US Department of State Chooses Geospark Analytics Hyperion platform to Provide Global Situational Awareness

Geospark Analytics | October 13, 2020

Geospark Analytics, the world class leader in developing applied artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for global threat and risk assessment, was just awarded a contract by the United States Department of State for use of the company's Hyperion platform to enable fulsome situational awareness and AI-driven forecasting of risks across the globe. As the system is assessing and analyzing high volumes of data in near real-time, users will be armed with the tools to identify activity anomalies and be forewarned to leading indicators of stability changes to alert users to potential regions of concern. This is the third task order in as many weeks let on the company's recently awarded five year, $95,000,000, U.S. government wide indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract.

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The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) is celebrating its 100th Anniversary. NASDA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association which represents the elected and appointed commissioners, secretaries, and directors of the departments of agriculture in all fifty states and four U.S. territories.

NASDA grows and enhances agriculture by forging partnerships and creating consensus to achieve sound policy outcomes between state departments of agriculture, the federal government, and stakeholders. With partnerships and sound policy at the heart of their mission, NASDA is taking a closer look in 2016 at the partnerships the association can leverage to address current and upcoming challenges to American agriculture.

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The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) is celebrating its 100th Anniversary. NASDA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association which represents the elected and appointed commissioners, secretaries, and directors of the departments of agriculture in all fifty states and four U.S. territories.

NASDA grows and enhances agriculture by forging partnerships and creating consensus to achieve sound policy outcomes between state departments of agriculture, the federal government, and stakeholders. With partnerships and sound policy at the heart of their mission, NASDA is taking a closer look in 2016 at the partnerships the association can leverage to address current and upcoming challenges to American agriculture.

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Everlaw Moves to AWS GovCloud (US) to Give Even Greater Security to Federal Clients

Everlaw | September 15, 2021

Everlaw announced today the migration of its FedRAMP Authorized federal SaaS platform to Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud (US), making it one of the first cloud-native ediscovery, collaboration and document review solutions to meet these stringent U.S. government security requirements. Everlaw's platform, which achieved FedRAMP Authorization last year, is already one of the few elite technology providers used by U.S. government agencies for federal investigations and litigation. Now, on AWS GovCloud (US), Everlaw can maintain the integrity of its state-of-the-art, high-speed solution while protecting the most sensitive government information against cybersecurity threats. Providing a fast, highly secure and modern collaboration solution that meets the critical needs of government agencies is of the utmost importance to us. Our move to AWS GovCloud (US) allows our federal clients to confidently use our solution, knowing that their information is protected by the highest cloud security standards. Kevin Babcock, Director of Security Engineering at Everlaw The migration to AWS GovCloud (US) underlines Everlaw's commitment to best-in-class service and safety for federal clients. AWS GovCloud (US) allows Everlaw to better support federal export controls, compliance, and storage of highly sensitive data. Additionally, the Amazon Region is operated exclusively by U.S. citizens on U.S. soil, as is Everlaw's platform, enabling the company to serve government agencies with NOFORN (no foreign national) requirements. Everlaw has also achieved ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification for data center security, and SOC 2 Type 2 certification in Privacy, Security, Confidentiality and Availability, as well as completed voluntary independent audits to support Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance. Everlaw's collaborative platform enables federal teams to discover, illuminate and act on information to better drive internal investigations and positively impact the outcome of litigation, congressional hearings, and internal and regulatory investigations. Historically, federal teams have had to rely on outdated, client-server software and expensive third-party service providers, but Everlaw combines speed, security and ease-of-use into a single solution that can be used in-house without maintenance or outside technical staff. Everlaw's unique features help uncover the truth more quickly and present findings more clearly, including 0365 integration, bulk redactions, searchable PDFs, A/V transcription, data visualization, foreign language translation, clustering, instant searching and in-platform sharing, with additional features released every four weeks. About Everlaw Everlaw blends cutting-edge technology with modern design to help government entities, law firms, and corporations solve the toughest problems in the legal industry. Everlaw is used by Fortune 100 corporate counsels and household brands like Hilton and Dick's Sporting Goods, 76 out of the AM Law 100, and all 50 U.S. state attorneys general. Based in Oakland, California, Everlaw is funded by top-tier investors, including CapitalG, Menlo Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, and K9 Ventures.

