GM begins production of ventilators for U.S. government

GM | April 14, 2020

General Motors Co said on Tuesday it had started producing ventilators in the volume needed to treat severely ill coronavirus patients and would deliver the first batch of the medical equipment to the U.S. government this month. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded nine contracts totaling nearly $2.6 billion to produce 137,000 ventilators by the end of 2020 for the U.S. Strategic National Stockpile, including a contract to GM worth $489.4 million for 30,000 ventilators by the end of August after President Donald Trump invoked the Defense Production Act.

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CYBERSECURITY

Carahsoft Receives Exclusive 2022 BlackBerry NALA Distributor Partner of the Year Award at BlackBerry Partner Cybersecurity Sales

Carahsoft | April 19, 2022

Carahsoft Technology Corp., the Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider announced that it has been named the 2022 BlackBerry NALA Distributor of the Year. On April 5-6, 2022, BlackBerry hosted a virtual partner sales event with the theme “The Power of…”, which highlighted the power of partnership and vision, joint market opportunities, and technical strategy. The virtual event attracted more than 300 global solution providers, MSSPs, and distributors. We value our long-standing partnership with Blackberry and are honored to be named the Distributor Partner of the Year for North America and Latin America for 2022.” Michael Shrader, Vice President of Innovative and Intelligence Solutions at Carahsoft BlackBerry recognized winners in four categories, and three regions representing North America and Latin America; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); and Asia-Pacific (APAC). Award winners were selected from among the thousands of BlackBerry partners based on their commitment to innovation and differentiation of BlackBerry cybersecurity products and brand in the market. The award winners also align with BlackBerry’s strategy and commitment to driving exponential new business growth. “We are thrilled to honor these outstanding partners and extremely proud to work with the Carahsoft team to ensure our customers are both secure and protected amidst a threat landscape that continues to increase in both scale and complexity. We look forward to building on our shared success in the months and years to come.” Colleen McMillan, Vice President, Global Channel Sales, Cybersecurity. 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 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.

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CYBERSECURITY

QuoLab Technologies Announces Partnership With B Technology

QuoLab Technologies | April 18, 2022

QuoLab Technologies, provider of a data-centric security operations platform (SOP), announced its partnership with B Technology, an Austin, Texas-based IT infrastructure and cyber security solutions provider. B Technology will serve as an official reseller of the QuoLab platform, helping the company to extend its reach to both commercial and government entities. Now more than ever, strong security is a requirement for every organization. This partnership will empower us to deliver much-needed collaboration capabilities to more practitioners than ever before. Mirroring our own beliefs, B Technology is acutely focused on helping the people behind the scenes make security a reality for organizations. Together, we can truly be a force for good by putting power back into the hands of those protecting our most vital systems.” Dan Young, CEO of QuoLab As an official reseller, B Technology will offer QuoLab’s platform to its current customer base, including the Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence, and Civilian Agencies across the Federal Government, as well as all future customers. This is the first partnership of its kind for B Technology, and will open the door to more opportunities for both companies. “Security is a monumental task, and it takes a lot of time and resources to ensure that it’s getting done right,” said Stephanie Miller, President of B Technology. “With QuoLab’s platform, organizations will be able to cut time and costs, freeing individual practitioners up to focus more on the tasks that matter most, while also removing the common roadblocks that have prevented them from fully accomplishing their goals in the past.” This partnership highlights QuoLab’s continued commitment to bringing enhanced security operations capabilities to organizations worldwide, last seen in its partnership with WhoisXML API. In addition to these efforts, QuoLab aims to continue being an innovative force within the industry and will be bringing new capabilities to market, as well as engaging in more reseller partnerships in 2022. About B Technology B Technology is an SBA-Certified Woman-Owned and HUBZone small business leveraging over 20 years of experience in federal government service, contract administration, Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Information Management (C4IM), and cybersecurity expertise to delivering a broad range of Infrastructure Operations, Cybersecurity, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing services. The company delivers critical communications and network security to customers in the Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence, and Civilian Agencies across the Federal Government. B Technology is quality and security focused – ISO 9001:2015 and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified. About QuoLab Technologies QuoLab Technologies empowers security professionals to analyze, investigate and respond to threats within an integrated ecosystem. The collaborative, data-centric platform merges deep analytics and intuitive workflows, enabling human operators to efficiently deliver on their mission. The company believes that increased focus on cooperation, combined with scalable, distributed data handling and processing techniques is the key to gaining a decisive advantage in the ever-evolving security operations space.

