Goldman Sachs no longer expects US-China trade deal before 2020 election

CNBC | August 06, 2019

Goldman Sachs no longer believes the world’s two largest economies will be able to resolve their long-running trade dispute before the U.S. presidential election next year. It comes shortly after the U.S. officially designated China as a “currency manipulator, ” amid rapidly intensifying tensions between the two economic giants. On Monday, the U.S. Treasury accused Beijing of deliberately influencing the exchange rate between the yuan and the U.S. dollar to gain an “unfair competitive advantage in international trade.”

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2008 was a big year for talking about reducing wasteful government spending, especially with the mounting financial crisis and the U.S. presidential election. This infographic shows off what the federal government didn’t want to show off when it comes to misuse of tax dollars.

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2008 was a big year for talking about reducing wasteful government spending, especially with the mounting financial crisis and the U.S. presidential election. This infographic shows off what the federal government didn’t want to show off when it comes to misuse of tax dollars.

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Stratasys Introduces Data Security Platform Supporting Growing U.S. Government Implementations of 3D Printing

Stratasys | September 30, 2021

Stratasys Ltd., a leader in polymer 3D printing solutions, today announced that the company has introduced a new data security solution to enhance the cybersecurity of additive manufacturing as its role in government and defense applications grows larger and more mission-critical. The new ProtectAM™ solution is the first in additive manufacturing to use Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform. This platform is preferred by the U.S. government to help deliver continuous information processing security in accordance with requirements contained in the applicable Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) issued by the Defense Information System Agency (DISA) of the U.S. Department of Defense. The ProtectAM solution will initially be available for several industrial and large-format Stratasys FDM® 3D printers, which are frequently used by government customers to produce end-use parts and tools for applications such as aviation and ground maintenance applications. It is available for Fortus® 450mc™ printers effective Oct. 1 and is expected to be available for F900® 3D printers by the end of the year. Stratasys F370™ and F770™ 3D printers are expected to be added in Q1 2022, with printers that use other Stratasys technologies beyond FDM to follow. In the future, Stratasys expects to extend ProtectAM’s cybersecurity benefits to industry segments beyond government. “The benefits of 3D printing are clear, including getting critical products wherever they are needed, with maximum speed and minimal cost, all while extending the lifespan of existing assets to save taxpayer dollars. Furthermore, the integrity of parts printed from digital files is absolutely essential, and we have established the ProtectAM solution to be a world-class security solution to continue the adoption of additive manufacturing by government agencies, and ultimately to commercial segments as well.” Dick Anderson, Senior Vice President for Manufacturing at Stratasys Stratasys developed its data information security solution to comply with the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency’s Security Technical Implementation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The STIG outlines several hundred security controls to protect against cybersecurity threats. “Software security is a front-and-center challenge for nearly every government agency, and a need that Red Hat helps to address through our extensive work in certifying the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform to meet stringent public security requirements. Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides a platform that assists users in meeting the rigorous software security needs for sensitive computing without sacrificing flexibility, scalability or innovation. We’re pleased to be able to provide this as a foundation for Stratasys as they work to innovate industrial 3D printing and additive manufacturing in the public sector.” David Egts, Chief Technologist, North America Public Sector, Red Hat The release of Stratasys’ ProtectAM system opens Stratasys systems to new applications within the government that extend well beyond R&D settings. For example, adherence to STIG security controls enables the U.S. military to more readily deliver a geographically distributed enterprise network of 3D printers across and even beyond U.S. military bases. Furthermore, Stratasys’ technology is built on the FIPS and Common Criteria government-certified foundation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, so mission-critical digital files can be sent wherever they are needed faster and parts can be quickly 3D printed locally. Existing Stratasys printers are field upgradable with regular software security updates from Stratasys. More information about Stratasys in manufacturing is available online. Stratasys is leading the global shift to additive manufacturing with innovative 3D printing solutions for industries such as aerospace, automotive, consumer products and healthcare. Through smart and connected 3D printers, polymer materials, a software ecosystem, and parts on demand, Stratasys solutions deliver competitive advantages at every stage in the product value chain. The world’s leading organizations turn to Stratasys to transform product design, bring agility to manufacturing and supply chains, and improve patient care.

