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solutions built on its high-throughput satellite services.
The technology has served as a backup communications option for agencies when emergencies disrupt terrestrial networks, but in the past year, Hughes has expanded those capabilities through a series of partnerships.
For example, it worked with CenturyLink to create a managed network service for 1,000 Interior Department sites as part
of the department’s $1.6 billion network modernization effort. In addition, Hughes
is creating a satellite network to bring high-speed broadband service to 600 far- flung U.S. Postal Service sites. And when the COVID-19 pandemic struck, the Army turned to Hughes to equip Fort Bragg
with reliable, high-speed internet access so returning soldiers could work during quarantine.
ID Technologies
Archon ZV
ID Technologies saw its customers struggling to manage mobile solutions, especially when working with sensitive and classified data. With that in mind, the company developed Archon ZV — an “unhackable laptop” that combines the security and reliability of a military-grade operating system with the flexibility of a commercial mobile device.
The solution, which has passed muster with the National Security Agency, works beyond the internet connection and at the tactical edge. The focus on simple and secure has allowed Archon to cover the last mile for the cyberwarrior and enable secure access to mobile resources across multiple domains.
The solution has especially resonated
with customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, which made it necessary to find secure work-from-home solutions.
COVID-19 predictive modeling
IEM’s COVID-19 predictive model starts with data on confirmed cases and uses artificial intelligence to find the parameter values that best fit the data while assuming that the average number of secondary infections, or R-value, will not stay the same over time.
The model evaluates how the best R-value changes over the course of
the outbreak and generates 4 million simulations per jurisdiction per day to understand how the pandemic might progress. According to a company statement: “The future projections
are like a hurricane spaghetti plot with thousands of possible paths, and we
use the maximum likelihood of all these projections to make the best projection of future cases.”
The model, which currently runs 1.7 billion simulations daily, is used by state and local governments to help prepare their communities and predict demand for hospital beds, intensive care units and ventilators. Data is also provided to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other federal stakeholders.
Intelligent Waves LLC
Hypori secure virtual mobility
Intelligent Waves specializes in enterprise IT, software-defined networks, cybersecurity, secure mobility, artificial intelligence and other leading-edge technologies. That focus led the company to develop Hypori, a secure virtual mobile
infrastructure (VMI). Certified by the National Security Agency, the solution allows secure communications via an individual’s personal device.
As an agentless VMI solution, Hypori leaves no data on an end user’s physical device and enables Defense Department customers to securely share classified information within the department and across the broader defense, intelligence and government ecosystem.
With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing many employees to work from home, at least one DOD agency is using Hypori to allow remote access to classified resources. The agency is enrolling thousands of users as it prepares for another wave of the virus.
KSM Consulting
Automated Microelectronics Analysis and Reporting Optimization
The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, had been using a manual process to identify risks in its microelectronics supply chain but turned to KSM Consulting for a faster solution.
KSM developed a prototype solution that automated risk analysis and assessment to identify critical nodes in design, production and distribution. The Automated Microelectronics Analysis and Reporting Optimization solution helps identify the points at which a product
is most vulnerable to malicious inserts, inferior substitutions, supply interruptions or intellectual property theft.
NSWC Crane realized an almost immediate 40% reduction in the time it takes to conduct a supply chain risk assessment.
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