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SolarWinds’ Jim Hansen: Monitoring Tools, Trained Security Workforce Could Help Improve Cyber Posture at Agencies

Jim Hansen VP SolarWinds

Jim Hansen, vice president of products for application management at SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI), said government agencies seeking to improve cybersecurity while ensuring the delivery of critical services to citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic should have a well-trained cyber workforce and field the right monitoring tools.

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Cyberspace Solarium Commission Proposes Strategy to Create Trusted ICT Supply Chains

ICT supply chain

The Cyberspace Solarium Commission has released a white paper that presents a five-pillar strategy to establish trusted supply chains for critical information and communications technologies. The strategy calls for the U.S. to identify key technologies and equipment through public-private partnerships and government assessments; ensure minimum viable manufacturing capacity; protect supply chain from compromise through information sharing, product testing and better intelligence; stimulate a domestic market via targeted infrastructure investment; and ensure global competitiveness.

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WCAS Announces Strategic Investment in GovernmentCIO; Brian Moran Quoted

Brian Moran Founder GovernmentCIO

Private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe has made an investment in GovernmentCIO, a provider of technology and digital platforms to the federal health information technology services market, to support the latter’s organic growth initiatives and client base expansion efforts.

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White House Unveils National Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies

White House

President Donald Trump on Thursday released a national strategy that outlines ways how the U.S. can protect its competitive edge in artificial intelligence, communication and networking technologies, quantum information science, space, military, energy, semiconductors and other fields.

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Dave Spirk: Data Strategy Reinforces DoD’s Priority Focus Areas

Dave Spirk Chief Data Officer Department of Defense

The Department of Defense released a strategy to facilitate its transformation into a data-centric organization that considers data as a strategic asset critical to building and maintaining operational advantage on the battlefield. The Data Strategy "reinforces DOD’s priority focus areas of joint warfighting, senior leader decision support and data analytics,” Chief Data Officer Dave Spirk said.

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