Tag Archives: Cybersecurity

Robert Silverman, Booz Allen Hamilton EVP, Wins 2021 Wash100 Award for Driving Emerging Tech & Advancing Workplace Culture

Robert Silverman EVP Booz Allen Hamilton

Executive Mosaic is honored to present Robert Silverman, executive vice president with Booz Allen Hamilton, as a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient for spearheading new defense technology to support U.S. warfighters in the digital battlefield, as well as his efforts to promote allyship across the company and industry. This marks Silverman’s first Wash100 Award.

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NVIDIA Unveils AI-Based ‘Morpheus’ Cybersecurity Framework for Cloud Applications

NVIDIA

NVIDIA has launched a cloud-native application framework driven by artificial intelligence that works to rapidly detect cybersecurity threats including malware, phishing attacks and leaks of sensitive data. NVIDIA said Monday that the Morpheus framework is powered by its graphics processing units and designed to identify, capture and execute actions on cyber threats through machine learning.

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Verizon Report Provides In-Depth Look at US Public Sector’s Mobile Device Security

Verizon Mobile Security Index 2021 report

A Verizon report has found that 48 percent of public sector respondents whose organizations had suffered a compromise involving a mobile device said the effects of the breach were major. Public sector organizations cited loss of data, increased risk to employee safety and disruption of operations as the top three consequences of a breach they were concerned about.

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Honeywell Receives DISA Security Certification for Rugged Mobile Computers

CT40 XP

Four Honeywell-built mobile computers have been certified for use by Department of Defense staff following a multiyear vetting process under the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Security Technical Implementation Guide. Honeywell said Thursday the STIG certification allows Honeywell’s CT40 XP, CT60 XP, CK65 and CN80G mobile computers to operate through DOD networks.

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Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks Receives First Wash100 Award

Kathleen Hicks Deputy Defense Secretary

Kathleen Hicks, deputy secretary of Defense, has been recognized for her leadership and drive for innovation and been named to the annual list of Wash100 Award recipients for the first time in her federal career. Hicks has received her 2021 Wash100 Award for her data prioritization efforts and policy advancements, which will ready the federal defense sector for the future of warfare.

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Mike Madsen, Deputy Director and Strategic Engagement Head at Defense Innovation Unit, Inducted Into 2021 Wash100 for Driving Commercial Partnerships; IT Tech Capabilities

Mike Madsen Deputy Director Defense Innovation Unit

Executive Mosaic is honored to introduce Mike Madsen, deputy director and director of strategic engagement at the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), as a recipient into the 2021 Wash100 Award for his leadership, innovation and success to drive commercial technology and partnerships to advance IT capabilities for both sectors. This marks the first Wash100 Award for Madsen.

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Anne Neuberger, Deputy National Security Adviser for Cyber and Emerging Technology, Receives Second Consecutive Wash100 Award

Anne Neuberger National Security Council

Anne Neuberger, deputy national security adviser for Cyber and Emerging Technology at the White House’s National Security Council (NSC), has received her second consecutive Wash100 Award, the most prestigious award in all of government contracting (GovCon). Previously, Neuberger was recognized for her role in developing new counter-threat policies with the agency and driving federal technology initiatives. 

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Perspecta Accredited to Evaluate State, Local Government Cloud Offerings; Rocky Thurston Quoted

Rocky Thurston SVP Perspecta

Perspecta has been verified by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation as a third-party assessor of cloud products or services under the State Risk and Authorization Management Program. The ISO 17020:2012 accreditation permits Perspecta to conduct evaluations of cloud information technology offerings intended for state and local agencies, the company said Wednesday.

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Cybercom Seeks Support for Joint Cyber Architecture, Network Security Efforts

Cybercom issues RFI on network security and cross-domain services.

U.S. Cyber Command is looking for information on small businesses that can provide technical assistance in deploying security technologies to support data transmission between Department of Defense, intelligence community and commercial networks. Cybercom said in a notice posted Tuesday that it seeks support in implementing the WOLFDOOR cross-domain solution for secure network operations in addition to integrating the Joint Cyber Warfighting Architecture’s disparate components.

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Phosphorus to Help Air Force Secure IoT Devices Under AFWERX SBIR Contract; Chris Rouland Quoted

Chris Rouland Founder and CEO Phosphorus Cybersecurity

Phosphorus Cybersecurity has received a contract from the U.S. Air Force to develop a technology that could help the service protect its internet of things-based devices in a 5G environment from vulnerabilities. The company will conduct research and apply its proprietary technology to help secure the service’s 5G-enabled devices from cyber threats under the AFWERX Small Business Innovation Research 20.3 Phase I contract.

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DISA Updates Inmarsat Broadband Satcom Support RFI to Cover CMMC Requirements

DISA

The Defense Information Systems Agency has issued an updated request for information on broadband satellite communications services to add requirements for meeting Level 3 Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program criteria. DISA said in the updated notice posted Wednesday that the U.S. Space Force seeks Inmarsat resellers to provide services and equipment that support the Inmarsat-built Global Xpress satellite and Broadband Global Area Network.

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Pentagon’s Vulnerability Disclosure Pilot Program Draws Interest From Defense Contractors

Defense Industrial Base Vulnerability Disclosure Program Pilot

The Department of Defense’s Cyber Crime Center has begun a pilot program to allow hackers to share the vulnerabilities they find in systems operated by companies in the defense industrial base, Nextgov reported Monday. The Defense Industrial Base Vulnerability Disclosure Program Pilot "received numerous applicants,” a spokesperson for DC3 told Nextgov. “However, during this initial launch pilot, we will be moving forward with a few dozen” defense contractors.

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DISA Releases Draft Solicitation for $960M Test, Evaluation and Certification II Services IDIQ

Defense Information Systems Agency

The Defense Information Systems Agency has issued a draft request for proposals for a potential $960 million follow-on contract for test and evaluation support services. The proposed Test, Evaluation and Certification II Services vehicle will be a single-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a base performance period of four years, five option years and a six-month option term.

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