GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

Accela Announces Fall 2020 Product Release Which Includes the Launch of its Civic Platform V20.2

Accela | November 02, 2020

Accela, the leading provider of cloud-based solutions for government, today announced its Fall 2020 Product Release, which includes the launch of its Civic Platform V20.2 and updates to Accela Citizen Access, GIS, and Accela Mobile. The release also introduces Accela Insights, a new data visualization tool that enables agency staff to create modern and interactive dashboards seamlessly, the Premium Citizen Experience powered by OpenCities, new Civic Applications for Service Request Management and Occupational Licensing, and more. These updates are focused on creating modern, intuitive user experiences for government and expand on Accela's suite of robust cloud solutions designed to help agencies respond to evolving citizen and business needs during times of crisis and beyond.

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Credo AI Announces the World's First Responsible AI Governance Platform

Credo AI | April 27, 2022

Credo AI, the company behind the world's first comprehensive and contextual governance solution for AI, announced the availability of its Responsible AI Platform, a SaaS-product that empowers organizations with tools to standardize and scale their approach to Responsible AI. While standards, benchmarks, and clear regulatory regulations are still emerging, many organizations are struggling to put their AI principles into practice and determine what "good" looks like for their AI systems. Credo AI's Responsible AI platform helps companies operationalize Responsible AI by providing context-driven AI risk and compliance assessment wherever they are in their AI journey. Credo AI helps cross-functional teams align on Responsible AI requirements for fairness, performance, transparency, privacy, security and more based on business and regulatory context by selecting from out-of-the-box, use-case-driven Policy guardrails. Moreover, the platform makes it easy for teams to evaluate whether their AI use cases are meeting those requirements through technical assessments of ML models, datasets and interrogation of development processes. The platform, which was built on cross-industry learnings in both regulated and unregulated spaces, is complemented by Credo AI Lens, Credo AI's open source assessment framework that makes comprehensive Responsible AI assessment more structured and interpretable for organizations of all sizes. The release of Credo AI's Responsible AI Platform also includes the following features: Seamless assessment integrations: Credo AI ingests programmatic model and dataset assessments from Credo AI Lens and automatically translates them into risk scores across identified AI risk areas such as fairness, performance, privacy, and security Multi-stakeholder alignment: Credo AI brings together product, data science, and oversight teams to align on the right governance requirements based on business and regulatory context Tunable risk-based oversight: Credo AI allows teams to fine-tune the level of human-in-the-loop governance needed based on the use case risk level Out-of-the-Box Regulatory readiness: Credo AI provides gap analysis across out-of-the-box guardrails that operationalize industry standards, as well as existing and upcoming regulations Assurance and attestation: Credo AI serves as a central repository for governance evidence automates creation of critical governance artifacts, including audit trails of decision provenance, Model and AI Use Case Cards, and attested AI risk and compliance reports AI Vendor Risk Management: Credo AI also makes it easy for organizations to assess the AI risk and compliance of third party AI/ML products and models via a dedicated vendor risk assessment portal Credo AI aims to be a sherpa for enterprises in their Responsible AI initiatives to bring oversight and accountability to Artificial intelligence, and define what good looks like for their AI framework. We've pioneered a context-centric, comprehensive, and continuous solution to deliver Responsible AI. Enterprises must align on Responsible AI requirements across diverse stakeholders in technology and oversight functions, and take deliberate steps to demonstrate action on those goals and take responsibility for the outcomes." Navrina Singh, founder and CEO of Credo AI Multiple AI government regulations are on the horizon, including the European Union's Artificial Intelligence Act (AIA), and New York City's bill that states that AI employment decision tools need to be audited for bias before January 1, 2023. Organizations need to responsibly leverage or build their AI governance framework in anticipation of these and other evolving government regulations. To date, AI Governance has been manual, unscalable, and incapable of providing the oversight needed to prevent AI from behaving in unintended ways. This leaves enterprises exposed to extreme risk and operational overhead, creating a desire for a new solution. Credo AI's Responsible AI Platform is the first AI Governance platform that creates accountability structures throughout the AI lifecycle, from data acquisition to model deployment. With Credo AI, governance enables organizations to deploy AI systems faster while managing risk exposure. Credo AI Lens Credo AI Lens is an open-source Responsible AI (RAI) assessment framework. It provides a single entrypoint to a curated ecosystem of assessments developed by Credo AI and the broader open-source community. Lens covers diverse AI risk areas including fairness, security, performance, transparency and others, which can be assessed on many model and dataset types. In addition, Lens is extensible, and easily augmented with custom modules derived from other tools or proprietary code. By standardizing AI assessment, Lens makes it easy for ML practitioners to integrate RAI assessment of models and datasets into their existing workflow, and accelerates the time to productionize new solutions. When paired with the Responsible AI governance platform, Lens assessments are translated into an actionable form understandable by diverse stakeholders, making the development of AI systems a more collaborative process. With Credo AI, organizations are able to better understand and troubleshoot potential governance blindspots within their AI applications, ML models, dataset, and processes. Existing customers have access to the available version and full list of features of Credo AI Responsible AI Governance. About Credo AI Founded in 2020, Credo AI is a venture-backed company on a mission to empower organizations to deliver Responsible AI (RAI) at scale. Credo AI brings context-driven governance and risk assessment to ensure compliant, fair, transparent and auditable development and use of AI. Credo AI's Intelligent SaaS platform empowers enterprises to measure, monitor and manage AI introduced risks at scale. Credo AI enables organizations to create AI with the highest ethical standards, so that they are able to capture its tremendous benefits while mitigating unintended negative consequences. Credo AI customers include one of the largest cloud providers, a Fortune 500 Global financial services and one of the largest defense contractors among other Global 2000s.

