Jane Edwards

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

5G

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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Teledyne Business Launches Two GaN High Electron Mobility Transistors for Military, Space Applications

Teledyne e2v HiRel

A Teledyne Technologies business has unveiled two new ruggedized gallium nitride, high electron mobility transistors designed for high-reliability space, avionics and military applications. The 30-amp TDG650E30B and 15-amp TDG650E15B GaN HEMTs are the latest additions to Teledyne e2v HiRel’s family of 650-volt products based on GaN Systems’ technology.

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Raytheon Unit Wins DARPA Millimeter-Wave Digital Array Phase 2 Contract; Tay Fitzgerald Quoted

Tay Fitzgerald VP Raytheon Intell and Space

A Raytheon Technologies business unit has secured a $12.7M contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop phased array antenna technology using a “building blocks” approach for the second phase of DARPA’s Millimeter-Wave Digital Arrays program. “Millimeter-wave is less crowded than other parts of the RF spectrum on the battlefield, but current hardware is complex, tailored to a specific task and not interoperable,” said Tay Fitzgerald, vice president for advanced concepts and technology at Raytheon Intelligence & Space.

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Northrop’s Cygnus to Kick Off ‘SharkSat’ Tech Demo Upon Departure From ISS

Northrop Grumman Cygnus

Northrop Grumman's Cygnus spacecraft is scheduled to depart the International Space Station and host a two-week demonstration of the SharkSat payload once it leaves the ISS. SharkSat is intended to test and demonstrate multiprocessor systems, digital receivers, integrated circuits and other electronic components to facilitate the development of a Ka-band software defined radio that could have potential applications in 5G, space-to-ground and space-to-space communications.

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Expanse’s Matt Kraning: Federal Government Should Make Advancements in Program Protection

Matt Kraning CTO and Co-Founder Expanse

Matt Kraning, chief technology officer and co-founder of Expanse, wrote in a guest piece published Thursday on Nextgov that the Department of Defense and federal civilian agencies looking to accelerate the acquisition process and deliver more innovative platforms should advance program protection. “In order to be effective and comprehensive, a program protection model should start where an attacker would first begin to surveil a vendor in cyberspace: in its exposed internet presence, such as websites, file transfer services and remote access protocols,” he said.

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Hawk Carlisle: NDIA’s ‘Vital Signs 2021’ Report Examines Health, Readiness of Defense Industrial Base

Hawk Carlisle President and CEO NDIA

Hawk Carlisle, president and CEO of the National Defense Industrial Association, wrote in an article published Monday in National Defense magazine that NDIA gives the defense industrial base a score of 75 and a C rating in the “Vital Signs 2021" report set to be released in December. Carlisle said the score indicates that the defense industrial base continues to face a challenging environment amid the COVID19 pandemic.

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Jeff Ryder: GM Defense Arm Eyes Addressable Military Vehicle, Tech Market

Jeff Ryder Growth and Strategy VP GM Defense

Jeff Ryder, vice president of growth and strategy at General Motors’ defense unit, said GM Defense sees a $25B market in developing new military products based on the parent company’s existing vehicles, technologies and parts, CNBC reported Monday. “That’s an addressable market that we feel we have a right to win and pursue. And that’s what we’re doing,” he said.

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