Emerging Technology, Government Business
Globenewswire | June 30, 2023
CCC is pleased to announce its $418-million government to government (G2G) contract with the Colombian Ministry of National Defense for the supply of 55 Light Armoured Vehicles (LAVs) from General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada (GDLS-Canada). As part of CCC’s G2G contract, GDLS-Canada will design, manufacture, test, deliver and provide in-service support for the 55 LAVs over a period of six years.
Based in London, Ontario, GDLS-Canada is a global leader in light armoured vehicle platforms and sub-system integration. It employs approximately 1,750 people and supports 9,300 direct and indirect jobs through its supply chain.
CCC’s G2G contract builds on the longstanding diplomatic and economic relationship between Canada and Colombia. In 2013, CCC signed a similar G2G contract worth $65 million with the Colombian Ministry of National Defense for LAVs manufactured by GDLS-Canada.
CCC is Canada’s government to government (G2G) contracting agency. For over 75 years, CCC has been helping Canadian companies like GDLS-Canada establish successful commercial relationships with foreign governments.
Every G2G contract signed with CCC has the legal effect of being signed in the name of the Government of Canada and comes with an assurance of contract performance and alignment with Canada’s integrity compliance expectations. To learn about how Canada’s G2G contracts support responsible defence trade, contact CCC.
CCC takes pride in supporting defence trade by facilitating the sale of leading-edge Canadian technology and expertise to Colombia, a NATO global partner. – Bobby Kwon, President and CEO of the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC).
This new G2G contract with CCC will help GDLS-Canada sustain domestic production and contribute to the fulfillment of Canadian public policy priorities, including the essential work of economic reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. – Jason Alejandro Monahan, Vice President and General Manager of General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada (GDLS-C).
ABOUT CANADIAN COMMERCIAL CORPORATION (CCC)
CCC supports the growth of international trade by helping Canadian exporters gain access to foreign government procurement markets. We are Canada’s government to government contracting agency. We help build successful commercial relationships between Canadian businesses and governments around the world through our government to government contracting approach. We are also the Government of Canada’s designated contracting authority for U.S. DoD requirements from Canada.
PR Newswire | August 23, 2023
Hughes Network Systems LLC, an EchoStar company, today announced that it has been awarded a five-year, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract by the U.S. Space Force for proliferated Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite-based services. Under the IDIQ vehicle, valued at up to $900 million, U.S. Department of Defense, other federal agencies and international coalition partners can procure fully managed, low-latency LEO services from Hughes leveraging capacity on two constellations: OneWeb and EchoStar Lyra™.
"As government and defense agencies explore the power and potential of LEO services in delivering capabilities to the warfighter faster and at lower cost, we're proud to offer not one, but two compelling solutions," said Leslie Blaker-Glass, vice president, Hughes. "Our OneWeb offering – with our low-power, light-weight, flat panel antenna – and our next-generation EchoStar Lyra S-band IoT system position us to deliver customers in the DoD and federal government robust and resilient low-latency connectivity at a competitive price."
Hughes previously announced a distribution agreement with OneWeb Technologies Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of OneWeb, to deliver managed, wideband LEO services to the DoD; those services are now available under the IDIQ and the GSA Schedule. Also available under the IDIQ are narrowband services over the EchoStar Lyra constellation, the system that EchoStar, parent company of Hughes, is developing for Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity and ongoing market development that includes 5G non-terrestrial networks (NTN).
"These important LEO capabilities will give the DoD cost-effective solutions and added reliability and resiliency in satellite communications across all domains and we look forward to addressing upcoming requirements for procurement of these services," added Rick Lober, vice president and general manager, Defense and Government Systems Division, Hughes.
Hughes Network Systems LLC, an EchoStar company, provides broadband equipment and services; managed services featuring smart, software-defined networking; and end-to-end network operation for millions of consumers, businesses, governments and communities worldwide. The Hughes flagship internet service, HughesNet®, connects millions of people across the Americas, and the Hughes JUPITER™ System powers internet access for tens of millions more worldwide. Hughes supplies more than half the global satellite terminal market to leading satellite operators, in-flight service providers, mobile network operators and military customers. A managed network services provider, Hughes supports approximately half a million enterprise sites with its HughesON™ portfolio of wired and wireless solutions.
Government Business, Cybersecurity
Prweb | July 12, 2023
Milestone Systems, a global leader in open platform video technologies, announces today its partnership with FedCloudIA, paving the way for groundbreaking advancements in government security solutions. The company's signature software, Milestone XProtect, is now available as part of the FedCloudIA cloud service offering, a FedRAMP Ready video management solution.
By participating in this FedRAMP Ready environment, Milestone XProtect becomes a trusted cloud service technology for the U.S. government. This distinction eases the process of conducting business within the government sector. With this move, any government agency seeking a FedRAMP Ready Video Management System (VMS) now has the option to use Milestone through FedCloudIA. Likewise, resellers for government agencies looking to leverage Milestone's robust cloud capabilities may proceed through the FedCloudIA platform.
Through this partnership, Milestone integrators and government sector end-users gain access to a FedRAMP Ready cloud solution. The Milestone XProtect solution adheres to the security policies published by NIST and tailored to the FedRAMP Moderate baseline and DoD IL-4. Milestone XProtect is now available as a cloud service for all U.S. federal, state and local government agencies. Milestone technology partners may also be available under the FedCloudIA umbrella.