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senseFly, an AgEagle Company, Named to Blue sUAS 2.0 List of Drone Suppliers by the U.S. Defense Innovation Unit

AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc. | October 29, 2021

AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc. , an industry-leading provider of full-stack drone, sensor and software solutions, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, senseFly, has been named to the Blue sUAS 2.0 list, published by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) earlier this month. The Blue sUAS 2.0 project follows the successful partnership between the U.S. Army and DIU on the Short Range Reconnaissance (SRR) program for small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), which started in 2019. DIU’s Blue sUAS project, now referred to as ‘1.0,’ followed the SRR program in August 2020 and made minor modifications to five final SRR candidate air vehicles and built integrated commercially-based ground control stations to create a standalone commercial/enterprise configuration available to the Department of Defense (DoD), as well as other U.S. government entities. The 2.0 project was subsequently created to increase the diversity, capability and affordability of UAS on DIU’s “Blue UAS Cleared List,” bringing a greater variety of UAS with a wide range of modalities, capabilities and price points. A secondary part of the project involves: 1) an effort to define a common standard across the DoD for UAS vendor onboarding; 2) the means to communicate that standard; and 3) a uniform process to assist authorized vendors in the procurement process. In March 2021, DIU sought proposals from UAS vendors and in the brief period the Request for Prototype Proposals was listed on its website, www.sam.gov, DIU received more than 100 responses. From this group, senseFly, along with ten other companies, were selected to participate in the Blue sUAS 2.0 program to prototype a new approval process, significantly increasing the variety of UAS capabilities available to all branches of the U.S. military. As part of the Blue sUAS 2.0 registration and qualification process, senseFly has completed two demonstrations for U.S. government officials of its highly ruggedized eBee TAC UAV, a hand-launched fixed wing tactical mapping drone solution that enables users in disconnected environments to execute complex mapping and scouting missions safely and efficiently. Weighing only 3.5 pounds, eBee TAC features a digital camouflage skin for increased stealth and can be rapidly deployed, from assembly to hand-launch, in three minutes by a single user. In late July 2021, an initial technical demonstration took place at Fort Hunter Liggett, the U.S. Army Reserve’s largest training installation, where senseFly’s eBee TAC underwent testing and evaluation of its system configuration, flight test profile and safety of flight procedures, coupled with the repeatability and reliability of flights and data capture. In mid-September 2021, the Company conducted a second demonstration at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado consisting of various flight demos of the eBee TAC for the purpose of testing and evaluating the system’s capabilities in adverse and high altitude environments. senseFly expects to complete the registration process prior to the end of this year. “Since their creation more than 50 years ago, drones have continued to evolve, becoming one of the main tools integrated into military and defense forces throughout the world. Through senseFly’s innovative eBee TAC, AgEagle believes our Company can become an important player in the UAS domestic industrial base for the U.S. and its allies, helping to ensure delivery of secure drone mapping and scouting solutions that the DoD and other government entities will come to depend on.” AgEagle CEO Brandon Torres-Declet About AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc. AgEagle and its wholly owned subsidiaries are actively engaged in designing and delivering best-in-class drones, sensors and software that solve important problems for our customers. Founded in 2010, AgEagle was originally formed to pioneer proprietary, professional-grade, fixed winged drones and aerial imagery-based data collection and analytics solutions for the agriculture industry. Today, AgEagle is a leading provider of full stack drone solutions for customers worldwide in the energy, construction, agriculture, and government verticals.

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Canadian Federal Government Awarded Google Cloud For Framework Agreement to Secure Cloud Services

Google | October 23, 2020

Google Cloud announced today that it has secured a Framework Agreement for Secure Cloud from the Canadian federal government. This agreement now enables Google Cloud to directly sell innovative cloud platform and collaboration technologies to federal agencies, helping them digitally transform and better serve their communities and constituents. To secure this framework, Google Cloud was assessed by the Canadian federal government against all relevant security, privacy, and usability standards. While Google Cloud already works with several Canadian federal government agencies, the new agreement will permit Google Cloud to better support a wide range of federal departments, agencies, and crown corporations.

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