Trump 'not ready' for China trade deal, dismisses recession fears

Reuters | August 18, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump and top White House officials dismissed concerns that economic growth may be faltering, saying on Sunday they saw little risk of recession despite a volatile week on global bond markets, and insisting their trade war with China was doing no damage to the United States.

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Employees at the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) made history in 2009 by printing the Federal Register on 100% recycled paper. Public Printer Bob Tapella and Ray Mosley, Director of the Federal Register, inspect the production in GPO's Plant in Washington, D.C.

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Employees at the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) made history in 2009 by printing the Federal Register on 100% recycled paper. Public Printer Bob Tapella and Ray Mosley, Director of the Federal Register, inspect the production in GPO's Plant in Washington, D.C.

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SyncDog Announces Partnership with Deltek Marketplace to Empower Compliance

SyncDog Inc. | November 10, 2021

SyncDog, Inc., the leading Independent Software Vendor (ISV) for next generation mobile security and data loss prevention, today announced that they are joining Deltek's Marketplace, to bring the first fully integrated end-to-end mobile security solution to global enterprises and government agencies. Through this partnership with Deltek, the leading global provider of software and solutions for project-based businesses, SyncDog will help government contractors and other organizations rapidly deploy a zero-trust security framework across their mobile endpoint landscape to comply with the requirements outlined in the Cyber Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), NIST 800-171 and other regulations focused on data protection and privacy. Organizations in both the public and private sectors are consuming and generating more mobile data than ever before, and current device policies fall far short on security, compliance, and productivity. As a result, the U.S. Federal Government is now demanding all organizations that access or share government data – including commercial companies that do contract-based work for the government – go to great lengths to prove that government data is only being viewed and shared with only those who are authorized to use it. The ability of these institutions to achieve compliance and adopt the cybersecurity and data protection standards outlined in industry frameworks is more critical than ever. SyncDog's Secure.Systems, provides a holistic, zero-trust approach that helps bring organizations into compliance with CMMC, NIST 800-171 and other cyber and data privacy regulations without requiring a trade-off in security and productivity. SyncDog's unified Trusted Mobile Workspace (TMW) provides validated FIPS 140-2 level security against advanced mobile cyber threats and streamlines device management to make achieving compliance with internal and external regulations an easy step. "SyncDog is thrilled to expand access to our next generation, zero-trust mobility solution to the unique security requirement government contractors now need to resolve. As seen most recently with the Pegasus spyware attacks, mobile phones are being heavily targeted by cybercriminals. Our addition to the Deltek Marketplace will help equip organizations with the critical mobile security, compliance, and productivity tools they need to continue – and improve - business operations securely and efficiently. Government contractors and other organizations will have peace of mind knowing that our technology has simplified the process of complying with emerging regulations, and maybe more importantly, greatly minimized their attack surface while enabling autonomy and data privacy for employees." Brian Egenrieder, Chief Revenue Officer at SyncDog SyncDog leverages a validated FIPS 140-2, AES 256-bit encrypted container that houses corporate and government email, files, and apps on employees' mobile devices. SyncDog's Secure.Systems is a Zero-Trust end-to-end mobile security workspace that has multiple components, including Mobile Device Management, Secure Enterprise Messaging, Mobile Threat Defense, Private App Store and Containerization. With organizations looking to achieve CMMC and NIST 800-171 compliance, SyncDog can simplify the process and ensure employees are equipped with the data and apps they need to do their job, with the device they have on hand. Secure.Systems can be seamlessly integrated into any existing mobile device: Android or iOS, Corporate Owned or Personally owned (BYOD), Managed or Un-managed. SyncDog will be able to simplify the process of achieving compliance without hindering productivity. About SyncDog Inc. SyncDog is the leading ISV for building mobile frameworks that extend app functionality to devices while securing corporate and government networks from mobile-endpoint threats. SyncDog's flagship solution, Secure.Systems, delivers a rich and unimpeded mobile experience for employees working remotely, and supports a multitude of enterprise productivity apps within a NIST-certified (FIPS 140-2 cert. #2687) workspace. Secure.Systems is ideal for organizations that want to deliver a rich mobile app experience across BYOD, CYOD (choose your own device), or other endpoint device policy. Secure.Systems is a natural complement to security and compliance auditing initiatives to satisfy the mandates of HIPAA, GDPR, PCI DSS, GLBA, FISMA, and other laws/standards for data security.

