PR Newswire | June 02, 2023
Mendix, a Siemens business and global leader in low-code application development for the enterprise, today announced Mendix Cloud for Government has taken a critical step toward achieving full authorization through the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP®), receiving the "In Process'' designation. Under the sponsorship of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mendix Cloud for Government now moves closer to achieving full "Authorization to Operate" status, with a rigorously tested system security plan, available to any government agency seeking cost-saving, time-efficient, rapidly deployable and secure low-code applications.
FedRAMP promotes the adoption of secure cloud services across the federal government by providing a standardized approach to security and risk assessment for cloud technologies. Mendix is being utilized today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
Mendix is a cloud-agnostic platform that runs on AWS GovCloud (US) and is managed by Siemens Government Technologies (SGT). As such, Mendix empowers public sector customers to deploy their technology stack via public or private cloud, on premises, at the edge, or in hybrid configurations. These capabilities, along with an extensive catalog of certified workflows and customized components, are packaged in Mendix Cloud for Government as a vertical solution at the FedRAMP Moderate impact level.
"Our successful participation in FedRAMP builds upon the importance that Mendix places on digital trust and security," said Tim Srock, CEO at Mendix. "In a regulated environment, FedRAMP validates the trustworthiness, safety, and reliability of our platform for building solutions that support internal government operations and e-government services for citizens. It sends a strong signal to our global partners, systems integrators, and enterprises supplying the federal government that Mendix continues to prioritize security, data privacy, and risk management for cloud-based operations at the highest level."
John Ustica, president and CEO, Siemens Government Technologies, said: "As the cloud service provider supporting Mendix Cloud for Government, we are excited to broaden our cloud portfolio of solutions and services for government customers to help them address increasingly complex missions and service delivery environments in the most secure way possible."
The pandemic-related demand for digital-first channels and expanded e-government services in the public sector proved to be a historic tipping point. Governments now face accelerated demands and legal directives to modernize legacy networks, expand interagency collaboration, and streamline delivery of critical services to constituents.
Analysts predict that cloud-based spending by the U.S. government, already the world's largest buyer of IT solutions, will skyrocket, nearly doubling from 2019's $5.3 billion for cloud computing goods and services to $9.1 billion by 2024.
Extensive controls to safeguard cloud-based innovation
Public sector agencies are using cloud-based applications to integrate innovative technologies such as AI, hyper automation, and IoT connectivity into digital solutions to address tomorrow's needs for civic resource management, environmental sustainability, economic development, and community health. In an era when headlines regularly report the latest cyberattack or data breach, public sector CIOs and IT managers can only be confident unlocking these benefits when they know that highly sensitive data is protected system-wide at an acceptable level of risk.
"As a cloud-native company, Mendix understands the paramount importance of security and end-user trust," said Frank Baalbergen, Mendix's chief information security officer. "Security and compliance is embedded across the entire platform architecture and infrastructure." Prior to receiving FedRAMP 'In Process" designation, Mendix had already obtained the highest level of independent security certifications of any low-code software development vendor.
Mendix is a member of the global Charter of Trust, a nonprofit educational and advocacy forum initiated by Siemens at 2018's Munich Security Conference to advance the highest standards of cybersecurity and digitalization. Mendix also works closely with CrowdStrike, a third-party endpoint security software as a service, and Lacework, a data-driven security platform for the cloud, and HackerOne, an ethical "white hat" vulnerability coordination program that searches technology stacks for cyber risks before they are exposed for public use.
In a digital-first world, customers want their every need anticipated, employees want better tools to do their jobs, and enterprises know that sweeping digital transformation is the key to survival and success. Mendix, the low-code engine of the Siemens Xcelerator platform, is quickly becoming the application development platform of choice to drive the enterprise digital landscape. Mendix's industry-leading low-code platform, dedicated partner network, and extensive marketplace support advanced technology solutions that boost engagement, streamline operations, and relieve IT logjams. Built on the pillars of abstraction, automation, cloud, and collaboration, Mendix dramatically increases developer productivity and engages business technologists to create apps guided by their particular domain expertise. Mendix empowers enterprises to build apps faster than ever; catalyzes meaningful collaboration between IT and business experts; and maintains IT control of the entire application landscape. Consistently recognized as a leader and visionary by leading industry analysts, the platform is cloud-native, open, extensible, agile, and proven. From artificial intelligence and augmented reality to intelligent automation and native mobile, Mendix and Siemens Xcelerator are the backbone of digital-first enterprises. The Mendix low-code platform is used by more than 4,000 enterprises in 46 countries and has an active community of more than 300,000 developers who have created over 200,000 applications.
