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How Faster Deployment of Transformative Capabilities are Changing the Game in Defense: Case Study on the World's Only Small Form Factor Multi-Channel Link 16 Radio
Author: ViaSat, Inc.   Send Email to POC   View Content
Read how the private sector is deploying new and non-traditional business models that are designed to rapidly deliver cutting-edge technologies ahead of the traditional government procurement model. This approach to innovation enables unprecedented warfighter operational capabilities that meet mission-critical requirements today while maintaining the flexibility to support the evolving mission demands of tomorrow.

What Defense Manufacturers Need to Know About the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification - Manufacturing Webinar Series
Author: Infor   Send Email to POC   View Content
All defense manufacturers know that it is of utmost priority to protect the defense supply chain from cybersecurity threats. The success of your business now depends on the cybersecurity of your supply chain, based on the recently released Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) from the U.S. Department of Defense. By the end of 2020, it's expected that defense suppliers without the CMMC certification level required by an RFP will be ineligible to bid on that contract. Watch this on-demand webinar for details on the CMMC timeline, certification levels, and how ...

How Faster Deployment of Transformative Capabilities are Changing the Game in Defense: Case Study on the World�s First and Only Handheld Link 16 Radio
Author: ViaSat, Inc.   Send Email to POC   View Content
Read how the private sector is deploying new and non-traditional business models that are designed to rapidly deliver cutting-edge technologies ahead of the traditional government procurement model. This approach to innovation enables unprecedented warfighter operational capabilities that meet mission-critical requirements today while maintaining the flexibility to support the evolving mission demands of tomorrow.

Ransomware Mitigation
Author: Attivo Networks   Send Email to POC   View Content
The Attivo Networks Endpoint Detection Net (EDN) ransomware mitigation functions arm security teams with the defense they need to detect and derail both common and advanced ransomware attacks quickly.

Taking the Risk out of Software Supply Chain Management
Author: Flexera   Send Email to POC   View Content
Supply chain management is vitally important to running and maintaining an organization's IT systems. When it is carried out, in many federal agencies it's traditionally a manual process managed on spreadsheets. In recent years new directives have mandated that the Department of Defense (DOD) and civilian agencies must all begin monitoring this, especially for cybersecurity considerations within the Department's Risk Management Framework (RMF). In this editorial, Flexera Software explains how many department directors are paying more attention to life-cycle management f ...

Citizens Broadband Radio Service
Author: CommScope   Send Email to POC   View Content
The rise of high-speed wireless access redefined the mission potential of public servants in the 21st century. While many advancements can trace their origin to the convenience created by Wi-Fi services, new legislation finalized by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 2018 now ensures that mobile spectrum broadband will play a major role in providing the secure coverage agencies need

COVID-19 COMPELS BETTER NSEP PLANNING
Author: AFCEA   Send Email to POC   View Content
Any comprehensive National Security Emergency Preparedness (NSEP) capability in the United States has atrophied amid the increase of threats that could cause a catastrophic disaster across the country. Of key interest is whether any of the DHS/FEMA critical infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Centers or Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations have been utilized in the dramatic effort to address COVID-19.

High-Speed Broadband for Remote Government Operations and Emergency Responders
Author: Intelsat General   Send Email to POC   View Content
Ground forces and emergency responders often work in remote areas far from any communications infrastructure, or where that infrastructure has been destroyed. Our new FlexGround service provides seamless, reliable, global broadband connectivity for a host of applications, including converged voice, data and video. With FlexGround, users can even transmit high-definition, full-motion videos while on-the-pause or on-the-move. Learn more. Download our white paper here

DELIVERING CONSISTENT DATA CONTEXT IN A HYBRID ECOSYSTEM
Author: Cloudera   Send Email to POC   View Content
Organizations today are leveraging data to drive more efficient processes and more effective outcomes. In a hybrid and multi-cloud world, organizations need data context - a single, coherent way to view and manage data processes across multiple architectures. A critical part of Cloudera Data Platform (CDP), Cloudera SDX (Shared Data Experience), applies centralized, consistent data context services across all platform deployments, enabling hundreds of different workloads to run against shared or overlapping sets of data.

The Cyber Edge July 2020
Author: AFCEA   Send Email to POC   View Content
Network data collection, analysis and sharing are core to cyber defense, and Tinisha McMillan is on a mission to improve all three.

9 Notable 2020 CISO Challenges - Are They The Same As Yours?
Author: Attivo Networks   Send Email to POC   View Content
The world has changed in so many ways in 2020. Even with the best-laid plans and precautions, CISOs have had to quickly respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, revising strategies and transitioning from unprepared to prepared. Read on for a list of important things CISOs are tackling as they look to stay one step ahead in these rapidly changing times.

