EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, CYBERSECURITY
Zetron | March 15, 2023
On March 14, 2023, Zetron, one of the leading communications technology and service providers, announced it has received a contract from the North Central Regional Planning Commission (NCRPC) of Kansas (USA). The contract offers cyber resilience roadmaps and assessments for the Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) of 34 counties throughout the states. As the fiscal agent for six of the seven Homeland Security regions in Kansas, the Homeland Security/Emergency Operations unit of the Kansas Highway Patrol applies for and administers Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) funding to subrecipients such as the NCRPC.
State and local governments, including fire departments, police, and other public safety agencies, are increasingly susceptible to cyberattacks. As per the Verizon 2022 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), the public sector had the second-most cybersecurity incidents and the fourth-most data breaches among major industries in 2018. In addition, a 2021 Fastly report found that of all cybersecurity alerts, 45 percent are false positives that can be frequently difficult to distinguish from genuine threats and malicious behavior. This results in getting valuable time wasted during an emergency.
Zetron, with SecuLore Solutions, a cybersecurity partner and local services partners, will finish cybersecurity assessments and roadmaps of selected thirty-four counties across Kansas, with its population from 600,000 to less than 1300 people. Each counties' assessment will identify threats and provide prioritized, actionable recommendations for remediating vulnerabilities and enhancing the county's cybersecurity risk posture. Following the contract terms, cybersecurity assessments and road maps for Kansas counties selected by NCRPC Regional Project Managers and the Planning Team will be completed in multiple phases through March 2024.
Zetron is one of the leaders in mission-critical communications technology worldwide. The company offers integrated solutions with exceptional reliability and support. It was founded in 1980 with decades of experience serving the public and private sectors and a sterling reputation for superior quality and dependability. Based in Redmond, Washington, it has customers across all seven continents and in a variety of industries such as transportation, public safety, utilities, the federal government, natural resources and more. In addition, it delivers purpose-built solutions to be always available wherever mission-critical communications must be uninterrupted.
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, GOVERNMENT BUSINESS
PR Newswire | May 26, 2023
For Memorial Day 2023, GovCIO partnered with the Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration (NCA) to add to its Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM) website more than 300,000 service members and Veterans interred in 27 Department of Defense-managed military cemeteries, including Arlington National Cemetery.
VLM, a publicly available interactive online memorialization platform, honors the service and sacrifice of millions interred at these military cemeteries; at VA National and VA funded state, tribal, and territory Veteran cemeteries; and two U.S. Park Service National Cemeteries. The digital platform allows family and friends to upload written tributes, photos, biographies, documents, and other information to Veterans' memorial pages.
Since the program launched in 2019, over 4.8 million profiles have been created with nearly 60,000 memories added by family members, friends, researchers, and other users. The newly added 27 cemeteries include 18 operated by the Army, five operated by the Navy; and four by the Air Force.
"We are honored to be part of this meaningful program that pays tribute to our nation's heroes in such a personal way," said Karen Durham-Aguilera, Executive Director of the Office of Army Cemeteries and Army National Military Cemeteries. "We look forward to this continued partnership so that more people can discover the extraordinary stories of service and sacrifice that make up the fabric of our country."
From its inception, GovCIO has led the building, implementation and maintenance of the VLM site for the NCA, ensuring survivors and family members have access to the platform to memorialize their Veterans.
"This is a big leap forward for VLM," National Cemetery Administration Digital Services Officer James LaPaglia said. "For us, to be connecting to an interment database outside of the VA is a first. And Arlington National Cemetery is something that our customers have been asking for from the beginning when VLM started in 2019."
Additional newly launched VLM features GovCIO helped implement include a simpler and faster search for users to find their Veterans and a new Personal Achievements milestone to celebrate those non-military special occasions in a Veteran's life.
"Having a number of my relatives interred at VA national cemeteries, including my father-in-law at Arlington National Cemetery, I am extremely proud that the VA has entrusted GovCIO with this important mission," said Jim Brabston, GovCIO CEO. "Improving the VLM customer experience was our top priority, and we hope these new features will continue to allow families and friends to honor their Veterans."
GovCIO is a rapidly growing provider of advanced technology solutions and digital services for the federal government. Combining our extensive federal experience with the latest innovations in IT and disruptive approaches, our experts develop comprehensive solutions to meet the most pressing demands of today's government agencies. From the U.S. military to Health and Human Services, we have an impressive track record of helping our customers optimize how they operate.
GovCIO is transforming government IT, empowering our federal customers to meet the challenges of today while building the government of tomorrow.
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, GOVERNMENT BUSINESS
Unanet | March 09, 2023
On March 08, 2023, one of the leading providers of project-based ERP and CRM for government contractors, Unanet, announced Planate Management Group, the government contracting firm, selected Unanet ERP GovCon to offer a more in-built and streamlined solution for their business processes and to help the company as its scales rapidly.
A service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB), Planate is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, with a workforce of more than 200 people. It specializes in master planning and facility, architecture and engineering support, engineering design, and environmental services for DoD, federal, and industry clients in over 20 countries globally. The management group is expecting significant growth both domestically and internationally in 2023. As a result, company leaders determined it was time to abandon the disparate, off-the-shelf accounting software on which the company relied, as these systems were causing significant project and operational inefficiencies that negatively impacted the bottom line.
Planate selected Unanet's purpose-built platform for government contractors for its ERP solutions requirements. Planate set Unanet's platform based on the positive ratings from other GovCon users and strong customer service and training track record. As a result, Planate will replace its patchwork of non-integrated tools for time entry, accounting, and project management with Unanet, a modern platform where these and other capabilities are fully integrated and work together effortlessly. According to Unanet's recent Gauge Report, which highlights trends, best practices, and business challenges in the government contracting industry, approximately 30% of GovCon small businesses cite organic growth as the leading cause of their financial challenges.
Unanet is a leading ERP and CRM solution provider for government contractors, AEC, and professional services. The company is based in Dulles (Virginia). It has over 3200 project-driven organizations that rely on Unanet to help them with information and actionable insights to make better decisions and boost the business, including Haskell, Array, NewFields and many more. It offers all support with its people-centered team, which works towards the success of clients' projects, people, and finances. Its products include Unanet ERP GovCon, ERP AE, CRM GovCon, and CRM by Cosential.