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Carahsoft Joins Broadcom’s Global Cyber Security Aggregator Program (CSAP) to Better Serve U.S. Government

Carahsoft | January 18, 2021

Carahsoft Technology Corp., The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider, today declared that it has joined Broadcom's worldwide cyber security aggregator program. The program use Carahsoft's exceptional reason fabricated devices and assets to all the more likely serve the U.S. Government and public area markets and the organization's affiliate accomplices combined with Broadcom's driving cyber security arrangements. This organization underscores Broadcom's proceeded with obligation to building up the public area channel by utilizing Carahsoft's ability as Broadcom's Master Government Aggregator. With longer than a time of involvement with the public authority contracting space, Carahsoft is the wholesaler for both the Symantec and CA Technologies arrangement sets under Broadcom in the public area, offering extra benefit to clients looking for industry driving security or application improvement and the executives apparatuses. These arrangements are accessible through Carahsoft's affiliates and integrators on Carahsoft's GSA Schedule 70, NASA SEWP V, ITES-SW2, NASPO ValuePoint, The Quilt and numerous different agreements to grow the scope and effect of Broadcom's answers across administrative, state and nearby governments and medical services and instructive foundations. “The Carahsoft team is grateful for the opportunity to carry on our long-term relationship with Symantec through our expanding partnership with Broadcom. The CSAP combines our joint resources to solve our public sector customers’ most pressing security challenges,” said Craig P. Abod, Carahsoft President. “We are proud to be chosen for this program and look forward to working with our reseller and system integrators partners to better support our government customers and drive adoption of Broadcom’s cutting-edge Symantec enterprise cyber security solutions.” Carahsoft dispatched its organization with Symantec in 2004 and has assembled a committed outreach group with a profound information on arrangements that safe government undertakings. With this most recent development of its job under the CSAP, Carahsoft can use this aptitude to offer specialized help for Symantec devices, addressing a large number of its clients' most problems that need to be addressed rapidly and productively while offering client assistance customized to the public authority space. “We look forward to investing in Carahsoft as our premier distributor for the U.S. Government, education and healthcare markets and supporting this crucial channel,” said Roy Borden, Vice President of Global Partners at Broadcom. “The mass shift to remote work has dramatically expanded the threat landscape, and we stand ready to help public sector agencies secure their IT environments and maintain compliance in collaboration with Carahsoft and its reseller partners.” About Carahsoft Carahsoft Technology Corp. is The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®. As a top-performing GSA Schedule, SEWP and ITES-SW2 contract holder, Carahsoft serves as the Master Government Aggregator® for many of its best-of-breed technology vendors, supporting an extensive ecosystem of manufacturers, value-added resellers, system integrators and consulting partners committed to helping government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value.

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AvePoint Online Services for the US Government Receives FedRAMP Approval

AvePoint | April 06, 2021

AvePoint, the leading supplier of data storage systems for the Microsoft cloud, announced today that the AvePoint Online Services cloud platform has received FedRAMP authorization. AvePoint Online Services' security controls have been rigorously tested, and its SaaS solutions have been certified for use in all federal agencies at the moderate impact level. AvePoint Online Services is a software-as-a-service solution for migrating, maintaining, and securing data in Microsoft 365, enabling government departments to be consistent with digital collaboration. This includes backup for Microsoft 365, records management, permissions management, Microsoft Teams/SharePoint workspace management, and other features. The Department of Energy served as the agency sponsor, with Maria Levesque, director of records management, orchestrating the campaign on the agency side. As a result of this approval, the Department of Energy will be able to modernize and simplify its approach to records management in SharePoint and Microsoft Teams to conform with the M-19-21 NARA mandate. AvePoint solutions are used by over 400 public organizations, including 163 federal agencies, to transfer, maintain, and protect their Microsoft 365 and SharePoint data. "Agencies are using the Microsoft cloud and more sophisticated collaboration services in greater numbers than ever before. However, when they do so, too much data is generated in too many ways for traditional, manual compliance processes to handle "Taylor Davenport, AvePoint's Executive President of the US Public Sector, said, "By introducing automated solutions for managing, protecting, and securing their digital collaboration systems, agencies can achieve compliance in a more cost-effective and painless approach." About AvePoint AvePoint allows you to collaborate comfortably. In the Microsoft Cloud, its data processing solutions assist our diverse global client base in overcoming complex transformation, governance, and regulatory issues. AvePoint, a five-time Microsoft Partner of the Year winner, has the only complete suite of SaaS solutions for migrating, managing, and protecting data in Microsoft 365. Their solutions are used by over 7 million cloud customers, including a fifth of the Fortune 500.

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