Truce or genuine deal? Analysts question if phase one of US-China trade pact will last

CNBC | October 14, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump has called the phase one trade deal with China “very substantial” — but analysts say it appears to be more of a “temporary truce” than a real deal. They say it doesn’t sufficiently touch on the thorny issues plaguing both sides, and warn that negotiations could break down again before the phase one agreement is drafted. The trade dispute between the U.S. and China has gone on for more than a year and after their 13th round of talks last week, Trump said Friday that both sides have reached a phase one deal, and it will be written over the next three weeks.

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In this video, Illumio's federal CTO Gary Barlet, formerly CIO at the U.S. Postal Service's Office of the Inspector General, explains why federal agencies must 'stop the insanity' when it comes to relying on traditional security approaches. Modern Zero Trust Segmentation is necessary to prevent inevitable breaches from bringing down your mission.

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In this video, Illumio's federal CTO Gary Barlet, formerly CIO at the U.S. Postal Service's Office of the Inspector General, explains why federal agencies must 'stop the insanity' when it comes to relying on traditional security approaches. Modern Zero Trust Segmentation is necessary to prevent inevitable breaches from bringing down your mission.

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LaunchDarkly Federal Feature Management Program Authorized by FedRAMP

Launchdarkly | January 25, 2023

On January 24, 2023, LaunchDarkly, a feature management platform, received moderate impact authorization from the FedRAMP (Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program) for its LaunchDarkly Federal solution, with endorsement from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). For years, LaunchDarkly has worked directly with US government agencies to drive innovation and increase resiliency in their software deployments. Many government organizations now use the platform to manage feature releases and deployments across their agencies and infrastructures. Customers can use the LaunchDarkly Federal solution to perform targeted rollouts efficiently, significantly improve release experiences, and confidently deploy new technology to millions of users. LaunchDarkly Federal supports connected and disconnected operations and is the market's first feature management platform to receive FedRAMP authorization. It is now better positioned to provide the public sector with an enterprise-class feature management solution that enables government agencies and their private sector partners to safely modernize and migrate applications while maintaining exceptional control. This authorization comes at a crucial time when government agencies strive to operate in the safest environments possible in the face of rising cyber security concerns. The platform is uniquely positioned to assist these agencies as they advance their DevSecOps initiatives to incorporate Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD). LaunchDarkly's commitment to enhancing the privacy and security of its platform is furthered by its FedRAMP authorization at a moderate impact level. The company has also confirmed that its platform supports HIPAA compliance, offering healthcare providers that adhere to strict privacy regulations with the confidence and capabilities they need to innovate continuously with less risk. About LaunchDarkly Founded in 2014 and based in Oakland (California), LaunchDarkly is a scalable feature management program. Feature management enables development teams to innovate rapidly by fundamentally altering how software is delivered to customers. DevOps teams can accelerate their journey to the cloud, standardize safe releases at scale, and collaborate more effectively with business teams with the ability to gradually release new software features on any platform to any segment of users. Currently, the platform deploys 20 trillion feature flag peaks daily, and this number continues to rise. LaunchDarkly is on the Forbes Cloud 100 list, Enterprise Tech 30 list, and InfoWorld's 2021 Technology of the Year list.

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Acalvio with Carahsoft to Expand Cybersecurity Solutions in Public Sector

