Symantec’s (Nasdaq: SYMC) GiGi Schumm spoke with ChannelWeb about the issue of acquisition reform: “One of the big ones is acquisition reform. That’s a place where we’ll all be focused. I think that’s good news for all of us, too, because the enemy … well, the enemy doesn’t have the same sort of procurement processes and regulations that we do. They operate under a different set of rules. While it’s important the government does its due diligence and makes sure it’s open competition and there’s adherence to standards, if you add all that together and the net result is it takes you three years to buy something instead of 9 to 12 months, you’ve put yourself far behind the enemy. They’re using the latest technology and our government is not.”
Ned Miller, former chief technology strategist at McAfee (Nasdaq: MCFE), has joined Appgate to serve as senior vice president and general manager of the cybersecurity company’s federal arm. He will be responsible for working with sales and technical teams to deliver zero-trust security products to clients, and leading market strategies that guide the company’s engagement
Nico Popp, former chief product officer of cybersecurity software provider Forcepoint, has been appointed to the same position at Columbia, Maryland-based vulnerability management company Tenable. He will oversee global engineering and product management functions that support Tenable’s framework to help customers understand and address potential cyber risks across an attack surface, the company said Tuesday.
Jim Kelly, a vice president at Dell Technologies (NYSE: DELL), has been promoted to senior VP for North America federal sales at the company, GovCon Wire has learned. “Jim’s experience and drive make him an excellent leader to continue our strong momentum in this segment,” John Byrne, president of North America Sales at Dell, said