CANADIAN COMMERCIAL CORPORATION (CCC) | November 15, 2022
The Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) is pleased to announce two new Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) that will help qualified Canadian exporters secure government contracts in Indonesia. MOUs are formal arrangements that allow countries to engage in projects of mutual benefit to grow and deepen the bilateral relationship.
MOU for development of a Green Airport
On the sidelines of the 2022 G20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia, CCC concluded an MOU with the province of North Kalimantan for the development of a Green Airport. The airport concept is part of COP21 commitments made by Indonesia to further develop the country’s economy, while reducing emissions by 31.9% by 2030. The proposed airport will link 8 other airports, and provide local aquaculture and agriculture industries with more direct access to major international markets.
In addition, CCC is working with the Canadian Embassy and Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service to foster other opportunities regarding airport assets in Indonesia.
MOU on food security, agricultural products and services
In the lead up to the G20 Summit, CCC also signed an MOU with the Ministry of State-Owned Enterprises of Indonesia concerning food production. It seeks to address rising food security concerns resulting from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, by providing access to Canadian commodities, including but not limited to potash, wheat, grains, soybeans, plus other agricultural goods and services which may be appropriate. The MOU will not replace existing commercial orders and is intended to provide the Indonesian government as an option, the ability to procure and contract for products and services in this sector.
International Prime Contractor
Through these two MOUs, CCC will bring Canadian businesses to Indonesia and offer a unique Government of Canada guarantee. As part of the International Prime Contractor program, CCC signs government to government (G2G) contracts that have the legal effect of being signed in the name of the Government of Canada, providing an assurance of contract performance.
If you have an international opportunity and want to know if an MOU applies to your potential transaction, connect with our team.
“Thanks to the Canadian Commercial Corporation’s Government-to-Government contracting solution, qualified Canadian exporters in the infrastructure and agricultural sectors will now be able to bring their world-class, made-in-Canada solutions to major projects in Indonesia. The MOUs will allow our countries to engage in meaningful projects that benefit companies on both sides of the Pacific.”
– Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development.
CCC is proud to advance trade relations between Canada and Indonesia. These MOUs will enable CCC to bring Canadian businesses to address the priorities of the Ministry of State-Owned Enterprises, and the provincial government of North Kalimantan. Bobby Kwon, President and CEO of the Canadian Commercial Corporation.
ABOUT CANADIAN COMMERCIAL CORPORATION (CCC):
We are Canada’s government to government contracting agency. We help build successful commercial relationships between Canadian businesses and governments around the world by creating and supporting the successful completion of commercial contracts of public and national importance. We are also the official channel for Canadian companies looking to do business with the U.S. military.
Boston Government Services | December 07, 2022
Bernhard Capital Partners ("Bernhard Capital"), a services- and infrastructure-focused private equity management firm, today announced the establishment of a dedicated Department of Energy ("DOE") services platform through the recent acquisitions of Boston Government Services, LLC ("BGS"), an engineering, technology and security firm for government programs, national laboratories, national security facilities, nuclear operations and complex projects, and Sterling Engineering & Consulting Group, LLC ("SE&C"), a provider of executive, project management, business development and technical consulting services focused on the DOE complex. Financial terms of the transactions were not disclosed.
The platform will establish a leading national network of engineering and consulting firms with shared capabilities and an expanded client base, primarily consisting of organizations operating within the Department of Energy ("DOE") complex. Established in 2007 by Harry L. Boston, Ph.D., BGS is a nuclear engineering, safety, program management, technology and cyber security firm providing mission-driven solutions for a broad array of challenging and important programs for government and commercial clients.
Bernhard Capital has an extensive track record building leading national platforms across numerous services- and infrastructure-related categories. Through these acquisitions, the firm intends to utilize its proprietary Blueprint investment approach to establish a vertically integrated offering, capable of executing critical projects in complex environments – from strategic planning and program management to the execution of engineering and technical activities.
"The acquisitions of BGS and SE&C provide unique and valuable capabilities for our platform and will meaningfully expand our premier consulting and field service offerings around the DOE complex, As the DOE and broader commercial industries continue to invest ambitiously in clean energy, energy security, modernization and transitioning our energy grid and national infrastructure, the expertise of the BGS and SE&C teams will be invaluable to driving the long-term success of these essential national, regional and local projects. We look forward to working closely with Harry, Duane and their talented teams as we build an exceptional platform and execute on a shared vision to better support a diverse base of mission-critical government and commercial clients."
