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General Dynamics Conducts Successful Border Security Technology Pilot in Texas

General Dynamics Conducts Successful Border Security Technology Pilot in Texas


FAIRFAX, Va. – General Dynamics Information Technology has conducted a successful pilot of its Relocatable-Remote Video Surveillance System (RVSS) solution for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The company has established a teaming agreement with Parsons Government Services Inc., to support CBP with the deployment of six relocatable systems in Laredo and McAllen, Texas. CBP plans to expand the deployment across the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas in 2018.


Adaptable to multiple environments, the Relocatable-RVSS is a multi-sensor surveillance system that allows for flexible and rapid deployments. This provides U.S. Border Patrol Agents with advanced real-time situational awareness and the ability to predict, detect, track, deter, respond and resolve threats in remote locations. Throughout the pilot’s testing, the Relocatable-RVSS proved effective in increasing officer safety, intelligence and mission effectiveness and was adaptive to wide-ranging operational needs.


“General Dynamics is committed to supporting CBP’s mission to help increase the security of the nation’s borders,” said Mike Cassidy, acting general manager and senior vice president for operations of General Dynamics IT’s Global Solutions division. “The successful pilot and deployment of the Relocatable-RVSS delivers advanced technologies and demonstrates its operational value in providing enhanced tactical and mobile surveillance.”


In July 2013, CBP awarded General Dynamics a contract to upgrade the RVSS capability along the southern U.S. border. CBP announced in April 2017 that the General Dynamics RVSS solution had achieved a ‘Full Operating Capability’ designation. To date, General Dynamics has tested, installed and deployed the RVSS system across 68 sites in Arizona.


General Dynamics has a diverse portfolio of physical and border security contracts with DHS, the U.S. Department of Defense and commercial customers. The company has provided a wide range of integrated security systems leveraging next generation wireless network infrastructure, secure mobile communications, operational support systems and advanced surveillance systems such as electro-optical and infrared long-range cameras. Notable programs include: the Tactical Communications Modernization, Commercial Tier 1 Carrier Wireless Network Infrastructure and Rescue 21. Additionally, the company is supporting large technology integration programs, including the consolidation of DHS Headquarters at St. Elizabeths Campus.


Forum Systems Advances Industry-leading API Security Gateway Technology

BOSTON, January 25, 2018Forum Systems Inc., a pioneer in API security technology, today announced industry-first capabilities in its award-winning Forum Sentry API Security Gateway that enable enterprises and government organizations to securely leverage the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) for key business initiatives. Further advancing the state-of-the-art in API security gateway technology, Forum Sentry now features a REST API for rapid deployment in virtual, cloud and containerized environments.

Now, more than ever, organizations are adopting on-demand platforms to power their businesses. In fact, Forrester forecasts that in 2018 “more than 50% of global enterprises will rely on at least one public cloud platform to drive digital transformation and delight customers.”

Addressing these realities, while offering maximum deployment flexibility, Forum Systems is making Forum Sentry available in an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) form factor to ensure customers launch security-hardened Amazon EC2 instances. Additionally, the new REST API supports autonomous deployment and fully automated provisioning of Forum Sentry in elastic computing environments.

“Amazon and other major cloud providers require customers to allow root administrator access to their infrastructure. While a boon to the cloud companies – which benefit from a wealth of monitoring and metrics data – these pathways lay bare customers’ operating systems to potential attack and compromise,” said Forum Systems CEO Mamoon Yunus. “By routing their network traffic through Forum Sentry, organizations can securely harness the power of virtualization, cloud computing, and containers – and achieve peace of mind.”

The only API security gateway to achieve NIST FIPS 140-2 Level 2 and Common Criteria NIAP Network Device Protection Profile certification, Forum Sentry protects and accelerates data exchange and API service access across networks and business boundaries, significantly reducing the cost and complexity of centralizing security, identity, and governance. Serving as an information broker deployed as a logical API protecting applications and services, Forum Sentry precludes clients from directly accessing application and services tiers. This unmatched level of security prevents identity compromise and enables SSO authentication and session management achievement – without required code changes or manipulation to backend systems.

