U.S. outlines strong support for self-driving cars at CES

Reuters | January 08, 2020

The Trump administration on Wednesday signaled strong support for self-driving vehicles as it released new guidance from federal agencies at the annual CES tech conference. U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao unveiled the administration’s latest principles for autonomous vehicles — dubbed 4.0, which she says unifies autonomous efforts across 38 U.S. departments and agencies. The proposal was first reported earlier Wednesday by Reuters.

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Established in 1985, the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association (NHCAA) is the leading national organization focused exclusively on combating health care fraud. We are unique among associations in that we are a private-public partnership our members comprise the nation’s most prominent private health insurers as well as those federal, state and local government law enforcement and regulatory agencies having jurisdiction over health care fraud. NHCAA’s mission is to protect and serve the public interest by increasing awareness and improving the detection, investigation, civil and criminal prosecution and prevention of health care fraud.

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Acronis SCS Launches Certified Cyber Protection Solution for Service Providers Supporting the US Public Sector

Acronis SCS | March 01, 2022

Acronis SCS – an American cyber protection company dedicated to providing certified solutions to the US public sector, announced today the launch of Acronis SCS Cyber Protect Cloud, a first of its kind approach for cyber protection, ranging from backup to security. Acronis SCS Cyber Protect Cloud is designed to help drive Managed Service Providers (MSPs) operational efficiency while protecting our nation's networks. The new solution adopted by more than 19 MSPs and cloud distributors eliminates vulnerabilities, provides immutable backups, and maintains critical data protection and compliance. As cybersecurity and ransomware attacks continue to be a significant concern for over 90,000 public sector agencies across the country, Acronis SCS is implementing solutions that meet the new demands of a cyber-resilient public sector. With a multitude of requirements demanded across public sector organizations and agencies, MSPs can count on Acronis SCS Cyber Protect Cloud to meet an unprecedented breadth of security standards, including those outlined via Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 validation, US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-171 compliance, Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) compliance, and Healthcare Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance. "There continues to be a shift in cybersecurity mandates from the government requiring an increasingly higher level of certification, compliance, and data storage protection against cyberattacks and ransomware," said Phil Goodwin, Research Vice President, IDC. "As a result, organizations must be proactive and begin integrating software and tools that meet or exceed these mandates." "By offering a cloud-based backup that integrates cybersecurity and data protection into one manageable solution, we are on the path to ensuring the public sector is properly protected. Through Acronis SCS Cyber Protect Cloud, we have created a certified and compliant solution that MSPs can now offer to keep up with the public sector and critical infrastructure customers' demand." John Zanni, CEO of Acronis SCS Public sector organizations are vulnerable to cyberattacks and data loss because of outdated legacy IT systems, lack of network visibility, and budget and IT staffing constraints. Acronis SCS enables MSPs and their customers to overcome these security gaps with Acronis SCS Cyber Protect Cloud, the cloud solution certified for the US public sector, which utilizes an integration of technologies and immutable backup elements, including real-time threat monitoring and automatic forensic backup. While the solution simplifies operations and management for end users, it provides MSPs full-stack anti-malware protection, data protection, comprehensive endpoint management and reporting. With a deep understanding of the public sector's unique security needs, Acronis SCS enables MSPs to transact business and expand their reach within public sector verticals— state, local governments, education, healthcare, and nonprofits. Acronis SCS also empowers its partner MSPs with sales and product training, certification, and marketing support, with a solution that streamlines management through a single console, allowing MSPs to set security policies once and deploy them across multiple endpoints. "MSPs in the US public sector are leaning into digital transformation and automation more than ever before," said Aaron Garza, SVP of Business Development at Pax8. "As new security risks are introduced, MSPs require innovative solutions to protect against vulnerabilities. Acronis SCS Cyber Protect Cloud was built exclusively for the public sector so MSPs can easily manage and defend against cyberattacks and data loss." Some of the early adopters of Acronis SCS Cyber Protect Cloud include Executech, Net3 Technology, Silvereye Technologies, UbiStor, Cambridge Computer, Eagle Secure Solutions, Entre Technology Services, Estes Energetics, F1 Computer Solutions, Gulf Coast Innovations, HLM Computer Solutions KNC Strategic Services, Mavenspire, Pax 8, SNATEK, StorVista, Synectiks, 2 Serve Solutions, and White Mountain IT Services. About Acronis SCS Acronis SCS is a US-based, independently operated, and governed cyber protection and edge data security company exclusively dedicated to meeting the unique requirements of the US public sector. In contrast, Acronis– Acronis SCS' international parent company – serves private companies, non-US public sectors, and individual consumers. Acronis SCS' innovative and comprehensive cyber protection, backup and disaster recovery, anti-ransomware, and enterprise file sync and share software solutions ensure operational assurance and data security across America's federal, state, and local government, education, healthcare, and nonprofit computing environments. All Acronis SCS workforce is 100 percent American citizens.

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ioXt Alliance Backs the IoT Improvement Act

ioXt Alliance | December 14, 2020

The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act has now been signed into law, adjusting endeavors of the ioXt Alliance and the U.S. central government in tending to IoT security. The law necessitates that government organizations apply cybersecurity prerequisites to all bought and utilized IoT gadgets. The ioXt Alliance, the Global Standard for IoT Security, has driven industry-contribution to the advancement of the bipartisan-upheld enactment. ioXt Alliance individuals have worked with delegates of the bill just as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to understand this enactment and intently adjust it to industry best practices - like those set forth by the Alliance. The IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act will currently expect principles to be characterized and at last executed, including necessities for IoT gadgets and administrations, just as weakness announcing and revelation for government bought gadgets. The two temporary workers and subcontractors the same will require weakness exposure programs. “This action is a long time coming for IoT, and we applaud the steps the administration and industry have taken together to advance regulations around connected devices,” said Brad Ree, CTO of the ioXt Alliance. “We’re equally as committed to improving and driving the adoption of security standards and are eager to harmonize our principles with the IoT Improvement Act to further help manufacturers implement these critical measures. Between our certification program, cross-recognition programs, and compliance tools – our organization is best positioned to lead the charge.” Inside 90 days of the bill passing, NIST should distribute the base security prerequisites for government organizations tending to the danger related with IoT gadgets. From that point, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will survey and support the particulars. “We will continue to work closely with NIST along with private and public sector leaders to incorporate industry feedback into the IoT Act’s requirements,” continued Ree. “It is imperative that together, we build a scalable compliance program that will ensure the safety of this technology and will allow manufacturers to seamlessly navigate government and industry requirements across the globe. We are more than ready to start the process to finalize specifications and implementation. While this is U.S. government specific, we’re confident that it will serve as the catalyst that prompts network operators, consumer ecosystems, and retailers to follow suit in device security certification moving forward.”

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SOSi Announces Partners with UiPath to Optimize U.S. Government Mission Systems with RPA

SOSi | October 16, 2020

SOS International LLC (SOSi) announced today that it is partnering with robotic process automation (RPA) leader, UiPath, to automate high-volume, repetitive business processes to support critical U.S. Government missions. SOSi intends to leverage process automation technologies to help its customers achieve their digital transformation objectives. The end-to-end hyper-automation platform offered by UiPath is helping the government become faster and more agile. It accelerates the technology development lifecycle by leveraging process discovery tools and employee crowdsourcing to rapidly scale automation across a large system enterprise. AI capabilities such as natural language understanding and natural language processing provide sophisticated analytics to measure automation's business impact. This 'automation first' approach allows RPA developers, testers, and business end-users to collaborate and puts automation at the center of everyday work.

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