EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, CYBERSECURITY
Globenewswire | May 08, 2023
The Chertoff Group, a leading global security risk management and federal growth consulting firm, and Second Front Systems, a company that accelerates the delivery of software to U.S. warfighters, today announced a partnership to help industry overcome barriers to entry and get innovative technology to the U.S. Department of Defense.
Navigating the Federal market can be challenging, costly, and time-consuming with no guarantee of results. The Chertoff Group provides insights, strategy development, market positioning and the tactical support companies need to achieve competitive advantage and accelerate growth. Our understanding of agency missions and requirements helps companies align products and services to government use cases and access relevant sales channels to scale in the Federal market.
Second Front Systems’ Game Warden DevSecOps platform and secure cloud hosting environment removes the burden from commercial software companies by enabling them to leverage our security controls and DoD-approved platform to accelerate software delivery. This happens in a matter of weeks, for a drastically lower cost than was typically the norm just a few years ago.
Aaron Roth , principal of The Chertoff Group said, “We are excited about our partnership with Second Front, and we look forward to using our collective expertise to deliver mission-ready technology that advances our Nation’s security interests. This partnership will enable companies to navigate the ‘valley of death’ and deliver innovative technology to the warfighters and security professionals.”
“This partnership will help speed the acquisition of critical new technology to the war fighter,” said Second Front Chief Revenue Officer Tyler Sweatt. “We’re proud to partner with Chertoff Group to provide a proven methodology, and trusted technology, to a defense acquisition system which all too often sees great technology languishing in the valley of death.”
About Second Front
Second Front Systems (2F) fast-tracks government access to disruptive, commercially proven software as a service (SaaS) applications for national security missions. Leading software providers—ranging from publicly traded defense contractors to startups—and government agencies trust 2F’s Game Warden DevSecOps platform and secure cloud hosting environment to accelerate their delivery and harness the cloud revolution at scale. Founded by former U.S. Marines, this public benefit, venture-backed software company is driven by firsthand experience of the dangers outdated technology poses in combat. For more information, visit https://secondfront.com/.
About The Chertoff Group
The Chertoff Group is a global advisory services firm that applies security expertise, technology insights, and policy intelligence to help clients build resilient organizations, gain competitive advantage and accelerate growth. Through its investment banking subsidiary Chertoff Capital, the firm provides M&A advisory services in global security markets and assists cyber and tech-enabled security companies raise capital to grow their enterprise. The Chertoff Group is headquartered in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.chertoffgroup.com.
GeoComm | March 03, 2023
On March 02, 2023, GeoComm, provider of Public Safety Location Intelligence®, announced that it has earned from Esri the State and Local Government Specialty designation. The State and Local Government specialty partners utilize their ArcGIS expertise and knowledge to develop and configure ready-to-use solutions and to provide implementation services to city, state, and local government clients.
This designation acknowledges GeoComm's commitment to providing state and local governments with industry-leading solutions based on Esri technology over the long term. The solutions include offering GIS services to assist with maintaining, building and publishing locally authoritative Public Safety Grade GIS data. The solution supports public safety applications like mapping, Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) and Next Generation Core Services (NGCS) to help save more lives and protect property when 9-1-1 call takers make life decisions and provide call takers with access to the most accurate and up-to-date GIS data. In addition, the solution also includes enhancing emergency response situational awareness by utilizing indoor maps and converting z-axis location data into a dispatchable location.
In 2011, GeoComm joined the Esri Partner Network (EPN) as a Platinum Partner, the highest level of the EPN programs, are acknowledged for developing and providing industry-leading GIS solutions and services using ArcGIS software. Additionally, GeoComm maintains a close partnership with Esri to develop public safety solutions utilizing Esri technology. State and Local Government is the most recent Esri designation earned by GeoComm, following the announcement of Indoor GIS and ArcGIS System Ready certifications.
GeoComm is a turnkey emergency 9-1-1 development services provider to county government. The company was founded in 1995 and has grown to serve regional, local, statewide and military agencies in forty-nine states, powering to keep over 100 million people safe. It is widely recognized as the go-to source for public safety GIS systems, which direct 9-1-1 calls to the appropriate dispatch center, plot the location of the caller on maps used by call takers and dispatchers, and direct police, fire, and EMS vehicles to the scene of an incident via in-vehicle screens.
Globenewswire | April 13, 2023
ID.me, the secure digital identity network, and Carahsoft Technology Corp., The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, today announced a partnership. Under the agreement, Carahsoft will serve as ID.me’s Master Government Aggregator®, making its identity solutions and expansive pre-verified network available to the Government through Carahsoft’s reseller partners, GSA Schedule, and the ITES-SW2 contracts.
“We are excited to work with Carahsoft and its reseller partners to expand the acquisition pathways by which agencies can partner with ID.me,” said Derrick Roberts, Director of Business Development at ID.me. “With this new partnership, agencies will have greater choice in the way they procure ID.me products and services. Recognizing that Carahsoft is a leader in Public Sector technology distribution, we couldn’t be more thrilled to work with them to deliver our solutions to even more customers.”
ID.me helps agencies improve security, end-user experience, and equitable access for online services by offering identity verification services and digital wallets that are conformant with Federal guidelines. ID.me increases equitable access to online services by being the only identity verification service to maintain its compliance with the NIST Federal Digital Identity Guidelines while offering three pathways to verification. Furthermore, ID.me protects agencies against fraud by providing an end-to-end suite of controls that can counter social engineering and other vulnerabilities.
“With the increased number of digital applications for Government services, agencies are in need of reliable and secure digital identity verification technology that helps them meet security and equity objectives without compromise,” said Rich Maigue, Sales Director who leads the ID.me Team at Carahsoft. “We look forward to working with our resellers to make ID.me’s products and services accessible to agencies across the Public Sector.”
ID.me’s products and services are now available through Carahsoft’s GSA Schedule No. 47QSWA18D008F, and ITES-SW2 Contract W52P1J-20-D-0042.
The dedicated Cybersecurity team at Carahsoft specializes in providing Federal, State and Local Government agencies and Education and Healthcare organizations with security solutions to safeguard their cyber ecosystem.
Carahsoft Technology Corp. is The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, supporting Public Sector organizations across Federal, State and Local Government agencies and Education and Healthcare markets. As the Master Government Aggregator® for our vendor partners, we deliver solutions for Cybersecurity, Geospatial Intelligence, MultiCloud, DevSecOps, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Open Source, Customer Experience and more. Working with resellers, systems integrators and consultants, our sales and marketing teams provide industry leading IT products, services and training through hundreds of contract vehicles.
ID.me provides identity verification, authentication, and community affiliation for 102 million users, enabling access to more than 620 client partners, including 14 federal agencies and 35 state agencies. ID.me's omnichannel, consumer-centric model of identity improves user experience, makes existing workflows more efficient, increases equitable access for underserved populations, and promotes trust in online transactions. It accomplishes these by making secure, high-assurance identity verification portable across its network of users and supported organizations – one secure login for a user’s digital life. Companies and government agencies can have increased access and increased security without compromise. ID.me’s model also puts users in control of their data, helping companies and government agencies meet their privacy objectives as well. To promote security of its network, ID.me meets the federal standards for consumer authentication and is independently assessed to be conformant with NIST 800-63-3 IAL2 / AAL2 guidelines by the Kantara Initiative. It also holds multiple security certifications including a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Moderate Authority to Operate (ATO), SOC 2 Type II, and ISO27001:2013. ID.me strives towards its mission of "No Identity Left Behind" to enable all people to have secure access to online services.