Technology briefs

Brightmail helps fight spam

Brightmail Inc., a provider of spam-protection software, reported it has been added to the General Services Administration schedule through a partnership with systems integrator Government Technology Solutions (gTecSolutions).

Junk e-mail, known as spam, is a growing security and productivity issue because it clogs and, in some cases, cripples e-mail systems at businesses and government agencies. Brightmail's Anti-Spam tackles the problem by filtering spam, viruses and undesired messages at the Internet gateway.

Being part of gTecSolutions' GSA schedule will make it easier for Brightmail to sell to agencies.

RSA secures wireless for feds

RSA Security Inc.'s encryption software for wireless networks has received the highest government security approval.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has approved the RSA BSAFE Crypto-C Micro Edition Version 1.7 as a Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 validated cryptographic module. The RSA module is designed to let developers quickly and securely deploy wireless solutions and embedded environments, such as cell phones and personal digital assistants that comply with NIST guidelines.

Platform snags NSA contract

The National Security Agency has awarded Platform Logic Inc. a contract to enhance new workstation security technology.

The effort will target new technology called NetTop, which is currently used to secure and separate various pieces of sensitive information running on the same system. Many firms today give key employees several workstations to achieve this level of protection.


  • Defense
    Ryan D. McCarthy being sworn in as Army Secretary Oct. 10, 2019. (Photo credit: Sgt. Dana Clarke/U.S. Army)

    Army wants to spend nearly $1B on cloud, data by 2025

    Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said lack of funding or a potential delay in the JEDI cloud bid "strikes to the heart of our concern."

  • Congress
    Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) at the Hack the Capitol conference Sept. 20, 2018

    Jim Langevin's view from the Hill

    As chairman of of the Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committe and a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rhode Island Democrat Jim Langevin is one of the most influential voices on cybersecurity in Congress.

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