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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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IBM-Salesforce Partnership Seeks to Provide Single Platform for Health Status Verification

Health IT

IBM and Salesforce have teamed up to help government agencies, businesses and schools verify an individual’s health and vaccine status to enable them to safely reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The partnership will facilitate the integration of IBM Digital Health Pass with the Salesforce Work.com platform to provide organizations with a single tool for making data-driven decisions as they work to streamline communications, initiate actions and reduce risks.

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University of Alabama at Birmingham Wins NASA’s Cold Stowage II Contract

Cold Stowage II Contract

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has been awarded the Cold Stowage II contract from NASA. Under the potential $48.3 million, single award, cost-no-fee contract, the university will deliver a suite of freezers that will maintain a controlled temperature environment for science samples aboard the International Space Station (ISS), as well as to and from low-Earth orbit.

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AECOM JV Wins $800M in UK Built Environment and Infrastructure Consultancy Lots; Lara Poloni Quoted

Lara Poloni President AECOM

AECOM, Pick Everard and Gleeds joint venture Perfect Circle has been awarded two lots under the four-year, approximate $800 million SCAPE Consultancy framework from U.K. The joint venture will deliver the Built Environment and Infrastructure Consultancy lots for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The framework will provide property and infrastructure consultancy services.

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Army Taps Alion to Analyze Aerial Delivery Tech Development

Alion

Alion Science and Technology has secured a 5-year, $41M task order to help the U.S. Army study and develop new technologies that would facilitate airdropped deliveries for soldiers. The company said Thursday it will assist the Army in researching, evaluating, creating, transitioning and integrating new airdrop technologies for the service's Combat Capabilities Development Command.

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Borenstein Group Recognized as a Top 2021 Brand Engagement Agency; Gal Borenstein Quoted

Gal Borenstein founder and CEO of the Borenstein Group. 

The Borenstein Group has been named a Top Marketing Agency in 2021 by Chief Marketer magazine, in its Top 2021 Chief Marketer 200 (CM200) Brand Engagement and Experience Agencies. “At Borenstein Group, we believe that the most important imperative to successful B2B and B2G branding is building digital trust," said Gal Borenstein founder and CEO of the Borenstein Group.

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