To continue to differentiate itself from the competition and deliver customer value, Forum Systems introduced several other key capabilities in this latest version of Forum Sentry, including:

  • Richer Performance Metrics, Analytics and Reporting Capabilities – Forum Sentry now provides more granular visibility into individual transaction latencies (with seven-segment latency breakdown). Additionally, customers can seamlessly integrate with any Big Data analytics engine or monitoring infrastructure for real-time and historical traffic flow profiling, archiving, and heuristics learning of APIs, cloud services and on-premises application performance behavior.
  • Support for the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) System Wide Information Management (SWIM) Program – Forum Sentry now complies with the FAA SWIM information sharing platform for secure identity using SAML, Binary Security Tokens and Username token formats.
  • Compliance Exacting Critical Infrastructure Security Mandates – Forum Sentry is now certified to comply with the strict cryptographic requirements of the U.S. Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure, and the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre.

Notably, in the recent KuppingerCole Executive View: Forum Sentry API Security Gateway report, Senior Analyst Alexei Balaganski recognized Forum Sentry as an “integrated platform for API and service security, access management and legacy application modernization with a strong focus on ‘security by design.’” Emphasizing that Forum Sentry is “still the only product on the market where security forms the integral foundation of the architecture,” Balaganski deemed it “recommended for evaluation by any organization looking for the highest grade of security and reliability for their API infrastructure.”


About Forum Systems
Forum Systems Inc. is the leader in API Security Management. Providing centralized security, identity, and integration for API communications, the Forum Sentry API Security Gateway enables enterprises to manage complex API strategies in an efficient, agile, highly secure manner. Processing more than 10 billion transactions per day worldwide, and architected on “security-first” design principles, Forum Sentry delivers unparalleled protection against modern API vulnerabilities. Forum Sentry is the industry’s only API security gateway to achieve NIST FIPS 140-2 Level 2 and Common Criteria NIAP Network Device Protection Profile certification for enabling secure connectivity between users, applications and the cloud. For more information, please visit

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Preston Abbey Launches Solution for Secure Paperless Transfer of Government Classified Files

Preston Abbey PA-CFT eliminates the need for government personnel to manually feed secure fax machines and is compatible with Secure Communications Interoperability Protocol



RESTON, VA, 06 FEBRUARY 2018 – Preston Abbey, a developer of solutions for the secure transmission of confidential and sensitive documents, today introduced the     PA-CFT (Classified File Transfer), enabling government and defense agencies to transfer any classified files, including documents, photos, videos and maps, with the security of Secure Telephone Equipment (STE). When using Preston Abbey PA-CFT, transmitted files never leave a secure environment, thus providing a paperless solution that allows sensitive files to be sent electronically, dramatically reducing the risk of classified documents being compromised during the manual fax process.


“There is a pressing need for this type of solution due to the increasing number of attacks on Internet-based systems, such as email and databases, which represents a major threat to those in government who need to protect and secure classified information,” said David Shaw, President and co-founder of Preston Abbey.


Preston Abbey solutions accomplish the secure transmission of classified documents without the use of email, the Internet or any mechanism susceptible to eavesdropping or other interference by unauthorized parties, including foreign governments, terrorist groups, hackers and anyone who would leak sensitive material on public web sites.


Preston Abbey offers an effective migration path from obsolete or outdated secure fax equipment to a completely paperless operation, with little or no impact on the day-to-day operations of a government agency or its communications network. Preston Abbey solutions support the reliable connection of modern printer/scanner devices to replace legacy equipment and secure mission critical document exchange over existing communications channels, retaining the full advantages of STEs for confidentiality.


The full Preston Abbey product range meets the needs of civilian government and military agencies that rely on STEs and Secure Communications Interoperability Protocol (SCIP) to send and receive classified files and includes:


  • PA-CFT (Classified File Transfer)
    • The paperless solution
  • PA-LFR (Legacy Fax Replacement)
    • A cost-effective alternative to aging and often failing fax machines
  • PA-SAA (Stand Alone Application)
    • A software solution allowing connection of a STE to Windows or Mac


The Preston Abbey solutions allow the standard RS232 interface for STEs to seamlessly access the full features of the advanced software.