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Law and Government Expertise is Awarded to SoftServe in Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program

SoftServe | February 18, 2021

SoftServe, a main computerized authority and counseling organization and Google Cloud Premier Partner has accomplished the Law and Government Expertise in the Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program. The Law and Government Expertise is granted to partners who exhibit client accomplishment in the public area, including government. This expertise insists that SoftServe has the experience and trend setting innovation arrangement capacities with Google Cloud to make and empower long haul public area development for customers. “SoftServe brings its differentiating solution competencies and cross-industry expertise in partnership with Google Cloud to answer Public Sector challenges, so organizations can continually embrace new technologies to deliver better services, more affordably and efficiently,” said Andrew Greene, Associate Vice President, Cloud Partnerships & Alliances at SoftServe. Mesquite Independent School District (ISD) is a school region in Mesquite, Texas zeroed in on building up a rousing and imaginative learning local area that teaches and enables understudies to seek after greatness. Mesquite ISD and SoftServe have partnered with Google Cloud to make Ayo, a communitarian learning device that helps understudies and teachers in applying another individualized way to deal with learning. “I'm excited about the direction the Ayo project has taken since our initial vision to reimagine the learning process for Mesquite ISD students, educators, and community. The Ayo platform allows us to help students grow from K-12 and also empower students beyond graduation through tailored learning that assists them in discovering where their passions and aptitudes align,” said Dr. David Vroonland, Superintendent of Schools, Mesquite ISD. “Working with SoftServe on this project has been instrumental in the early success we have seen and I look forward to what the future holds for public education based on this innovative collaboration.” SoftServe has profound specialized expertise in infrastructure modernization, smart analytics, and application modernization which help public area substances explore each phase of advanced change - utilizing the versatility, security, and accessibility of Google Cloud. Visit SoftServe's Google Cloud partner page for more data. About SoftServe SoftServe is a digital authority that advises and provides at the cutting-edge of technology. We reveal, transform, accelerate, and optimize the way enterprises and software companies do business. With expertise across healthcare, retail, energy, financial services, software, and more, we implement end-to-end solutions to deliver the innovation, quality, and speed that our clients’ users expect.

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Combination of Octo with Sevatec Establishes the Premier Pure-Play IT Modernization to the Federal Government

