CNSI | June 14, 2022
CNSI, a leading provider of innovative healthcare technology products and solutions, announced the formation of its new Board of Directors, following the company's acquisition by investment funds affiliated with global investment firm Carlyle in December 2021. The Board includes several industry leaders with extensive experience in government technology and healthcare, including: Donna Morea (Chair), Lawrence B. Prior III, Penny Thompson, and Tom Weston.
As a Carlyle portfolio company, CNSI is very pleased to be working with the outstanding team of health and IT industry experts who have joined our new Board of Directors. I am excited for the journey ahead as we work together to further strengthen CNSI's market-leading products and solutions while also accelerating key investments that will help us bring even greater value and innovation for our state and federal healthcare clients."
Todd Stottlemyer, CEO, CNSI
Donna Morea serves as Board Chair; she is the former President of CGI, where her clients included many of the world's largest and most complex organizations in federal, state and local government, healthcare, and financial services. Since 2016, she has served as an Operating Executive with Carlyle, advising portfolio companies on strategic and growth initiatives. Morea also serves as a Trustee of Inova Health System, the largest healthcare system in Northern Virginia, and she is a Chair Emerita of the Northern Virginia Technology Council, which is the nation's largest technology council.
"Having worked with Todd Stottlemyer and other CNSI executive leaders throughout my career, I know the team's drive and commitment to be a trusted partner to their clients, a best place to work, and a good corporate citizen within the community," said Morea. She added, "With exceptional products, people, and processes already in place, CNSI is poised for tremendous growth, and I'm looking forward to helping them maximize their full potential."
In addition to Morea and Stottlemyer, CNSI's Board of Directors includes the following members:
Dayne Baird – Managing Director at Carlyle, who leads the firm's efforts in the government services sector.
Michael Echemendia – Vice President at Carlyle, with a focus on investments in the aerospace, defense, and government services sectors.
Michael Gozycki – Managing Director at Carlyle, with a focus on a broad range of growth, middle market, and large cap technology investments.
Lawrence B. Prior III – Carlyle Operating Executive, with a focus on government services, and the former CEO of CSRA Inc.
Penny Thompson – Healthcare Advisor and former Chair, MACPAC Commission; former CMS Deputy Director, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services.
Tom Weston – Former Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, ECS Federal, LLC.
CNSI delivers a broad range of health information technology enterprise solutions and customizable products to a diverse base of state and federal agencies in the United States. CNSI aligns, builds, and manages innovative, high-quality, cost-effective solutions that help clients achieve their mission, enhance business performance, reduce costs, and improve the health of individuals and communities. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia with a major technology center in Chennai, India, CNSI employs a world-class team of technologists, program managers, and subject matter experts with large-scale, mission-critical information technology implementation experience.
Fortem Technologies, Inc. | June 29, 2022
Fortem Technologies, Inc., the leader in airspace security and defense for detecting and defeating dangerous drones, announced the appointment of David Spirk to its Government Advisory Board. Spirk comes with 27 years of federal defense experience and currently works in an advisory and board member capacity with a portfolio of companies who focus on providing cutting edge technology to the national security sector of the United States and its allies.
Spirk most recently served as the U.S. Department of Defense's (DoD) first chief data officer, where he built up the DoD's Chief Data Office and created a strong focus on warfighter needs, data governance, and a data-ready workforce. He oversaw the establishment of, and gained Deputy Secretary of Defense advocacy for, the Operational Data Teams for the Combatant Commands (COCOMs). These teams extended Project Maven and Advana's data management platforms into all 11-COCOMs and the Joint Staff with data engineers capable of beginning the cross-COCOM data-driven transformation.
I am honored to take the opportunity to join Fortem's Government Advisory Board and help the team drive its proven autonomous counter-UAS solution into operational formats. From our warfighters, through law enforcement, and into critical infrastructure defense, Fortem already has the best data-driven counter-UAS solution that meets and defeats the rapidly growing threat. I'm thrilled to be a part of a team that has an industry leading understanding of the opportunity of turning the data they are generating into decision advantages for operators and analysts at the tactical, operational, and strategic level."
Formed in 2020, Fortem's Government Advisory Board is composed of former military, intelligence, and federal government executives across civilian, defense and intelligence sectors. The group provides strategic insights to help the company further advance the work and goals of the U.S. government and its allies. Current board members include Bruce Lemkin - former Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs, Kevin Meiner - former Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Enterprise Capacity, and Lynn Wright - former Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence, among others.