“It is abundantly clear that the emerging requirement for sensitive file transmission is to retain the faxing mechanism’s extraordinary security of a point-to-point, direct communication path, while avoiding the tedious need to handle physical documents,” said James Abbey, CEO and co-founder of Preston Abbey. “With PA-CFT, government users will become more efficient by being able to transfer documents to or from their computer directly without having to go through the time and trouble of manually operating a fax machine.”

The Preston Abbey PA-CFT will automatically determine the nature of the recipient device and make the appropriate technical arrangements. Designed with reliability in mind, the proprietary firmware is hardened against transmission errors or other communications problems and will optionally retry data that fails internal integrity checking. Preston Abbey solutions provide long-term dependability for secure document handling requirements, as well as an upgrade path for new features.


Preston Abbey solutions require minimum engineering changes or network alterations. They enable users of legacy equipment to migrate easily and effectively to modern, inexpensive paperless solutions. Speed is mandatory and is provided by mature platforms that Preston Abbey leverages to provide robust solutions for critical document handling. The Preston Abbey solutions are fully automated and feature a simple web interface, ensuring quick and easy configuration and set-up. Once installed, they will operate continuously without user intervention.

About Preston Abbey

Preston Abbey develops reliable, mission critical communications solutions that secure the connectivity and delivery of confidential and sensitive documents for government and DOD agencies. Headquartered in the heart of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area's technology corridor, Preston Abbey has unparalleled experience, expertise and knowledge of secure fax technology for government deployments. For more information visit the website at:


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Industry Veteran Ed Spitler Rejoins Artel as Head of SATCOM

Artel, LLC, has appointed Ed Spitler as Head of SATCOM after his return to the company following 4 years as President of Airbus Defense and Space Government Services.  A seasoned veteran of the telecommunications and satellite communications industries, Spitler brings to Artel more than 25 years of senior executive-level experience in military, government, and satellite operations.

As Artel's Head of SATCOM, Spitler will be responsible for leading all aspects of Artel's SATCOM programs, including operations, P&L, strategic planning, business development, and technical functions. Spitler is well known in the telecommunications and satellite communications industries and is often called upon for expert advice in U.S. Government procurement practices. During his previous, 11-year tenure at Artel, Spitler held the position of Vice President of Managed Network Services, serving as program director on major satellite communications contracts.

Ed Spitler Rejoins Artel as Head of SATCOM

Spitler has held key leadership positions at several major corporations, including Astrium, Vizada, ITT, Raytheon, and MCI. He spent 6 years active duty in the U.S. Army as a cryptographic and telecommunications specialist. He is the recipient of numerous industry awards, including the Washington Technology's Government Channel Leadership Award and Intelsat's Partnership Award. He is a multi-term officer on the Mid-Atlantic Chapter for Space and Satellite Professionals International and currently serves on the Board of Directors.

About Artel

For 30 years, Artel, LLC (Artel) has been providing secure network communication services to Federal Government agencies. Based in the U.S. and backed by leading global private investment firms TPG and Torch Hill, Artel is a carrier-agnostic network integrator – developing customized solutions for our customers rather than trying to force fit off-the-shelf offerings. An International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008 certified network systems integrator, Artel provides cost-effective, on-time delivery of global terrestrial and satellite network communication services, cyber security, risk management, and Information Technology (IT) solutions. For more information about Artel, visit

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(ISC)² and The Center for Cyber Safety and Education Open Application Period for 2018 Undergraduate Cybersecurity Scholarships

CLEARWATER, Fla., Feb. 1, 2018 -- (ISC)²® – the world's largest nonprofit association of certified cybersecurity professionals – and its Center for Cyber Safety and EducationTM are accepting applications for its 2018 Undergraduate Cybersecurity Scholarship program. Multiple scholarships between $1,000 and $5,000 each will be awarded. The application period closes at midnight EST on March 15, 2018.

The (ISC)² Undergraduate Cybersecurity Scholarship program is administered by the Center for Cyber Safety and Education. With the global cybersecurity workforce gap, this program was created to inspire more people to become cybersecurity professionals. In total, (ISC)² and the Center for Cyber Safety and Education have provided over $1 million dollars in cybersecurity scholarships. International applicants are accepted.

