May 17, 2020

US Department of Defense appoints new CIO

US Department of Defense
DoD
Essye Miller
Cybersecurity
Jonathan Dyble
1 min
Pentagon
The US Department of Defense (DoD) has announced the appointment of Essye Miller as its new Chief Information Officer (CIO).

Miller has been appointed...

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has announced the appointment of Essye Miller as its new Chief Information Officer (CIO).

Miller has been appointed in the new position in addition serving in her current roles as the Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) for Cybersecurity and the DoD’s Senior Information Security Officer (SISO) – responsibilities that she will retain.

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Within her new position, Miller will become the primary advisor to the Secretary of Defense for several matters concerning information management, assurance and technology; space systems, including satellite communications and navigation; and telecommunications.

Prior to joining the DoD, Miller stood as the Director of Cybersecurity for the US Army, as well as acting as the Army’s Senior Information Assurance Officer.

Further, she also previously worked as the Director of Information Management and the CIO for Headquarters Air Force between November 2010 and August 2014.

Miller’s new appointment has already commenced, having been effective 8 December 2017.

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Jul 22, 2021

Airbiquity and Cyngn make any warehouse vehicle autonomous

autonomous vehicles
Warehouse
Technology
Catherine Gray
3 min
Airbiquity and Cyngn combine technology solutions to convert any materials handling vehicle into an autonomous vehicle, regardless of make and age

Connected services provider Airbiquity has partnered with autonomous vehicle technology specialists Cyngn to help material handling companies evolve vehicle fleets into autonomous systems.

This new partnership will support companies working in warehouses move and handle goods without needing a human to drive the machines. By introducing this technology, warehouses will have the ability to evolve their existing vehicles to become autonomous.

“Working with Cyngn, we have the opportunity to help guide the future of autonomous vehicles and make our technology accessible to more industries,” explained Kamyar Moinzadeh, President and CEO of Airbiquity.

Vehicle agnostic technology for flexibility

Cyngn’s flagship product, DriveMod, is an end-to-end autonomy solution that can be flexibly deployed on multiple vehicle types in various environments. DriveMod delivers intelligent analytics, artificial intelligence, advanced safety features and self-driving capabilities for industrial vehicles. 

The technology is vehicle agnostic which means DriveMod works across all kinds of industrial vehicles, regardless of age, vehicle type or manufacturer.

"On the heels of announcing our OTAmatic expansion into non-automotive industry vehicles, this partnership is further validation of the need for safe and secure industrial-grade over-the-air software update management technology to ensure that autonomous vehicles are running most efficiently," said Moinzadeh.

OTAmatic, an over-the-air (OTA) software and data management solution, developed by Airbiquity, securely orchestrates and automates connected vehicle software updates and data management from the cloud.

Securely evolving vehicles to become autonomous

By integrating Airbiquity’s OTAmatic and Cyngn’s DriveMod, organisations can invest in industrial AV technology that starts generating value today while being prepared to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.

Typically, industrial AV solutions require companies to completely replace their existing fleet. This new partnership between Airbiquity and Cyngn shifts that paradigm through retrofitting.

Discussing the benefits of the new partnership, Lior Tal, CEO at Cyngn said: "Autonomous vehicle fleets generate vast amounts of data, which we leverage to derive greater insights and create opportunities for increased efficiency. By using Airbiquity's most advanced and industry-proven over-the-air update technology, companies gain access to these ever-expanding capabilities without disrupting their daily operations."

With both companies’ technology, organisations in the materials handling market will be able to securely evolve their vehicles into AV systems which can be refined over time – thus leading to increased autonomous fleet management efficiency and up-time.

Leveraging data to improve AVs 

DriveMod enables fleets of all shapes and sizes to drive autonomously. This can be achieved by a simple retrofit or by being embedded directly into original equipment manufacturer (OEM) vehicles at assembly.

Businesses within many industries, such as mining, automotive and construction, use OTAmatic to efficiently plan and execute OTA campaigns. This can be done with refined vehicle and device targeting, discrete policy and privacy controls, customisable user communications and solution deployment flexibility.

Over time and with more data, DriveMod will develop a deeper understanding of the domains in which it operates. Combining this with OTAmatic’s over-the-air software updates ensures autonomous vehicle fleets will continue to generate novel value and efficiency.

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