-Chris Dillon, Managing Director at Bernhard Capital Partners.
BGS and SE&C will continue to be led by their respective management teams, while benefiting from the advantages of the shared platform and Bernhard Capital's strategic partnership. Harry Boston will continue as President of BGS, and Duane Schmoker will continue as President of SE&C.
The opportunity to join Bernhard Capital's DOE services platform and partner with the SE&C team provides additional resources and capacities for the BGS team to continue delivering the best engineering, technology, cybersecurity and program management solutions for our clients, from strategy and conception to implementation and execution, said Dr. Boston. The Bernhard Capital team's operational expertise and deep familiarity with the complexities of our business make them the right partner to position BGS for long-term growth, and we are well positioned to continue providing high-quality, efficient and committed services to our clients as part of this platform.
Founded in 2014 by Duane Schmoker and headquartered in Richland, Washington, SE&C provides executive management and technical consulting services to organizations in the federal and commercial markets focused primarily on energy, environmental remediation and national security. Offering strategic planning, business development, proposal development, project management and technology-based solutions for some of the world's most challenging government and commercial environmental cleanup projects, SE&C focuses on providing innovative technical and business solutions for clients with a focus on the DOE and commercial markets.
"We are excited to join BGS as part of Bernhard Capital's dedicated DOE services platform and are confident this partnership will benefit all SE&C stakeholders, Bernhard Capital's perspective and experienced team, alongside BGS's deep relationships and premier technical team, will allow us to enhance our technical and management capabilities and expand our presence around the DOE complex and other government-adjacent markets."
-Mr. Schmoker, SE&C President.
About Bernhard Capital Partners:
Bernhard Capital Partners is a services and infrastructure-focused private equity management firm established in 2013. Bernhard Capital Partners has deployed capital in three funds across several strategies, has approximately $2.5 billion of gross assets under management and is ranked as one of Private Equity International's 300 largest private equity firms worldwide. Bernhard Capital Partners seeks to create sustainable value by leveraging its experience in acquiring, operating and growing services and infrastructure businesses.
Boston Government Services, LLC is an engineering, technology, and cybersecurity firm advancing our national security and competitiveness, and promoting a sustainable and healthy environmental future. BGS delivers mission-focused solutions by leveraging capabilities in engineering, operations, technology and cybersecurity to provide clients with solutions that enable efficient, secure, safe, robust, and sustainable mission performance. BGS is headquartered in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and has offices in multiple states.
SE&C is a Richland, Washington-based provider of executive management and technical consulting services to organizations in the federal and commercial markets focused on energy, environmental remediation, national security and mining. The company has satellite offices in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Albuquerque, New Mexico. With more than 65 senior professionals providing clients with expertise ranging from strategic planning, business development, proposal development, project management and technology-based solutions, SE&C supports some of the world's most challenging government and commercial environmental cleanup projects.
stackArmor | December 22, 2022
stackArmor, Inc., a leading provider of Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP®), Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA), CMMC 2.0, and StateRAMP security & compliance acceleration solutions, announced today that it has advised MicroStrategy, in gaining FedRAMP authorization of the MicroStrategy Cloud for Government cloud service offering built on a high-performance cloud-native Kubernetes architecture.
FedRAMP promotes the adoption of secure cloud services across the federal government by providing a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for commercial cloud products and services. For over 10 years, the experts at stackArmor have been guiding cloud service providers through the process of meeting government compliance standards, including FISMA, FedRAMP, and standards set by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
"We created the ThreatAlert® Security Accelerator solution to help our customers reduce the time and costs associated with achieving complex Government mandated requirements like FedRAMP authorizations, MicroStrategy's FedRAMP Marketplace listing is a testament to our continued focus in helping commercial ISVs and SaaS providers meet complex government security and compliance requirements."
Gaurav 'GP' Pal, Chief Executive Officer, stackArmor.
stackArmor delivers cloud security, compliance, and managed services solutions to commercial and government customers. Based in the Washington D.C. metro area, the company is a specialist in providing security acceleration solutions for meeting FedRAMP and other Government-centric security frameworks. Its ThreatAlert® Security Accelerator includes advisory, cybersecurity engineering, package documentation, and continuous monitoring solutions for customers in regulated markets such as government, the public sector, defense, space, aerospace, healthcare, and education.