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SuperCom Launches New $1 Million Project in Central Coast California

SuperCom | January 18, 2022

SuperCom , a global provider of secure solutions for the e-Government, IOT and Cybersecurity sectors, announces today that its fully-owned subsidiary, Leaders in Community Alternatives (LCA), has launched a new project with a probation department in Central Coast California to provide rehabilitative services. This launch reflects the progression of an award in this county previously announced, and the successful completion of county approval process well as contract negotiations and execution. This project, which also has an emphasis on employment services for women, supports those reentering the community from periods of incarceration by providing evidence-based and individualized services that contribute to a reduction in recidivism. This new project is valued at approximately $1 million over a term of three years, or approximately $340,000 per year. "We are pleased to continue our momentum into 2022 with another new project launch, this time in California with an existing customer, further validating the value of our offerings and the strength of our long-term customer relationships. We attribute this new project also to our successful track record of creating customized programs that best suit the needs of public agencies related to reducing recidivism, improving outcomes, and ultimately changing behavior," commented Ordan Trabelsi, President and CEO of SuperCom. "Looking forward, we expect to win more multi-year government projects with both new and existing customers globally which will add on to our annual recurring revenues." Ordan Trabelsi, President and CEO of SuperCom About SuperCom Since 1988, SuperCom has been a global provider of traditional and digital identity solutions, providing advanced safety, identification and security solutions to governments and organizations, both private and public, throughout the world. Through its proprietary e-Government platforms and innovative solutions for traditional and biometrics enrollment, personalization, issuance and border control services, SuperCom has inspired governments and national agencies to design and issue secure Multi-ID documents and robust digital identity solutions to its citizens and visitors. SuperCom offers a unique all-in-one field-proven RFID & mobile technology and product suite, accompanied by advanced complementary services for various industries including healthcare and homecare, security and safety, community public safety, law enforcement, electronic monitoring, livestock monitoring, and building and access automation.

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GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

