Technology

Vertosoft Partners with Zimperium to Provide FedRAMP Authorized Mobile Threat Defense; Jim Kovach, Jay Colavita Quoted

Vertosoft has partnered with Zimperium, the global leader in mobile threat defense (MTD) and the first MTD provider that is FedRAMP Authorized, to serve as Zimperium’s public sector distributor, Vertosoft reported on Wednesday. 

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Trump Administration, Semiconductor Firms Look to Strengthen US Chip Production

The Trump administration is in discussions with Intel (Nasdaq: INTC), Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and other semiconductor firms to establish new chip factories in the U.S. to strengthen the domestic production of chips as concerns rise over the vulnerability of Asian factories as highlighted by the coronavirus pandemic, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

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Red Hat’s David Egts: Open-Source Tech, ‘Light-Touch’ Regulatory Approach Could Help Speed Up AI Adoption

David Egts

David Egts, chief technologist of the North America public sector at Red Hat, said the government could help accelerate the adoption of artificial intelligence through the use of open-source tools and a "light-touch approach to regulating AI."

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Katie Arrington: CMMC Requirements in RFPs Expected in November

Katie Arrington

Katie Arrington, chief information security officer for the Department of Defense’s acquisition and sustainment office and a 2020 Wash100 award winner, said the initial version of Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification requirements could be included in solicitations by November, National Defense Magazine reported Monday.

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Dana Deasy: DoD’s JEDI Cloud Program Offers Unique Capability to Warfighters

Dana Deasy

Dana Deasy, chief information officer at the Department of Defense and a 2020 Wash100 award winner, told Breaking Defense in an interview published Tuesday that the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud computing program seeks to deliver a unique capability to troops operating at the tactical edge. He said JEDI satisfies several warfighting needs that other cloud environments cannot meet, including the capability to transmit data across unclassified, secret and top secret classification levels and handle data outside the continental U.S. and CONUS.

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Dell Technologies’ Jay Boisseau: Data, Processors, Algorithms Could Help Agencies Advance AI Adoption

Jay Boisseau

Jay Boisseau, AI and HPC technology strategist at Dell Technologies (NYSE: DELL), has said collection of more digital data, emergence of new processors and graphics processing units and development of better algorithms are the three elements that could help federal agencies create a “perfect storm” to push the adoption of artificial intelligence.

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NIH Announces New Initiative to Speed Up COVID-19 Diagnostics Development

The National Institutes of Health has launched a new initiative to accelerate the development and commercialization of testing technologies for the new coronavirus. The Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics program will use $1.5B in federal stimulus funds to invest in efforts that work on new COVID-19 testing technologies, NIH said Thursday.

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