Technology

Verizon-Avaya Team to Modernize SSA Comms Infrastructure; Jennifer Chronis, Jerry Dotson Quoted

Jennifer Chronis VP of Federal Verizon

A partnership between Verizon and Avaya will help the Social Security Administration deploy unified communications systems in support of the agency's information technology modernization efforts. “Together with our partners at Avaya, Verizon will support the SSA's mission and deliver critical digital transformation and modernization solutions the SSA needs for the more than 65 million Americans who rely on its services,” said Jennifer Chronis, vice president of Verizon's federal business.

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Fluor Plans to Support NuScale Reactor Project Through Potential $1.35B DOE Funding Vehicle

NuScale Power small modular nuclear reactor plant design

The Department of Energy has cleared a funding vehicle worth potentially $1.355B for a public power consortium-led project that includes construction of a small modular reactor plant by NuScale Power, which Fluor holds a majority stake in. Fluor said Monday it plans to support Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems and NuScale in establishing a clean-energy SMR system through UAMPS' Carbon Free Power Project.

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Blue Origin Wants USAF to Continue Support to Rocket Development; Megan Mitchell Quoted

Megan Mitchell Legislative Affairs Head Blue Origin

Blue Origin is working to convince the U.S. Air Force to continue to fund the development of the New Glenn rocket in order to get it certified to perform national security missions, SpaceNews reported Monday. “We’re discussing with the Air Force the path forward for certification,” said Megan Mitchell, director of government and legislative affairs at Blue Origin.

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Lumen Launches Digital Procurement Platform; Shaun Andrews Quoted

Shaun Andrews Chief Marketing Officer Lumen Technologies

Lumen Technologies has launched a digital procurement platform to  simplify the way businesses buy their networking, edge cloud and security solutions, the company reported on Monday. Lumen’s self-service online portal will enable customers to configure, order, purchase and deploy new products. This new digital buying experience is a foundational part of that," said Shaun Andrews, Lumen chief marketing officer.

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Accenture Publishes 2020 Cyber Threatspace Report; Josh Ray Quoted

Accenture

Accenture announced Monday the release of its 2020 Cyber Threatscape Report. Drawing upon the company’s cyber threat intelligence (CTI) capabilities, the report has analyzed the tactics, techniques and procedures of sophisticated cyber adversaries, as well as projected how threats will evolve. we’ve seen a wide range of cyber adversaries changing their tactics to take advantage of new vulnerabilities,” said Josh Ray.

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Navy to Brief Industry on Undersea Tech Acquisition Outlook via Webinars

Naval Sea Sytems Command Newport

One of the two Naval Undersea Warfare Center divisions will host multiple virtual industry days this month to provide insights into how small businesses can pursue U.S. Navy business opportunities. NUWC Division Newport partnered with the National Contract Management Association's Rhode Island chapter to facilitate the webinars on Oct. 20, 22, 27 and 29, Naval Sea Systems Command said Friday.

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Google Helps US Voters Find Nearest Voting Locations, Ballot Drop Boxes

ballot drop box

Google has updated search engine features to provide voters information about where they can find a voting facility or a drop box near their locations to cast votes in the presidential election. "Search for things like “early voting locations” or “ballot drop boxes near me” and you'll find details on where you can vote in person or return your mail-in ballot, whether you're voting early or on Election Day," Yunhan Xu, a Google product manager, wrote in a blog post published Friday.

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