For information on advertising options, click here. __________________________ o College Park-based Cybrary Raises $25 Million in Series C
College Park, Md. – Cybrary, a College Park-based startup that has developed a training platform for cybersecurity professionals, announced that it has secured $25 million in Series C funding, bringing its total funding since its founding to $48 million. The Series C round was led by BuildGroup and Gula Tech Adventures, both previous investors in the company. Cybrary provides training and certification services to cybersecurity professionals. "Our continued investment in Cybrary is a testament to our belief in the important work they're doing to address the current cyber skills gap and how they plan to evolve their training programs in the future," said Jim Curry, co-founder and managing partner at BuildGroup.
o Tysons-based RegScale Raises $20 Million in Series A
Tysons, Va. – RegScale, a Tysons-based software firm working on compliance automation, announced that it has raised $20 million in a Series A round. The round was led by SYN Ventures, with participation from SineWave Ventures, Virginia Venture Partners, SecureOctane and several strategic investors. The company said the founding will allow it to target three main sectors – government, financial services, and energy and utilities. “RegScale is leading the way in ‘shifting left’ compliance to accelerate digital transformation programs, reduce risk, and lower the costs of manual compliance documentation while delivering rapid time-to-value which our customers are demanding,” said Anil Karmel, co-founder and CEO of RegScale.
o Herndon-Based ePlus Acquires Future Com
Herndon, Va. – ePlus, a Herndon-based provider of technology consulting services, said it has acquired Texas-based Future Com, a provider of cybersecurity, cloud security and security consulting services. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The company said the move bolsters its cybersecurity capabilities and presence in the south-central region of the United States. Future Com offers a range of hardware, software and consulting services. ePlus said that its security business now accounts for more than $500 million in annual billings.
o Reston-Based Empower AI Opens New Facility in Richmond
Reston, Va. -- Empower AI, a Reston-based provider of artificial intelligence technology to government agencies, has officially opened its new facility in Richmond, which includes 19,000 square feet of office and collaboration space and a data center. The company, formerly known as NCI Information Systems, said the expansion will help it better serve clients in the region such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The facility, located at 8701 Park Central Drive, will support more than 150 employees.
> The DataTribe Challenge: What could your company do with $2 million?
The DataTribe Challenge is a unique annual competition that brings together the best entrepreneurs in the world looking to disrupt cybersecurity and data science. DataTribe selects three finalists that split $20,000 in prize money and one winner that could receive up to $2 million in seed capital. The Challenge concludes in an invite-only pitch event where three finalists present to and network with cyber industry luminaries in-person. DataTribe will announce the winner at the end of this event. Apply now: https://datatribe.com/challenge/
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(Washington, DC) The DC-based Online News Association (ONA), a membership organization for digital journalists, said that Irving Washington plans to step down as its CEO in December. Washington has been with the ONA for 11 years, serving as its CEO since 2017. The organization said it will open a search for his successor soon.
(Reston, Va.) The Reston-based Internet Society Foundation, an arm of the Internet Society that champions access to an open, secure Internet, said it has launched a second round of grants through its Resiliency program. The program aims to help communities enhance preparedness and build Internet resiliency when faced with adverse events. Applications for the program will be open through Aug. 19, with grants of up to $500,000 awarded for projects lasting up to 12 months.
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> The DataTribe Challenge: What could your company do with $2 million?
The DataTribe Challenge is a unique annual competition that brings together the best entrepreneurs in the world looking to disrupt cybersecurity and data science. DataTribe selects three finalists that split $20,000 in prize money and one winner that could receive up to $2 million in seed capital. The Challenge concludes in an invite-only pitch event where three finalists present to and network with cyber industry luminaries in-person. DataTribe will announce the winner at the end of this event.
Apply now: https://datatribe.com/challenge/
> Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit - Nov 3 at Capital One Hall in Tysons
The event will be held at the spectacular new Capital One Hall in Tysons, Virginia on November 3, 2022. Now in its eleventh year, the annual summit has become the “must-attend” marketing and digital event for the region and beyond.
The summit features dozens of case studies, keynotes, and presentations on the most important issues facing marketers in 2023 and beyond.
As an added bonus to attendees, this year’s summit will be held alongside ADWKDC and PR Summit DC. Attendees will be able to attend sessions from all conferences. The summits bring together 500+ CMOs, senior marketers, communicators, agency professionals and technology executives. For more information and to register, click here.
> 2nd Annual NVSBC Education Foundation Charity Golf Tournament: August 22
Join industry peers for the annual NVSBC Education Foundation golf tournament on Monday, August 22, 2022 at the Army Navy Country Club, Arlington, VA. There will be plenty of opportunities to showcase your golf skills AND show your support through an array of sponsorship opportunities. Sponsorship provides you a unique way to support the Foundation and position your company in front of NVSBC-member golfers, colleagues from across the sector, and invited guests with proceeds going directly to the NVSBC Education Foundation to support our many programs.
At CSS we are committed to our staff just as we are to our customers. CSS has an opportunity for a seasoned HR Professional to be an advocate for our employees and contribute directly to the development and execution of HR initiatives. This is a great opportunity to leverage your experience while growing your career and be viewed as a trusted resource to the team. This is a full-time position working out of both our Manassas Reston and offices. A typical standard of work will be three days in the Manassas office, 1 day in the Reston office and 1 day remote.
This hands-on, contributing role will provide the opportunity to support the HR function right from the start & bring your expertise, energy, and presence to the table! The ideal candidate will be a self-directed individual with good judgement, is decisive, and possesses the flexibility necessary to operate successfully in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment. For more information, click here.
> Channel Account Manager- Public Sector. District of Columbia or Remote
The Channel Account Manager - Public Sector is responsible for building new partnerships and accelerating existing Channel partners focused on the public sector, with particular emphasis on Federal business in North America. This is an exciting role that will allow you to leverage your existing Government experience, technical and business acumen, strategic thinking, and situational awareness of a channel partnership. The ideal candidate is a seasoned channel sales professional with the expertise to build and grow the channel organization for our Public Sector business including Federal, State and Local, and Education as well as dealing with our Public Sector Distribution partner. They will have the ability to build the channel by applying deep business acumen to uncover high-growth opportunities, while consistently forging strong cross-functional internal and external organizational relationships. Furthermore, a proven track record of solution selling security and/or storage solutions into the US Government via partnership.