Seagate Gov’t Arm Kicks off Supply Chain Assurance Project With NIST’s NCCoE; Mike Moritzkat Quoted

Seagate Technology's government solutions business has launched a supply chain assurance project with the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and its industry partners. “Securing the supply chain and verifying the integrity of devices is of paramount importance to the U.S. federal government," said Mike Moritzkat, managing director and CEO of Seagate Government Solutions. 

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Riva Announces SVP Promotions, Appointment as Part of Leadership Team Expansion

Riva Solutions

Steve Loving and David Callner, vice presidents at Riva Solutions, have been promoted to senior VPs of corporate operations and technology solutions, respectively. Aside from the promotions, Riva also announced the appointment of Randy Bloxsome, who holds more than 25 years of professional experience, as SVP of finance and accounting as part of company's leadership team expansion in response to major contract awards won in 2020, Riva said Wednesday.

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Lockheed Awarded $59M Contract Modification Under DARPA Hypersonic Booster Program

Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin’s missiles and fire control business has secured a $58.9M contract modification for a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency-led effort to develop a ground-launched hypersonic booster system that would carry and deliver various weapon payloads. Under the modification, the company will perform risk reduction testing for the Operational Fires program to attain critical design maturity at system-level, the Department of Defense said Friday.

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National Ground Intell Center Seeks Info on Software Dev’t, Data Science Services

NGIC

The National Ground Intelligence Center wants to identify potential market sources of software development and data science services in support of the U.S. Army, the Department of Defense and the intelligence community. NGIC said Friday in a SAM notice it seeks market information on the said services needed to support intelligence analysts and adopt DevSecOps as the center transitions from outdated methods of development and systems management.

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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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Robotic Research Joins Persistent Systems’ Wave Relay Ecosystem; Jeffrey Washington Quoted

Jeffrey Washington Director Persistent Systems

Persistent Systems has announced that Robotic Research joined the Wave Relay Ecosystem, an industry alliance of sensor and unmanned system companies that leverage the former's Wave Relay mobile ad hoc network. "The aim of the Wave Relay Ecosystem is to deliver the warfighter a truly unified battlefield network," said Jeffrey Washington, director of business development at Persistent Systems.

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Booz Allen Makes Strategic Investment in Cybersecurity Firm Tracepoint

Booz Allen Hamilton

Booz Allen Hamilton has invested in Tracepoint, a digital forensics and incident response services provider, as both companies aim to help public and private sector clients address cybersecurity threats. Booz Allen said Friday the strategic investment seeks to complement the company's portfolio of cybersecurity offerings for enterprise, defense and federal civilian organizations.

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