"Milestone's entry into the FedCloudIA framework marks a significant leap forward for government security. Our partnership ensures that government agencies can rely on an approved, secure, and effective open platform VMS to meet their unique needs," said Walter Coady, Business Development Manager, Federal Government, Milestone Systems. "Being in the market as part of a FedRAMP Ready solution underscores our commitment to innovation, integration and the partner ecosystem."
The Milestone XProtect open platform video management system currently supports more than 13,000 different security devices from more than 700 of the industry’s leading manufacturers. Technology partners include providers of network video cameras, smart sensors, cloud technologies, access control, alarm and detection systems, video analytics, GPS technology, laser scanners, emergency call boxes, and much more.
About Milestone Systems
Milestone Systems is a leading provider of data-driven video technology software in and beyond security that helps the world see how to ensure safety, protect assets, and increase business efficiency. Milestone enables an open platform community that drives collaboration and innovation in the development and use of network video technology, with reliable and scalable solutions that are proven in more than 500,000 customer sites worldwide. Founded in 1998, Milestone is a stand-alone company in the Canon Group. For more information visit: http://www.milestonesys.com
FedCloudIA is an environment providing cloud-based video surveillance systems, access control systems, video storage, body worn cameras, and intrusion detection systems (IDS) to agencies. Agency-site equipment is supported by management infrastructure maintained by FedCloudIA and hosted in the Azure Gov Cloud. This service offering is delivered either as a Platform as a Service (PaaS) hybrid solution, or as a Software as a Service (SaaS) offering, with agency managed on-site equipment and FedCloudIA managed cloud infrastructure. FedCloudIA's PaaS offering allows agencies the flexibility to distribute resources between cloud and local systems. As a physical security environment, FedCloudIA simplifies the ATO process of multiple commercial off the shelf (COTS) manufacturers such as Milestone Systems.
The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP®) was established in 2011 to provide a cost-effective, risk-managed approach for the adoption and use of cloud services by the federal government. FedRAMP empowers agencies to use modern cloud technologies, with an emphasis on security and protection of federal information.
PR Newswire | September 26, 2023
Accela, the trusted provider of cloud solutions at the heart of government, today announced new successful migrations across the nation. The milestones were shared during the company's government technology conference, Accelarate, punctuating a month of noteworthy business and customer modernization momentum announcements.
Over the past several months, Accela has successfully migrated the City and County of Denver, CO; Allendale, AZ; Cleveland, OH; Indianapolis, IN; and Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control to the cloud to securely streamline their critical resident services. These migrations follow significant cloud migration momentum in Florida as well as Accela's migration of over 33 jurisdictions to the cloud in fiscal year 2023 alone.
"Local governments around the country are increasingly looking to the latest technologies to streamline critical services and build trust with their residents. Cloud-based government technology is the key to unlocking this potential," said Jonathon (JK) Knight, chief customer officer at Accela. "Accela is proud to be there every step of the way in governments' modernization journeys, empowering agencies to break down data and departmental silos, and transform the government experience for staff and residents alike."
Agencies nationwide turn to cloud-based solutions for improved user experience, service delivery speed and efficiency, and help in overcoming IT staffing shortages. With unprecedented federal funding, more municipalities are investing in cloud solutions to provide residents and staff with seamless digital experiences and create new efficiencies for critical services – like inspections and permitting – that support the livelihoods, health and safety of all community members.
"Denver, like many other municipalities, is aggressively infusing more affordable housing options into our communities to offset the skyrocketing costs of housing," said Paul Kresser, deputy chief information officer at the City and County of Denver. "We rely on Accela's flexible, scalable and resilient SaaS environments to process all the activities needed to introduce affordable housing options quickly into our neighborhoods. From zoning to permitting to inspections, Accela's solutions support our work to build a stronger, more vibrant community."
Accela's Civic Platform, powered by Microsoft Azure, hosts various pre-built cloud solutions ready to streamline delivery of critical services to support community growth. Agencies utilize the single platform to manage resident services, from building new structures, to licensing local businesses, regulating safety with regular inspections, and more.
Accela recently closed its 2023 fiscal year with a 31 percent increase in SaaS annual recurring revenue, 36 percent increase in new accounts signed and a net customer retention of 117 percent. To learn more about Accela's solutions, please visit https://www.accela.com/solutions/.
Accela is the trusted provider of cloud solutions at the heart of government operations. The company works with governments across the globe to accelerate their digital transformation, deliver vital services, and build stronger communities. More than 300 million residents worldwide benefit from Accela's government software solutions. The company offers agile, purpose-built solutions and the power of a platform that provides users with a consumer-like experience, shares data across departments, and ensures world-class security.
With Accela, government agencies experience rapid and effective digital transformation. Accela's government software meets agencies wherever they are on their modernization journey, while also helping them prepare for whatever comes next. The company is a four-consecutive year Microsoft US Partner Award winner for its innovative SaaS solutions. In 2022, Accela was honored as a recipient of Inc.'s Best in Business award for SaaS, and selected by Fast Company for its World Changing Ideas Award. Accela is headquartered in San Ramon, California, with offices around the world.