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VMware’s Bill Rowan: Government-Industry Collaboration Key to IT Modernization

Bill Rowan, vice president of federal sales at VMware (NYSE: VMW), has said the development of an application designed to help the U.S. Air Force manage aircraft refueling operations in the Middle East reflects the collaboration between the government and industry to advance information technology modernization.

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VMware’s Matthew Schneider: Agencies Should Make Apps Independent of Physical Infrastructure

Matthew Schneider, senior director of government, education and healthcare at VMware (NYSE: VMW), has said agencies seeking to modernize their information technology infrastructure should know more about the security and behavior of their applications and eliminate apps’ reliance on the physical infrastructure. “When an application is independent of the infrastructure, agencies have the …

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Reports: Dell Technologies Eyes Public Market Return With VMware Tracking Stock Purchase

Dell Technologies (NYSE: DVMT) said it will buy out VMware’s (NYSE: VMW) tracking stock in a cash-and-stock deal valued at approximately $21.7 billion in a move to go public again without filing for an initial public offering, Reuters reported Monday. Dell will swap 1.3665 shares of its Class C stock, or …

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Dell Technologies Mulls Potential Merger With VMware; Pat Gelsinger Comments

Dell Technologies (NYSE: DVMT) said in its filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Friday that its board of directors has begun to assess potential business opportunities that include a possible merger with VMware (NYSE: VMW). Round Rock, Texas-based Dell Technologies said it also considers an initial public offering of its …

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VMware’s Matthew Schneider: ‘Zero Trust’ Model, Automation Key to Application Security

Matthew Schneider, senior director of government, education and healthcare at VMware (NYSE: VMW), has said government agencies seeking to ensure security of applications within the network should initially change their mindset through the adoption of the “zero trust” model. Schneider wrote that implementing such a model “means you have to …

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Former Federal CIO Tony Scott Joins Squire Patton Boggs as Senior Data Privacy, Cyber Adviser

Tony Scott, former federal chief information officer under the Obama administration, has been named senior data privacy and cybersecurity adviser at international law firm Squire Patton Boggs. Scott’s “insight into the data protection and cybersecurity policy landscape from his time as the government’s CIO and private sector will be of …

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VMware Hires 20-Year Legal Vet Amy Fliegelman Olli as SVP, General Counsel

Amy Fliegelman Olli, formerly senior vice president and general counsel of Avaya, has been appointed to a similar dual-role at VMware (NYSE: VMW) in a move that takes effect Aug. 28. VMware said Monday that Olli will bring more than 20 years of legal experience in the enterprise technology sector to …

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DISA Releases VMware Mobility Mgmt System’s Security Technical Implementation Guide; Bill Rowan Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 7, 2016 — The Defense Information Systems Agency has issued a Security Technical Implementation Guide for VMware‘s (NYSE: VMW) AirWatch 9.X enterprise mobility management platform, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The STIG aims to define AirWatch 9.X’s information technology cybersecurity policies, requirements and controls, as well as its installation requirements across Defense Department networks, VMware said Thursday. “Federal …

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VMware Mobility Mgmt Platform Authorized as FedRAMP Compliant System; Bill Rowan Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 4, 2016 — VMware‘s (NYSE: VMW) enterprise mobility management platform has received an authority-to-operate from the U.S. Census Bureau under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program to allow its deployment in government agencies, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Thursday its VMware AirWatch will support agencies to manage, protect and …

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Bill Rowan: DISA Issues NSX DoD Network Security Technical Implementation Guide 

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 15, 2016 — The Defense Information Systems Agency has issued a Security Technical Implementation Guide for VMware‘s (NYSE: VMW) NSX software-defined networking system to validate its compliance with Defense Department cybersecurity policies, standards, architectures, security controls and validation procedures, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday the STIG will help provide …

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