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Cisco’s Alan Balutis Suggests Approach to Accelerate Transition to EIS Telecom Contract

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Alan Balutis, a Distinguished Fellow and senior director for North American public sector for Cisco Systems’ global strategy and consulting arm, wrote in a FedScoop article published Friday the lack of authority of agency chief information officers could be one of the reasons why agencies are slow to transition to the General Services Administration’s $50B Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions telecommunications contract. 

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Cisco’s Carl De Groote, Chuck Louisell: Military Should Leverage AI to Sustain Mission Assurance

Carl De Groote and Chuck Louisell of Cisco Systems have said the U.S. military should adopt artificial intelligence, machine learning and in-line data analytics to sustain mission assurance and readiness. De Groote and Louisell wrote in a C4ISRNET opinion piece published Tuesday that the military should supplement such technology platforms …

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Executive Spotlight: Interview With Diane Gongaware, VP of U.S. Public Sector Services at Cisco Systems, Inc.

ExecutiveBiz talked with Diane Gongaware, vice president of U.S. Public Sector Services at Cisco Systems, about federal cybersecurity challenges, the government’s progress in adopting the cloud and what products Cisco will be launching soon. “Agencies need an architectural, not piecemeal, approach that will allow them to leverage each area of …

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Mitre Appoints 5 to Visiting Fellows Program

Mitre has appointed five individuals to the nonprofit company’s Visiting Fellows Program that aims to help address complex national problems. The nonprofit said Thursday its newly appointed visiting fellows possess a background in the organization’s strategic focus areas of national defense, cybersecurity and health. Richard Byrne, senior vice president of programs and …

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Maximus Exec Thomas Woteki Appointed to Virginia Tech College of Science Roundtable Advisory Board

Thomas Woteki, senior vice president of technology at Maximus, has been chosen to provide guidance and support as a member of the roundtable advisory board for the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University’s College of Science, the company said Tuesday. The advisory board consists of senior-level professionals who support the Virginia …

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Cisco’s Carl De Groote: Highly Skilled Workforce, Automation Key to DoD’s Cybersecurity

Carl De Groote, senior director for Defense Department programs at Cisco Systems, has said DoD should combine highly skilled cyber professionals with automated technology in efforts to protect its networks and data from cyber attacks and facilitate response to such threats. De Groote wrote in a guest piece for Signal Magazine he believes that automated machines …

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Dell Vet Rola Dagher to Lead Cisco’s Canadian Operations

Rola Dagher, former vice president and general manager of Dell EMC‘s infrastructure solutions group in Canada, has been named president of Cisco Systems‘ Canadian arm. She succeeds Bernadette Wightman and brings more than 25 years of technology and sales leadership experience to her new position, Cisco said Monday. Dagher most recently managed Cisco’s …

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Tech Firms Urge NIST to Include Vulnerability Disclosure Processes in Cybersecurity Framework

A coalition of security companies and advocacy groups has called on the National Institute of Standards and Technology to incorporate best practices on digital vulnerability disclosures into the agency’s updated Cybersecurity Framework, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Joseph Marks writes the consortium urged NIST to add a section on procedures to receive, review and respond to vulnerability reports. …

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Microsoft, Qualcomm Invest in Israel-Based Cybersecurity Incubator Team8

Israel-based cybersecurity startup creator Team8 has secured investments from Microsoft‘s and Qualcomm‘s venture businesses, Reuters reported Monday. Tova Cohen writes that Team8 has raised more than $92 million so far and entered a strategic partnership with Citigroup to develop the former’s products. Team8 was founded by a group of military veterans who also seek to establish two new …

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Jonathan Chadwick Joins Cognizant Technology Board; Francisco D’Souza Comments

Jonathan Chadwick — formerly executive vice president, chief financial officer and chief operating officer at VMware — has joined the board of directors of Cognizant Technology. Chadwick will also serve on Cognizant’s audit committee and as a board member until the company’s annual stockholders’ meeting later this year, Cognizant said Tuesday. “Jonathan brings a …

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