Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 05/11/2016

NSA Vet April Doss Named Saul Ewing Partner, Cybersecurity and Privacy Practice Chair

April Doss, formerly associate general counsel for intelligence law at the National Security Agency, has been named partner and chair of cybersecurity and privacy practice at law firm Saul Ewing. Saul Ewing said Tuesday Doss will work out of its offices in Washington and Baltimore and will advise homeland security, defense and intelligence clients on privacy policy development, cyber preparedness, incident response and litigation…
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FCC Task Force to Develop 911 Planning Framework for IP-Based Platform Shift

A Federal Communications Commission task force will develop a planning framework and scorecard to support efforts by public safety agencies to shift their 911 systems to Internet Protocol-based platforms, Urgent Communications reported Tuesday…
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VMware’s Bill Rowan: Hybrid Cloud Facilitates Workload, Application Mgmt Flexibility for Agencies

Bill Rowan, vice president of federal sales at VMware, has said federal agencies should work to converge private and off-premises cloud platforms through hybrid clouds as they adopt the as-a-service business model…
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CenturyLink to Offer Colocation, Cloud & Security Services via G2G Marketplace

CenturyLink will offer its colocation, cloud and security services to state and local government agencies through the G2G Marketplace online procurement portal. G2G Marketplace works to provide technology services to agencies through its website, which can also facilitate the purchase of technology and professional services with pre-negotiated blanket purchase agreements, CenturyLink said Tuesday…
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Belden Updates Industrial Security Appliance Offering; Rekha Shenoy Comments

Belden has updated the company’s industrial security appliance offering to include support for energy-specific communication protocols meant to help guard power generation and transmission facilities against cyber threats…
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BMC’s Digital Service Mgmt Application Receives FedRAMP Certification

BMC‘s cloud-based digital service management application has been certified under the U.S. governmentwide Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program that makes the product available to federal agencies…
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Lockheed Picks Saab Optronic Sensors for Canadian Navy’s Fire Control Directors

Saab has come to an agreement with Lockheed Martin‘s subsidiary in Canada to install additional optronic sensors in the former’s Ceros 200 fire control directors used by the country’s navy on the branch’s Halifax-class frigates and land-based test sites…
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IBM, University Partner Forge Alliance to Launch Facility for Cognitive Computing

IBM has forged a multi-year alliance with the University of Maryland in Baltimore County in an effort to build the Accelerated Cognitive Cybersecurity Laboratory that will open in the fall of 2016. UMBC’s College of Engineering and Information Technology will house the new laboratory, which will work to discover new cognitive computing applications on cybersecurity using analytics and machine learning, IBM said Tuesday…
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Naval Research Lab, General Atomics to Collaborate on Radar Tech Integration Project

The Naval Research Laboratory has partnered with a General Atomics subsidiary to embed NRL-built inverse synthetic aperture radar imaging software into the company’s Lynx multimode radar system…
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Thales to Supply Scorpion Helmet Mounted Cueing System to Spain’s Air Force

Thales has been awarded a contract from Spain’s defense ministry to supply and install 80 of the company’s Scorpion Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems on that country’s fleet of EF-18 Hornet aircraft flown…
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Textron Unit Unveils New UAS Training, Maintenance Facility to Support Nat’l Airspace Integration

A Textron business unit has established a new facility for unmanned aircraft system training and maintenance activities to support research on UAS integration into national airspace. The unmanned systems service and support center houses Textron Systems‘ training and global service operations, the company’s schoolhouse for operators and maintainers and its sustainment operations for the Aerosonde small UAS, Textron said Monday…
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Blair Anderson Nominated for Transportation Dept Policy Undersecretary Post

President Barack Obama has nominated National Highway Traffic Safety Administration deputy head Blair Anderson to serve as policy undersecretary for the Transportation Department, the NHTSA’s parent Cabinet organization…
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