Launchdarkly | January 25, 2023
On January 24, 2023, LaunchDarkly, a feature management platform, received moderate impact authorization from the FedRAMP (Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program) for its LaunchDarkly Federal solution, with endorsement from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
For years, LaunchDarkly has worked directly with US government agencies to drive innovation and increase resiliency in their software deployments. Many government organizations now use the platform to manage feature releases and deployments across their agencies and infrastructures. Customers can use the LaunchDarkly Federal solution to perform targeted rollouts efficiently, significantly improve release experiences, and confidently deploy new technology to millions of users.
LaunchDarkly Federal supports connected and disconnected operations and is the market's first feature management platform to receive FedRAMP authorization. It is now better positioned to provide the public sector with an enterprise-class feature management solution that enables government agencies and their private sector partners to safely modernize and migrate applications while maintaining exceptional control.
This authorization comes at a crucial time when government agencies strive to operate in the safest environments possible in the face of rising cyber security concerns. The platform is uniquely positioned to assist these agencies as they advance their DevSecOps initiatives to incorporate Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD).
LaunchDarkly's commitment to enhancing the privacy and security of its platform is furthered by its FedRAMP authorization at a moderate impact level. The company has also confirmed that its platform supports HIPAA compliance, offering healthcare providers that adhere to strict privacy regulations with the confidence and capabilities they need to innovate continuously with less risk.
Founded in 2014 and based in Oakland (California), LaunchDarkly is a scalable feature management program. Feature management enables development teams to innovate rapidly by fundamentally altering how software is delivered to customers. DevOps teams can accelerate their journey to the cloud, standardize safe releases at scale, and collaborate more effectively with business teams with the ability to gradually release new software features on any platform to any segment of users. Currently, the platform deploys 20 trillion feature flag peaks daily, and this number continues to rise. LaunchDarkly is on the Forbes Cloud 100 list, Enterprise Tech 30 list, and InfoWorld's 2021 Technology of the Year list.
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Bluescape | February 23, 2023
Bluescape, a visual collaboration and online whiteboard software platform, has recently announced an agreement with Arrow Electronics' public sector practice, immixGroup, to offer Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) authorized virtual workspace for intelligence, defense, and federal civilian customers. It would deploy the network of immixGroup's contract vehicles and partners for this offering.
With the sponsorship of the Air Force of the U.S., it was recently awarded FecRAMP Authorization at the Moderate Impact Level and DISA IL-4+ authorization for Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). A visual collaboration, receiving both authorizations, is unique. A value-added distributor in the public sector, immixGroup, connects technology companies with government agencies and helps in their businesses. Through its collaboration, federal, defense, intelligence, and civilians enable access to many IT solutions through selected business partners and contracts. The government customers like GSA, Army ITES, and SEWP can use Bluescape services on immixGroup contract vehicles.
Vice President at Public Sector Channels and Partners of Bluescape, Norm Litterini, said, "Bluescape is a simple, yet powerful tool that remains the only truly secure visual collaboration solution to meet both FedRAMP and DISA IL-5 requirements." In addition, he added, "immixGroup's network of resellers and contract vehicles, combined with Bluescape's FedRAMP certification, will provide a smoother path for customers to be compliant with the Executive Order on Improving the Nation's Cybersecurity and the Office of Management and Budget's zero trust strategy."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, Bluescape, a software development company, has offered solutions for the visual workplace since 2012. It fulfills security needs for the public sector with FedRAMP-authorized cloud solution and air-gapped software. It empowers distributed teams with easy-to-use tools for agility in complex processes, eliminating missed deadlines, miscommunications and wasted time. It offers solutions for collaboration software, project management, online whiteboard, creative design, product design, idea management, remote work, hybrid work, team communication, media and entertainment, virtual story room, creative software, content management, file sharing and web conferencing. It partners with various government agencies and Fortune 100 companies.
Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, immixGroup, an IT consulting and services company, has provided solutions for information technology, marketing, training, federal channel, federal IT, public sector, government sales, federal government services, state and local sales, federal budget, contracts, and federal sales and aggregator. Arrow Electronics acquired it in 2015. It helps software and hardware manufacturers and their channel partners for business growth and sales cycle, in public sector. It provides support and expert resources for business growth in public sector, products and services for government businesses and IT products from more than 350 suppliers and about 1,200 solution providers.
Steampunk | February 14, 2023
Steampunk, an IT services and consulting company, has recently announced that it achieved the FedRAMP Technical Review and Analysis Support Services contract award.
It has been providing support to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the FedRAMP programs, with the tasks of cybersecurity, information assurance, and risk-based reviews for FedRAMP cloud service candidates of Joint Authorization Board's Provisional Authorization to Operate (JAB P-ATO) issue. It also undertakes independent cybersecurity risk assessments of cloud service for cloud service provider (CSP) candidates, collaborating with multiple discipline IT teams and resolving security or risk detection conflicts. With the support of FedRAMP, it has worked with the largest CSPs worldwide, like Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Google, along with the monitorization of more than 30 CSPs.
For the task order on the DHS EAGLE II contract, it started working with FedRAMP in August 2016. It continued coordination with the FedRAMP programs for more than five years, expecting to review additional offerings over the next three years for an increase in demand for FedRAMP programs. It is also expected to partner with the General Services Administration (GSA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Department of Defense (DoD) of the United States government, securing cloud platforms for federal agencies.
Chief Growth Officer of Steampunk, Brad Cole said, "Steampunk's information security work at DHS has been part of the foundation of our company. We are thrilled to continue partnering with DHS to enable secure cloud modernization across the federal government and to bring our focus on service design to help drive improvements in the FedRAMP review process."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Steampunk, a federal contracting company, brings innovation to clients from the Homeland, Health, Federal Civilian, and DOD sectors. With its start-up culture and human-centered delivery approach, it is assisting federal agencies from design to development, enhancing their mission impacts and user experience. Being an employee-owned company, it invests in its employees to encourage and reward them for contributing to its growth. It offers services in IT solutions, modernization, disruption, machine learning, artificial intelligence, agile, design thinking, Human Centered Design (HCD), cybersecurity, data exploitation, cloud capabilities, cloud services, big data, digital platforms, development, security, and operations, government, and federal contractor services.