Amazon, Apple, Google lead tech coronavirus White House meeting

Amazon | March 10, 2020

Big tech is joining the fight against the coronavirus. Representatives from Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon and Twitter are expected to visit the White House on Wednesday, FOX Business has learned. These executives will be joined by officials from government agencies including Health and Human Services, the National Institute of Health and the U.S. Labor Department, to name a few. White House Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios will lead the meeting.

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GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

CoLab Software Awarded Government of Canada Contract to Modernize Engineering Collaboration

CoLab Software | January 13, 2022

CoLab Software has signed a contract with the Government of Canada that enables the Department of National Defence (DND) to test CoLab’s collaborative engineering software. Funded under the Canadian government’s Innovative Solutions Canada Testing Stream, the $412,000 CAD contract allows the Naval Material Technology Management (NMTM) section of the DND to evaluate CoLab’s usefulness for modernizing their engineering design review processes. CoLab’s web-based app provides an ideal platform to streamline engineering workflows for greater efficiency across various ongoing projects. Engineering programs today are increasingly more collaborative, multidisciplinary, and geographically distributed than ever before. For design teams trying to manage these demands effectively, the status quo involves admin-intensive workflows and slow review cycles. Most organizations currently rely on generic tools and manual processes to collaborate on complex design projects—which leaves room for mistakes to slip through the cracks and increases the risk of expensive, preventable errors getting caught too late in the design process. CoLab is purpose-built for engineering teams to share and review design files quickly and easily, replacing the heavy use of emails, slideshows, spreadsheets, PDFs, and screenshots. Using CoLab, engineering teams can make better design decisions and work more effectively. Design conversations are centralized in CoLab, and stakeholders always have the full mechanical context when giving or receiving feedback on a design. The review process becomes more automated and standardized with CoLab, giving engineers the ability to focus on critical design work instead of administrative tasks. Through direct CAD/PLM integrations and compatibility with over 60 file formats, CoLab brings together all the information and people involved in a design project so that collaboration is simplified, organized, and efficient. “It’s encouraging to see the Canadian government embrace modern ways of working by adopting more collaborative and digital solutions,” says CoLab CEO Adam Keating. “We’re excited to have this chance to work together and to provide tools that support the Digital Navy Action Plan.”

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CYBERSECURITY

Intelligent Waves Partners with Horizon3.ai’s NodeZero to Empower Special Operators with Next-Gen Cybersecurity Resilience in DevOps

Intelligent Waves | May 13, 2022

Intelligent Waves (IW), a leading IT integrator that provides mission-focused, multi-domain operational expertise and innovation to the Federal Government, announced a strategic collaboration with Horizon3.ai to support next-generation cybersecurity protection in DevOps for the DoD special operations community. Intelligent Waves will utilize Horizon3.ai's NodeZero autonomous penetration testing platform to validate architecture deployments and ensure customer environments are secure and operationally ready for users. The partnership between IW and Horzon3.ai has enabled the mitigation and prevention of malicious actors trying to gain or deny access to critical networks that support Department of Defense missions. The inclusion of NodeZero into Intelligent Waves’ DevOps pipeline has significantly reduced the overhead and decreased deployment validation time while simultaneously improving security insight into customer environments through continuous monitoring. Intelligent Waves is honored to include Horizon3.ai's NodeZero into our ultra-secure tool suite for DevOps for special operations. In these challenging times, with rogue actors constantly on the prowl for vulnerabilities, this solution provides the warfighters with an effective, battle-tested solution." John Hammes, Chief Strategy Officer at Intelligent Waves Horizon3.ai’s NodeZero acts as a force multiplier, helping preserve or increase margins by enabling Alliance Partners to cover more accounts with a smaller team. It continuously assesses an enterprise’s attack surface to identify ways a skilled attacker could chain together harvested credentials, misconfigurations, dangerous product defaults, and exploitable vulnerabilities to compromise systems and data. NodeZero quickly identifies exploitable attack vectors and ineffective security controls, so Alliance Partners’ resources are spent fixing what matters most. This new collaboration between Intelligent Waves and Horizon3.ai will be showcased at The Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) on May 16th - 19th, 2022, in booth 304 at the Tampa Convention Center. SOFIC provides special operations and industry partners the opportunity to reexamine SOF policies, investments, and activities, find ways to augment existing SOF capabilities, foster rapid future capability development and employment, and leverage relationships with allies and partners. “Threat actors create threat vectors that you never would imagine to be exploitable by chaining together network misconfigurations, vulnerabilities, harvested credentials, and dangerous product defaults,” said Snehal Antani, CEO and co-founder of Horizon3.ai. “Our partnership with Intelligent Waves allows us to provide APTaaS to customers, helping them understand their cybersecurity risk profile so they can harden their security postures with penetration tests that can be run as often as they want.” About Intelligent Waves Intelligent Waves delivers mission-focused multi-domain operational expertise & innovation to the Government through high-impact technology solutions in cybersecurity, data science, enterprise network engineering, software development, & platform mission support. Always ready. Anytime. Anywhere. Any domain. About Horizon3.ai Horizon3.ai's mission is to help organizations find and fix attack vectors before attackers can exploit them. NodeZero, an autonomous penetration testing solution, is a true self-service SaaS offering that is safe to run in production and requires no persistent or credentialed agents. Organizations will see their enterprise through the eyes of the attacker, identifying ineffective security controls and ensuring limited resources are spent fixing problems that can actually be exploited. Founded in 2019 by industry, US Special Operations, and US National Security veterans, Horizon3.ai is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, and made in the USA.

