Pete Buttigieg raises $24.8 million in the second quarter as his White House bid gains momentum

CNBC | July 01, 2019

Democratic rising star and 2020 presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg announced his fundraising total for the second quarter of his 2020 run for president early Monday morning. The $24.8 million haul represents a massive total following his surge in the polls and a strong performance at the first Democratic debate in Miami last week. A poll conducted by Morning Consult after the debate showed Buttigieg with a 10 point increase in favorability. Buttigieg is going into the third quarter with $22.6 million on hand. Since he officially commenced his underdog campaign for president in April, the South Bend, Indiana, mayor has made inroads with big money donors. He’s among three 2020 contenders, including former Vice President Joe Biden and California Sen. Kamala Harris, who have received the support of top financiers across the country, as CNBC reported in June.

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Everlaw Moves to AWS GovCloud (US) to Give Even Greater Security to Federal Clients

Everlaw | September 15, 2021

Everlaw announced today the migration of its FedRAMP Authorized federal SaaS platform to Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud (US), making it one of the first cloud-native ediscovery, collaboration and document review solutions to meet these stringent U.S. government security requirements. Everlaw's platform, which achieved FedRAMP Authorization last year, is already one of the few elite technology providers used by U.S. government agencies for federal investigations and litigation. Now, on AWS GovCloud (US), Everlaw can maintain the integrity of its state-of-the-art, high-speed solution while protecting the most sensitive government information against cybersecurity threats. Providing a fast, highly secure and modern collaboration solution that meets the critical needs of government agencies is of the utmost importance to us. Our move to AWS GovCloud (US) allows our federal clients to confidently use our solution, knowing that their information is protected by the highest cloud security standards. Kevin Babcock, Director of Security Engineering at Everlaw The migration to AWS GovCloud (US) underlines Everlaw's commitment to best-in-class service and safety for federal clients. AWS GovCloud (US) allows Everlaw to better support federal export controls, compliance, and storage of highly sensitive data. Additionally, the Amazon Region is operated exclusively by U.S. citizens on U.S. soil, as is Everlaw's platform, enabling the company to serve government agencies with NOFORN (no foreign national) requirements. Everlaw has also achieved ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification for data center security, and SOC 2 Type 2 certification in Privacy, Security, Confidentiality and Availability, as well as completed voluntary independent audits to support Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance. Everlaw's collaborative platform enables federal teams to discover, illuminate and act on information to better drive internal investigations and positively impact the outcome of litigation, congressional hearings, and internal and regulatory investigations. Historically, federal teams have had to rely on outdated, client-server software and expensive third-party service providers, but Everlaw combines speed, security and ease-of-use into a single solution that can be used in-house without maintenance or outside technical staff. Everlaw's unique features help uncover the truth more quickly and present findings more clearly, including 0365 integration, bulk redactions, searchable PDFs, A/V transcription, data visualization, foreign language translation, clustering, instant searching and in-platform sharing, with additional features released every four weeks. About Everlaw Everlaw blends cutting-edge technology with modern design to help government entities, law firms, and corporations solve the toughest problems in the legal industry. Everlaw is used by Fortune 100 corporate counsels and household brands like Hilton and Dick's Sporting Goods, 76 out of the AM Law 100, and all 50 U.S. state attorneys general. Based in Oakland, California, Everlaw is funded by top-tier investors, including CapitalG, Menlo Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, and K9 Ventures.

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Beacon Global Strategies Expands its National Security Technology Practice by Adding Five Experts

