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Governor Cuomo Announces Projects Funded Through Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative Launching in Albany

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced three projects are being funded under the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative in Albany. These projects are a direct result of ESPRI, the Governor's $25 million initiative to help 16 communities develop locally-driven strategies to reduce poverty and increase economic opportunity for all New Yorkers.

 

"Through the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative, we are empowering communities to connect people with opportunities that help move them on a path out of poverty toward economic independence," Governor Cuomo said. "I look forward to these programs delivering results and commend Albany for their efforts to get to this point."

 

“As part of our Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative, we’re providing funding to communities across the state to address the critical issue of poverty that continues to impact the lives of so many New Yorkers,” said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. “We want to ensure that people who are living

A new model for cyber risk management

A new model for cyber risk managementBy Sara Friedman Jul 20, 2018

What:  “Managing Cybersecurity Risk in Government: An Implementation Model,” a report from the IBM Center for The Business of Government

Why: While federal agencies are required to comply with the National Institute of Standards  and Technology’s Risk Management Framework and Cybersecurity Framework, they still must develop their approaches to managing cybersecurity risk. A single model for risk assessment, mitigation and monitoring allows agencies to tailor approaches for particular cyber challenges and creates an opportunity to harmonize approaches across agencies.

Findings: To improve agencies' cyber risk management, this report proposes a five-step decision matrix called PRISM, for Prioritize, Resource, Implement, Standardize and Monitor. The cybersecurity evaluation model will help cyber decision-makers create tailored approaches to risk management and better communicate the impact of investments in security resources on reducing targeted cyber risks.

Implementing PRISM  is a multi-step process:

Assess

General Dynamics NASSCO to Update Navy’s USS Higgins Destroyer for $89M

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 20, 2018 — A General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) business unit will provide extended dry-docking restricted availability work for the U.S. Navy‘s USS Higgins guided missile destroyer under a potential $89.1 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday.

The Defense Department said Wednesday General Dynamics NASSCO will help update, maintain and repair the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer at its shipyard in San Diego through September 2019, with fiscal 2018 funds worth $72.5 million provided at the time of contract award.

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Report: IBM, Lockheed, Other Companies to Advise New White House Council on US Workforce

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 20, 2018 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) are among the companies that have been named to an advisory board for a new council co-led by Labor Secretary Alex Acosta and Presidential Adviser Ivanka Trump that focuses on the U.S. workforce, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday.

Bloomberg reported Thursday the National Council for the American Worker seeks to help the administration address the potential displacement of human workers in the U.S. due to automation.

About Executive Mosaic: Founded in 2002, Executive Mosaic is a leadership organization and media company. Executive Mosaic offers highly coveted executive events, breaking business news on the Government Contracting industry, and robust and reliable content through seven influential websites and four consequential E-newswires. Headquarters are located in Tysons Corner, VA. www.executivemosaic.com

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Perspecta Participates in Open Source Summit as Conference Sponsor; Mac Curtis Comments

Mac Curtis

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 20, 2018 — Perspecta (NYSE: PRSP) served as a sponsor of the 7th Annual Open Source Summit organized by the Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance to discuss the use of open source software in industry and government, ExecutiveBiz reported July 13.

OSEHRA said July 11 the three-day event held this week sought to highlight open source applications in areas such as synthetic patient data generation and hybrid proprietary-open source interoperability platforms, which conference sponsor Perspecta has applied in its own programs.

Mac Curtis, CEO of Perspecta and a four-time Wash100 awardee, said the company has looked forward to the opportunity to demonstrate at the conference its efforts around synthetic patient data and platform development.

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Mitre to Use Open Source Tool for Cyber Evaluations on 8 Companies

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 20, 2018 — Mitre will deploy an open source tool to assess the cybersecurity capabilities of eight companies and subsequently release findings in October as part of an initiative by the nonprofit research organization, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday.

The Washington Business Journal reported Tuesday that Mitre will utilize its Adversarial Tactics, Techniques and Common Knowledge platform to help conduct evaluations on the cyber offerings of Carbon Black (Nasdaq: CBLK), CounterTackCrowdStrike, Cylance, Endgame, Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), RSA and SentinelOne.

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Raytheon’s Dave Wajsgras Joins Va. Officials to Talk Cybersecurity, Honor NCCDC Champions

Dave Wajsgras

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 20, 2018 — Dave Wajsgras, president of the intelligence, information and services business at Raytheon (NYSE: RTN), participated in a discussion with Virginia state officials earlier this month about cybersecurity and opportunities for training in the field, ExecutiveBiz reported July 13.

The event, which was held at the company’s northern Virginia campus, featured Wajsgras alongside Gov. Ralph Northam and state delegate Kathleen Murphy, as well as student members of the University of Virginia’s winning team in the Raytheon-sponsored National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, UVA School of Engineering said July 12.

“With experiences like those offered at the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, you all are starting to be in the position to solve our most critical cyber challenges,” Wajsgras, a four-time Wash100 awardee, told the audience.

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NASA launches Remote Sensing Toolkit

NASA launches Remote Sensing ToolkitBy GCN Staff Jul 19, 2018

To help commercial users more easily take advantage of NASA's remote sensing data, the space agency created the Remote Sensing Toolkit, a website that lets users unfamiliar with aircraft and satellite data and image analysis browse or keyword search through sensing data, existing applications and software that can be used to build tools.

NASA collects petabytes of data each year from its constellation of Earth-orbiting satellites, but both the datasets themselves and the tools for processing them have been spread across dozens of sites, making it difficult for potential users to access and use the data, officials said.

This new comprehensive collection assembled by NASA's Technology Transfer program offers users an easy way to tap into both near-real-time and archived data and imagery from satellites and aircraft monitoring a wide variety of natural and man-made phenomena. 

Tools include those for

Cubic Exhibits Training Systems at Farnborough Airshow; Dave Buss Comments

Dave Buss

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 19, 2018 — Cubic’s (NYSE: CUB) global defense division is showcasing its air combat and live, virtual and constructive training technologies at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow that runs through July 22 in the U.K., ExecutiveBiz reported July 12.

The company said July 12 the systems it currently has on display include the P5 Tactical Combat Training System, Cubic Miniature Encryptor for airborne platforms and the Individual Combat Aircrew Display System.

“[We] provide the encrypted P5 internal subsystem for the F-35, making the P5 combat training system the only fourth- and fifth-generation interoperable [Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation] system flying in the world today,” said Dave Buss, president of Cubic Global Defense and a past Wash100 award recipient.

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Navy Launches Future USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. Destroyer Built by Ingalls Shipbuilding

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 19, 2018 — The U.S. Navy has launched the Huntington Ingalls Industries-built (NYSE: HII) Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer designated DDG 121 at the company’s shipyard in Mississippi, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday.

Ingalls Shipbuilding hosted the launch and “translation” from dry dock to water of the future USS Frank E. Petersen Jr., which would eventually join a Navy fleet that includes 30 Arleigh Burke-class destroyers delivered by the shipyard, the company said Monday.

About Executive Mosaic: Founded in 2002, Executive Mosaic is a leadership organization and media company. Executive Mosaic offers highly coveted executive events, breaking business news on the Government Contracting industry, and robust and reliable content through seven influential websites and four consequential E-newswires. Headquarters are located in Tysons Corner, VA. www.executivemosaic.com

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