Carahsoft | November 21, 2022
HUMAN Security, Inc. (formerly White Ops)--the global leader in safeguarding enterprises from digital attacks with modern defense, and Carahsoft Technology Corp., the Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, today announced a partnership. Under the agreement, Carahsoft will serve as HUMAN’s Master Government Aggregator®, making the company’s industry-leading bot, fraud, and account abuse protection services available to the Public Sector through Carahsoft’s reseller partners and National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (NCPA), E&I Cooperative Services Contract, OMNIA Partners, and The Quilt contracts.
“As digital attacks have become increasingly sophisticated and targeted, agencies need a modern defense strategy to protect their operational efficiencies from threats and digital attacks, With the addition of the Human Defense Platform to our cybersecurity offerings, agencies can trust they are protected against digital attacks, fraud and account abuse. We look forward to working with HUMAN and our reseller partners to help our joint customers stay ahead of the threat landscape and protect their organizations from emerging cyber risk.”
-Rich Maigue, Sales Director who leads the HUMAN Security Team at Carahsoft.
The Human Defense Platform provides advanced technology, profound insights, and full lifecycle approach that rapidly protects many of the world’s largest entities against sophisticated digital attacks including, bots, transaction fraud, account takeover, data exfiltration and system compromises, and other malicious attacks. HUMAN’s software as a service (SaaS) solution is powered by massive observability by verifying the humanity of more than 20 trillion digital interactions a week (over 50% of the global internet population and 3 billion unique devices a month) on behalf of its customers. With this observability advantage and network effect, paired with threat intelligence for continuous adaptation, HUMAN is able to stay ahead of adversaries and disrupt their campaigns while protecting valuable customer and employee data, platforms and applications. Past examples of disruptions in collaboration with the government includes disrupting 3ve bringing together the FBI, Google, Facebook and many others in the industry; and the takedown of Methbot.
The first lesson I learned in the Air Force was to always go into battle with a distinct advantage. Unfortunately, when it comes to cybercrime, strategies built around defensive security don’t apply this same principle. At best, many are playing not to lose. HUMAN plays to win. Our unique approach with modern defense leverages internet observability, collective protection across hundreds of customers, and actionable threat intelligence and disruptions, enables us to win against cybercriminals, said Tamer Hassan, HUMAN Co-Founder and CEO, and a former decorated Air Force pilot who served multiple tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. By partnering with Carahsoft and its reseller partners, we’re able to not only protect Government and military entities and Public Sector institutions from sophisticated bot attacks, fraud, and account abuse, but we’re able to adapt quickly to defend them from threats yet to come.
HUMAN’s modern defense approach protects customers along every step of the digital journey. The following featured solutions are part of the Human Defense Platform:
HUMAN Bot Defender
For digital businesses that need to protect their web and mobile applications and APIs, HUMAN Bot Defender is a behavior-based bot management solution that efficiently detects and mitigates the most sophisticated bot attacks. Unlike competing solutions that provide protection from only basic bot attacks, are hard to integrate and limit your infrastructure choices, HUMAN Bot Defender effortlessly integrates into any existing infrastructure and scales as your traffic grows to safeguard your online revenue and competitive edge.
HUMAN Account Defender
HUMAN Account Defender safeguards online accounts by detecting and neutralizing compromised and fake accounts on apps and websites. It stops fraud and abuse, reduces customer risk and cuts your fraud team’s workload. Account Defender uses behavioral analysis to continuously monitor accounts post-login for suspicious behavior. It generates an evolving risk score based on all activity in an account rather than relying on a single point-in-time check, such as only at login or at the point of transaction. When a risk threshold is met, automated actions such as locking the account are triggered.
HUMAN is a cybersecurity company that safeguards 500+ customers from sophisticated bot attacks, fraud and account abuse. We leverage modern defense—internet visibility, network effect, and disruptions—to enable our customers to increase ROI and trust while decreasing end-user friction, data contamination, and cybersecurity exposure. Today we verify the humanity of more than 20 trillion digital interactions per week across advertising, marketing, e-commerce, government, education and enterprise security, putting us in a position to win against cybercriminals. Protect your digital business with HUMAN.
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 Engagement, 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.