Wickr Announces Federal Advisory Board to Provide Strategic Guidance on Company’s Federal Strategy to Connect end Users with Secure Collaboration

Wickr | October 20, 2020

Wickr Inc., the secure collaboration platform, today announced the launch of its Federal Advisory Board to provide strategic guidance on the company’s federal strategy to connect end users with secure collaboration for mission-critical needs. As the most secure and private collaboration platform, Wickr is uniquely positioned to expand its foothold in the federal government. The Federal Advisory Board will be vital in supporting Wickr’s federal strategy, capitalizing on its recent growth – including a multi-million-dollar contract award with the Air Force special operations community – by providing external guidance, expertise and strategy on how to bring the world’s most secure collaboration tool to federal departments.

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Angela Merkel's CDU and its centre-left coalition partner, the SPD, suffered their worst results in European Election history. Support for the Greens has been particularly strong in Germany amidst increasing awareness of climate change. As the following infographic shows, young voters 30 years old and under have been the driving force behind the Green Party's success in Europe's biggest economy.

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Angela Merkel's CDU and its centre-left coalition partner, the SPD, suffered their worst results in European Election history. Support for the Greens has been particularly strong in Germany amidst increasing awareness of climate change. As the following infographic shows, young voters 30 years old and under have been the driving force behind the Green Party's success in Europe's biggest economy.

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Owl Cyber Defense Acquires Trident Assured Collaboration Systems to Enhance Advanced Network Security Capabilities

Owl Cyber Defense Solutions | January 06, 2021

Owl Cyber Defense Solutions, LLC ("Owl"), a worldwide market pioneer in cybersecurity solutions and administrations for safeguarding network limits and empowering secure information sharing across spaces, reported today the acquisition of the Trident Assured Collaboration Systems ("ACS") product offering. ACS has the lone U.S. government-endorsed Voice over IP ("VoIP") and Video Teleconference ("VTC") Cross Domain Solution ("CDS") just as the business' most progressive Full Motion Video ("FMV") separating capacity – usefulness basic to CDS tasks in a period of robots and cameras. The acquisition gives Owl a more extensive scope of affirmed network edge defense solutions than any rival on the lookout. Owl, supported by private venture firm DC Capital Partners, has been a main supplier of CDS to the U.S. Branch of Defense ("DoD") and Intelligence Community for over 20 years. Owl is additionally the worldwide pioneer in cybersecurity security for basic foundation, offering the lone U.S. government tried and licensed CDS accessible for arrangement inside and outside the U.S to both government and business customers. Owl's Cross Domain Solutions offer the most elevated level of organization border security, far surpassing the capacities of firewalls and other typical organization defenses. Owl's items are the decision for ensuring the country's most touchy organizations and frameworks against assault. Late episodes have exhibited the failure of inheritance firewalls to forestall cyberattacks against basic business and working frameworks and cloud-based applications. The blend of Owl and ACS's innovation offers a full continuum of CDS items that give equipment upheld space detachment and layers of information separating confirmation as opposed to a solitary organization line checkpoint with negligible substance sifting. Thomas J. Campbell, Chairman of Owl and Founder and Managing Partner of DC Capital, said, "This is another step in executing our strategic vision. The acquisition of ACS not only places Owl ahead of other Cross Domain Solution providers, but it also plays a pivotal role in our larger strategy to offer true cybersecurity protection. The future requires solutions that are cost effective and easy to implement, use, and maintain." "The explosion of the Internet of Things ("IoT") demands cyber-secure devices, from those that control our critical infrastructure, to our homes and cars," said Campbell. "The technology Owl pioneered 20 years ago is now available in form factors small enough to be embedded inside devices. Owl has always been an early mover, the first to develop hardware-enforced network protection and now the first to offer a hardware-enforced CDS that can be embedded." "Owl has been rapidly moving towards this number one position for the last couple of years," commented Robert Stalick, President and CEO of Owl. "With the addition of ACS, the last piece has fallen into place. Owl is now the clear leader in accredited Cross Domain Solution offerings, with the widest range of capabilities and products – solving problems from tactical to enterprise in data, voice, and video; for government, critical infrastructure and commercial enterprises." Solutions like firewalls that worked 25 years prior as an organization security approach are not, at this point viable against country state quality assaults. As country state assaults increment, the methodologies utilized by state entertainers start to saturate the criminal side of cyberattacks. Viable cybersecurity presently requires an incorporated, multi-layered framework with information diode equipment parts in gatekeepers which perform escalated information assessment and confirmation. The up and coming age of insurance, coming out now and based on a mix of Owl and ACS innovation, inserts CDS usefulness in incredibly low-inertness, unmodifiable equipment. Jerry B. Chernock, Partner at DC Capital, added, "It is obvious that we need to address the inadequacy of firewalls. There is a reason why our clients insist on Cross Domain Solutions and not solely on firewalls. Recent attacks, including a security breach at a prominent U.S. based cybersecurity firm and several U.S. Government agencies, have punctuated the need for intelligence, military, critical infrastructure and corporate clients to quickly evolve how they protect their networks." "The sophistication of these technologies cannot be overstated," said Ken Walker, Chief Technology Officer at Owl. "The U.S. Government continues to set the standards for the most rigorous operational requirements and testing regimes globally, setting expectations that very few companies can meet. Owl is one of a handful of elite companies that satisfies the government-established 'Raise the Bar' requirements." About Owl Cyber Defense Solutions Owl has been serving the cybersecurity needs of the U.S. government since inception – providing hardware-enforced cybersecurity controls, industry leading expertise in operating system hardening, extensive device and network-based assessment services and thought-leadership in filtering/data processing disciplines. Owl Cross Domain Solutions are operating broadly in missions across both the DoD and the U.S. intelligence agencies. Globally Owl is the leader in perimeter protection for nuclear power plants, oil and gas operations, renewables and power generation and transmission, with aggressive growth occurring in the data center and cloud provider sectors. Owl continues to innovate and is bringing to market the world's first embeddable cybersecurity to serve the Internet of Things ("IoT").

