EMERGING TECHNOLOGY,GOVERNMENT BUSINESS
VidCruiter | January 10, 2023
VidCruiter, the leading SaaS provider of recruiting software vendor for the government, recently announced that the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has selected it as a pre-qualified cloud software vendor.
UK central government departments and public sector organizations can now use the cloud-based hiring tools by VidCruiter. The agreement is possible through G-Cloud 13, a procurement gateway operated by Crown Commercial Service (CCS) that lets UK central government departments and public sector organizations purchase cloud-based software products.
VidCruiter provides point hiring and interviewing solutions, such as:
Applicant tracking, skills assessments
VidCruiter is dedicated to assisting central government agencies and public sector organizations in the United Kingdom to improve hiring efficiencies, reduce time and scale while retaining complete compliance. VidCruiter has worked with government agencies around the globe to update and automate their employment processes for greater efficiency and consistency with internal guidelines and procedures.
VidCruiter's online hiring solutions are trusted by recruiters worldwide. It has been empowering companies and job seekers to find the ideal match for over a decade. The platform interacts seamlessly at all stages of the hiring experience with industry-leading HR technologies to streamline existing operations. The innovative method taken by VidCruiter stems from four guiding principles: recruitment process modelling; recruitment accessibility; a foundation in scientific research; and continuous process improvement.
GeoComm | March 03, 2023
On March 02, 2023, GeoComm, provider of Public Safety Location Intelligence®, announced that it has earned from Esri the State and Local Government Specialty designation. The State and Local Government specialty partners utilize their ArcGIS expertise and knowledge to develop and configure ready-to-use solutions and to provide implementation services to city, state, and local government clients.
This designation acknowledges GeoComm's commitment to providing state and local governments with industry-leading solutions based on Esri technology over the long term. The solutions include offering GIS services to assist with maintaining, building and publishing locally authoritative Public Safety Grade GIS data. The solution supports public safety applications like mapping, Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) and Next Generation Core Services (NGCS) to help save more lives and protect property when 9-1-1 call takers make life decisions and provide call takers with access to the most accurate and up-to-date GIS data. In addition, the solution also includes enhancing emergency response situational awareness by utilizing indoor maps and converting z-axis location data into a dispatchable location.
In 2011, GeoComm joined the Esri Partner Network (EPN) as a Platinum Partner, the highest level of the EPN programs, are acknowledged for developing and providing industry-leading GIS solutions and services using ArcGIS software. Additionally, GeoComm maintains a close partnership with Esri to develop public safety solutions utilizing Esri technology. State and Local Government is the most recent Esri designation earned by GeoComm, following the announcement of Indoor GIS and ArcGIS System Ready certifications.
GeoComm is a turnkey emergency 9-1-1 development services provider to county government. The company was founded in 1995 and has grown to serve regional, local, statewide and military agencies in forty-nine states, powering to keep over 100 million people safe. It is widely recognized as the go-to source for public safety GIS systems, which direct 9-1-1 calls to the appropriate dispatch center, plot the location of the caller on maps used by call takers and dispatchers, and direct police, fire, and EMS vehicles to the scene of an incident via in-vehicle screens.
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, CYBERSECURITY
Zetron | March 15, 2023
On March 14, 2023, Zetron, one of the leading communications technology and service providers, announced it has received a contract from the North Central Regional Planning Commission (NCRPC) of Kansas (USA). The contract offers cyber resilience roadmaps and assessments for the Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) of 34 counties throughout the states. As the fiscal agent for six of the seven Homeland Security regions in Kansas, the Homeland Security/Emergency Operations unit of the Kansas Highway Patrol applies for and administers Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) funding to subrecipients such as the NCRPC.
State and local governments, including fire departments, police, and other public safety agencies, are increasingly susceptible to cyberattacks. As per the Verizon 2022 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), the public sector had the second-most cybersecurity incidents and the fourth-most data breaches among major industries in 2018. In addition, a 2021 Fastly report found that of all cybersecurity alerts, 45 percent are false positives that can be frequently difficult to distinguish from genuine threats and malicious behavior. This results in getting valuable time wasted during an emergency.
Zetron, with SecuLore Solutions, a cybersecurity partner and local services partners, will finish cybersecurity assessments and roadmaps of selected thirty-four counties across Kansas, with its population from 600,000 to less than 1300 people. Each counties' assessment will identify threats and provide prioritized, actionable recommendations for remediating vulnerabilities and enhancing the county's cybersecurity risk posture. Following the contract terms, cybersecurity assessments and road maps for Kansas counties selected by NCRPC Regional Project Managers and the Planning Team will be completed in multiple phases through March 2024.
Zetron is one of the leaders in mission-critical communications technology worldwide. The company offers integrated solutions with exceptional reliability and support. It was founded in 1980 with decades of experience serving the public and private sectors and a sterling reputation for superior quality and dependability. Based in Redmond, Washington, it has customers across all seven continents and in a variety of industries such as transportation, public safety, utilities, the federal government, natural resources and more. In addition, it delivers purpose-built solutions to be always available wherever mission-critical communications must be uninterrupted.