Trump reassures Tokyo he will stick with security pact: Japan government

Reuters | June 25, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday reassured Japan he was committed to a military treaty that both nations have described as a cornerstone of security in Asia, after a media report said he had spoken privately about withdrawing from the pact. Citing unidentified sources, Bloomberg reported on Monday that Trump had discussed ending the pact which he believed is one-sided because it obligated the United States to defend Japan if attacked but did not require Tokyo to respond in kind. The report said Trump was also unhappy with plans to relocate the U.S. base on Japan’s Okinawa island.

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Intel Wins US Government Project to Develop Leading-Edge Foundry Ecosystem

Intel | August 23, 2021

What’s New:The U.S. Department of Defense, through the NSTXL consortium-based S2MARTS OTA, has awarded Intel an agreement to provide commercial foundry services in the first phase of its multi-phase Rapid Assured Microelectronics Prototypes - Commercial (RAMP-C) program. The RAMP-C program was created to facilitate the use of a U.S.-based commercial semiconductor foundry ecosystem to fabricate the assured leading-edge custom and integrated circuits and commercial products required for critical Department of Defense systems. Intel Foundry Services, Intel’s dedicated foundry business launched this year, will lead the work. “One of the most profound lessons of the past year is the strategic importance of semiconductors, and the value to the United States of having a strong domestic semiconductor industry. Intel is the sole American company both designing and manufacturing logic semiconductors at the leading edge of technology. When we launched Intel Foundry Services earlier this year, we were excited to have the opportunity to make our capabilities available to a wider range of partners, including in the U.S. government, and it is great to see that potential being fulfilled through programs like RAMP-C.” – Pat Gelsinger, Intel CEO How It Works: Intel Foundry Services will partner with industry leaders, including IBM, Cadence, Synopsys and others, to support the U.S. government’s needs for designing and manufacturing assured integrated circuits by establishing and demonstrating a semiconductor IP ecosystem to develop and fabricate test chips on Intel 18A, Intel’s most advanced process technology. “The RAMP-C program will enable both commercial foundry customers and the Department of Defense to take advantage of Intel’s significant investments in leading-edge process technologies,” said Randhir Thakur, Intel Foundry Services president. “Along with our customers and ecosystem partners, including IBM, Cadence, Synopsys and others, we will help bolster the domestic semiconductor supply chain and ensure the United States maintains leadership in both R&D and advanced manufacturing. We look forward to a long-term collaboration with the U.S. government as we deliver RAMP-C program milestones.” Intel recently announced plans to become a major provider of U.S.-based capacity for foundry customers, including an investment of approximately $20 billion to build two new factories in Arizona. These fabs will provide committed capacity for foundry customers and support expanding requirements for Intel products. Why It’s Important: The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has recently sought to diversify its approach to securing advanced microprocessors by leveraging commercially available technologies developed by U.S. companies. Other than Intel, the majority of U.S.-based chip designers are fabless, which means they design and sell integrated circuits that are fabricated by contract manufacturers called foundries. Today, more than 80 percent of leading-edge manufacturing capacity is concentrated in Asia1, leaving the DOD with limited onshore access to foundry technology capable of meeting the country’s long-term needs for secure microelectronics. The RAMP-C program was created to facilitate the use of a commercially viable onshore foundry ecosystem that will ensure DOD access to leading-edge technology, while allowing the defense industrial base to leverage the benefits of high-volume semiconductor manufacturing and design infrastructure of commercial partners like Intel. About the Broader Efforts: The RAMP-C program is part of a larger initiative to strengthen government supply chain security and accelerate U.S. leadership across the full spectrum of integrated circuit design, manufacturing and packaging. In October 2020, DOD launched the RAMP program using the Advanced Commercial Capabilities Project Phase 1 Other Transaction Authority. RAMP advances and demonstrates commercial leading-edge physical “back-end” assured design methods that transform a high-level chip design into the complex, technology-specific polygon form that is required as input for the wafer fabrication process. Intel is a participant in this project. Last year, DOD also awarded Intel the second phase of its State-of-the-Art Heterogeneous Integration Prototype (SHIP) program. The SHIP program enables the U.S. government to access Intel’s U.S. advanced semiconductor packaging capabilities with the goal of developing new approaches toward measurably secure, heterogeneous integration and test of advanced packaging solutions. SHIP will develop the capability to use advanced commercial technology to package and test the integrated circuits designed in RAMP and fabricated through RAMP-C. About Intel Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) is an industry leader, creating world-changing technology that enables global progress and enriches lives. 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Inkscreen Collaborates with Vertosoft to Provide the US Government with the Industry's Most Secure Mobile Camera App