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Qlik Cloud Government Platform Achieves FedRAMP In Process Designation Under Sponsorship of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Qlik | September 17, 2021

Qlik® announced today that its new Qlik Cloud Government analytics platform has achieved the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program’s (FedRAMP) “In Process” Designation at the Moderate Impact Level. FedRAMP is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and monitoring for cloud products and services. Its certification process includes an in-depth examination of a solution's data security and data governance capabilities, as well as the security practices of its cloud services. As the only comprehensive Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) data analytics platform to achieve this FedRAMP designation, Qlik is now able to offer the cost, speed, and scale benefits of cloud computing to its U.S. public sector customers, while meeting the rigorous security standards set forth by FedRAMP. Qlik Cloud Government provides valuable benefits to government agencies, including: AI-powered Analytics and Centralized Data Assets and Catalog Security and Governance designed into the platform No-touch Maintenance and Cost Savings with Qlik Cloud Qlik is honored to meet the highest confidentiality, integrity, and availability standards recognized by the U.S. government. Through our Qlik Cloud Government offering, our federal agency customers now have greater access to new, innovative, and cost-effective solutions, which can ultimately arm them with the capabilities needed to reach their mission and data objectives. Andrew Churchill, Vice President of Federal at Qlik Qlik Cloud Government sets the benchmark for third-generation analytics, empowering everyone in the organization to make data-driven decisions. Built on Qlik’s unique Associative analytics engine, Qlik Sense®, Qlik Cloud Government offers industry-leading data analytics capabilities for the full range of users and use cases — from self-service analytics to interactive dashboards, search and conversational analytics, custom and embedded analytics, reporting and alerting. It augments and enhances human intuition with AI (artificial intelligence) powered insight suggestions and natural-language interaction. About Qlik Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private SaaS company, Qlik provides an end-to-end, real-time data integration and analytics cloud platform to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik does business in more than 100 countries and serves over 50,000 customers around the world.

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ManTech Acquires Technical and Management Assistance Corporation

ManTech International Corporation | January 03, 2022

ManTech International Corporation has completed the acquisition of Technical and Management Assistance Corporation (TMAC), a leading provider of advanced data engineering services and solutions to the U.S. Intelligence Community. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland and founded in 2008, TMAC offers a full range of data centric solutions and expertise with proven experience in systems engineering, data collection and governance, analytics and mission management systems. “ManTech has a well-established reputation as a leader in analytics capabilities that collect and decipher vast data flows across SIGINT systems,” said Kevin M. Phillips, ManTech Chairman, CEO and President. “Technical and Management Assistance Corporation builds on these strengths with complementary solutions that ensure the delivery of vital intelligence at speed. We are pleased to welcome TMAC’s talented people into the ManTech family, and to build our presence in this arena with an exciting array of capabilities that deliver market-leading differentiation and value to our customers.” About ManTech International Corporation ManTech provides mission-focused technology solutions and services for U.S. defense, intelligence and federal civilian agencies. In business more than 53 years, we excel in full-spectrum cyber, data collection & analytics, enterprise IT, systems engineering and software application development solutions that support national and homeland security.

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