Government low target for social housing criticised

Property Wire | January 11, 2019

Just after a major report pointed out that 3.1 million new social homes are needed in England in the next 20 years to cope with the demand for affordable homes, the Government’s low target has been revealed. Housing Minister Kit Malthouse revealed that the current target is to build just 10,000 to 12,000 social homes per year. He told BBC Radio 5 that it is true that successive Governments have not built enough homes of all types, including social housing.

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Insider threat remains one of the top issues facing the U.S. Government, as identified by the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC), which leads counterintelligence and security activities of the U.S. Government, the U.S. Intelligence Community, and U.S. private sector entities who are at risk of intelligence collection, penetration or attack by foreign and other adversaries.

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Insider threat remains one of the top issues facing the U.S. Government, as identified by the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC), which leads counterintelligence and security activities of the U.S. Government, the U.S. Intelligence Community, and U.S. private sector entities who are at risk of intelligence collection, penetration or attack by foreign and other adversaries.

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Law and Government Expertise is Awarded to SoftServe in Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program

SoftServe | February 18, 2021

SoftServe, a main computerized authority and counseling organization and Google Cloud Premier Partner has accomplished the Law and Government Expertise in the Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program. The Law and Government Expertise is granted to partners who exhibit client accomplishment in the public area, including government. This expertise insists that SoftServe has the experience and trend setting innovation arrangement capacities with Google Cloud to make and empower long haul public area development for customers. “SoftServe brings its differentiating solution competencies and cross-industry expertise in partnership with Google Cloud to answer Public Sector challenges, so organizations can continually embrace new technologies to deliver better services, more affordably and efficiently,” said Andrew Greene, Associate Vice President, Cloud Partnerships & Alliances at SoftServe. Mesquite Independent School District (ISD) is a school region in Mesquite, Texas zeroed in on building up a rousing and imaginative learning local area that teaches and enables understudies to seek after greatness. Mesquite ISD and SoftServe have partnered with Google Cloud to make Ayo, a communitarian learning device that helps understudies and teachers in applying another individualized way to deal with learning. “I'm excited about the direction the Ayo project has taken since our initial vision to reimagine the learning process for Mesquite ISD students, educators, and community. The Ayo platform allows us to help students grow from K-12 and also empower students beyond graduation through tailored learning that assists them in discovering where their passions and aptitudes align,” said Dr. David Vroonland, Superintendent of Schools, Mesquite ISD. “Working with SoftServe on this project has been instrumental in the early success we have seen and I look forward to what the future holds for public education based on this innovative collaboration.” SoftServe has profound specialized expertise in infrastructure modernization, smart analytics, and application modernization which help public area substances explore each phase of advanced change - utilizing the versatility, security, and accessibility of Google Cloud. Visit SoftServe's Google Cloud partner page for more data. About SoftServe SoftServe is a digital authority that advises and provides at the cutting-edge of technology. We reveal, transform, accelerate, and optimize the way enterprises and software companies do business. With expertise across healthcare, retail, energy, financial services, software, and more, we implement end-to-end solutions to deliver the innovation, quality, and speed that our clients’ users expect.

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Nearmap and Carahsoft Partner to Provide Geospatial Content and Location Intelligence Services at Scale to U.S. Federal Government Agencies

