Tag Archives: National Institute of Standards and Technology

Six Companies Join Quantum Economic Development Consortium’s Steering Panel; Michael Kratsios Quoted

Michael Kratsios US CTO

Boeing (NYSE: BA), IBM (NYSE: IBM), Google, ColdQuanta, QC Ware and Zapata Computing signed participation agreements to join the steering committee of a consortium tasked with advancing research in quantum information science and identifying standards, technology and workforce needs to support the emerging QIS-based industry.

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Ivanti’s Daniel Wilbricht on Cloud Investments, CMMC Priorities

Daniel Wilbricht VP-Americas Public Sector Ivanti

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 21, 2020 — Daniel Wilbricht, vice president of Ivanti‘s public sector business in the Americas, told ExecutiveBiz in an interview posted July 9 the company will continue to invest in information technology as part of efforts to meet the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s guidelines and the Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification requirements.

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GovCon Expert Bill Downer: CMMC’s Lack of Impact on Securing Supply Chains

Bill Downer

In my opinion, CMMC has nothing to do with supply chain management. CMMC is intended to serve as a verification mechanism to ensure appropriate levels of cybersecurity practices and processes are in place to ensure basic cyber hygiene as well as protect controlled unclassified information (CUI) that resides on the department’s industry partners’ networks. 

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Katie Arrington Offers Updates on Pentagon’s CMMC Program

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Katie Arrington, chief information security officer for acquisition at the Department of Defense and a 2020 Wash100 award winner, told Government Matters in an interview posted Sunday about the creation of standards that third-party assessment organizations will use to evaluate and certify contractors under DoD's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program.

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Pentagon, CMMC Accreditation Body Sign MoU; Katie Arrington Quoted

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The Department of Defense and a nonprofit corporation have signed a memorandum of understanding to move the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program forward, Nextgov reported Thursday. Katie Arrington, chief information security officer in DoD's acquisition office and a 2020 Wash100 awardee, confirmed the MOU between the Pentagon and the CMMC accreditation body during a webinar held Thursday.

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DOE Earmarks Up to $625M for Quantum Info Science Research Centers; Michael Kratsios Quoted

The Department of Energy will award up to $625M over five years to support the establishment of as many as five centers to advance research in the field of quantum information science. "The National Quantum Initiative launched by the President, including these new research centers, leverages the combined strengths of academia, industry, and DOE laboratories to drive QIS breakthroughs,” said Michael Kratsios, U.S. chief technology officer and a 2019 Wash100 awardee.

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Deloitte: Cyber Framework, Use of AI, Blockchain Could Help Protect Defense Industrial Base

A new Deloitte report has identified challenges U.S. defense contractors and suppliers face when it comes to complying with cybersecurity regulations and measures that could be implemented by companies to adhere to such regulations and build up a cyber-resilient security posture.

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