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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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Perspecta Labs to Support DOD 5G Testbed Programs; Petros Mouchtaris Quoted

Petros Mouchtaris President Perspecta Labs

Perspecta’s research and engineering arm has received two contracts worth $8.1 million combined to provide prototyping support for the Department of Defense’s 5G testbed initiatives. Perspecta Labs secured a 36-month, $5 million contract to provide an end-to-end logistics security platform to support a 5G-driven “smart warehouse” at Naval Base Coronado in California, Perspecta said Monday.

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Joshua Marcuse, Head of Strategy and Innovation for Google Global Public Sector, Wins 2021 Wash100 Award for Leading Digital Transformation Efforts; Forming Key Partnerships

Joshua Marcuse Google

Executive Mosaic is pleased to introduce Joshua Marcuse, head of strategy and innovation for Google Cloud's global public sector business, as a recipient of the 2021 Wash100 Award for his leadership and efforts to advance digital transformation, tech capabilities and drive industry partnerships. This marks Joshua Marcuse's second consecutive Wash100 Award.

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Palo Alto Networks' John Davis: Agencies’ 5G Deployment Requires Zero Trust, Automated Threat Intelligence

John Davis VP Palo Alto Networks

John Davis, vice president and federal chief security officer at Palo Alto Networks, said agencies must assess their internet-of-things network infrastructures to prepare for secure 5G implementation. Davis wrote in an opinion piece published Tuesday on FedTech Magazine that agencies must build on the knowledge that 5G implementation comes with cyber risks and vulnerabilities despite benefits such as low latencies and streamlined logistics for applications such as base operations and aircraft carrier missions.

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Zscaler Selects Telos Risk Management Tool to Support FedRAMP Compliance; Stephen Kovac Quoted

Stephen Kovac VP Zscaler

Zscaler has partnered with Telos to use the latter's Xacta cyber risk assessment tool to help automate deployment authorizations under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program and Department of Defense. The team will execute a phased rollout process and integrate Xacta with Zscaler's System Security Plan to handle risk management activities for Zscaler's Z-OS variant of the Linux operating system, Telos said Wednesday.

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Navy CIO Aaron Weis Receives Second Consecutive Wash100 Award; Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson Quoted

Aaron Weis CIO Department of the Navy

Executive Mosaic announced on Wednesday that Aaron Weis, chief information officer at the Department of the Navy, has received his second consecutive Wash100 Award, the most coveted award in all of government contracting (GovCon), for his efforts to update information technology processes and security practices at the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. 

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Industry Cyber Experts Call on Agencies to Adopt Zero Trust; Zscaler’s Stephen Kovac Quoted

Stephen Kovac VP Zscaler

Cybersecurity experts are urging government agencies to accelerate the adoption of zero trust capabilities in the wake of a cyber attack involving a vulnerability in SolarWinds' Orion software, FedScoop reported Saturday. “They're kind of operating on the fly,“ Stephen Kovac, vice president of global government and compliance at Zscaler. “They're buying one solution and thinking they've got zero trust now.“ 

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Forcepoint’s Sean Berg: Agencies Should Consider User-Focused Approach to Zero Trust

Sean Berg SVP

Sean Berg, senior vice president and general manager for global governments and critical infrastructure at Forcepoint, has said that organizations should prioritize the monitoring of user perimeters through a zero-trust approach. “With people as the new perimeter, zero trust is a non-negotiable first step for securing newly distributed agency workforces and ensuring users are who they say they are,“ Berg wrote in a guest piece for FedScoop.

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Deloitte: Machine Learning Ops, Zero Trust Among Government Tech Trends to Watch in 2021

Deloitte

A new Deloitte report has identified nine technology trends that are likely to cause disruption for government agencies over the next 12 to 18 months. The company's annual report Tech Trends 2021: A Government Perspective scored each trend based on its relevance to agencies and the government's readiness to implement such trends and showed that machine learning operations or MLOps, revitalization of core assets, zero trust approaches and a reboot of the digital workplace were considered the most relevant to agencies.

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Toni Townes-Whitley on Microsoft’s Efforts to Help Gov’t Customers Ensure Continuity of Operations

Toni Townes-Whitley Microsoft

Toni Townes-Whitley, president of U.S. regulated industries at Microsoft, has described how the company helped agencies increasingly pursue digital transformation efforts as the COVID-19 pandemic tested the government's mission resiliency. She wrote in a blog entry posted Monday that the departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense implemented Microsoft offerings, such as Bing Maps Platform and Azure Government, to support continued operations.

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