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Secretary, thank you for your hospitality this morning and for the outstanding leadership that you have brought to your role as Secretary of State for the United States of America. To President Hernandez, to President Morales, Vice President Ortiz, Mr. Secretary, to Secretary Nielsen, and to our co-hosts from Mexico, Foreign Secretary Videgaray and Interior Secretary Navarrete: It is an honor.  It is an honor for me to join you for the second year in a row at this annual Conference on Security and Prosperity in Central America.

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GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

Omnispace and Vulcan Wireless Demonstrate Portable Military Radios Communicating via Commercial Satellite

Omnispace | September 02, 2021

Omnispace and Vulcan Wireless Inc. today announced successful voice and data communication between its NGSO on-orbit satellite and a widely fielded model of mobile tactical military communications radios (PRC-117G). Omnispace is seamlessly uniting mobile and satellite to create the world's only truly global 5G mobile network. As part of Omnispace's Phase II Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) contract, the demonstration was in cooperation with U.S. Space Force's Space Systems Command. The contract was awarded as part of the U.S. Airforce's "Space Pitch Day," enabling Omnispace to bring next-generation narrowband capabilities to the warfighter. The Omnispace next-generation global 5G network is being architected to support "dual-use," mission-critical enterprise and secure government applications. Unlike legacy commercial and government networks, Omnispace's global system is being designed in line with 3GPP 5G NTN standards, which will enable interoperability for any compatible 5G commercial or government device. Omnispace's 5G NTN platform will further enhance government customers' resiliency, reliability, and real-time decision-making by enabling advanced tactical handheld communications, military internet-of-things, and battlefield edge processing. Together with Vulcan, the test successfully demonstrates the ability to connect the global Omnispace satellite network directly to existing mobile devices -- addressing warfighter needs "at the edge" within the joint all-domain command and control (JADC2) architecture. "One of the biggest challenges for the evolution of military enterprise communications is the cost and adaptation of legacy end-user equipment," said Campbell Marshall, Omnispace's Vice President for Government and International Markets. "This demo proves that software-defined mobile, tactical user equipment can leverage our dual-use commercial infrastructure. Imagine the possibilities that 5G technology will enable for government -- from COTM handheld devices to IoT platforms." The demonstrations with Vulcan Wireless were focused on connecting existing military hardware to satellites in commercial frequency bands and orbits, not traditionally used by government, to increase the resiliency of battlefield communications. "The Vulcan Wireless and Omnispace teams worked closely to successfully conduct a live demonstration, integrating existing tactical communication systems with the Omnispace satellite network," said Kevin Lynaugh, CEO, Vulcan Wireless Inc. "We're pleased with the results, which demonstrate how global, borderless beyond line of site (BLOS) connectivity is possible for real world military applications." These communications capabilities are the cornerstone for next-generation warfighting concepts such as multi-domain operations (MDO) and expeditionary advanced based operations (EABO) which are focused on minimizing physical and RF signatures. Omnispace is redefining mobile communications by building a global hybrid network that will soon provide global 5G from space connectivity to enterprise and government customers, worldwide. About Omnispace Headquartered in the Washington D.C. area, and founded by veteran telecommunications and satellite industry executives, Omnispace is redefining mobile connectivity for the 21st century. By leveraging 5G technologies, the company is combining the global footprint of a non-geostationary satellite constellation with the mobile networks of the world's leading telecom companies to bring an interoperable "one network" connectivity to users and IoT devices anywhere on the globe. About Vulcan Wireless Vulcan Wireless is a leader in advanced design and manufacture of space based and terrestrial communications systems. Customers span the defense and commercial sectors, to include the U.S. Air Force, NASA JPL, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, and multiple commercial orbital missions. Specializing in software defined radios, satellite antenna systems and high reliability space environments, Vulcan serves bespoke missions at the highest level of technicality, to include multiple classified missions.

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Spycloud and Cyberdefenses Partners to Defend Against Foreign Election Interference

SpyCloud | September 24, 2020

SpyCloud, known for its unique breach data collection and curation platform that powers leading account takeover prevention and fraud investigation solutions, today announced its partnership with CyberDefenses, an award-winning Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) and expert in election security, to protect the integrity of current and future elections. Across the United States, elections are operated by Secretary of State offices with more than 3,000 county governments forming the frontline of defense against election cyberattacks. County election departments are frequently attractive targets for attackers with a wide range of motivations and agendas. As most areas of government shift to digital platforms, threat actors are increasingly choosing cyberattacks as their method to launch election interference, ransomware, account takeover, and other attacks. Even a small but successful attack could cause people to lose faith in election results, resulting in disastrous consequences for our nation.

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GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

KBR and Adarga Announce Strategic Partnership to Extend AI Capabilities into National Security Sector

KBR | September 14, 2021

KBR has today announced a strategic partnership with Adarga, one of the UK's leading developers of artificial intelligence (AI) analytics software for defense and national security. KBR's Government Solutions business will integrate Adarga's leading-edge AI software platform into the delivery of a number of its large-scale programs across the defense and national security sectors – putting effective, data-driven decision-making at the heart of how they operate. The partnership will further extend KBR's capability offering across key market sectors and accelerate the speed and scale at which organizations can adopt next generation AI analytics to resolve their most complex data challenges. It will also allow clients to unlock vital insight, foresight and understanding of information buried across their ever-growing data sets. This insight allows customers to improve retention of critical institutional knowledge, identify hidden connections to drive intelligence-led investigation, support strategic planning, and quantify future threats and opportunities. The addition of AI enhances and extends human capability by increasing agility, accuracy and productivity. "This partnership is an exciting step to enhance our innovative and highly dependable solutions focused approach across key markets, with a shared ethos to help our customers resolve their most complex challenges," said Andrew Barrie, KBR President, Government Solutions EMEA. Adarga's UK-developed Knowledge Platform™ is built for rapid integration with partner programs and is already providing vital insights for the UK Ministry of Defence by driving faster, better and more informed decisions. Adarga CEO, Robert Bassett Cross, said, "Adarga is pleased to be partnering with KBR to expand the AI capabilities of customers across defense and national security. Together we will be able to provide customers with a transformational ability to leverage data as a strategic asset – a vital element of modern defense capability." About KBR We deliver science, technology and engineering solutions to governments and companies around the world. KBR employs approximately 29,000 people worldwide with customers in more than 80 countries and operations in 40 countries. KBR is proud to work with its customers across the globe to provide technology, value-added services, and long- term operations and maintenance services to ensure consistent delivery with predictable results. At KBR, We Deliver.

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Secretary, thank you for your hospitality this morning and for the outstanding leadership that you have brought to your role as Secretary of State for the United States of America. To President Hernandez, to President Morales, Vice President Ortiz, Mr. Secretary, to Secretary Nielsen, and to our co-hosts from Mexico, Foreign Secretary Videgaray and Interior Secretary Navarrete: It is an honor.  It is an honor for me to join you for the second year in a row at this annual Conference on Security and Prosperity in Central America.