"Given the global shortage of cybersecurity workers, this program is playing a critical role in building a pipeline of professionals who are ready to enter the workforce," said Patrick Craven, director of The Center for Cyber Safety and Education. "Seeing the impact that this scholarship program has on cybersecurity students around the world is very rewarding. Many of these students wouldn't be able to continue their education without this assistance."  

The Center for Cyber Safety and Education evaluates applicants based on academic excellence, passion for the industry and financial need. Since 2011, the (ISC)² Undergraduate Scholarship program has made a lasting impact on these individuals:

"Thank you so much for choosing me to be a recipient of the Undergraduate Cybersecurity Scholarship. It helps us so much more than you can imagine and enables me to continue working towards my goal of making a difference in the world. Without your help, I wouldn't have been able to afford to go back to college this year and continue to study my dream job of working in digital forensics and cybersecurity. I promise you that I will use the skills I learn to help make the world a better place, and to protect as many people as I can. I hope to give back in the not-too-distant future to your foundation so that others who may need assistance can be shown the same kindness you have shown me. Thank you for helping me follow my dreams and allowing me to work towards protecting those in need."
-Brandon Brown (U.S.A.)

"Last year, I was at the verge of suspending my studies due to an increase in my family financial responsibilities and diminished income. I later learned about the (ISC)2 scholarship for information security students and applied. I must sincerely thank my instructor Luke Andresen for encouraging and recommending me for this scholarship. It is thanks to this scholarship that I hope to graduate in December 2017. The scholarship has paid for my tuition and textbooks. I am sincerely grateful to the (ISC)2 scholarship board for providing such a valuable resource. I strongly encourage fellow information security students to make use of this opportunity."
-Fonyuy Rose (Camaroon)

"I am honored to be able to accept the (ISC)2 Undergraduate Cybersecurity Scholarship. As a current undergraduate student, I am always excited to be able to learn new things in regards to information security and computer science. I chose to study information security because it is a field that is always facing new and growing challenges. I want to be able to help solve some of these issues and help keep our information protected. This scholarship will provide financial aid to allow me to continue in pursuing my goal of becoming a professional in information security."
-Rebecca George (South Korea)

For additional information on (ISC)²'s scholarship program, please visit

About (ISC)²
(ISC)² is an international nonprofit membership association focused on inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. Best known for the acclaimed Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) certification, (ISC)2 offers a portfolio of credentials that are part of a holistic, programmatic approach to security. Our membership, over 130,000 strong, is made up of certified cyber, information, software and infrastructure security professionals who are making a difference and helping to advance the industry. Our vision is supported by our commitment to educate and reach the general public through our charitable foundation – The Center for Cyber Safety and EducationTM. For more information on (ISC)², visit, follow us on Twitter or connect with us on Facebook

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About the Center for Cyber Safety and Education
The Center for Cyber Safety and Education (Center), formerly (ISC)² Foundation, is a nonprofit charitable trust committed to making the cyber world a safer place for everyone. The Center works to ensure that people across the globe have a positive and safe experience online through their educational programs, scholarships and research. Visit

CONTACT: Amanda Tarantino, Manager, Corporate Communications, (ISC)², [email protected], 727-742-1853


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America's Cement Manufacturers Salute President Trump's Call for $1.5 Trillion in Infrastructure Investments, Support Swift Congressional Action

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2018 -- The Portland Cement Association (PCA), representing America's cement manufacturers, lauded President Donald Trump's call for $1.5 Trillion to be invested in revitalizing the nation's infrastructure, and urged Congress to take swift legislative action to fully fund and sustain projects now and into the future.  Cement is the core ingredient in concrete, which helps make American highways, bridges, runways, water systems and river networks safer, more durable and longer lasting.

"America's cement producers are proud to play a critical role in what the President so aptly described as our nation of builders," said PCA President and CEO Michael Ireland.  "Today, our industry is ready to help America both rebuild long-neglected infrastructure, and construct new-and-improved transportation networks capable of serving the nation long into the future."

