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Portfolio Exits

128

Partners & Customers

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About U.S. Department of Defense

The United States Department of Defense is the federal department charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government relating directly to national security and the military.

U.S. Department of Defense Headquarter Location

1400 Defense Pentagon

Washington, DC, 20301,

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Expert Collections containing U.S. Department of Defense

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Find U.S. Department of Defense in 6 Expert Collections, including Genomics.

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Space Tech

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Latest U.S. Department of Defense News

Cloud platforms can stop adversaries. Here’s how.

Sep 23, 2021

The first time I ever took a briefing on cloud security was in 2011 from a senior national security official in the Pentagon. He believed that the U.S. Department of Defense could become exponentially more secure if we migrated away from the 90,000 networks we had at the time and towards a smaller network attack surface that could be more easily defended. Transitioning legacy networks to the cloud is hard work — every large enterprise needs to plan and plan, and plan some more, to do so — but the good news is that new research makes it easier to secure the cloud and measure cloud security effectiveness. In a major innovation in cybersecurity since that conversation 11 years ago, cloud service providers now contain security controls within their commercial solutions, which some call “native security controls.” These cloud security capabilities in some cases mirror the capabilities provided by third party vendors, i..e., endpoint detection, next generation firewalls, and segmentation capabilities. But because they reside in the cloud itself, that presents an opportunity for streamlining cybersecurity operations and infrastructure. Infrastructure and security teams can now work through one solution, driving down complexity and making the chief information security officer’s job a lot easier. Here comes the blue pill, as Morpheus would say. Security teams still need to know: the security controls that actually exist within the cloud provider;  Whether and how well those security controls are working. And this is why we are so excited to have partnered with MITRE Engenuity’s Center for Threat-Informed Defense to develop new research that maps the security controls within Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure to the MITRE ATT&CK® framework. This week, the Center for Threat-Informed defense published the second installment in its cloud security mappings project, this time mapping AWS security controls to ATT&CK. Why is this important? By testing known adversary tactics, techniques, and common knowledge (the acronym “A. T. T. & C. K”) against the cloud security controls in AWS and Azure, you can determine your cloud security readiness and effectiveness. This helps organizations adopt a threat-informed defense throughout their cloud implementation, from initial planning to operations to maintenance. What does a threat-informed defense mean in practice for the cloud? If your organization is worried about the cybercrime group FIN6, for example, did you know that there are specific AWS security controls that block, detect, and mitigate FIN6? When you were deploying your new cloud provider, did your security architects design those specific security controls into your cloud operations, did your engineers turn them on, and did anyone validate that they were configured correctly? This research empowers you to answer those questions. But that’s not all. It also adds a scoring rubric that tells you how well those controls can block, detect, or mitigate known threat actors. This helps organizations ensure that every aspect of their cloud security program is focused on the threats that matter most. At AttackIQ, we are building scenarios and assessments to emulate adversary TTPs against cloud security controls to validate cloud security effectiveness. And we have a brand new CISO’s Guide to Cloud Security Using ATT&CK that outlines the research and offers practical recommendations to improve your security readiness through automated testing. You can download it for free here. When you’ve been doing cybersecurity for as long as I have, by default you gain a historical perspective. A decade after that first cloud security conversation in the Pentagon, this is an exciting evolution in our cybersecurity story and a hopeful sign of progress. The mapping of MITRE ATT&CK to native cloud security controls will make it easier for security teams to manage cybersecurity risks of all kinds. Email*

U.S. Department of Defense Investments

3,224 Investments

U.S. Department of Defense has made 3,224 investments. Their latest investment was in Sense Diagnostics as part of their Grant - IV on August 8, 2021.

