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.
Snyk | February 08, 2023
On February 07, 2023, Snyk, a computer and network security company, announced "In Process" authorization from FedRAMP, i.e., the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program marketplace, which will work towards developer security needs.
Currently working under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) sponsorship, it will get the support of federal, local, and state governments, as well as educational institutes with whom it has previously worked because of government compliance requirements. The authorization represents its support to organizations in the public sector for secured digital transformation.
CEO of Snyk, Peter McKay, said, "Our progress towards FedRAMP authorization enables Snyk to help enhance our nation's overall software supply chain security, a vital need outlined in President Biden's recent Executive Order 14028." He added, "We are committed to helping government agencies evolve away from ineffective legacy cybersecurity approaches, allowing them to embrace a modern, developer-centric security mindset and experience the benefits of DevSecOps."
(Source - Globe Newswire)
Snyk, a provider of developer security, empowers developers to build secure applications and digital platforms worldwide. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, it is dedicated to securing all the critical components, from code to the cloud, for enhanced developer productivity, customer satisfaction, revenue growth, improved security posture, and cost savings. Its security platform automatically integrates with developers' workflows and has purpose-built security teams to collaborate with the client's development teams. Many industry leaders like Salesforce, Revolut, New Relic, MongoDB, Intuit, Google, and Asurion, along with more than 2,500 customers worldwide, trust it for cybersecurity.
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.