Tag Archives: defense industrial base

George Mason University’s Jerry McGinn Named to 2021 Wash100 for Driving GovCon Policy & Awareness; Advocating for DIB Solutions

Jerry McGinn GovCon Expert

Executive Mosaic, the leading provider in connecting, promoting and branding government and government contracting (GovCon) executives of consequence, is pleased to announce that Jerry McGinn, executive director of the Center for Government Contracting for George Mason University’s School of Business and GovCon Expert, has received the first Wash100 Award of his career. 

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Zscaler, Steel Root Form CMMC Vetting Support Partnership; Drew Schnabel Quoted

Drew Schnabel VP

Zscaler has partnered with cybersecurity company Steel Root to jointly conduct vetting support to defense industrial base entities seeking to comply with the  Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program. The companies intend to integrate Steel Root's CMMC-focused compliance services with Zscaler's zero-trust access technology that has been authorized under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, Steel Root said Tuesday.

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ThreatSwitch: Companies Look to Increase 2021 Security Budgets Due to Pandemic, DOD Requirements

ThreatSwitch

ThreatSwitch revealed in a study that almost 50 percent of companies in the defense industrial base expect to boost their security budgets this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic's operational impact and new cybersecurity requirements imposed by the Department of Defense. The “2021 Industrial Security Benchmark Study" resulted from its survey of industrial security professionals with knowledge on their respective companies' compliance program priorities and most significant security threats in 2021.

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Cisco’s Andy Stewart: CMMC Seeks to Drive Broader Change Across DIB to Ensure Tech, Data Security

Andy Stewart Senior Federal Strategist Cisco

Andy Stewart, a senior federal strategist at Cisco, wrote about the Department of Defense's Cybersecurity Maturity Level Certification framework and how it helps deliver trust throughout the entire supply chain and drive change across the defense industrial base to protect the government's data and technology used to support military operations.

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Coalfire Federal Certified to Offer Consulting on DOD’s Contractor Cybersecurity Standards

Coalfire Federal

Coalfire Federal has been certified to provide advisory services that help businesses comply with the Department of Defense's new standards for supply chain cybersecurity. The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body named Coalfire Federal a registered provider organization that will assist businesses in following DOD's CMMC standards, the company said Wednesday.

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Hawk Carlisle: NDIA’s “˜Vital Signs 2021' Report Examines Health, Readiness of Defense Industrial Base

Hawk Carlisle President and CEO NDIA

Hawk Carlisle, president and CEO of the National Defense Industrial Association, wrote in an article published Monday in National Defense magazine that NDIA gives the defense industrial base a score of 75 and a C rating in the “Vital Signs 2021" report set to be released in December. Carlisle said the score indicates that the defense industrial base continues to face a challenging environment amid the COVID19 pandemic.

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