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U.S. Department of Defense Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

8/2/2021

Grant - IV

Sense Diagnostics

$2.43M

Yes

1

7/8/2021

Grant - VIII

University of Arizona

$1.3M

Yes

1

7/2/2021

Grant

FluGen

$11.4M

Yes

1

4/20/2021

Grant

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$99M

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10

1/5/2021

Grant

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$99M

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10

Date

8/2/2021

7/8/2021

7/2/2021

4/20/2021

1/5/2021

Round

Grant - IV

Grant - VIII

Grant

Grant

Grant

Company

Sense Diagnostics

University of Arizona

FluGen

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Amount

$2.43M

$1.3M

$11.4M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

1

1

10

10

U.S. Department of Defense Portfolio Exits

128 Portfolio Exits

U.S. Department of Defense has 128 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Systima Technologies on September 23, 2021.

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9/23/2021

Acquired

1

8/26/2021

Acquired

$991

3

8/19/2021

Acquired

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Date

9/23/2021

8/26/2021

8/19/2021

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Exit

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Acquired

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Valuation

$991

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U.S. Department of Defense Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

U.S. Department of Defense has 10 strategic partners and customers. U.S. Department of Defense recently partnered with Sea Machines Robotics on August 8, 2021.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

8/19/2021

Vendor

Sea Machines Robotics

United States

Sea Machines Robotics signs $3 million contract with US DoD to create autonomous supply stations globally

Sea Machines Robotics , a developer of autonomous command and control and perception systems for the marine industries , has advanced its multi-year agreement with the US Department of Defense .

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8/12/2021

Vendor

Citadel Defense

United States

U.S. Department of Defense Awards Citadel Defense $6M Contract for Integrated Counter Drone System

SAN DIEGO -- -- Citadel Defense has been awarded a sole source contract for $ 6M from a Classified U.S. Department of Defense customer to build and deploy an AI-powered counter drone solution .

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8/9/2021

Vendor

Federated Wireless

United States

Federated Wireless Helps DOD Pilot 5G Network for Military Logistics; Sal D’Itri Quoted

Federated Wireless developed the automated sharing framework consisting of a spectrum controller and a sensor network for the pilot program 's Citizens Broadband Radio Service spectrum band as the prime contractor for the DOD 5G-to-Next G Initiative .

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8/4/2021

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8/3/2021

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Date

8/19/2021

8/12/2021

8/9/2021

8/4/2021

8/3/2021

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Vendor

Vendor

Vendor

Vendor

Vendor

Business Partner

Sea Machines Robotics

Citadel Defense

Federated Wireless

Country

United States

United States

United States

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News Snippet

Sea Machines Robotics signs $3 million contract with US DoD to create autonomous supply stations globally

Sea Machines Robotics , a developer of autonomous command and control and perception systems for the marine industries , has advanced its multi-year agreement with the US Department of Defense .

U.S. Department of Defense Awards Citadel Defense $6M Contract for Integrated Counter Drone System

SAN DIEGO -- -- Citadel Defense has been awarded a sole source contract for $ 6M from a Classified U.S. Department of Defense customer to build and deploy an AI-powered counter drone solution .

Federated Wireless Helps DOD Pilot 5G Network for Military Logistics; Sal D’Itri Quoted

Federated Wireless developed the automated sharing framework consisting of a spectrum controller and a sensor network for the pilot program 's Citizens Broadband Radio Service spectrum band as the prime contractor for the DOD 5G-to-Next G Initiative .

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U.S. Department of Defense Team

5 Team Members

U.S. Department of Defense has 5 team members, including former Chief Technology Officer, Rick McCarthy.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Brendan McCord

Tulco, Lux Capital, Evolv Technology, and U.S. Navy

Founder

Former

Rick McCarthy

Ascension, and U.S. Navy

Chief Technology Officer

Former

John Zangardi

Leidos, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Chief Information Officer

Former

Michael Finnegan

U.S. Army

Senior Director

Former

Lester Miles

Senior Director

Former

Name

Brendan McCord

Rick McCarthy

John Zangardi

Michael Finnegan

Lester Miles

Work History

Tulco, Lux Capital, Evolv Technology, and U.S. Navy

Ascension, and U.S. Navy

Leidos, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Department of Homeland Security

U.S. Army

Title

Founder

Chief Technology Officer

Chief Information Officer

Senior Director

Senior Director

Status

Former

Former

Former

Former

Former

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