Ireland added the cement industry's strong support for swift legislative action to fund such infrastructure investments, including the need to address significant federal funding gaps.

"Taxpayers deserve to see the best return on their investment. That's why we are seeking long-term, sustainable infrastructure funding that addresses the federal Highway Trust Fund's shortfalls and maximizes the value of taxpayer investments."

Learn more about how cement supports civilization and provides the foundation for rebuilding America's infrastructure at

The Portland Cement Association (PCA), founded in 1916, is the premier policy, research, education, and market intelligence organization serving America's cement manufacturers.  PCA members represent 93 percent of U.S. cement production capacity and have facilities in all 50 states.  The association promotes safety, sustainability, and innovation in all aspects of construction, fosters continuous improvement in cement manufacturing and distribution, and generally promotes economic growth and sound infrastructure investment.  For more information, visit

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Global Data Sentinel and Mice360 join forces as GDS360 to capitalize on increasing demand for Data Security solutions for Financial Markets and Blockchain

NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2018 -- Global Data Sentinel, Inc. (GDS) and Mice360, Inc. have signed definitive agreements to form GDS360, Inc., enabling the new entity to capitalize on the growing number of rich opportunities the companies have jointly developed.

GDS360 was created by bringing together Global Data Sentinel (GDS) and Mice360, two exciting young companies in the Cybersecurity space. Previously, Mice360 was a licensee and channel partner for GDS, primarily focused on licensing GDS core data security product.

Creating GDS360 sees the company benefiting from the deep experience and entrepreneurial spirit of both managerial teams, to guide GDS360 through the high-growth phase it is anticipating will continue as the market continues to see dramatically increased demand through regulatory and C-level awareness of data security. Furthermore, GDS360 has jointly created, in conjunction with notable Cryptocurrency platform developers, a Quantum empowered and Quantum-proof solution to protect Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Exchanges and securely house virtual currencies to prevent them from being hacked.

With several analysts predicting anything from 7.8 to 15 per cent year-on-year growth through 2021, it's evident that the overall IT security market is poised for substantial growth in the coming years. With GDS360 able to extend significantly beyond the domain and into both Cloud and IoT, it has positioned itself as a robust and flexible solutions provider for the burgeoning Cryptocurrency and IoT markets in addition to traditional data security markets. Whether it is the need for secure ledgers and wallets for Cryptocurrencies, or data protection for IoT devices, GDS360 is confident it is well-placed to meet market needs and onboard significant revenues in 2018 and beyond.

"Through combining GDS' unique approach to data security with Mice360's global network of C-suite relationships we've created the perfect storm of innovation and execution, to meet the market demand we are seeing for data security products in traditional applications as well as new areas such as the Cryptocurrency market.  Our goal is to drive shareholder value through a period of sustained, profitable, growth for the foreseeable future," said Shahal Khan, Executive Chairman of GDS360 and founding partner of Mice360. 

GDS360 has been positively received, recently signing agreements with NTT Data's public-sector division, and also Europe-based GRC specialist Oxial as a joint solution for GDPR compliance.

"GDS360 is the culmination of a close relationship between GDS and Mice360 for the past couple of years, and the fruit of our labors has seen our data security solutions well-received at both Fortune500 and Government levels. We've developed a robust and scalable solution that meets today's complex needs of protecting data wherever it resides, including cross-domain, meaning on a network, in the cloud, and on the endpoint, whether it's desktop, mobile or IoT. We secure the data not only at-rest, but also in transit to eliminate classic vulnerability for data during the transition points between these different platforms and domains," said John-Philip Galinski, CEO of GDS360 and Co-Founder/CEO of Global Data Sentinel.

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Infor Introduces Next-Generation Supply Chain Visibility and Control Capabilities

NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2018 -- Infor, a leading provider of industry-specific cloud applications, today announced new Supply Chain Management (SCM) capabilities that provide companies with unprecedented, real-time visibility and control of their global supply chains.

The new capabilities leverage digital technologies – including Big Data, Machine Learning, IoT and Automation – to provide predictive ETAs, real-time visibility, and 3D visualization of warehouse flow.

Infor's new SCM capabilities are designed to accelerate innovation and digital transformation in the supply chain – giving customers the visibility to see what is possible and the power to take action. 

