PR Newswire | September 01, 2023
Aquia Inc., a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) specializing in cloud and cybersecurity professional services, today announced it has been awarded a subcontract from Omni Federal to support its 3-year contract with the United States Department of Defense's (DoD's) Platform One Cloud Native Access Point (CNAP).
CNAP is a cloud-based enterprise security framework with a zero trust architecture core that enables collaboration across the DoD landscape. The solution allows for simplified access to Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud (IL 2/4/5) environments through a device-based zero trust approach to access. The platform removes the need for additional Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), Non-Classified Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPRNet) routing, and Defense Information Systems Agency Cloud Access Point (DISA CAP). It also enables the United States Air Force (USAF) to continue to advance its zero trust maturity, aligning with the cybersecurity executive order (EO) 14028 and federal and DoD zero trust strategies.
"We feel privileged to support Platform One's CNAP team as they spearhead the transformation of cybersecurity practices within the U.S. government," said Savannah Burke, associate security engineer, Aquia. "During my time at AWS, I provided guidance and technical insight on cloud best practices to enterprise customers, and I look forward to bringing that expertise to the United States Air Force."
This effort is one of several of Aquia's projects supporting Platform One services. Aquia also supports Platform One's Party Bus and Big Bang teams.
About Aquia Inc.
Aquia Inc. is a developer-centric company passionate about the intersection of security and velocity. We maintain a strong bias towards transformational work that disrupts the status quo — delivering elegant, modern solutions to cutting-edge cybersecurity problems.
Founded by military veterans in 2021, we are a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). Our team has decades of experience driving transformational change across the public sector, enterprise businesses, and top-tier technology companies.
Emerging Technology, Infrastructure
BusinessWire | August 25, 2023
PAR Technology Corporation today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary PAR Government Systems Corporation, in close partnership with ICEYE US, the leading commercial provider of space-based radar capabilities, has signed a prime contract award for the Proliferated Low Earth Orbit (PLEO) Satellite-Based Services initiative led by the U.S. Space Force. The contract serves as a mechanism for satellite-based services and capabilities to support all domains (space, air, land, maritime, cyber) with consistent, quality backed, low-latency offerings. PAR Government was one of 16 awardees on the PLEO Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) effort, which has a $900M ceiling over five years, with five-year option periods.
Under the direction of Space Systems Command, the ID/IQ effort was orchestrated by the Commercial Satellite Communications Office (CSCO) and is intended to support U.S. Combatant Commands, defense agencies, other federal government agencies, and international coalition partners.
“PAR Government is an innovative leader in the development, management, and delivery of critical, tactical-edge capabilities for our nation’s warfighters. We are enabling timely delivery of commercial space-based services and products directly to the mobile platforms being used by our nation’s defenders at the tactical edge. To that end, the PAR Government team includes best-in-class Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) constellation capabilities provided by key partner ICEYE US,” said Michael Nelson, president, PAR Government. “Delivering critical services and information through the PLEO effort exemplifies PAR’s mission of continuously improving the operational effectiveness of our military and our allies.”
PAR Government’s subsidiary, Rome Research Corporation (RRC), is also included in the contract award. RRC has partnered with the Department of Defense (DOD) customers to provide award-winning satellite communications and space-related operations and maintenance services, including 24/7/365 terrestrial communication systems support, IT-related support, telecommunications engineering, and installation services, and ensures the functionality and positioning of government satellite assets for defense agencies worldwide. To date, RRC’s DOD customers have won more than 80 Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) facility awards.
“PAR Government and ICEYE US have joined forces to create ‘strength-on-strength’ value for the United States Space Force, our military, and allied partners. We are grateful for the opportunity to deliver near-real time persistent monitoring services to decision makers across the DOD under the guidance of Space Systems Command,” said Eric Jensen, CEO at ICEYE US.
ICEYE US builds and operates a constellation of small synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellites, enabling hourly revisit of any location on earth wherein insights can be derived day, night and through cloud cover. Combined with ICEYE US advanced processing techniques, end users receive reliable, relevant information across various mission applications. PAR Government and ICEYE US are committed to advancing the state of the art concerning commercial sector integration for the United States Space Force.
About PAR Government
PAR Government is a leader in providing computer-based system design, engineering and technical services to the Department of Defense and various federal agencies. An ISO 9001:2015 and 27001:2013 certified company, PAR Government is a wholly owned subsidiary of PAR Technology Corporation (NYSE: PAR), a leading global provider of software, systems, and service solutions to the restaurant and retail industries.
About ICEYE US
ICEYE US builds and operates SAR spacecraft from its manufacturing and 24/7 mission control center in Irvine, California. The company delivers unmatched persistent monitoring capabilities for any location on Earth through the provision of remote sensing data, the delivery of turnkey space systems, and by offering advanced analytic solutions. ICEYE US operates four SAR satellites licensed by NOAA. The parent company, ICEYE, has launched over 20 small satellites since 2018 and today operates the world’s largest synthetic-aperture radar satellite constellation. SAR imagery enables objective, data-driven decisions for end users in sectors such as Earth science, natural catastrophe response, and natural resource management. ICEYE’s data can be collected day or night, and even through cloud cover. For more information, please visit www.iceye.com.
