EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, CYBERSECURITY
Businesswire | May 19, 2023
Juvare®, the leader in situational awareness and critical incident preparedness and response technology, has been granted a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP®) authorization by the United States Government to operate at the High impact level for the Juvare Federal Cloud (JFC).
Achieving FedRAMP High authorization is a recognition of the trusted and timely solutions Juvare provides for government, including JFC, which enables a compliant and secure environment for public sector organizations to deploy Juvare solutions, including WebEOC® and Juvare Exchange®. The FedRAMP High authorization builds upon Juvare’s aggressive security posture and follows Juvare’s ISO accreditations under the ISO 27001, ISO 27017, ISO 27018, and ISO 27701 programs, and its SSAE 18 SOC 2 Type 2 certification.
“This is an enormous achievement that recognizes Juvare’s ability to provide modern and highly secure solutions the federal government is looking for,” said Robert Watson, Chief Executive Officer at Juvare. “With cyber security, emergency preparedness, health crises, and more dominating the federal priority list, this authorization gives government better access to the tools we provide to protect the communities they serve. It’s a recognition that’s been earned through our relentless commitment to data security and innovations that respond to real-world threats and risks.”
FedRAMP is a U.S. government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. Established by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the program provides a cost-effective, risk-based approach for adopting and using cloud services by federal departments and agencies.
“Technology is a force multiplier for delivery of services to communities across the nation that our clients serve and protect,” says Bryan Kaplan, Chief Information and Technology Officer at Juvare. “This authorization demonstrates our commitment to the federal-civilian and military ecosystem and will enable faster processing of Authority to Operate (ATO) packages through reciprocity. It enables agencies to focus on protecting their communities and our nation, knowing that Juvare is managing security and availability.”
Juvare partnered with A-LIGN and SMX to achieve FedRAMP accreditation. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) served as Juvare’s sponsor through the authorization process.
“FedRAMP authorization is a statement about an organization’s commitment to protecting federal data and metadata against one of the most rigorous standards for data security,” said Tony Bai, Government Practice Lead at A-LIGN. “As a trusted 3PAO firm, A-LIGN independently evaluates client data processes and procedures, governance on internal controls, and security posture. Juvare’s FedRAMP Authorization validates its commitment to data security and protection, as well as compliance with critical standards to mitigate cybersecurity threats.”
Juvare’s solutions including WebEOC, Crisis Track®, and EMResource® have been used to prepare for, respond to, and recover from major emergencies and adverse incidents since their inception. As public sector organizations modernize and demand persistent situational awareness, Juvare solutions have become embedded in daily workstreams by digitizing workflows, providing situational awareness, enabling multi-channel notifications, and connecting disparate data sources into a single pane of glass.
Juvare is a worldwide leader in emergency preparedness and critical incident management and response technology connecting over 80% of state public health agencies, 3,500+ hospitals, 50+ federal agencies, and 500+ emergency management operations across the U.S., as well as a rapidly expanding international presence. Juvare solutions empower government agencies, corporations, healthcare facilities, academic institutions, and volunteer organizations to leverage real-time data to manage incidents faster and more efficiently, protecting people, property, and brands.
A-LIGN is the only end-to-end cybersecurity compliance solutions provider with readiness to report compliance automation software paired with professional audit services, trusted by more than 4,300 global organizations to help mitigate cybersecurity risks. A-LIGN uniquely delivers a single-provider holistic approach for a variety of compliance security frameworks such as SOC, ISO, HITRUST, FedRAMP, CMMC, PCI DSS and more. Working with growing businesses to global enterprises, A-LIGN’s experts and its compliance automation platform, A-SCEND, are transforming the compliance experience. For more information, visit www.A-LIGN.com.
Prnewswire | March 28, 2023
GovOS, a leading provider of digital transformation solutions for local governments, today announced a new partnership with the Idaho Association of Counties (IAC). IAC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan member organization dedicated to the improvement of county governments in Idaho. The organization supports county interest, good public policy, and community best practices through education and training for officials in all 44 Idaho counties.