Predictive ETAs
Combining data science, machine learning and almost 20 years of network insights, Infor's GT Nexus Commerce Network provides a new level of ETA accuracy, enabling companies to greatly improve planning accuracy and enable more efficient execution. With more accurate ETAs, companies can expand initiatives such as cross-dock and merge in transit, and improve inventory accuracy and customer service.

Using machine learning and historical network data, the Infor GT Nexus Commerce Network platform calculates a predictive ETA, based on each informational update and transaction across the network. The system continually updates ETAs, using the latest information available. Machine learning enables the system to develop accurate, up-to-date supply chain models, and it continuously fine tunes the model's parameters based on the latest trends and patterns observed in real-time.

"We have been an innovator in this space, helping customers move beyond static lead-time estimates with dynamic ETAs based on performance models," said John Bermudez, Infor VP of Products and Strategy.  "We now are delivering the next technology evolution, applying machine learning to shipments, resulting in up to 80% greater accuracy predicting arrivals."

Live Ocean and Geo-Fencing
Moving beyond simply updating status at point of departure and arrival, Live Ocean uses AIS (Automatic Identification System), a real-time IoT information source, to provide continuous visibility of goods in transit from port to port. Companies gain real-time, visual updates of all ocean vessels with specific identification of ships carrying your goods. By linking order, shipment and item information, the solution supports inventory tracking and planning. Information details also include vessel status, speed, headings, and next/previous port of call.

"Most ocean visibility solutions rely on EDI messages and can't see beyond the shipment level," said Bermudez. "Live Ocean provides real-time location of the vessel and connects the vessel information to the more detailed item-level information, which allows customers to monitor both shipments and inventory in motion.  For companies that strive to run agile, high-velocity global supply chains, visibility into the high volume of inventory they have moving at sea is critical."

Utilizing the GPS data available in the AIS information, users can set up a geo-fence to trigger alerts when shipments cross a particular location, helping companies better manage inventory and plan for downstream processes.

3D Visual Warehouse
With 3D Visual Warehouse, Infor WMS (Warehouse Management System) now provides a three-dimensional, interactive mechanism to visualize and orchestrate the warehouse flow.  Users quickly identify picking and putaway bottlenecks to prevent delays, enhancing flow-through and worker productivity.

3D Visual Warehouse works seamlessly in conjunction with wave management to enable users to virtually "see" workflow, areas of order concentration, and locations at risk of causing delays, and they also can initiate corrective action. This might involve changing task priorities, shifting labor, generating replenishments, or reissuing waves. It provides a visual decision hub to manage locations, inventory, pending picks, routing, and equipment.

"Our 3D Visual Warehouse solution provides a much more holistic view of opportunities, and it creates a more intuitive basis for identifying opportunities and bottlenecks," said Heidi Benko, Infor VP of Solutions Strategy and Marketing. "This helps companies move beyond tactically tackling work, to understanding macro-level implications on the use of assets, from inventory to labor, and from equipment to space."

Together, these new technologies help companies increase velocity in the end-to-end supply chain and improve customer responsiveness. The ability to monitor and control inventory flows across global supply chains is a foundational aspect of digital supply chain transformation and something that all companies are focused on, as technology continues to change customer behavior and expectations.

For more information on Infor Supply Chain solutions, including the Infor 3D Visual Warehouse, click here.

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About Infor
Infor builds business software for specific industries in the cloud. With 16,500 employees and over 90,000 customers in more than 170 countries, Infor software is designed for progress.  To learn more, please visit

About the Infor GT Nexus Commerce Network
The Infor GT Nexus Commerce Network is the world's largest cloud-based, multi-enterprise commerce network for global trade and supply chain management. Over 55,000 businesses across industry verticals, including adidas Group, Caterpillar, Columbia Sportswear, DHL, Electrolux, Levi Strauss & Co., Nestlé, and Puma share GT Nexus as their standard, multi-enterprise collaboration platform. This enables all network participants to operate with a core, real-time, and always-on set of information across multiple supply chain functions. The platform helps customers optimize the flow of goods, funds and trade information, from the point of order, through final payment. For more information, please visit

