EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, GOVERNMENT BUSINESS
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.
SmartSimple Software | March 10, 2023
On March 09, 2023, SmartSimple Software, one of the leading providers of cloud-based solutions for government grants management, announced the launch of SmartSimple Cloud +AI. The innovative product incorporates a comprehensive AI support system that spans the entire lifecycle of government grants management, simplifying the process and lessening the administrative burden.
The first fully integrated artificial intelligence product, SmartSimple Cloud +AI is for government grants management. It combines AI-powered text completion, a feature popularized by OpenAI's ChatGPT-3, deeply into government grants management workflows. Using the robust architecture of SmartSimple Cloud, the product enables government grantmakers to use AI in accordance with their specific needs throughout the entire grant process.
SmartSimple Cloud +AI responds to queries to both workflow-initiated and human that support grantmakers across all stages of the granting lifecycle. It integrates seamlessly into the SmartSimple Cloud experience, enabling users to interact with AI through the SmartSimple Cloud user interface. As a new technology, its potential applications have yet to be fully explored. A few strengths are the ability to supplement and enrich data in real time, perform precise and automatic text summarization, and enable large-scale personalized communication.
SmartSimple Software Co-Founder and COO, Mike Reid said, "We believe that the advent of the AIs will release a torrent of innovation such as the world has rarely seen." He also said, "By integrating the AIs into our platform, SmartSimple Cloud, and integrating early, we will unleash this power to our clients in support of their missions."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
About SmartSimple Software
SmartSimple Software is a cloud-based automation collaboration software that provides unique process solutions. The company is based in Toronto, Ontario, and over 500 clients in 192 countries use its software. In addition, some of the largest grantmaking foundations, Fortune 500 companies, research and higher education institutions, and government agencies rely on SmartSimple CLOUD's business process optimization solutions. SmartSimple Software is 100 % owner-funded and managed by over one hundred people in Canada, Europe, the US and the UK.