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Industry Innovators
Secure cargo solutions
The movement of people and commerce is critical to life and the economy. Bolstered by its acquisition of L3Harris’ security business, Leidos has been at the forefront of protecting the cross-border movement of people and cargo.
The company’s solution for railcar inspection uses X-ray imaging and radiation scanning to help security personnel find concealed weapons, nuclear material and other contraband. The system, which can process 150 railcars and cargo containers per hour, automatically reads each container’s RFID tag, integrates the data for immediate inspection and stores it for future reference.
On the people side of the security equation, Leidos ProVision taps automated imaging technology to identify materials that elude metal detectors, such as ceramic knives and certain explosives.
The company has improved the platform to reduce false alarms, which has reduced the need for secondary pat-downs by 40 percent and reduced the processing time to less than six seconds.
The need for CloudSeed grew in part from Perspecta’s experience managing data centers.
“We recognized early on that all customers are not equal when it comes to readiness — technically, organizationally or financially — to move to the cloud,” according to a company statement.
“We knew that we needed to develop a solution that could support our customers,
regardless of where they were in their cloud journey as well as where they want to go. We also wanted to enable customers to leverage their existing substantive investments in computing infrastructure.”
CloudSeed can be deployed for a private or hybrid on-premises cloud or for a private, hybrid or community off-premises cloud. It has been authorized to operate
at FedRAMP Moderate and Defense Department Impact Level 4.
RIVA Solutions
Robotic process automation
For the past three years, RIVA Solutions has supported human resource management at the National Science Foundation, in part by using robotic process automation to save money and increase efficiencies. Bots have taken on a number of mundane, repetitive tasks, thereby freeing NSF employees to focus on higher-value activities.
One bot has automated the submission of monthly job openings and employee- turnover surveys to the Labor Department. Another bot generates time-off award certificates and sends them to awardees and their supervisors. A third bot monitors the submission of monthly reports and sends reminders to branch chiefs when they have missed a deadline, along with a list of action items.
Beyond a way to achieve cost savings and efficiencies, the bots have also been an education resource. RIVA uses human relationships to gain buy-in and create what it calls a “sticky factor” for lasting integration of the bots into the workflow.
Mission Partner Environment
To develop the Mission Partner Environment for the Defense Department, SOSi started with Forcepoint, Cisco, Nutanix and VMware and then cultivated relationships with a wide range of DOD customers.
Those collaborations allowed SOSi to develop a virtualized, hyperconverged environment that can deliver time-critical data to devices anywhere in the world.
For example, there are more than two dozen nations in the Pacific theater that have a daily requirement to share sensitive command and control information with U.S. warfighters. Rather than configure computers for each country, the team can deliver a single computer configuration that provides access to any enclave the user is authorized to access.
The heart of the solution is the multi- enclave client, which does not store data locally to maximize security. The two-layer, multi-vendor solution enables the use of affordable and readily available equipment to secure communications while being remotely and centrally administered. The solution is being used at over 150 locations worldwide.
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