NSW government showcases its Digital Identity program

NSW government | April 06, 2022

The NSW government has unveiled its Digital Identity program via a new website highlighting the vision its has to make government services and everyday tasks simpler, safer and more secure.  NSW Government chief information and digital officer Greg Wells said the NSW Government was investing in the power of ideas to improve lives and ultimately, the future, and believes the NSW Government’s Digital Identity program would play a big role in delivering a modern, digital government for the customers of NSW.  From retrieving benefits through the Digital Seniors Card to easily accessing digital licences through the Service NSW app, customers are already using digital identity credentials every day to prove their eligibility or to access a service.” Greg Wells, NSW Government chief information and digital officer “The NSW Government’s Digital Identity program will allow NSW customers to conduct a range of new transactions online, providing greater accessibility to government services and better support for customers with disabilities, and those in rural, regional or remote areas.  “We want to safely and securely leverage technology to deliver smarter, faster and easier services for the benefit of NSW customers.”   Mr Wells said privacy and security were of the utmost importance to the NSW Government. Oversharing of personal information and identity crime cost customers and the private sector more than $3.1 billion across Australia in 2018/19 as reported by ACIC.   Wells said the NSW Government is implementing rigorous assurances to make sure customer information is safe and secure. “The NSW Government’s Digital Identity program will provide customers with greater control of how and where their information is shared and enhanced privacy protection against identity fraud and theft associated with physical documents,” he said. “The customer has been at the heart of every decision and will always be in control of any information they choose to share. Customers will choose to opt-in to Digital Identity programs, and ongoing consent will be required, meaning they can opt out at any time. An in-person option will always be provided via Service NSW Centres.”  The NSW and Australian Governments are working closely together to explore the adoption of a national Digital Identity ecosystem, to ensure simple and seamless services for people accessing state-based services. This will deliver significant economic benefits for Australia and NSW and ensure residents get quick and easy access to the services they need.   The NSW Government has allocated $2.1 billion to invest in digital transformation projects through its Digital Restart Fund. The fund is administered by the Department of Customer Service. It targets smart, simple technology solutions which create efficiencies for customers and businesses across the state.

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Ping Identity Partners with Carahsoft to Bring Identity Security Solutions to Government Customers

Ping Identity | February 16, 2022

Ping Identity , the Intelligent Identity solution for the enterprise, today announced a distribution partnership with Carahsoft Technology Corp., The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, to help U.S. Federal Government agencies modernize the nation's cybersecurity defenses with advanced identity, credential, and access management (ICAM) capabilities. Under the agreement, Carahsoft will serve as Ping Identity's Master Government Aggregator®, making the company's industry leading identity security solutions available to the Public Sector through Carahsoft's reseller partners and its GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS), NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) V, Information Technology Enterprise Solutions – Software 2 (ITES-SW2), and OMNIA Partners contract. Carahsoft's technological expertise and understanding of the government procurement process will help Public Sector organizations consider, select and implement Ping Identity's best-in-class ICAM solutions at the best possible value. The partnership will make it more efficient for Federal customers and channel partners to work jointly through the procurement process. "Partnering with a top-ranked GSA Schedule Contract holder will enable Ping Identity to grow our government business, making us a more valued resource and trusted advisor to government agencies seeking to modernize their cybersecurity defenses. Carahsoft strengthens our capabilities with a dedicated sales and marketing team and vast network of reseller partners and service providers who proactively promote and deliver critical identity security solutions to government IT organizations." Beth Drew, vice president channel sales at Ping Identity The 2021 Executive Order on Improving the Nation's Cybersecurity requires bold changes to be made in federal agencies to adopt security best practices, prioritize cloud migration, and make significant investments in Zero Trust security. Ping Identity and Carahsoft can now help agencies modernize and centralize their siloed, legacy ICAM systems, which paves the way for a Zero Trust security strategy, accelerated cloud transformation, secure telework, and seamless interoperability across agencies and enterprises. "With the addition of Ping Identity to our portfolio, Public Sector agencies now have access to an innovative ICAM solution that meets identity challenges across agencies and citizen initiatives," said Richard Maigue, sales director who leads the Ping Identity team at Carahsoft. "We look forward to working with Ping Identity and our resellers to provide simple and secure cloud identity management to our joint government customers." Ping Identity's software is available through Carahsoft's GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) GS-35F-0119Y, SEWP V contracts NNG15SC03B and NNG15SC27B, ITES-SW2 Contract W52P1J-20-D-0042, and OMNIA Partners Contract #R191902. About Carahsoft 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, 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. About Ping Identity Ping Identity delivers intelligent identity solutions for the enterprise. We enable companies to achieve Zero Trust identity-defined security and more personalized, streamlined user experiences. The PingOne Cloud Platform provides customers, workforce, and partners with access to cloud, mobile, SaaS and on-premises applications across the hybrid enterprise. Over half of the Fortune 100 choose us for our identity expertise, open standards, and partnerships with companies including Microsoft and Amazon. We provide flexible identity solutions that accelerate digital business initiatives, delight customers, and secure the enterprise through multi-factor authentication, single sign-on, access management, intelligent API security, directory, and data governance capabilities. For more information, please visit www.pingidentity.com.

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