Tag Archives: cloud

Centrify’s David McNeely: Privileged Access Mgmt Could Help Agencies Secure Cloud-Based Infrastructure

David McNeely Chief Strategy Officer Centrify

David McNeely, chief strategy officer at Centrify, said government agencies looking to secure cloud-based information technology systems from adversaries amid rapid shift to telework arrangement should implement privileged access management.

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USAF Deputy CIO Lauren Knausenberger to Join GovConWire’s Defense Digital Acquisition & Modernization Forum

Lauren Knausenberger Deputy CIO US Air Force

Lauren Knausenberger, deputy chief information officer at the U.S. Air Force, will participate in a fireside chat during GovConWire’s Defense Digital Acquisition and Modernization Forum on Dec. 1. To register for the virtual event and know about other must-see opportunities, visit GovConWire’s Event Page.

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FireEye Announces $400M Blackstone-Led Strategic Investment, Buys Respond Software in $186M Cash-and-Stock Deal

FireEye

FireEye (Nasdaq: FEYE) announced that it will receive a strategic investment worth $400M from investment firm Blackstone and venture capital firm ClearSky. FireEye will use the proceeds from the Blackstone Tactical Opportunities-led investment to build up its managed services, platform and cloud portfolio and fund strategic growth initiatives, including its acquisition of cybersecurity company Respond Software

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Expanse’s Matt Kraning: Asset Inventory Could Help Agencies Understand Entire Attack Surface

Matt Kraning CTO and Co-Founder Expanse

Matt Kraning, chief technology officer and co-founder of Expanse, said the rapid increase in the use of cloud-based platforms and other information technology tools to support telework during the COVID-19 pandemic highlights the need for government agencies to implement asset management

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Rick Wagner: Microsoft Federal to Help Air Force Integrate Capabilities in Support of ABMS

Rick Wagner President Microsoft Federal

Rick Wagner, president of Microsoft’s (Nasdaq: MSFT) federal arm and a three-time Wash100 awardee, wrote in a blog post published Monday the company will compete to develop, field and operate systems across multiple domains in support of the U.S. Air Force's Advanced Battle Management System through its spot on a potential $950M indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. 

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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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Kyle Michl & Chistopher Copeland Discuss AFS’ Partnerships & Innovation

Kyle Michl and Christopher Copeland AFS

Christopher Copeland, managing director and chief technology officer (CTO) of Accenture Federal Services (AFS), and Kyle Michl, chief innovation officer (CINO) and the defense technology account lead with AFS, recently spoke with ExecutiveBiz regarding their new roles with the company, as well as where AFS will expand its offerings moving forward. 

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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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