GOVERNMENT BUSINESS, CYBERSECURITY
Businesswire | April 10, 2023
The Board of Directors of Juvare, LLC today announced the establishment of the Juvare Federal and Defense (JFD) business unit to accelerate the delivery of technology solutions optimized for the U.S. Government to respond to crises and organize vital national security data. JFD’s solution suite facilitates real-time situational awareness to provide a full understanding of events as they unfold, allowing decision makers to quickly and confidently make the correct call to keep Americans safe.
The USA-headquartered business unit will be led by Patrick Macfarlane, Chief Operating Officer and Patrick J. Lane, President. JFD will leverage its independent operating model to bolster program delivery, aligning dedicated specialists and sales resources to enhance execution. It has existing contracts with many departments including FEMA, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Defense.
“Having made material investments in our team, our solutions, and our existing government and defense clients, we felt that the next stage in our rapid growth was to formally create a dedicated business unit to this market,” said George Riedel, Chairman of the Board.
JFD will also launch a new solution this spring, enabling a real-time, global common operation picture with world-class geospatial capabilities that can connect to any government or commercial system, and is powered by our machine learning and AI for predictive analytics. The solution will integrate seamlessly with existing infrastructure, provide accurate access to resource data, and create wide-scale awareness of available resources allowing swift reaction in a time of crisis.
“JFD reflects not only our investment, but also our expansion within the federal government and the underpinning of our commitment to the security of our homeland and that of our allied partner nations,” said Robert “Bob” Watson, President and CEO of Juvare. “Gone are the days of organizing our national security and crisis response through spreadsheets. We are in a time where lives depend on decisions being made in seconds, not hours, with data that is real-time and accurate. JFD has the technology necessary to enable secure and rapid Whole-of-Government responses when they are needed most.”
General Barry McCaffrey (USA Ret), a member of the Juvare Board of Directors, added, “Our national security demands a coordinated and integrated response among the many government platforms that currently can’t communicate with each other. Juvare’s advanced technology, combined with our deep understanding of the unique needs of the U.S. Government, will enable increased readiness and provide data-driven decision support.”
Juvare’s advanced and secure technology makes JFD the commercial partner of choice when assisting federal agencies in the Whole-of-Government Unified Coordination for the National Defense Strategy (NDS), Homeland Security Strategy, and the National Emergency Response Plan (ERP).
Juvare is a worldwide leader in crisis management software. 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.
Globenewswire | April 17, 2023
Draganfly Inc., an award-winning, industry-leading drone solutions, and systems developer, is pleased to announce it has been selected by CODAN Communications, a leading international designer and manufacturer of premium communications solutions, to supply its UAV platform for integration with their industry-leading technology and communications solutions.
CODAN Communications serves tactical, military, humanitarian, peacekeeping, public safety, security, and commercial markets in over 150 countries. CODAN designs and deliver solutions that help to solve customers’ communications, safety, security, and productivity problems in some of the most challenging environments around the world.
“Like Draganfly, CODAN delivers its capabilities worldwide for the military, defense, humanitarian, peacekeeping, commercial, security, and public safety markets,” said Paul Sangster, President of CODAN Communications. “This partnership will provide turnkey solutions to customers that leverage Draganfly’s class-leading drones and CODAN’s robust technologies for systems that are second to none in their ability to service the global market in any application across all industries.”
“We are excited for CODAN and Draganfly to provide innovative solutions to complex problems faced by organizations operating in challenging environments,” said Cameron Chell, President, and CEO of Draganfly. “Draganfly's being selected to integrate our UAV platform into CODAN’s premium Government and Defense platform is an incredible honor and an important milestone as CODAN is demonstrated global leader in radio and communication technology.”
Draganfly Inc. is the creator of quality, cutting-edge drone solutions, software, and AI systems that revolutionize how organizations can do business and service their stakeholders. Recognized as being at the forefront of technology for over 24 years, Draganfly is an award-winning industry leader serving the public safety, agriculture, industrial inspections, security, mapping, and surveying markets. Draganfly is a company driven by passion, ingenuity, and the need to provide efficient solutions and first-class services to its customers around the world with the goal of saving time, money, and lives.
About CODAN Communications
CODAN Communications is a global technology company that develops robust technology solutions to solve customers’ communications, safety, security and productivity problems in some of the harshest environments around the world.
We provide tactical communications solutions that enable our customers to be connected, ultimately to support critical missions worldwide. With almost 60 years in the business, we have garnered a reputation for quality, reliability and customer satisfaction, producing innovative and industry-leading technology solutions.