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CYBERSECURITY

GuidePoint Security’s Jean-Paul Bergeaux Named Among the WashingtonExec Cyber Execs to Watch

GuidePoint Security | April 20, 2022

GuidePoint Security, a cybersecurity solutions leader enabling organizations to make smarter decisions and minimize risk, is proud to announce that the company’s Federal practice CTO, Jean-Paul Bergeaux, was named by WashingtonExec a Cyber Exec to Watch in 2022. WashingtonExec’s list highlights executives in both government and industry consistently staying one step ahead of adversaries, equipped with the technical know-how to safeguard systems and information. Jean-Paul has helped many of GuidePoint Security’s customers modernize their cybersecurity programs and architectures. He is passionate about helping agencies operationalize their cybersecurity tools and processes, and ultimately improving their overall security strategy and posture. Bergeaux’s vast knowledge of vendor solutions and emerging technologies is a true asset to both GuidePoint, our vendors and our customers.” Jim Quarantillo, Federal Partner, GuidePoint Security WashingtonExec selected Bergeaux as a Cyber Exec to Watch in 2022 because of the work he and his team are doing to help agencies on their journey to adopting a zero trust security model. By building an interactive demo environment based on multiple zero trust use cases and various OEM choices, as well as leading agencies through zero trust workshops, Bergeaux has helped customers shift from a theoretical to a practical zero trust approach. Bergeaux is an influential practitioner within the cybersecurity and federal government communities, through his numerous articles and blogs on the President’s Executive Order as well as follow-on guidelines around Zero Trust requirements. About GuidePoint Security GuidePoint Security provides trusted cybersecurity expertise, solutions and services that help organizations make better decisions that minimize risk. Our experts act as your trusted advisor to understand your business and challenges, helping you through an evaluation of your cybersecurity posture and ecosystem to expose risks, optimize resources and implement best-fit solutions. GuidePoint’s unmatched expertise has enabled a third of Fortune 500 companies and more than half of the U.S. government cabinet-level agencies to improve their security posture and reduce risk.

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GOVERNMENT FINANCE

ICF Named ServiceNow Americas US Federal Partner of the Year

ICF | February 23, 2022

ICF , a global consulting and digital services provider, was recently named the 2022 ServiceNow Americas U.S. Federal Partner of the Year for continued success in partnering with ServiceNow's federal team to rapidly deliver impactful digital solutions to the U.S. government. "ICF is one of the most capable partners to deliver ServiceNow to federal agencies. The team always puts the customer first and consistently co-delivers mission-driven engagements to agencies. ICF's collaborative approach to sales and marketing, dedicated ServiceNow practice, platform accelerator library and expertise across all platform modules has contributed to high customer satisfaction scores for an impressive four years in a row." Steve Walters, vice president of Federal at ServiceNow In 2021, ICF completed over 250 deployments on the Now Platform®, with its scaled-delivery Digital Service Centers alone yielding over 150 apps to date designed to quickly improve clients' business outcomes. A ServiceNow Elite Partner, ICF has over 500 ServiceNow-certified technical consultants supporting the U.S. federal civilian and defense markets. ICF's over 50 ongoing ServiceNow-related projects include work for clients such as the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. "We are combining the best of ICF's deep domain and technology consulting expertise with the ServiceNow Now Platform to deliver quick, secure and affordable low-code solutions to federal customers," said Mark Lee, executive vice president and public sector lead. "We are proud to be recognized once again for our successful partnership and look forward to exploring innovative ways to collaborate to address our clients' evolving mission and digital business needs." This year's ServiceNow Partner awards were based on 2021 performance and evaluated attributes such as revenue contribution/growth, product line expansion, workflow and skill competencies growth, and business innovation with associated digital transformation impact. A leading low-code/no-code platform implementer in the federal space, ICF was named ServiceNow's #1 U.S. Federal Partner of the Year in 2019 and is a platinum-level sponsor for ServiceNow's Federal Forum 2022 in March. ICF combines public sector domain expertise with an ecosystem of platform partners and digital practices to deliver responsive, scalable solutions that achieve clients' mission outcomes and a step change in productivity. The company's digital solutions help mission leaders solve critical problems, modernize systems, harness the power of data and analytics and optimize the customer experience to drive positive change from within. About ICF ICF is a global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 full- and part-time employees, but we are not your typical consultants. At ICF, business analysts and policy specialists work together with digital strategists, data scientists and creatives. We combine unmatched industry expertise with cutting-edge engagement capabilities to help organizations solve their most complex challenges. Since 1969, public and private sector clients have worked with ICF to navigate change and shape the future. Learn more at icf.com.

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