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Black Falcons Teams from Green Hope High School Tally Clean Sweep in Local AFA CyberPatriot Challenge, Supporters Invite Assistance from Community to Accelerate Student STEM Involvement and Achieve Glory at Nationals

Teams Black, Purple and Red finished first, second and third respectively in the North Carolina Platinum Level for the prestigious Air Force Association sponsored cybersecurity competition. The Black Falcon’s rookie White team debuted with a first place finish in the Gold Level. All teams need additional mentors, organizational assistance and donations to make an impact at national competition in Washington DC and kick start much needed STEM education engagement.

Our Advice for Staying Safe Online at Family Internet Safety Night

This week, security specialist and Carolina Advanced Digital VP of Engineering Jennifer Minella addressed an audience at the Chapel Hill Family Internet Safety Night, an event planned by the Chapel Hill Police Department with Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools which drew more than 75 students, parents, and teachers.

CIOs share their secrets to unplugging on vacation [CIO]

IT executives have learned how to build strong, reliable and trustworthy teams so that no one person is the single point of contact. That not only allows for more efficiency, it lets CIOs unplug on summer vacations. Our VP of Engineering Jennifer Minella weighs in for this CIO Magazine feature article.

Carolina Advanced Digital Nets $20B NASA Contract [Dark Reading]

from Dark Reading   “Carolina Advanced Digital has already been extraordinarily active and successful in providing security solutions to our federal partners,” said John Jabbusch, President and Chief Engineer at Carolina Advanced Digital. “This contract ensures we will continue to evolve our reputation as a contractor that can be trusted to supply the mission-critical IT products and services the federal government needs to meet its goals for the next decade.” Read...

WinMagic Partner Carolina Advanced Digital Wins New Acquisition Contract for U.S. Federal Agencies [Winmagic]

from Winmagic news Government Entities Can Now Purchase Proven Encryption and Key Management Solutions Mississauga, Ontario Canada –May 4, 2015 –WinMagic, Inc. today announced that one of its longest-standing partners, Carolina Advanced Digital, has won a potentially lucrative contract enabling the sale of WinMagic encryption and key management solutions to U.S. federal agencies. NASA awarded Carolina Advanced Digital a contract under Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP V) for a maximum of $20 billion. All federal agencies and their contractors can place orders of WinMagic solutions by using this Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) vehicle. “Dozens of federal agencies are current WinMagic customers, and with this contract we can continue to offer WinMagic solutions as part of an effective endpoint security strategy,” said Susan Jabbusch, Executive VP at Carolina Advanced Digital. “WinMagic is a data encryption innovator and has a long track record providing highly secure products.” Read...

Security: Top Twitter Influencers to Follow [Techopedia]

By Techopedia Staff, find VP of Engineering Jennifer Minella Takeaway: Stay on top of the latest news and views on cybersecurity by following these top influencers on Twitter. If there’s one area of the tech industry that’s undoubtly growing – and growing fast – it’s security. According to a recent report by Big Market Research, the Internet security market is set to grow at a rate of 8.1% per year between 2014 and 2020. As Internet-based technology spreads into nearly all areas of government, retail, IT and telecommunications, the threat of malware, spam and viruses has become an increasingly pressing concern. Fortunately, it’s also an area where new security technology and insights continue to emerge. Want to stay on top of new developments in this area? We’ve compiled a list of the most influential voices who are talking about it on Twitter. Why this list? Well, it’s based on Twitter data culled according to content, follower/following ratios, frequency of tweets, blog popularity, the opinions of other IT security experts and influencers, and our own subjective judgment. Read...

Congratulations to Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc. [NCMBS]

from NC Military Business Center April 9th, 2015 | Author: Courtney Smedick Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc. is Awarded a 10-Year, $20B NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement V (SEWP V) Contract in Group C: Small Business Set-Aside Read article...

NASA taps 107 small businesses on SEWP V contract [Washington Tech]

from Washington Technology   ASA has named 107 small businesses winners of prime contracts under its $20 billion Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement V contract. NASA made a total of 120 awards in Groups B and C to 107 companies. Thirteen companies won in both groups. In Groups A and D, NASA made 84 awards to 65 companies. This brings the total number of awardees to 172 companies. Of the small businesses, 14 companies are HUBZone companies and 25 are service-disabled veteran-owned companies, NASA said in a release. … Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc. (CAD), Cary, N.C. Read...