Technology

Avaya’s Jerry Dotson: DoD Should Support Remote Workforce With Modern Unified Comms Platforms

Jerry Dotson VP of Public Sector Avaya

Jerry Dotson, vice president of public sector at Avaya, wrote in a commentary published Thursday on Defense Systems that Department of Defense leaders should invest in the modernization of unified communications platforms to facilitate collaboration among remote employees, address voice and video challenges and maintain military readiness.

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State Dept Aligns IT Governance; Stuart McGuigan Quoted

Stuart McGuigan CIO State Department

The Department of State announced that it will work to align its IT governance with bureau missions via the IT Executive Council (ITEC), FedScoop reported Friday. The ITEC was created in April 2019. “The goal of that is to bring together all of the collective requirements of the department, so we understand what needs to be done out there,” said the State Department CIO, Stuart McGuigan.

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Senate Panel Asks Space Force to Assess Strategic Comms Gap Amid ESS Program Cuts; Lockheed’s Rick Ambrose Quoted

Rick Ambrose EVP Lockheed Martin Space

The Senate Appropriations Committee wants the U.S. Space Force to assess the potential gap in strategic communications as the service proposes budget cuts to the Evolved Strategic Satellite Communications program and plans to push back the planned replacement of Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellites with ESS satellites to 2032, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday.

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Mitre’s Tech Foundation Unveils Consortium to Promote 5G Collaboration, Innovation

Mitre

Mitre’s tech foundation Engenuity has launched a consortium to bring together government, industry and academic institutions to advance 5G innovation. Founding members of the Open Generation Consortium are Ericsson, Nokia, Verizon (NYSE: VZ), AltiostarFIRST iZHUSH Aerospace, Kittyhawk, CTIA - The Wireless Association, Northeastern University and Virginia Tech.

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Gigamon’s Dennis Reilly: Pervasive Visibility Into All Data Could Help Agencies Implement Zero Trust

Dennis Reilly VP of Public Sector Gigamon

Dennis Reilly, vice president of federal at Gigamon, said agencies should have pervasive visibility into encrypted data and data in transit across cloud, on-premises data centers and virtual environments to better protect their information technology infrastructure from cyber adversaries.

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NGA Integrates Small Satellite Imagery Into Global GEOINT Delivery System

Small satellite

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has expanded its unclassified geospatial intelligence delivery system with images captured by commercial small satellites. NGA said Thursday that government agencies and international allies can now access small satellite imagery from Planet Federal and BlackSky Global through the Global Enhanced GEOINT Delivery platform to support various missions.

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