US Navy Awards Entrust Solutions as Prime for MSC ITESS Contract

Sentient Digital, doing business as Entrust Government Solutions, has won a five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) $49M contract from the U.S. Navy to provide information technology engineering support to the Military Sealift Command. Entrust will help MSC develop and sustain command, control, communications and computer systems, the Department of Defense said Friday during the release of… Read more »

4 Elements You Need to Be Considered for a Government Contract

If your organization wants to work on contracts for the government or defense industry, it’s important to understand that the requirements are more rigorous than compared to the private sector. In fact, to place a successful bid, there are a few items that any company must first have in place. This is not surprising considering… Read more »

A Guide to the Ever-Evolving Trusted Computing Standards

At its most basic definition, trusted computing involves making computing and communication systems available, controllable, and secure. These related requirements become more complex when taking into account the extremely dynamic environment of the battlefield. Nevertheless, our military personnel and support need technology they can rely on no matter the situation. The constant evolution of trusted… Read more »

What is FedRAMP and How Can It Help My Business?

If your organization works on technology projects for the government and/or defense industry, you are likely familiar with the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, better known as FedRAMP. The program standardizes the process for the security assessment, authorization, and monitoring of cloud-based services used for the government and military. Its ultimate goal is to… Read more »

6 Reasons You Should Outsource Your Project Management

When your company serves the government and defense industry, it’s a whole other environment compared to the regular business world. Different policies, procedures and requirements conspire to distract your focus from the technology project work in which your organization specializes. In this scenario, outsourcing project management duties can make plenty of sense. Let’s take a… Read more »

A Year in Review: The 2018 IT Industry

The defense industry in 2018 saw increased growth driven by a rise in military expenditure across the world. Technology innovations like blockchain and cybersecurity advancements also impacted the business sector, as companies sought to make their operations more efficient and secure. Still, multiple risks abound, especially in regard to competition, as well as being able… Read more »

Everything You Need to Know About the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994

Any company doing business with the government needs a full understanding of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 (FASA). It effectively modernized the contracting process for government work, ultimately making it easier for small and medium-sized businesses to get into the game. Fewer paperwork requirements helped facilitate the awarding of government contracts using electronic… Read more »

Will a Security Clearance Boost My IT Career?

There comes a time in the career of most technology professionals when a job opportunity requires you to have a security clearance. This happens on a fairly regularly basis when working in the defense industry or government IT. In fact, articles on security clearances remain among the most popular here at the Entrust Solutions blog…. Read more »

How is Blockchain Impacting the Defense Industry?

The growth of blockchain continues to disrupt multiple sectors across the modern business landscape. The defense industry is also beginning to see impacts from the influx of this technology innovation. One improvement involves companies in defense and government IT being able to improve the quality of data used in their decision making, in addition to… Read more »

5 Emerging Trends in Satellite Technology

Similar to the rest of the technology industry, innovations abound in the world of satellite communications. When your organization works in this field, it’s vital to stay abreast of the constant changes in satellite technology. It’s the easiest way to ensure your company’s long-term strategic planning is as effective as possible. Let’s look more closely… Read more »