Tag Archives: automation

PotomacWave’s Jeff Sopko: Automated Tool to Support Govt Data Integrity Efforts

Jeff Sopko, executive vice president of PotomacWave Consulting, has said five agencies have adopted the company’s FedDataCheck tool to catch data errors in federal contract awards prior to “downstream reporting,” GovExec reported Monday. “[Errors] stem from frequent changes in policy and procedures that take time to be implemented in source contract writing, as well as …

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Don Byrne: EiQ Offers Automated Platform for Gov’t IT Security Compliance Audits

EiQ Networks has introduced a software product for government and business organizations to check if their network configurations comply with security standards established by the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency or the Center for Internet Security. The SecureVue Auditor License platform is designed to help DoD information technology security evaluators …

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DARPA Seeks Partners for Chemical Synthesis Project; Tyler McQuade Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is seeking potential partners who will provide expertise for various fields of study in support of DARPA’s efforts to develop automated chemical synthesizer for molecule production. DARPA said Wednesday the Make-It program seeks support from experts in the fields of analytical chemistry, chemical engineering, computational chemistry, mathematics, process …

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ThreatQuotient Offers ThreatQ Platform for Threat Intelligence; Wayne Chiang Comments

ThreatQuotient has entered into the cybersecurity market with the release of its ThreatQ threat intelligence platform to help companies make informed decisions on security based on shared cyber threat data. “Enterprises are currently lacking the ability to effectively correlate and operationalize the massive volume of threat intelligence data that is readily available,” …

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Juniper’s Brian Roach: Federal IT Pros Should Factor Automation, Security Into Network Upgrades

Many federal agencies have embarked on programs to modernize their information technology networks due to a growing use of mobile devices in their organizations, Juniper Networks executive Brian Roach wrote in a GCN opinion piece published Thursday. Roach, vice president of the federal business and managing director for worldwide government …

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Juniper VP Brian Roach: SDN Becoming a Key Modernization Tool for Federal IT

Brian Roach, vice president of the federal business and managing director for worldwide government at Juniper Networks, says that the Defense Department and other agencies are increasingly using software-defined networking to streamline IT systems. Roach writes in a guest piece published Tuesday on Defense Systems that current government efforts in network …

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Hitachi’s Liz Heiston: Agencies Must Consider Automation, System Mgmt to Drive Cloud Migration

Liz Heiston, national account manager at Hitachi Data Systems Federal, said that agencies using the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program should consider applying system management and automation tools to manage cloud migration efforts. In a guest piece published Thursday on Federal Times, Heiston noted that while FedRAMP covers the security of cloud services …

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McKinsey’s David Court: Aim to Scale Up Analytics Benefits with Tech, Culture Change

David Court, a director at McKinsey & Company, believes companies that want to explore the potential business impact of data analytics must undergo a strategic transformation that involves planning, restructuring and frontline development. Court wrote in a piece for McKinsey Quarterly’s January 2015 issue that management teams should optimize the use of new analytics technology and …

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Lockheed, Raytheon Assess GPS III Operational Readiness; Matthew Gilligan, Mark Stewart Comment

Lockheed Martin and Raytheon have jointly tested the command and control features of the U.S. Air Force‘s GPS III satellite during a fourth launch readiness exercise. The companies demonstrated automatic data transfer between the Lockheed-built satellite and a Raytheon-made operational control system, Raytheon said Wednesday. The evaluation also sought to …

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DHS Seeks Method to Automate Cyber Defense

The Department of Homeland Security has reached out to industry for ideas on how to automatically defend cyber systems and networks against attacks. DHS issued a request for information on Dec. 3 that indicates the agency’s plan to create an automated environment for monitoring security risks to government infrastructure. The …

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Marius Haas: Dell, Deloitte to Expand Market Coverage With Integrated Cloud Tools

Deloitte and Dell have formed a partnership to deliver products that work to help develop an information technology infrastructure focused on customer experience and drive patient outcomes through automation and healthcare technologies. The companies said Wednesday they will combine Deloitte’s CloudMix and Dell’s cloud, security and Dell One identity access management offerings through the Dell Boomi …

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Jim Anderson: BAE Platform Aims to Secure Ops-IT Link in Industrial Systems

BAE Systems‘ applied intelligence division has developed an offering to protect industrial systems and critical national infrastructure, particularly in the energy and utilities sector, from cyberattacks and other security concerns. The company said Wednesday that IndustrialProtect works to provide a network segmentation gateway to secure the link supporting data transmission between operational technology and …

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EMC Federation Offers Software-Defined Data Center; Ray O’Farrell Comments

EMC has unveiled the first EMC Federation suite that works to deliver an automated, virtual data center as a service, accelerate time-to-deployment of applications and support orchestration workflows. The company said Thursday the Federation Software-Defined Data Center Solution is the first of five offerings under EMC Federation, which comprises EMC II, VMware, RSA and Pivotal. …

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