This announcement reflects the direction Infor may take with regard to the specific product(s) described herein, all of which is subject to change by Infor in its sole discretion, with or without notice to you.  This announcement is not a commitment to you in any way and you should not rely on this document or any of its content in making any decision.  Infor is not committing to develop or deliver any specified enhancement, upgrade, product or functionality, even if such is described in this announcement and even if such description is accompanied by words such as "anticipate," "believe," "expect," "intend," "may," "plan," "project," "predict," "should," "will," and/or similar expressions.  Many factors can affect Infor's product development plans and the nature, content and timing of future product releases, all of which remain in the sole discretion of Infor.  This announcement, in whole or in part, may not be incorporated into any contractual agreement with Infor or its subsidiaries or affiliates.  Infor expressly disclaims any liability with respect to this announcement.

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Boeing HorizonX Invests in Advanced Battery Technology Startup Cuberg

CHICAGO, Jan. 29, 2018 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced its investment in Berkeley, Calif.-based Cuberg, Inc., a startup founded by former Stanford University researchers developing next-generation battery technology for potential aerospace and industrial applications.

Cuberg developed an advanced battery cell that is designed to be a drop-in solution to existing large-scale battery manufacturing processes. It combines a lithium metal anode, proprietary electrolyte and high-voltage cathode to achieve high energy density and thermal durability.

"Cuberg's battery technology has some of the highest energy density we've seen in the marketplace, and its unique chemistries could prove to be a safe, stable solution for future electric air transportation," said Steve Nordlund, vice president of Boeing HorizonX.

Since it was established in April 2015, Cuberg has grown with several rounds of financing and grant funding, and signed a multimillion-dollar joint development agreement with an industrial battery manufacturer. Cuberg CEO Richard Wangis currently a member of the Cyclotron Road entrepreneurial research fellowship program located at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Cuberg previously participated in the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy's Innovation Transfer Program at Stanford University and was named one of the top seven startups in the U.S. Department of Energy's 2016 National Cleantech University Prize competition.

"We are excited to partner with the world's largest aerospace company to extend Cuberg's battery capabilities to help power the aerospace platforms of the future," said Wang. "With funding from Boeing, we will expand both our team and our research and development facilities to help customers integrate our batteries into their products, while also scaling up our technology to fully automated production."

Boeing HorizonX Ventures led this second seed investment round, which included a follow-on investment by HPC Energy Services, a Canadian integrated oil and gas product and service company. This is Boeing HorizonX Ventures' first investment in an energy storage company since the fund was established in April 2017.

The Boeing HorizonX Ventures portfolio includes investments in autonomous systems technology, wearable-enabled technologies, augmented reality systems, hybrid-electric propulsion and artificial intelligence. Boeing HorizonX also seeks unique business opportunities and non-traditional partnerships for the company's aerospace technology using disruptive innovations and business strategies.

Chicago-based Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries.


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Boeing Launches New CEO Twitter Channel With Fourth Quarter Results, 2018 Guidance Announcement

CHICAGO, Jan. 29, 2018 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] will announce its fourth quarter of 2017 financial results and 2018 guidance on Wednesday, Jan. 31, through @BoeingCEO, a new Twitter channel for Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg that launches this week. A full Boeing news release also will be posted to

"Starting with our fourth quarter financial results and 2018 guidance, this new communications approach for our CEO will provide an effective platform for sharing company news and industry insight," said Phil Musser, Boeing senior vice president of Communications. "It also will help us highlight the inspirational, innovative work of our people, and better connect with customers, stakeholders and aerospace enthusiasts—where the conversations are taking place."

As previously announced, Muilenburg and Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Enterprise Performance & Strategy Greg Smith will discuss the results and company outlook during a conference call that day at 10:30 a.m. ET.

The event will be webcast at

The event also can be accessed by dialing 1-800-230-1059 within the U.S. or 612-288-0329 outside of the U.S. The passcode for both is "Boeing."

Individuals should check the webcast site prior to the session to ensure their computers can access the audio stream and slide presentation. Instructions for obtaining the required free downloadable software will be posted on the site.


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