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Executive Spotlight: NCI President, CEO Paul Dillahay Discusses $807M GSA DIGIT Task Order Win

Paul Dillahay, president and CEO of NCI Information Systems

Paul Dillahay, president and CEO of NCI Information Systems, Inc. (NCI), and two-time Wash100 Award recipient, recently spoke with ExecutiveBiz to discuss the company’s recent $807 million GSA DIGIT (Digital Innovation for GSA Infrastructure Technologies) task order win. “Our artificial intelligence (AI) solutions have been adopted by our industry and federal customers, which has set us up for a very strong 2021," said Dillahay.

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Hitachi Vantara Federal’s Michael Coene on Three Data Management Measures Agencies Should Consider

Michael Coene Chief Cloud Architect Hitachi Vantara Federal

Michael Coene, chief cloud architect at Hitachi Vantara Federal, wrote in a commentary published Tuesday on Federal News Network that there are three steps agencies should consider to accelerate digital transformation and data management efforts and one is enabling current operations and planning for future changes. “Strategic architectural design should optimize data management practices for the known, and to the extent possible, the unknown,” he said.

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Accenture Federal Arm Wins $50M USPTO Contract for Financial Mgmt System Modernization; Rasha Nahas Quoted

Rasha Nahas, managing director and Department of Commerce lead for Accenture Federal Services

Accenture's federal services business has been awarded a five-year, $50 million blanket purchase agreement by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to operate, maintain and modernize the agency’s financial management systems (FMS) for the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO). “We are proud to support USPTO," said Rasha Nahas, managing director and the U.S. Department of Commerce lead for Accenture Federal Services.

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Steve Orrin, Cameron Chehreh: Agencies Should Adopt Risk-Based Security to Protect 5G-Enabled Architecture

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Steve Orrin, chief technology officer at Intel’s federal arm, and Cameron Chehreh, CTO of Dell Technologies’ federal business, wrote in a joint article published Monday on Nextgov that a 5G-enabled architecture requires government agencies to implement a risk-based approach to security that takes into consideration the whole data lifecycle.

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CEO Sudhakar Ramakrishna Outlines SolarWinds’ Action Plan in Response to Cyber Incident

Sudhakar Ramakrishna President and CEO SolarWinds

Sudhakar Ramakrishna, president and CEO of SolarWinds, wrote in a blog post published Thursday that in light of the cyber attack, the software company will implement measures centered around three key areas: further securing its internal environment, improving product development environment and ensuring the integrity and security of the products it delivers.

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Industry Cyber Experts Call on Agencies to Adopt Zero Trust; Zscaler’s Stephen Kovac Quoted

Stephen Kovac VP Zscaler

Cybersecurity experts are urging government agencies to accelerate the adoption of zero trust capabilities in the wake of a cyber attack involving a vulnerability in SolarWinds’ Orion software, FedScoop reported Saturday. “They’re kind of operating on the fly,” Stephen Kovac, vice president of global government and compliance at Zscaler. “They’re buying one solution and thinking they’ve got zero trust now.” 

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Dell Technologies’ Steven Septoff: Agencies Should Prioritize Security in IT Modernization Efforts

Steven Septoff VP Dell Technologies

Steven Septoff, vice president for U.S. federal at Dell Technologies, said agencies looking to meet the goals of the Federal Data Strategy should prioritize security as they modernize their information technology platforms to better protect government data, FedScoop reported Thursday. "Security has got to be [built] within the technology … as you’re modernizing your IT infrastructure,” he said.

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Forcepoint’s Sean Berg: Agencies Should Consider User-Focused Approach to Zero Trust

Sean Berg SVP

Sean Berg, senior vice president and general manager for global governments and critical infrastructure at Forcepoint, has said that organizations should prioritize the monitoring of user perimeters through a zero-trust approach. “With people as the new perimeter, zero trust is a non-negotiable first step for securing newly distributed agency workforces and ensuring users are who they say they are,” Berg wrote in a guest piece for FedScoop.

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Forcepoint’s Nicolas Fischbach: User Activity Monitoring Could Help Agencies Protect Data

Nicolas Fischbach Global CTO Forcepoint

Nicolas Fischbach, global chief technology officer at Forcepoint, wrote in a guest piece published Friday on Nextgov that government agencies should prioritize data visibility and data loss prevention as they head into 2021. He said agencies should determine how employees and other users interact with government data through user activity monitoring with the aid of behavioral analytics to better detect compromised accounts and malicious actors.

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Cloudera Government Solutions’ Henry Sowell: Automated Tools Could Help Agencies Glean Insights From Streaming Data

Henry Sowell CIO Cloudera

Henry Sowell, chief information officer for Cloudera Government Solutions, wrote in a guest piece published Wednesday on Nextgov that agencies seeking to optimize streaming data for decision-making should adopt a data platform that could help analyze large volumes of data in real time using artificial intelligence and machine learning.

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