About PAR Technology Corporation.
For more than 40 years, PAR Technology Corporation’s (NYSE Symbol: PAR) cutting-edge products and services have helped bold and passionate restaurant brands build lasting guest relationships. We are the partner enterprise restaurants rely on when they need to serve amazing moments from open to close, during the most hectic rush hours, and when the world forces them to adapt and overcome. More than 70,000 restaurants in more than 110 countries use PAR’s restaurant point-of-sale, customer loyalty and engagement, payments, omnichannel digital ordering and delivery, and back-office software solutions as well as industry leading hardware and drive-thru offerings. To learn more, visit partech.com or connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.. Additionally, the Company's Environmental, Social, and Governance report can be found at https://www.partech.com/company/ESG.
PR Newswire | July 31, 2023
NewSpring Holdings leverages proven organic growth strategies and a disciplined M&A process to accelerate growth in sector-specific markets, including logistics, fin-tech, government services, IT services, and sports. The team has completed over 40 acquisitions and successfully built a government services platform, Avantus Federal,which recently sold for$590M.NewSpring("the Firm"), a family of private equity strategies, announced today that NewSpring Holdings, the Firm's majority investment strategy focused on sector-specific platform builds, has acquiredBridge Core, a leading provider of visual intelligence, cybersecurity, and other technical solutions to the U.S. government intelligence community. Bridge Core will use the proceeds of this transaction to execute a disciplined M&A and aggressive organic growth strategy to create a full-spectrum, technology-enabled intelligence company.
Alongside this transaction, Chad Kim has been named CEO of Bridge Core. Chad has spent over two decades supporting the intelligence community and interagency task force apparatus in diverse worldwide roles spanning from operations to analysis. This has provided Chad with a unique breadth of experience, mission intimacy, and relevant capability expertise. He also has an extensive track record in scaling organizations capable of building industry-disrupting technology for defense, intelligence, and commercial clients, most recently with former NewSpring portfolio company Avantus Federal. Bridge Core founders Tyler Laverick and Andy Rackovan will stay on with the company in key leadership roles.
"In the creation of a full-spectrum intelligence company, we're proud to begin our journey with Bridge Core, a company whose values and culture are closely aligned with my own and the team at NewSpring," said Kim. "Bridge Core treats its team members like family, fosters a strong work ethic, and consistently delivers mission impact in a nurturing environment that attracts and retains the best talent in the industry. Tyler and Andy have built an amazing company filled with savvy technologists and intelligence professionals, and we're thrilled to continue growing this business alongside them."
Bridge Core leverages a unique tech-to-mission concept, agility, and speed in delivering services that drive true value for its intelligence agency clients. Established expertise in visual intelligence, technology transfer, cybersecurity, and technical operations positions Bridge Core well to add on additional services and expand into a full-service agency serving a broad range of needs facing the intelligence community.
"An era of rapidly proliferating and converging data presents unique, evolving challenges for the intelligence community. More than ever, we see the crucial role of a holistic solutions partner capable of elevating the transformation of data into precise and impactful insights for the numerous mission sets of the U.S. government.," said NewSpring General Partner Lee Garber. "Our partnership with Bridge Core, a true market leader, aligns with our core vision to innovate within the national security space, where there is significant growth potential. Combined with Chad's leadership and extensive experience delivering mission outcomes with technology in the intelligence community, we're excited for the future of this business."
"In 2015, Andy and I set out to build a company focused on empowering and fostering a transparent culture, giving everyone a seat at the table to define our success," said Bridge Core Cofounder Tyler Laverick. "Eight years later, we realized it was time to join forces with a team that embodied what we built at Bridge Core and have found the perfect partner in NewSpring to help scale this business and further raise our impact on critical intelligence missions. We're excited about this new era for Bridge Core and look forward to taking this business to the next level."
NewSpring partners with the innovators, makers, and operators of high-performing companies in dynamic industries to catalyze new growth and seize compelling opportunities. The Firm manages over $3.0 billion across five distinct strategies covering the spectrum from growth equity and control buyouts to mezzanine debt. Having invested in over 200 companies, NewSpring brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and resources to take growing companies to the next level and beyond. Partnering with management teams to help develop their businesses into market leaders, NewSpring identifies opportunities and builds relationships using its network of industry leaders and influencers across a wide array of operational areas and industries. To learn more, visit www.newspringcapital.com.
About Bridge Core
Bridge Core is a federal services company built on a culture of trust and teamwork to advance the mission through innovation and passionate people. The Bridge Core team of experts enable Mission Partners by integrating innovative technologies and implementing processes that modernize the digital workplace. The Company's trusted, skilled, and diverse team members make a lasting impact by building tailored, client-focused solutions within secured spaces. The Bridge Core team facilitates the rapid adoption of technologies and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions through a unique understanding of mission requirements and the vendor's product(s).