Nearmap | May 19, 2022

Nearmap, a leading aerial imagery and location intelligence company, and Carahsoft Technology Corp., the Trusted IT Solutions Provider, announced a partnership that will make it easier for Government customers to obtain geospatial data. Under the agreement, Carahsoft will serve as a distributor of Nearmap products to U.S. government customers, making Nearmap aerial imagery and geospatial data available to the public sector through Carahsoft's network of reseller partners, NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) V, Information Technology Enterprise Solutions – Software 2 (ITES-SW2), National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (NCPA), and OMNIA Partners contracts. Through Carahsoft, government agencies in the U.S. will more easily and efficiently be able to purchase geospatial content and location data from leading location intelligence company Nearmap with access to preferred government customer pricing. These contract vehicles will also provide U.S. Federal Government customers with streamlined access to some of the world's most current, accurate and scalable location data and tools. Applications for this powerful location data include national security, military and civil asset management, infrastructure management, environmental studies, and natural disaster response, resilience response and recovery missions. Our successful track record with U.S. government agencies, including the Army National Guard, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and United States Army Corps of Engineers, drove our decision to pursue these contracts. The stamp of approval Nearmap has received validates our world-leading capabilities and cost-effective solutions. This ensures Nearmap can continue to deliver high-quality aerial imagery and location data to support the myriad of critical services that government agencies provide for their citizens." Tony Agresta, Executive Vice President and General Manager of North America at Nearmap Nearmap is widely recognized as a top location intelligence provider for State and Local Government organizations wishing to improve their workflows and save taxpayer resources. Most notably, Nearmap technology and content is now used in 42 of the 50 U.S. states for a variety of use cases. The announcement of Nearmap's new U.S. government distribution channels further demonstrates the growth and importance Nearmap places on supporting government agencies in the U.S. "Nearmap's offerings allow agencies to streamline workflows, make better informed decisions through reliable intelligence and strengthen their digital transformation strategy," said Lacey Wean, Director for Geospatial Solutions at Carahsoft. "We are pleased to leverage our expertise in the government realm and that of our reseller partners to include Nearmap's solutions in our growing geospatial solutions portfolio and to make them available to the public sector." About Nearmap Nearmap provides easy, instant access to high resolution aerial imagery, city-scale 3D content, AI data sets, and geospatial tools. Using its own patented camera systems and processing software, Nearmap captures wide-scale urban areas in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand several times each year, making current content instantly available in the cloud via web app or API integration. Every day, Nearmap helps thousands of users conduct virtual site visits for deep, data-driven insights—enabling informed decisions, streamlined operations and better financial performance. Founded in Australia in 2007, Nearmap is one of the largest aerial survey companies in the world and is publicly listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. 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 Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, MultiCloud, DevSecOps, Big Data, 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.

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RED Technologies accelerates its 5G plan in unlicensed spectrum with French Government 5G stimulus strategy

RED Technologies | February 18, 2022

The French Government recently announced an acceleration strategy dedicated to 5G and future networks. Cedric O, Minister for Digital Transition and Electronic Communications, announced that RED Technologies has been selected through its "DAT 5G" (Democratizing Access to 5G Technology) project to develop a cloud based 5G NR-U platform to provide industrial SMEs and mid-caps with low cost 5G connectivity using unlicensed spectrum. RED will offer a plug and play E2E 5G connectivity managed solution for private networks at a competitive cost. The solution will be fully integrated (RAN & CORE) and composed of 5G NR-U, Open-RAN RU and BBU, 5G-CORE SA, and MEC. DAT-5G will add to the recent company's filing before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to become an Automated Frequency Coordination (AFC) System operator. RED Technologies foresees the global application of the AFC including North America, Middle East and in Europe where discussions started last week in ECC's Working Group Frequency Management. The company has extensive experience in building innovative cloud-based solutions, and is already serving numerous customers in the US with its Spectrum Access System (SAS) for CBRS through a partnership with Amdocs. Moreover, RED Technologies is currently passing FCC certification to become an independent SAS administrator. RED Technologies will be present on the French Pavilion at the Mobile World Congress 2022 in Barcelona. About RED Technologies As telecoms markets move towards 5G and in the face of increasing spectrum shortages and demand for accessible and affordable services, policy-makers and industry stakeholders have devised ground-breaking regulatory frameworks to enable dynamic spectrum sharing. Founded in 2012, RED Technologies has been a pioneer in spectrum sharing technologies. RED Technologies is now a leading provider of cutting-edge technologies and services, offering scalable cloud-based CBRS and TVWS spectrum sharing solutions soon completed with its 6GHz AFC.

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