Acalvio Technologies | March 13, 2023

One of the leaders in cyber deception, Acalvio Technologies and The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, Carahsoft Technology Corp., recently announced a partnership. Carahsoft will serve as Acalvio's Master Government Aggregator®, as per the agreement, making the company's market-leading Active Defense Platform and ShadowPlex Advanced Threat Defense accessible to the Public Sector via Carahsoft reseller associates, NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) V, National Association of State Procurement Officials ValuePoint, Software 2 (ITES-SW2), Information Technology Enterprise Solutions, National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance and OMNIA Partners contracts. Acalvio's ShadowPlex enables government agencies to efficiently execute the three most important aspects of adversarial engagement, including detection, which helps in rapid discovery of adversary presence both on-premises and in–cloud infrastructure, disruption to impede and slow down attacks and intelligence to easily collect granular forensics of attacker tactics, techniques, and procedures. The Continuous Diagnostics & Mitigation (CDM) Program Approved Products List (APL) has approved Acalvio Technologies, and their products are now accessible through various Carahsoft contracts, including SEWP V contracts NNG15SC03B and NNG15SC27B, NASPO ValuePoint Master Agreement #AR2472, ITES-SW2 Contract W52P1J-20-D-0042, NCPA Contract NCPA01-86, and OMNIA Partners Contract #R191902. About Acalvio Technologies Based in Santa Clara, California, Acalvio is one of the leading cyber deception technologies providers. The company helps businesses actively defend against advanced security threats. Established in 2015, it was built on 25 issued patents in autonomous deception and advanced AI. It also offers robust solutions for Identity Threat Detection and Response (ITDR), Ransomware Protection and Advanced Threat Detection for IT and OT networks, and Zero Trust. About Carahsoft Carahsoft is a government IT solutions provider, combining technological expertise with a comprehensive understanding of the government procurement process to assist public sector organizations in selecting and implementing the most cost-effective solution. The company is based in Reston, Virginia. It is one of the largest government partner catering as the government's master aggregator for many of its best-in-class vendors. It also drives value for a vast ecosystem of IT manufacturers, system integrators, resellers, and consulting partners.

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MongoDB Atlas Achieves FedRAMP®’s Moderate Authorization

MongoDB | February 09, 2023

On February 08, 2023, MongoDB, a software development company, announced that its platform, MongoDB Atlas, has achieved FedRAMP, the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program's Moderate Authorized designation. The MongoDB Atlas for Government platform provides software tools and services for organizations of the U.S. government, enabling them to quickly build and deploy secure, high-scale distributed applications over the cloud. An independent auditor has reported that it fulfills almost all the requirements of the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS). In addition, it makes it easier for educational institutes, local agencies, states, and the federal government, to build updated cloud-native applications while still fulfilling data security and privacy standards. FedRAMP is a U.S. government program providing a standardized approach to authorization, continuous monitoring, and security assessment for cloud-related products and services. MongoDB received FedRAMP's approval because it fulfilled the requirements of strict performance, compliance, and security standards. It is now listed among FedRAMP-authorized companies, offering cloud software to government organizations to help them innovate and grow faster and more confidently with FedRAMP's approval. Chief Product Officer of MongoDB, Sahir Azam, said, "Security is our priority at MongoDB and a top priority for our customers. We know that with the proliferation of different types of data that is transmitted and stored in the cloud, protecting sensitive data is increasingly important for both private and public entities." He added, "The FedRAMP Moderate designation, as well as the assessment of MongoDB Atlas for Government in support of customers with CJIS requirements, are the result of our efforts to ensure that MongoDB Atlas for Government is well positioned to secure the country's most crucial data sets and power the most innovative applications designed to transform government. Now the more than 7,500 government organizations leveraging AWS also have access to MongoDB Atlas for Government to create modern applications. We are grateful for the support and partnership of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) who sponsored MongoDB throughout the authorization process." (Source – Cision PR Newswire) About MongoDB MongoDB, a developer data platform company, has empowered innovators with software and data requirements to build, transform, and disrupt industries since 2007. Headquartered in New York, it has more than 39,100 employees in about 100 countries worldwide. The statistics say that its database platform has been downloaded more than 352 million times, and about 1.5 million people have registered for MongoDB University courses. It provides solutions for the financial services, telecommunications, healthcare, retail, and public sectors. Its strategic initiatives are Legacy modernization, Business agility, Data as a service, and Cloud data strategy for public and private enterprises without any lock-in.

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