Beacon Global Strategies | March 08, 2022

Beacon Global Strategies (BGS), a leading strategic advisory firm focusing on global public policy, government procurement, emerging technology, and geopolitical risk analysis, announced the expansion of its National Security Technology Practice. BGS has added to its ranks former Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO) Ms. Suzette Kent, Cybersecurity expert Ms. Julie Grundman, Government Technology Procurement and Acquisition leader Ms. Elizabeth Hampton, former Senate Intelligence Budget and Policy Director Ms. Tara C. McFeely and former DoD Science and Technology expert Ms. Whitney McNamara who will bring decades of experience in cybersecurity, IT modernization, intelligence, and defense innovation. "We are thrilled to expand our National Security Technology Practice by welcoming such a highly respected group of experts and look forward to the value they will add to our team," said Jeremy Bash, Partner and Managing Director at BGS. BGS's National Security Technology Practice is focused on enabling collaboration between U.S. technology innovators and the national security community. The Practice is led by BGS Managing Director Lauren Bedula and supported by BGS Senior Counselor and former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell, and BGS Senior Advisors former DoD CIO Dana Deasy, former Vice Chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Sandy Winnefeld, former Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Robert Cardillo, former Deputy Chief of Staff of the Air Force for ISR General Dash Jamieson, former Commander of Navy Cyber Command Admiral TJ White, Former Deputy Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army General Joe Anderson. The U.S. Government understands that it needs to take advantage of disruptive technologies to maintain our competitive posture. We know how to navigate government procurement and team with innovators to ensure the best technologies America has to offer are available for members of our national security community." Lauren Bedula, BGS National Security Technology Practice Lead Ms. Suzette Kent joins BGS as Senior Advisor Prior to joining BGS, Ms. Kent served as the Federal CIO. She joined government from industry where she has been a global leader in large-scale business transformation and has worked with many of the world's most complex organizations. Her experiences cover a wide spectrum, which include technology development, product design, customer servicing, merger and acquisition, technology and risk policy and establishing new global industry capabilities. Before taking the role of Federal CIO, Ms. Kent spent over 29 years in the financial services industry where she served as a principal at EY, partner at Accenture, consulting president at Carreker Corporation, and Managing Director at JPMorgan. Ms. Kent currently serves a board member and senior advisor for businesses and multiple technology organizations. She has been a frequent speaker in global industry forums, publisher of thought leadership pieces, and holds patents in banking processes. Ms. Julie Grundman joins BGS as Vice President Before joining BGS, Ms. Grundman was a Senior Manager at PwC UK, where she led the Cybersecurity in Mergers & Acquisitions team. During her time at PwC, she was also seconded in a senior operational role, acting as an Information Risk Manager for a business unit at a global oil and gas company. Ms. Grundman was previously an early employee at IronNet Cybersecurity, a technology startup. At IronNet, she managed early customer engagements and strategic alliances, and assisted in the design and growth of the business development and customer success functions. Prior to IronNet, Ms. Grundman oversaw the cybersecurity portfolio at Business Executives for National Security (BENS), working closely with government partners. She has also practiced cybersecurity, data privacy, and corporate law. Ms. Grundman received a B.A., with honors, in political science from Grinnell College, and earned her law degree from Boston College, where she graduated cum laude. Ms. Elizabeth Hampton joins BGS as Vice President Prior to joining BGS, Ms. Hampton worked at the General Services Administration (GSA), Federal Acquisition Service doing mission critical Assisted Acquisitions for Federal customers. She served as a GSA FEDSIM Manager within the Civilian Sector supporting a variety of Intelligence Community and Health & Human Services customers. In this role, Ms. Hampton was responsible for overseeing the successful acquisition and execution of many large and complex enterprise contracts spanning Information Technology, Professional Services, Managed Services and Logistics solutions. Her expertise is in requirements gathering, market research, acquisition strategy, contract evaluations and post award-execution with a focus on performance-based contracting. Prior to joining the FEDSIM leadership team, Ms. Hampton served as a Senior Project Manager supporting the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) where she conducted acquisitions that transitioned the organization into a new and optimized portfolio of contracts. Throughout her tenure in GSA, she supported several critical Government Wide initiatives focused on ensuring efficient solutions across the federal procurement landscape including work with the GSA SmartPay Program, the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative, Multiple Award Schedules Contracts, and Acquisition Operations. Ms. Hampton holds a Masters Certificate in Project Management from the George Washington University School of Business, a Bachelor's degree from Dickinson College in Political Science and Sociology and her Masters in Business Administration from the Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business. Ms. Tara C. McFeely joins BGS as Vice President Before joining BGS, Ms. McFeely was the Deputy Director of the Intelligence Analyses Division at the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) where she led the strategic development, management, and execution of IDA's intelligence-related research and analyses in support of sponsors across the U.S. Government (USG). Ms. McFeely is also an Adjunct Professor in the Master of Science in Foreign Service program at Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. Previously, she served as the Budget Director of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) where she led the SSCI staff oversight of the U.S. Intelligence Community's (IC's) and Defense Intelligence Enterprise's (DIE's) annual $83.0+ billion budgets, programs, and related policies as well as the annual Intelligence Authorization Act. Before joining the SSCI, Ms. McFeely was a senior advisor to multiple IC and USG clients as a Senior Associate with Booz Allen Hamilton. Ms. McFeely began her career in the U.S. Navy, initially serving as a Surface Warfare Officer managing over 120 officers and sailors within her ship's Engineering Department. She subsequently served as a Naval Intelligence Officer and intelligence collection manager at the Office Naval Intelligence, and at the Pentagon. Ms. McFeely has a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the United States Naval Academy and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. Ms. Whitney McNamara joins BGS as Associate Vice President. Before joining BGS, Ms. McNamara served as the Director of Science & Technology within the Department of Defense's Defense Innovation Board (DIB). Previously, she was an emerging technologies policy subject matter expert supporting the Department's CIO. Prior to that, she was a Senior Analyst at the national security think tank Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, focusing on emerging technologies, future operating concepts, informationized warfare and great power competition. She is a former a National Security Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center and worked in the Political-Military Bureau at the Department of State and in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Middle East Policy. She received her M.A. in Strategic Studies and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies where she was a Bradley Fellow and a Presidential Management Fellowship Finalist. Prior to that, she spent four years working in the Middle East as a project manager and consultant. About Beacon Global Strategies Founded in 2013, Beacon Global Strategies is a bipartisan strategic advisory firm that provides clients an in-depth understanding of national security decision-making to advance objectives and solve problems in Washington and abroad. The Beacon team brings experience informed by their years of service in the White House, State Department, Defense Department, CIA, Justice Department, on Capitol Hill, and in the private sector. BGS is led by Managing Directors and Partners Michael Allen, Former Staff Director of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and former Senior Director at the National Security Council under President George W. Bush; Jeremy Bash, Former Chief of Staff to the Secretary of Defense and CIA Director; and Andrew Shapiro, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs; and BGS Managing Directors Lauren Bedula and Kristin White.

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United States Air Force Selects Blackberry Spark for Their Secure Productivity

BlackBerry Limited | September 22, 2020

BlackBerry Limited announced today that the United States Air Force has selected BlackBerry Spark® for their secure productivity needs. The agreement gives the organization access to the latest BlackBerry technologies for Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) and Unified Endpoint Security (UES). BlackBerry Spark allows governments and enterprises to modernize their digital infrastructure, for high-performance 'work from anywhere', without any compromise on security. BlackBerry's secure productivity platform is powered by next-generation artificial intelligence and machine learning and unlocks the potential of connectivity across all deployment and endpoint types.

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