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EMERGING TECHNOLOGY

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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GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

Coastal Cloud Launches Suite of Accelerated Solutions to Drive Public Sector Digital Transformation

Coastal Cloud | March 25, 2022

Coastal Cloud, an award-winning provider of consulting, implementation, and managed services announced that it has developed a suite of solutions built on the Salesforce platform that are designed to jumpstart project implementation more quickly and efficiently. Many government agencies today rely on outdated systems with limited ability to upgrade and adapt to the needs of modern government. Coastal Cloud is building solutions for public sector clients across the country, delivering the agility, speed, and scale that federal, state, and local governments need to address employee and citizen needs while lowering IT costs and complexity.” Tommie Fern, Senior Vice President of Public Sector Sales, State and Local Government at Salesforce “I am incredibly proud of Coastal Cloud’s public sector initiatives, particularly over the past two years,” said Sara Hale, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Coastal Cloud. “We are known for pivoting our efforts to rapidly respond to state agencies and organizations in need. As a result of our strategic, agile response to the market, Coastal Cloud has been able to play a significant role in the nation’s recovery. I look forward to building on that momentum as we continue to work with government agencies to utilize the power of Salesforce to solve today’s public sector challenges.” Coastal Cloud’s Accelerated Solutions for the Public Sector: Federal and State Grants Management: The process to award and deliver grants needs to be quick, yet thorough, ensuring unique grant criteria are met and data is detailed enough to make reporting easy. Using robust modern configurable cloud-based software, it is possible to create a solution that connects the data, users, and process in one platform – that not only fits today’s needs but can adapt to future challenges or enhancements. Emergency Management: Emergency management professionals are delivering a broader range of services for a wider base of the populous, that require fast, flexible, and creative solutions. Coastal Cloud’s integrated solution supports the management of multiple simultaneous incidents, events, and exercises that are flexible to the incident type, scope, and complexity for different scenarios. It can track critical needs, lifelines and infrastructure, evacuation and sheltering, and much more. Workforce Development: This robust, innovative solution provides a public-facing portal to allow self-service for job seekers to search, apply for, and update their registration for unemployment services, jobs, or training programs. It also allows employers to post jobs, search candidates, track applications, request training, and make hires. The solution automatically connects the portal to a robust Customer Relationship Management system to fully empower the workforce development professional. Licensing, Permitting, and Inspections (LPI): Coastal Cloud’s LPI solution allows agencies to simplify and provide more visibility to its authorization processes. Coastal Cloud’s solution, built on Salesforce, allows regulatory agencies to digitally transform the way they conduct government business and will increase their efficiency and effectiveness for employees and customers. Social Services Case Management: The Coastal Cloud Empowerment solution is a case management application that leverages the Salesforce user interface and automation functions of data security, workflow, and reporting to provide a comprehensive prevention management program. The unique solution allows at-risk families to view their case information and progress and connect directly with their case manager, while also maximizing funding resources and providing stability for families. Public Safety Recruitment and Retention: Coastal Cloud’s Public Safety Recruitment and Retention solution allows public safety agencies to eliminate silos between Human Resources, Recruitment, and Background Investigation departments by creating one system. This technology can help recruit and retain the best talent by targeting candidates, automating tools, and providing a 360 view of prospects throughout the agency. Foster Care Parent Recruitment and Retention: Coastal Cloud’s custom Foster Parent Recruiting solution was built in conjunction with child welfare experts to meet the needs of organizations in the public sector and nonprofits who are working every day to find more good homes for children in need. The solution allows organizations that recruit foster parents to cut down on paperwork, create automated processes to track applications, and accelerate the approval process. About Coastal Cloud Coastal Cloud is a Salesforce Multi-Cloud Expert based in Palm Coast, Florida. Through its unique consulting business model, the company provides implementations and managed services to assist clients in migrating to next-generation systems. Coastal Cloud has pre-configured the Salesforce platform to help state and local government agencies meet the challenges of grants management, workforce management, connected city initiatives, and disaster recovery. Coastal Cloud has earned a 5/5 Customer Satisfaction rating on the Salesforce AppExchange and is ranked #1 on G2.com for Salesforce Consulting.

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