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Cisco’s Andy Stewart: CMMC Seeks to Drive Broader Change Across DIB to Ensure Tech, Data Security

Andy Stewart Senior Federal Strategist Cisco

Andy Stewart, a senior federal strategist at Cisco, wrote about the Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Maturity Level Certification framework and how it helps deliver trust throughout the entire supply chain and drive change across the defense industrial base to protect the government’s data and technology used to support military operations.

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OneWeb Gets Additional Funding From Hughes, SoftBank; Pradman Kaul Quoted

Pradman Kaul President Hughes Network Systems

OneWeb has now raised $1.4B in total funding after it received additional investments from Hughes Network Systems and SoftBank Group. The additional funding provides OneWeb with needed capital to come up with a constellation of 648 satellites in low-Earth orbit by the end of 2022 to deliver broadband connectivity and low-latency communication services to customers worldwide.

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AGA-Grant Thornton Survey Sheds Light on How Gov’t CFOs Manage Finances Amid COVID-19

financial management

The Association of Government Accountants and Grant Thornton’s public sector arm have released a new survey describing how chief financial officers from federal and state government agencies manage the financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and outlining several recommendations agency CFOs should consider as they navigate through the health crisis.

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Mitre, Microsoft, Salesforce Join Coalition to Advance Vaccination Credential Initiative

COVID-19 vaccine

A coalition of technology and health companies has launched an initiative that intends to enable individuals to obtain digital access to their COVID-19 vaccination records based on interoperable, open standards. Coalition members that are advancing the Vaccination Credential Initiative include Cerner, CARIN Alliance, Change Healthcare, Evernorth, Epic, Mayo Clinic, Microsoft, Mitre, Safe Health, Oracle, Salesforce and The Commons Project Foundation.

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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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