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Gen. John Raymond: Space Force Eyes ‘Fused Connection’ With Commercial Industry

Gen. John “Jay” Raymond, chief of space operations at the U.S. Space Force and a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, said the service plans to further develop deeper relationships with the commercial industry and wants the latter to play a bigger role in its missions, C4ISRNET reported Thursday. “If you look …

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Dell Technologies’ Kirsten Billhardt: Faster Access to Insights via Edge Computing Key to Accelerating Agency Mission

Kirsten Billhardt, global marketing director for edge and IoT solutions at Dell Technologies (NYSE: DELL), said edge computing could help government agencies empower their employees to accelerate and carry out missions by providing them quick access to insights and intelligence. “By having access to intelligence right where data is being …

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Executive Order Requires 100-Day Review of Supply Chains for Semiconductors, Electric-Vehicle Batteries

President Joe Biden has signed an executive order that would direct a 100-day review of supply chains as part of efforts to address the global shortage of semiconductors, CNBC reported Wednesday. The move comes after congressional members and industry leaders warned about the potential implications of the chip shortage.  The …

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SAP’s Frank Wilde: Edge Computing Paired With 5G, Data Platform Key to Improving Customer Experience

Frank Wilde, vice president of the Global Center of Excellence at SAP (NYSE: SAP), said edge computing combined with a data platform and advanced connectivity could help government agencies improve citizen and employee experiences. “Edge computing combined with 5G and a robust data platform also allows agencies to make better …

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Suzanne White, DIA Deputy Director, Unpacks Intelligence Community Acquisition & Innovation

Suzanne White, deputy director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), recently discussed how the Intelligence Community (IC) has spearheaded new efforts to integrate emerging technologies to remain up to speed with the advancing science and technology landscape. During her keynote address at GovConWire’s IC Acquisition and Innovation Forum, White analyzed …

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CNBC: Biden Plans Executive Order for Semiconductor, Rare Earth Metal Supply Chain Review

The White House is working on an executive order that will direct a two-phase review of U.S. supply chains and domestic manufacturing to be led by members of President Joe Biden’s national security and economic teams, CNBC reported Thursday. The review will look into the “resiliency and capacity of the …

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NASA’s Perseverance Rover Arrives at Mars; Steve Jurczyk, Michael Watkins Quoted

NASA’s Perseverance rover that launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard a United Launch Alliance-built Atlas V rocket in July 2020 reached Mars on Thursday. The Mars 2020 Perseverance mission “personifies the human ideal of persevering toward the future and will help us prepare for human exploration …

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Zscaler’s Stephen Kovac Suggests Four Tools for Agency Network Traffic Inspection & Protection

Stephen Kovac, vice president of global government and head of corporate compliance at Zscaler, described four tools he believes government agencies should implement as part of in-depth network defense against encrypted cyberattacks such as ransomware. In a guest piece for FedTech magazine published Wednesday, he urged agency information technology professionals …

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Executive Spotlight: Robert Carey, Cloudera’s President of Government Solutions

Robert Carey, president of Cloudera Government Solutions Inc., recently spoke with GovConWire regarding his new role with the company, the challenges Cloudera solves for federal customers, as well as how the company will grow moving into 2021 and beyond.  Most importantly, Rob highlighted Cloudera’s focus on helping agencies manage and …

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Lance Spencer of AT&T Moderates Expert Panel at Potomac Officers Club’s 5G Summit

Lance Spencer, client executive vice president with AT&T Public Sector, moderated “The DoD Journey to 5G: Where We Are, Where Do We Need to Be, and What’s Next” Panel during Potomac Officers Club’s 5G Summit. The panelists addressed emerging programs, priorities and challenges within the integration process of the new …

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