Inkscreen | April 15, 2021

Inkscreen, specialists in secure substance catch for government and venture clients, declared today that the organization has consented to a vital affiliate arrangement with Vertosoft, the main provider of creative advances and administrations to the United States government. Under the understanding, Vertosoft will offer Inkscreen's CAPTOR™ versatile camera application to administrative, state, and neighborhood government offices to help their representatives secure business photographs and other work content caught on their gadgets. CAPTOR consolidates the usefulness of a camera, archive scanner, video recorder, sound recorder, QR Code peruser, and annotator in a solitary application. "Government representatives are progressively utilizing their cell phones for both work and individual assignments, particularly as numerous representatives presently telecommute, and this makes an enormous security hazard," said Jay Colavita, Founder and President of Vertosoft. "We're satisfied to work with Inkscreen to offer the business' driving portable camera application to help keep our administration's information and pictures secure." As an essential accomplice, Vertosoft gives smoothed-out admittance to immediate and backhanded agreement vehicles at all administration levels, including the GSA Schedule, Texas DIR, TIPS, Army CHESS, and CMAS. As indicated by Josh Bohls, CEO of Inkscreen, "Vertosoft brings a one of a kind comprehension of the mechanical and budgetary difficulties that administration organizations face, just as inside and out experience with all periods of the public authority obtaining cycle. We're excited to invite Vertosoft as a channel accomplice and anticipate extending our government business together." About CAPTOR Inkscreen originally acquainted CAPTOR™ in 2014 with empower the safe catch and the executives of delicate, business-related substance from workers' cell phones. The Company is focused on addressing the necessities of Federal office authorities and government purchasers and effectively finished the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT™) testing to guarantee similarity and consistence with the Revised 508 Standards for IT openness. CAPTOR has been perceived by a portion of the business' most lofty honor programs, including champ of the 2021 Inaugural CyberSecured Award for Best Enterprise Mobile Application and victor of the 2021 Cybersecurity Excellence Gold Awards for best Government Industry Solution and Best Mobile Application Security, just as the Silver Award victor for Best Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) classification. Intended to be conveyed and overseen by a venture portability the executives (EMM) stage, CAPTOR is accessible through Vertosoft and supports stages like MobileIron, VMware WorkSpace ONE (AirWatch), Microsoft InTune, and AppTec360. About Vertosoft Set up in 2016, Vertosoft speeds up the appropriation of imaginative and arising innovation inside the public authority. We bring the adaptability, spryness, and responsiveness of a small organization with the experience of a huge association. With our unmistakable spotlight on arising innovation development in government, Vertosoft is particularly situated to lessen intricacy and give adaptable, cloud-prepared innovation arrangements that empower government organizations to convey more brilliant, customer driven computerized changes. About Inkscreen Inkscreen was established in 2012 to give undertaking prepared versatile applications to oversee and control delicate substance caught on cell phones. Organization originators have broad foundations in big business versatility, Fortune 500 IT counseling, and ERP programming.

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Oracle Aconex for Defense Receives FedRAMP Moderate Authorization to Streamline Construction Project Management

Oracle | November 13, 2020

Oracle Aconex for Defense has gotten Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Moderate approval. Presently, U.S. Branch of Defense (DoD) offices and their conveyance accomplices can utilize the answer for smooth out development venture the executives. Oracle Aconex for Defense is a high consistence security-endorsed example of Oracle Aconex, a protected cloud-based stage that improves venture coordinated effort by associating groups and data in a typical information climate (CDE). Oracle Aconex for Defense gives profoundly secure data the board, detailing, and work process mechanization to drive effectiveness, perceivability, and control across venture measures. FedRAMP gives a standard way to deal with security evaluation, approval, and constant checking for cloud items and administrations (CSPs) utilized by the U.S. National government and its accomplices. The U.S. Armed force Corps of Engineers (USACE) as of late gave the proper approval to utilization of Oracle Aconex for Defense. The arrangement is the main development venture data the board and cooperation programming to arrive at this accomplishment. The USACE's FedRAMP Moderate Authorization of Oracle Aconex for Defense signals our: Continued investment and commitment to providing purpose-built commercial off-the-shelf industry applications for federal defense agencies; and Support of the DoD's ongoing commitment to IT modernization in the cloud, data security, data management, and knowledge management, among other initiatives. "Our first FedRAMP authorization is a significant milestone for Oracle Construction and Engineering, as we are dedicated to providing cloud solutions to support the U.S. federal government's overarching goal of modernizing its technology infrastructure," said Mark Webster, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Construction and Engineering. "We look forward to supporting the USACE and their customers, partners and sister agencies as they work together to deliver vital projects." About Oracle Construction and Engineering Asset owners and project leaders rely on Oracle Construction and Engineering solutions for the visibility and control, connected supply chain, and data security needed to drive performance and mitigate risk across their processes, projects, and organization. Our scalable cloud construction management software solutions enable digital transformation for teams that plan, build, and operate critical assets, improving efficiency, collaboration, and change control across the project lifecycle. About Oracle The Oracle Cloud offers a complete suite of integrated applications for Sales, Service, Marketing, Human Resources, Finance, Supply Chain and Manufacturing, plus Highly Automated and Secure Generation 2 Infrastructure featuring the Oracle Autonomous Database.

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