our organization can focus on more strategic tasks." About Deltek Better software means better projects. Deltek is the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for project-based businesses. More than 30,000 organizations and millions of users in over 80 countries around the world rely on Deltek for superior levels of project intelligence, management and collaboration. Our industry-focused expertise powers project success by helping firms achieve performance that maximizes productivity and revenue.

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Attestiv | October 09, 2020

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Jacobs Wins Contract for the US Army Intelligence and Security Command

Jacobs | August 17, 2021

Jacobs (NYSE:J) was awarded a task order contract by the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) to provide counterintelligence, counterterrorism and human intelligence support to the 902nd Military Intelligence Group at Fort Meade, Maryland. The contract has a value of $235 million over a five-year period. "Jacobs continues to bolster its cyber and intelligence portfolio with this significant contract, which builds on our longstanding relationship with the U.S. Army and reinforces our commitment to support the mission of the 902nd Military Intelligence Group and INSCOM," said Jacobs Critical Mission Solutions Senior Vice President of Cyber & Intelligence Caesar Nieves. "To meet the continuously evolving threats facing national security, we're harnessing our advanced cyber and intelligence solutions along with our integrated approach and wide-ranging program support capabilities to deliver innovative, mission-focused outcomes that are important to our customers." As part of the task order, Jacobs will perform work that enables critical sensitive activities in the areas of cyber intrusion damage assessment, geospatial intelligence, language-enabled socio-cultural analysis, digital media forensics and human intelligence targeting. At Jacobs, we're challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world's most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $14 billion in revenue and a talent force of approximately 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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