Meeting Cyber SA and NetOps Challenges with IQ-Core Software
Author: PacStar   Send Email to POC   View Content
Cyber Situational Awareness, (SA) is top of mind for DoD decision makers. There is a critical need across defense information systems for cyber security SA that enables cyber professionals and decision makers to gain a clearer picture of what is happening across DoD networks and ultimately, a bird's-eye view of the entire digital ecosystem.

Over the past several years, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and other DoD agencies have focused on converging functions such as cyber SA, defensive cyber operations, and network operations (NetOps) in order to reduc ...

Realizing the CBM+ Vision to Improve Operational Readiness
Author: Microstrategy   Send Email to POC   View Content
Military services face a variety of challenges in sustaining their aging fleets of vehicles, aircraft, and ships, including determining the optimal times to schedule maintenance and repairs. Time-based maintenance is the current best practice, but that can result in parts being replaced when they still have useful life remaining. The military is seeking to implement Condition Based Maintenance Plus (CBM+) where tailored maintenance programs are created for each individual aircraft, vehicle, or weapon. The CBM+ vision can be brought together by integrating new internet o ...

Leveraging Thin Clients and CSfC to Improve Remote & Tactical Communications Across the DoD
Author: PacStar   Send Email to POC   View Content
Tactical programs and agencies continue to grapple with the challenge of communicating securely and accessing mission critical information over distributed mission and partner networks, while enabling mobility. As the DoD becomes increasingly more global and mobile, programs and agencies are turning to cross domain, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), and Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) solutions to address these challenges.

This presentation introduces attendees to the fundamentals of VDI, cross domain solutions and CSfC. It covers a superior option ...

Secure Wireless Solutions for Tactical, Expeditionary and Deployable Communications
Author: PacStar   Send Email to POC   View Content
U.S. DoD tactical/expeditionary networking and command post
programs have a widely-acknowledged critical need to improve
mobility. This whitepaper compares various CSfC network architectures, and proposes several approaches for CSfC solutions optimized for mobility use cases.

The current state of the art for tent-based command posts requires
hours of setup, which includes thousands of feet of copper wiring
that delay network availability.

To enable mobility for warfighting, the National Security Agency
(NSA) established a program (with a set ...

U.S. Army AH-64E Apache: Deploying a Multi-Channel Link 16 Terminal Capability
Author: ViaSat, Inc.   Send Email to POC   View Content
The AH-64, as well as its many variants, have been widely adopted by both the U.S. Army and military armed forces around the world. It is a model for continuous platform improvement and is now in its fifth generation, with hundreds of technological upgrades. This case study showcases how the U.S. Army has leveraged a multi-channel Link 16 terminal capability to upgrade the latest version of its AH-64E Apache for improved air-to-ground communications.

Viasat's Link 16 Software Tool Enables Real-Time Frequency Clearance Agreement (FCA) Compliance Monitoring for the German Air Force
Author: ViaSat, Inc.   Send Email to POC   View Content
With an increasing number of countries allowing Link 16 operations within their borders, this robust tactical data link is becoming a ubiquitous situational awareness and command and control tool that delivers both theater and localized data to all military stakeholders. This case study showcases how the German Air Force has leveraged a remote management system to monitor, troubleshoot and record all Link 16 activity across the German airspace.

FlexGround High-speed Broadband for Remote Government Operations
Author: Intelsat General   Send Email to POC   View Content
Rapid-response government ground forces are increasingly deployed in areas far from any kind of communications infrastructure yet require broadband connectivity for Comms-on-the-move and Manpack applications. This white paper describes Use Cases for military and disaster-recovery teams and how FlexGround from Intelsat General addresses these teams' challenges with secure, always-on broadband connectivity for voice, data and high-definition full-motion video.

Open Source Software and Mission-Critical Applications: A Cautionary Tale
Author: AFCEA   Send Email to POC   View Content
AFCEA International Cyber Committee The efficiencies of using and embedding open source software imply a number of risks. AFCEA Cyber Committee members have examined the origins of the OSS trend, its motivation and some of these risks and drawn an analogy to previous quality control experiences. Members offer suggestions for mitigating the risks when building systems they intend to trust.

Deception-Based Threat Detection
Author: Attivo Networks   Send Email to POC   View Content
This book provides a general introduction to deception technology and an overview of use cases from general detection to creating an active defense. You will gain a better understanding of how deception fits within your overall security architecture and the role it plays in detecting, identifying, and responding to threats