Google Cloud and Simple Technology Announces Working With U.S. Navy to Modernize Maintenance and Repairs Inspection Process

Google Cloud | August 31, 2020

Google Cloud and Simple Technology Solutions (STS)—a Google Cloud partner and small business specializing in multi-cloud solutions for the federal government—today announced they are working with the U.S. Navy to modernize the maintenance and repairs inspection process for Navy vessels and facilities. STS will use Google Cloud artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies on inspection drone-captured images to detect, prioritize, and predict its maintenance needs. The work was awarded to STS as a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research project due to the technology innovation and potential for commercialization.

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Innovating and thinking of new ways to engage with residents in local government could deliver services that are better targeted and more efficient. According to Brian Solis digital transformation can be defined as “the realignment of, or new investment in, technology and business models to more effectively engage digital customers at every touchpoint in the customer experience lifecycle.” This infographic explores the potential of digital technology and how to overcome challenges within local government, highlighting key reasons for change.

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Innovating and thinking of new ways to engage with residents in local government could deliver services that are better targeted and more efficient. According to Brian Solis digital transformation can be defined as “the realignment of, or new investment in, technology and business models to more effectively engage digital customers at every touchpoint in the customer experience lifecycle.” This infographic explores the potential of digital technology and how to overcome challenges within local government, highlighting key reasons for change.

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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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OneWeb will Acquire TrustComm and Establish a New Government Subsidiary

OneWeb | May 11, 2021

OneWeb, the worldwide interchanges network fueled by Space, declared today it has gone into an authoritative consent to secure Texas-based TrustComm Inc., which will empower OneWeb to offer its Low Earth Orbit (LEO) organization and availability administrations to U.S. government customers and TrustComm clients. Based at the exceptionally secure Ellington Joint Base in Houston, Texas, TrustComm was set up in 1999 as a supplier of oversaw satellite correspondences and expert administrations to business associations and governments. TrustComm offers administrations going from broadband Internet access, VoIP and voice, video conferencing, and information interchanges for business coherence to crisis reaction, strategic field arrangement, and brief use. "OneWeb's procurement of TrustComm supports our procedure to quickly scale satellite interchanges to the U.S. DoD." "OneWeb's securing of TrustComm supports our procedure to quickly scale satellite correspondence administration to the U.S. Branch of Defense and other government offices as they hope to incorporate high throughput, low dormancy answers for fulfilling new availability needs," said OneWeb's Head of Government Services Dylan Browne. "We are eager to have TrustComm join our group and influence their solid standing giving the distant correspondences our clients need, especially in Alaska and the Arctic." Under the conditions of the arrangement, a recently gained intermediary auxiliary of OneWeb will be driven by TrustComm CEO Bob Roe and spotlight on presenting OneWeb's undertaking grade network administrations to clients. Terms of the exchange are classified, and it is required to shut in 2021, subject to standard shutting conditions including administrative endorsements. "The TrustComm group is excited to join OneWeb at the beginning of this new time of Satcom administrations. TrustComm's legacy and client-centered help groups will empower us to grow the arrangement of administrations we offer and permit us to seek after new freedoms. This is an energizing turn of events and we anticipate taking our administration business higher than ever in the coming year," said Roe. OneWeb will offer DoD and other government customers another set-up of administrations with network accelerates to 195 Mbps, lower inactivity, more modest and more conservative multi-circle client terminals, and inherent organization the board instruments giving generous financial investment funds over customary GEO deals models. The securing follows the fruitful exhibition of OneWeb's turnkey satellite-based correspondences framework to the DoD in March of 2021, with information rates up to 500Mbps at dormancy levels as low as 32ms. The show additionally represented the consistent handover of the network between numerous LEO satellites as they passed overhead. Intended to furnish associations and governments with really worldwide and tough availability benefits, OneWeb's answer will include an organization of 648 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites, worldwide entryways, and air, sea, and land clients terminals. In late 2021, OneWeb will start offering business types of assistance across the Arctic and growing to worldwide inclusion in 2022. About OneWeb OneWeb is a worldwide correspondence network controlled from space, settled in London, empowering availability for governments, organizations, and networks. It is executing a group of stars of Low Earth Orbit satellites with an organization of worldwide entryway stations and a scope of client terminals to give a moderate, quick, high-data transmission and low-inertness correspondences administration, associated with the IoT future and a pathway to 5G for everybody, all over the place.

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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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