"Counties have a wide range of duties they are expected to fulfill, and having trusted vendors to help them carry out those responsibilities is vital to effectively serving their communities," said Seth Grigg, Executive Director, IAC. "We created IAC's Corporate Partner Program to help facilitate relationships between Idaho counties and great businesses like GovOS with exclusive partner pricing."
Together, IAC and GovOS will provide counties with access to resources designed to improve the lives of residents and support local businesses in growing the economy sustainably. The partnership will also help members identify new ways to use digital services in ongoing efforts to serve communities effectively and efficiently.
"This partnership allows us to support IAC's longstanding mission to serve Idaho counties while deepening our commitment to empowering local governments with dynamic technology solutions," said Anna Vaughn, Senior Vice President of Partners, GovOS. "Idaho counties will gain access to our strategic partner ecosystem that includes industry leaders in everything from short-term rental management and ordinance best practices to finance and community preservation tools to promote healthy and safe communities."
IAC members have access to exclusive partner pricing for the following GovOS products through this partnership:
Short-Term Rental Solution for identification, registration/permitting, lodging tax collection, and a 24/7 complaint hotline.
Application Studio to transform paper forms quickly and easily into online services that reduce processing time.
Business Licensing for automating agencies' unique workflows for business licensing processes.
Tax Filing to turn both simple and complex paper-based tax collection into streamlined, paperless processes.
Cloud Records for cloud-based records management that enables agencies to complete the land or vital records recording process online.
Remote Marriage to provide constituents with a marriage licensing process that is fully remote, from application to certificate issuance.
For the last 47 years, IAC has provided Idaho counties with a range of services to improve operations and foster better engagement between citizens and their local government. By partnering with GovOS, IAC is giving members access to new resources that support statewide efforts to lead digital government transformation.
GovOS is the leading digital transformation platform for local governments. Headquartered in Austin, TX, GovOS serves government agencies of all sizes across the United States. Through its secure and integrated suite of cloud-based solutions, governments can automate and streamline operations, provide seamless access to resources and information, and deliver cutting-edge digital services to businesses, residents, and agencies.
About Idaho Association of Counties
The Idaho Association of Counties (IAC), formed in 1976, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan member service organization dedicated to the improvement of county government. It was designed and incorporated by county elected officials to provide services, research, uniformity, and coordination among member counties, in order for the county elected officials to serve their constituents better.
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, CYBERSECURITY
Zetron | March 15, 2023
On March 14, 2023, Zetron, one of the leading communications technology and service providers, announced it has received a contract from the North Central Regional Planning Commission (NCRPC) of Kansas (USA). The contract offers cyber resilience roadmaps and assessments for the Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) of 34 counties throughout the states. As the fiscal agent for six of the seven Homeland Security regions in Kansas, the Homeland Security/Emergency Operations unit of the Kansas Highway Patrol applies for and administers Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) funding to subrecipients such as the NCRPC.
State and local governments, including fire departments, police, and other public safety agencies, are increasingly susceptible to cyberattacks. As per the Verizon 2022 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), the public sector had the second-most cybersecurity incidents and the fourth-most data breaches among major industries in 2018. In addition, a 2021 Fastly report found that of all cybersecurity alerts, 45 percent are false positives that can be frequently difficult to distinguish from genuine threats and malicious behavior. This results in getting valuable time wasted during an emergency.
Zetron, with SecuLore Solutions, a cybersecurity partner and local services partners, will finish cybersecurity assessments and roadmaps of selected thirty-four counties across Kansas, with its population from 600,000 to less than 1300 people. Each counties' assessment will identify threats and provide prioritized, actionable recommendations for remediating vulnerabilities and enhancing the county's cybersecurity risk posture. Following the contract terms, cybersecurity assessments and road maps for Kansas counties selected by NCRPC Regional Project Managers and the Planning Team will be completed in multiple phases through March 2024.
Zetron is one of the leaders in mission-critical communications technology worldwide. The company offers integrated solutions with exceptional reliability and support. It was founded in 1980 with decades of experience serving the public and private sectors and a sterling reputation for superior quality and dependability. Based in Redmond, Washington, it has customers across all seven continents and in a variety of industries such as transportation, public safety, utilities, the federal government, natural resources and more. In addition, it delivers purpose-built solutions to be always available wherever mission-critical communications must be uninterrupted.