Tag Archives: interoperability

Forcepoint’s Eric Trexler: CDM DEFEND Phase Could Help Agencies Address Modernization, Interoperability Issues

Eric Trexler, vice president for global governments and critical infrastructure sales at Forcepoint, wrote in a commentary published Tuesday on Federal News Network that the Continuous Diagnostic and Mitigation program’s transition to the third phase - Dynamic and Evolving Federal Enterprise Network Defense - could provide agencies an opportunity to address interoperability and modernization challenges. Such challenges were revealed in a survey of more than 200 federal civilian IT leaders conducted in August with research firm Market Connections.

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AT&T, Mutualink Forge Public Safety Comms Interoperability Partnership; Chris Sambar Quoted

AT&T and Mutualink have entered into an agreement to facilitate communications interoperability for first responders and other public safety personnel. AT&T said Thursday it will add Mutualink’s Interoperable Response and Preparedness Platform to the FirstNet public safety broadband network under the partnership to help users accelerate sharing of data, voice and video across systems.

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Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Industry, Military Should Collaborate on Integrated Satellite Architecture

Industry experts and military leaders say the Department of Defense should collaborate with enterprises to come up with a new satellite architecture that could support military functions amid the rising space threats, C4ISRNET reported ThursdayRebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy at Inmarsat Government, said commercial satellite providers could help the military quickly build and deploy new platforms to support missions.

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Fortinet Federal’s Bob Fortna: Agencies Should Establish Security Protocols to Enable Digital Transformation

Bob Fortna, president of Fortinet’s federal business, said agencies seeking to advance digital transformation should build up cybersecurity by implementing security protocols meant to safeguard connected physical platforms from threat actors. “This includes segmenting physical devices connected to an IP network, baselining and whitelisting behaviors and setting alerts and quarantines that are automatically triggered when behaviors change,” Fortna wrote in a GCN article published Tuesday.

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ICF’s Randy James: DoD, Public Sector Agencies Need a Coordinated Mission Assurance Strategy

Randy James, a senior vice president at ICF, has said the Department of Defense and other public sector agencies should work together to build up efforts in order to ensure mission assurance. James wrote in a Nextgov article published Monday that the current global security landscape calls for government agency leaders to collaborate with their counterparts across national security, defense and intelligence agencies to come up with “coordinated mission assurance plans.”

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Inmarsat Government’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Gov’t, Satcom Industry Need ‘Enterprise Approach to Partnerships’

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy for Inmarsat Government, has said the government and the commercial satellite industry should adopt an “enterprise approach to partnerships” to protect and defend space assets from potential adversaries. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in a National Defense piece posted Friday that an example of that …

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Hughes to Back DoD Wideband Satcom Interoperability Effort Under Follow-On Contract; Rick Lober Comments

Hughes Network Systems has received a follow-on contract from the Defense Department to develop a flexible modem interface prototype designed to facilitate interoperability between military and commercial services and platforms. The contract award marks the second phase of a pilot study that seeks to evaluate how satellite communications systems can …

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Cubic Opens Office in Dallas for AT&T Partnership Support; Mike Twyman Comments

Cubic‘s mission solutions business has established an office located close to AT&T‘s Dallas headquarters. Both companies started to collaborate last year to develop an interoperability platform and have formalized a partnership to create an interagency communications offering based on the Vocality RoIP gateway, Cubic said Thursday. “We take pride in our ability to …

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RSA Seeks to Facilitate Authentication Interoperability With 4 Security Platforms

Dell Technologies’ RSA subsidiary has moved to make its multi-factor authentication platform interoperable with several firewalls and security platforms from Microsoft, VMware, CyberArk and Palo Alto Networks. RSA said Tuesday it aims to facilitate interoperability of its SecurID Access authentication system with VMware’s Workspace ONE, Microsoft’s Windows Hello, CyberArk’s Privileged Account …

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Cisco’s Diane Gongaware: Agencies Should Advance Data Analytics Via Collaboration, Network Creation

Diane Gongaware, vice president of U.S. public sector services at Cisco, has said government agencies should establish an information technology network that will work to help them analyze and derive insights from large data workloads as a result of the adoption of internet-connected devices. Gongaware wrote in a FedTech article …

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Hughes to Study Wideband Satcom Tech Interoperability Under DoD Contract; Rick Lober Comments

The Defense Department has awarded Hughes Network Systems a contract of an undisclosed value to examine how satellite transports can interoperate for potential use in government wideband communications. Hughes said Monday it aims to produce a wideband communications architecture that will work to facilitate multiple space and ground transports through a design …

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