Trump administration sees no loophole in new Huawei curb

Huawei | June 24, 2020

The U.S. government sees no loopholes in a new rule aimed at crimping global chip sales to China’s Huawei and will “aggressively” crack down on any bid to disobey the intent of the curb, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Tuesday. The rule, released in May, expands U.S. authority to require licenses for shipments of some foreign-made chips to the telecoms equipment giant. It was drafted after China hardliners in the administration became frustrated that Huawei’s blacklisting last year by the United States over national security concerns did not go far enough to cut off its access to global supplies.

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Palantir Selected by Department of Defense to Automate Spectrum Coordination Workflows

PR Newswire | August 01, 2023

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Government Business, Cybersecurity

In Cooperation with the FedCloudIA Platform, Milestone's XProtect is Now Available as a VMS Cloud Service for the U.S. Government

Prweb | July 12, 2023

Milestone Systems, a global leader in open platform video technologies, announces today its partnership with FedCloudIA, paving the way for groundbreaking advancements in government security solutions. The company's signature software, Milestone XProtect, is now available as part of the FedCloudIA cloud service offering, a FedRAMP Ready video management solution. By participating in this FedRAMP Ready environment, Milestone XProtect becomes a trusted cloud service technology for the U.S. government. This distinction eases the process of conducting business within the government sector. With this move, any government agency seeking a FedRAMP Ready Video Management System (VMS) now has the option to use Milestone through FedCloudIA. Likewise, resellers for government agencies looking to leverage Milestone's robust cloud capabilities may proceed through the FedCloudIA platform. Through this partnership, Milestone integrators and government sector end-users gain access to a FedRAMP Ready cloud solution. The Milestone XProtect solution adheres to the security policies published by NIST and tailored to the FedRAMP Moderate baseline and DoD IL-4. Milestone XProtect is now available as a cloud service for all U.S. federal, state and local government agencies. Milestone technology partners may also be available under the FedCloudIA umbrella. "Milestone's entry into the FedCloudIA framework marks a significant leap forward for government security. Our partnership ensures that government agencies can rely on an approved, secure, and effective open platform VMS to meet their unique needs," said Walter Coady, Business Development Manager, Federal Government, Milestone Systems. "Being in the market as part of a FedRAMP Ready solution underscores our commitment to innovation, integration and the partner ecosystem." The Milestone XProtect open platform video management system currently supports more than 13,000 different security devices from more than 700 of the industry’s leading manufacturers. Technology partners include providers of network video cameras, smart sensors, cloud technologies, access control, alarm and detection systems, video analytics, GPS technology, laser scanners, emergency call boxes, and much more. About Milestone Systems Milestone Systems is a leading provider of data-driven video technology software in and beyond security that helps the world see how to ensure safety, protect assets, and increase business efficiency. Milestone enables an open platform community that drives collaboration and innovation in the development and use of network video technology, with reliable and scalable solutions that are proven in more than 500,000 customer sites worldwide. Founded in 1998, Milestone is a stand-alone company in the Canon Group. For more information visit: http://www.milestonesys.com About FedCloudIA FedCloudIA is an environment providing cloud-based video surveillance systems, access control systems, video storage, body worn cameras, and intrusion detection systems (IDS) to agencies. Agency-site equipment is supported by management infrastructure maintained by FedCloudIA and hosted in the Azure Gov Cloud. This service offering is delivered either as a Platform as a Service (PaaS) hybrid solution, or as a Software as a Service (SaaS) offering, with agency managed on-site equipment and FedCloudIA managed cloud infrastructure. FedCloudIA's PaaS offering allows agencies the flexibility to distribute resources between cloud and local systems. As a physical security environment, FedCloudIA simplifies the ATO process of multiple commercial off the shelf (COTS) manufacturers such as Milestone Systems. About FedRAMP The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP®) was established in 2011 to provide a cost-effective, risk-managed approach for the adoption and use of cloud services by the federal government. FedRAMP empowers agencies to use modern cloud technologies, with an emphasis on security and protection of federal information.

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The Virtru Data Security Platform Achieves FedRAMP Authorization

Globenewswire | August 11, 2023

Virtru, the global leader in data-centric security and privacy, today announced that the Virtru Data Security Platform received Authorization to Operate (ATO) at the Moderate level under theFederal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP®). This authorization was sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. TheVirtru Data Security Platformunderpins a holistic suite of data protection products that empower public- and private-sector organizations to scale data-centric security across sensitive data workflows. The Virtru platform first achieved FedRAMP ATO at the Moderate level in 2019, and since that time, Virtru has continued to expand the platform to provide the federal government and its contractors with secure encryption, access controls, and key management capabilities. This includes the addition ofVirtru Secure Share, an encrypted file-sharing solution that equips organizations to securely send and receive sensitive data while retaining complete, continuous control over that shared data, with data owners having the ability to revoke access at any time. “Federal organizations are realizing the urgent need for data-centric security, embracing strategies that enhance rather than impede the mission by prioritizing control and secure access to data at a granular level first, while also protecting the systems and networks that store and transmit it,” said Will Ackerly, co-founder and CTO, Virtru. “This includes the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), which recently announced its intent toimplement a data-centric frameworkto address rapidly emerging cybersecurity challenges, highlighting the value and urgency of data-centric security to enable mission success.” Ackerly added, “Virtru’s Data Security Platform gives federal organizations the critical foundations needed to execute against advanced data-centric cybersecurity strategies. The ATO was sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which utilized our Data Security Platform to control and govern sensitive data both in motion and at rest. Virtru’s FedRAMP Moderate ATO could not have come at a more critical time for our nation, and we look forward to our continued technology deployments for our federal customers.” Virtru’s FedRAMP Moderate authorization expedites procurement and solution authorization for Virtru’s federal customers. Additionally, the authorization validates the strength and trustworthiness of Virtru’s commercial solutions, which are built on the same robust and secure platforms that safeguard sensitive data flowing through email, file-sharing platforms, and SaaS apps. Virtru applications arealso compliant with FIPS 140-2, an encryption security requirement for cryptographic modules used by federal government agencies and contractors. These organizations can additionally leverage the FedRAMP-authorized Virtru Data Security Platform and suite of applications to improve security and meet compliance requirements, such as those outlined by the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS), and more. About Virtru At Virtru, we empower organizations to easily unlock the power of data while maintaining control everywhere it’s stored and shared. More than 8,000 global customers trust Virtru to power their data-centric, Zero Trust strategies and safeguard their most sensitive data in accordance with the world’s strictest security standards. Creators of TDF (Trusted Data Format), the open industry standard for persistent data protection, Virtru provides encryption technology for data shared through email, collaboration tools, cloud environments, and enterprise SaaS applications.

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