EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, GOVERNMENT BUSINESS
Rancher Government Solutions | February 10, 2023
Rancher Government Solutions (RGS) named Booz Allen Hamilton the inaugural recipient of its annual Innovation Partner of the Year Award for its excellent leadership in providing DevSecOps services as well as vital technical expertise to the Air Force's Platform One initiative, which aims to advance and re-imagine the Department of Defense's (DOD) approach to software delivery.
Rancher Government Solutions picked Booz Allen Hamilton for its expertise in advocating the adoption of Kubernetes and other cloud-native, open-source technologies to facilitate digital transformation and enhance mission success in the U.S. government.
The partnership between Booz Allen and RGS on USAF Platform One is an excellent illustration of how these transformative technologies promote innovation and modernization inside the Department of Defense (DOD). RGS, in conjunction with Booz Allen and USAF Platform One leadership, is supporting the innovative work of the Air Force and the Department of Defense with its technical knowledge across a variety of Platform One value streams.
Booz Allen, partnered with RGS as a key supporter of Platform One, is at the forefront of enterprise-wide software industrialization and innovation for DOD, the federal government, and private sector organizations that can leverage Platform One to accelerate delivery via continuous, reusable, flexible, and secure solutions. The U.S. Air Force has teamed with Booz Allen to commercialize Platform One's Big Bang product and Iron Bank container hardening services, accelerating the delivery of contemporary, secure mission capabilities at scale.
Platform One's primary concept is that business software services must be open, vendor-agnostic, scalable, and interoperable, with continuous delivery and extensive security. The Air Force required an innovative solution that would enable it to assume complete control of its infrastructure, adopt open architecture across the organization, and engage with industry partners in wholly unusual ways. Platform One was created to pioneer this concept and revolutionize the DOD's software distribution approach.
About Rancher Government Solutions
Rancher Government Solutions is designed to address the security and operational requirements of the U.S. government and military through application modernization, containers, and Kubernetes. Rancher is a comprehensive open-source software stack for container-using teams. It tackles the operational and security concerns of maintaining numerous Kubernetes clusters at scale and provides DevOps teams with tools for executing containerized workloads. RGS presently supports projects throughout the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community, and civilian agencies with U.S.-based American citizens with the highest security clearances.
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, CYBERSECURITY
Businesswire | March 29, 2023
Trustwave Government Solutions (TGS), a Federally-focused cybersecurity provider and the wholly-owned subsidiary of Trustwave Holdings, Inc., today announced it has been awarded an expanded database security contract with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The expanded contract will allow USPTO to further build upon its robust Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) with the expansion of DbProtect’s purpose-built database vulnerability management, Rights Management for advanced user rights review and Threat Monitoring.
“At USPTO, our mission to foster innovation through examination, granting high-quality patents and trademarks is crucial to American prosperity,” said Jamie Holcombe, Chief Information Officer of USPTO. “Part of our mission requires creating, deploying, and protecting the critical data in one of the world’s largest repositories of innovation which includes almost every conceivable creation for over the last 250 years. Our expanded contract with Trustwave Government Solutions is a key investment to ensure our mission is sustained in a secure way.”
As the central repository for U.S. Patent and Trademark data, actively monitoring and protecting American innovation and intellectual property data is essential to USPTO’s mission. In response, USPTO has become a pioneer in building and operationalizing Zero Trust Architecture across the five pillars of the federal Zero Trust framework: users, apps, data, networks, and devices. By providing real-time visibility of database assets, vulnerabilities, risk levels, user privileges, and anomalies, TGS will help USPTO security teams deliver on two of the five zero-trust pillars: users and data.
“USPTO is constantly at the forefront of Zero Trust Architecture innovation, and we’re thrilled to be a partner on this journey with them,” said Bill Rucker, President of Trustwave Government Solutions. “Data is at the heart of the Zero Trust conversation, and in order to operate securely today and in the future, databases need to be considered as critical assets with the appropriate security considerations applied. Gone are the days of ‘good enough’ scanning. Databases are just more important, and they should be protected at all costs.”
TGS’s Database Security offering proactively assesses threats to databases to help government entities gain visibility into the vulnerabilities in on-premises or cloud databases that could lead to a data breach. It automates the security of critical data by uncovering vulnerabilities that threat actors could exploit, limiting user access to the most sensitive data, and alerting on suspicious activities, intrusions, and policy violations. As a result, government clients can spend less time chasing database security alerts and more time on activities that drive value, like remediating risks and reducing attack surfaces.
Trustwave has been laser-focused on database security for more than 20 years and is currently protecting thousands of databases across the commercial and Federal Government spectrums. In fact, Trustwave’s DbProtect was the only database vulnerability scanner included in the original tools acquisition under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Continuous Diagnostic and Monitoring (CDM) program, and it is the only database security solution recognized by Marsh’s Cyber Catalyst program to have meaningful impact in reducing cyber risk by top global cyber insurers.
As the threat landscape evolves and adversaries find new ways to exfiltrate and manipulate data, the government has been finalizing Zero Trust adoption guidance to adhere to the Biden administration’s cybersecurity executive order to “advance toward Zero Trust Architecture.” USPTO is setting the example for other government entities to employ a database-specific security approach that includes continuous vulnerability and configuration assessments and remediation, database privileged access visibility and control, and continuous database activity monitoring to alert and respond to anomalous database activity.
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Trustwave detects threats that others can’t see, enabling us to respond quickly and protect our clients from the devastating impact of cyberattacks. We leverage our world-class team of security consultants, threat hunters and researchers, and our market-leading security operations platform to relentlessly identify and isolate threats with the right telemetry at the right time for the right response.
Trustwave is a leader in managed detection and response (MDR), managed security services (MSS), consulting and professional services, database security, and email security. Our elite Trustwave SpiderLabs team provides award-winning threat research and intelligence, which is infused into Trustwave services and products to fortify cyber resilience in the age of advanced threats.
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.