About Fortem Technologies, Inc.
Fortem Technologies is the leader in airspace awareness, security, and defense for detecting and defeating dangerous drones. Through an advanced, end-to-end system of distributed radar, AI at the Edge, deep sensor integration, and autonomous drone capture, Fortem is deployed across 5 continents to monitor and defend the world's airspace over venues, campuses, and metro regions. The same system is accelerating the safety of the world's airspace for advanced air mobility (AAM). Based in Pleasant Grove, Utah, the company is privately held and backed by Toshiba, Boeing, DCVC, Mubadala Investment Company, Signia Venture Partners, and others.
Octo | June 23, 2022
Octo announces its new data mesh solution for federal clients seeking to accelerate the pace of innovation and realize greater mission value from their data analytics investments. Octo's solution fulfills increasing demands for trustworthy analytics data at scale by embracing an innovative, new approach to data management based on the principles of domain data ownership, managing data as a product, self-service infrastructure as a data platform, and federated, computational data governance.
Federal government organizations are large-scale and complex, and they are operating in an increasingly volatile, uncertain landscape. Our data mesh solution helps federal clients to simplify data discovery and speed analytical insights and machine learning model development to sustain agility and respond gracefully in the face of constant change."
Cindy Walker, Octo's Vice President of Data Center of Excellence
Building on the 'data as a product' principle, the data mesh solution delivers outcomes that increase data value and mission agility by helping agencies embrace product thinking and manage data as a product.
Sujey Edwards, Chief Technology Officer for Octo said, "We are excited to be at the forefront of this solution for our federal customers, providing more control over data. In this model, the data becomes a useable product and reduces dependency on others. It is essentially decentralized data management focused on organizational change for the future."
Octo is using oLabs, its cutting-edge R&D facility in Reston, Virginia, to address customers' most pressing issues with innovative emerging technology solutions in real time.
Octo is a technology firm dedicated to solving the Federal Government's most complex challenges, enabling agencies to jump the technology curve. We don't just modernize. We create lasting change through best practices that help agencies implement and integrate at-scale next-generation technology and innovation. With a mission and service first mentality, we provide Agile, DevSecOps, Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Blockchain, Cloud, Open Source, and Data Science solutions, collaborating to solve customers' pressing problems. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Octo delivers proven technology vital to the intelligence community and health care, defense, national security, and civilian agencies that directly impact our nation.
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iOffice + SpaceIQ | August 17, 2022
iOffice + SpaceIQ, the global workplace technology company, today announced its intent to seek authorization from the U.S. Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) for its Integrated Workplace Management System Archibus.
FedRAMP facilitates adoption of secure technologies across U.S. government agencies by standardizing assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring of cloud-based products and services.
The federal government owns and leases 130,000 properties — approximately 885 million square feet and $21B in annual operational expenditures — representing the largest real estate portfolio in the United States. With nearly 7% of government-owned properties underutilized or unused, iOffice + SpaceIQ's solutions address the critical need for space optimization, cost reduction, and enhanced decision-making capabilities for federal facilities.
"There's been a major push to modernize operations and ramp up digital transformation efforts within the federal government, FedRAMP authorization will accelerate our ability to supply much-needed solutions to highly regulated government agencies and continue serving our existing federal customers."
-Chief Dan DeRosa, Product Officer, iOffice + SpaceIQ.
iOffice + SpaceIQ is already authorized to operate on secure high-side networks for several government agencies. The company has a robust federal distribution, reseller, and service provider network, meeting demand for centralized management of facility operations, maintenance, and occupancy while ensuring data security.
iOffice + SpaceIQ's infrastructure is purpose-built to increase customers' resiliency against existing and future cybersecurity challenges. The business meets the highest standards for service and accessibility, including compliance with SOC 2 and a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template for Archibus.
About iOffice + SpaceIQ:
iOffice + SpaceIQ empowers how tomorrow will work, helping employees and companies adapt and thrive to produce better outcomes for the world. Our smart workplace technology enables over 10,000 organizations in 85 countries to improve business performance through intuitive, people-first space planning and operations. More than 2M end users rely on iOffice + SpaceIQ platforms to optimize more than 2B square feet of space valued at more than $64B, maintain mission-critical assets, and enhance how people interact with the workplace.