Tag Archives: private sector

Microsoft’s Brad Smith: US Needs ‘Robust Menu’ of Responses to Cyber Attacks

Brad Smith President Microsoft

Brad Smith, president of Microsoft, said the U.S. needs to improve its cyber defenses and come up with a “robust menu” of responses to cyber attacks like the SolarWinds breach, C4ISRNET reported Tuesday. “We need to strengthen the nation’s digital infrastructure and digital defenses, and that touches every part of the public sector, and every part of the private sector as well,” Smith told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday.

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Meagan Metzger on How DoD Can Identify Right Commercial Tech to Meet Critical Needs

Meagan Metzger

Meagan Metzger, founder and CEO of Dcode and an advisory board member at Booz Allen Hamilton, wrote in a commentary published Thursday on Defense News that the Department of Defense and other federal agencies seeking to rapidly deploy commercial technology platforms should collaborate with private sector partners with experience screening tech companies for government contracts.

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Nutanix’s Chris Howard on Cloud Deployment Learnings Agencies Should Take From Private Sector

Chris Howard, vice president of U.S. public sector at Nutanix, wrote in a FedTech Magazine article published Monday that there are three things federal information technology leaders should learn from private sector organizations when it comes to cloud adoption and one is that they should not view cloud as a “one size fits all” solution.

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Federal Gov’t Needs Private Sector to Back Tech R&D Projects; GDIT’s Yogesh Khanna Quoted

Industry and government executives said the federal government, which used to be a monolith when it comes to technology research and development, needs the support of the private sector in order to fund R&D work on new technologies amid tight budgets and other challenges, Federal Times reported TuesdayYogesh Khanna, chief technology officer at General Dynamics Information Technology, noted that even large companies do not have extensive financial resources to back massive R&D programs.

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Fortinet’s Phil Quade: Addressing IT-Operational Tech Integration Key to Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity

Phil Quade, chief information security officer at Fortinet, told Federal News Radio’s Ask the CIO program that aired Wednesday federal agency leaders seeking to cyber-secure operational technology used to power critical infrastructure should address the rising integration of OT with information technology driven by the prevalence of internet-connected devices. Quade said …

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Commerce-DHS Report: Private, Public Sectors Should Grow Cyber Workforce via Apprenticeships

A report by the departments of Homeland Security and Commerce calls for both private and public sectors to build up the cybersecurity workforce through “hands-on, experiential and work-based learning approaches” such as internships and apprenticeships. DHS and the Commerce Department prepared the report in compliance with President Donald Trump’s executive …

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Executive Spotlight: An Interview with Chris Barnett, VP of Technology & CTO of General Dynamics IT’s Intelligence Solutions Division

Now is an exciting time to be involved in the world of technology development, as the vehicle of innovation continues to accelerate forward into the future. The ‘technolution’ that we’re seeing in cyber security, unmanned systems, information and data technology, advanced weaponry and renewable energy, to name a few, is …

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ServiceNow Survey: 77% of Federal Execs Say Intelligent Work Automation Tech Needed Within 5 Years

A new ServiceNow survey shows that 77 percent of federal government executives say their agencies need to increase use of intelligent automation platforms over the next five years to help address increasing workloads. ServiceNow said Thursday it commissioned research firm Market Connections to conduct an online survey of 150 federal …

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