Octo | December 16, 2020

Octo, a chief supplier of arising innovation and IT modernization administrations for the Federal Government, reported today its mix with secretly held, Fairfax-based Sevatec, a main supplier of strategic programming advancement arrangements and computerized modernization administrations to the Federal Government. The blend of Octo and Sevatec makes an exceptionally deft accomplice to government clients that can address complex innovation challenges with development, high-contact administration, and generous specialized and operational assets. The joined association has developed each year since initiation and today creates almost $300 million in income and utilizes around 1,100 talented workers committed to addressing specialized difficulties for government clients across the Defense, Intelligence, National Security, Federal Health, and Civilian commercial centers. Established in 2003, Sevatec drives progressions in innovation, open-source tooling, business best practices in human-focused plan, Agile conveyance, DevSecOps, start to finish security, cloud administration joining, information designing, and computerization. With nearly $400 million in late prime Digital Modernization contract wins, exceptionally essential agreement vehicles, and separating advancements, for example, ShiftUp™, Sevatec has strong force in key business sectors and makes reciprocal extension open doors for the consolidated business to seek after. Sonny Kakar, Founder and CEO of Sevatec, said, “I have known Mehul for years and have admired deeply what Octo has been able to achieve. Octo was the only company we considered for such a transaction because of our shared values and cultural alignment. While the industrial logic of the merger resonated tremendously with us both, it also became evident that it would create significant growth opportunities for our employees and allow the combined business to compete at scale and solve some of the most pressing challenges facing our customers. In a market full of multi-billion-dollar organizations that provide a wide variety of traditional products and services, customers are seeking highly specialized, mid-sized technology partners with deep experience in digital modernization, which is exactly what the combination of Octo and Sevatec offers.” Sevatec’s core leadership team will play leadership roles in the combined business. As part of the transaction, Sonny Kakar will serve as Vice Chair of the Board and Head of Strategy while Tim May, Sevatec’s Chief Growth Officer, will serve as the Chief Growth Officer for the combined organization, a position that was previously unfilled at Octo. Furthermore, Chuck Schefer, EVP at Sevatec, will serve as EVP managing programs in the GSA, DHS, and USPTO markets, among others. Mehul Sanghani will continue to serve as the combined firm’s CEO. The consolidated firm will incorporate market-driving exclusive arrangements and marked protected innovation covering the full modernization range from DevSecOps (ShiftUp™) to Agile Software Engineering (Javana) to Open Source Software Development (Octo CX), to Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain arrangements, all oversaw and improved inside Octo's oLabs™ R&D office. The joined firm will likewise incorporate an unrivaled profundity of enormous scope modernization capabilities and experience across the whole federal space with establishment positions in a few organizations. Organizations profiting by the consolidated organizations' endeavors incorporate significant modernization programs inside the Intelligence Community at the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA); inside National Security on groundbreaking projects across the Department of Homeland Security (DHS); and at present day programming industrial facilities being stood up inside the DoD, for example, the Air Force's Kessel Run program. Octo and Sevatec additionally have significant parts at Health and Human Services (HHS) on activities across the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and significant modernization programs at Civilian offices like the General Services Administration (GSA), Department of Transportation (DoT), and Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). “With this transaction, I firmly believe we have created a unique, market-shaping organization that is unmatched in terms of its collective ability to be a pure-play modernization and technology solutions provider to the Federal Government and its wide-ranging missions,” said Mehul Sanghani, Octo’s Founder and CEO. “I truly believe no other firm in the federal market can boast a combined culture of innovation and a combined talent base of high-end engineers with expertise in Agile/DevSecOps, open-source software development, cloud engineering, cyber, and artificial intelligence. More importantly, very few federal technology providers can cite large scale modernization success across the end-to-end breadth of mission systems we do collectively – from the Intelligence Community to Health Care Agencies to Defense Systems to National Security and Civilian missions, our breadth of modernization support covers the gamut.” “Over the years, we have teamed with Sevatec – and competed against them – and through it all there has always been a mutual respect between us that laid the groundwork for today’s announcement,” Sanghani continued. “I have long admired the company Sonny has built, and I am elated that we were able to find a partner in Sevatec that complements Octo in so many ways, one that also shares our unwavering commitment to our employees, customers, and the community.” “Individually these two companies are extremely well-managed and consistently deliver for their customers, while also caring for their employees. You see that reflected in their continuous growth through the years,” said Michael Lustbader, Managing Partner at Arlington Capital Partners. “We have admired Sevatec for some time, and we felt this would be a fantastic combination. Arlington is really excited to see what can be accomplished together.” Octo, founded by Mehul Sanghani in 2006, partnered with Arlington Capital in April 2019 and subsequently acquired Phoenix-based Connexta, LLC, a provider of open-source software to the DoD and Intelligence Community. Sheppard Mullin served as legal advisor to Octo on this transaction. Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP served as legal advisor, and Baird served as exclusive financial advisor to Sevatec on this transaction. About Octo Octo challenges the status quo, empowering federal agencies to leap IT hurdles by using emerging technologies to create transformative solutions that enable rapid modernization, enhance citizen engagement, and maximize human impact. We continually explore ways to transform IT, producing results vital to national security, intelligence, health care, and more. About Sevatec Sevatec builds the software that powers exceptional government missions. Our Digital Software Supply Chain, ShiftUp™, which brings together commercial best practices and advanced technology tools in Agile delivery, human-centered design, DevSecOps, Cloud, Security, and Data, has helped us modernize several hundred applications across the Federal Government. Founded in 2003 on the concept of “Seva,” meaning “to serve a greater purpose,” we serve the missions of Homeland and Law Enforcement agencies, Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Department of Transportation, and multiple civilian departments and agencies.

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