Carahsoft Technology Corporation is partnering with Efrus Federal Advisors LLC (EFA) to manage the Coalition and support the development and execution of the Coalition’s lobbying and business development strategy.


Carahsoft Technology Corp. is The Trusted Public Sector IT Solutions Provider, delivering industry-leading enterprise open source software solutions to U.S. and Canadian government agencies as well as healthcare organizations and academic institutions. As a top-performing GSA Schedule, SEWP and SLSA contract holder, Carahsoft has served as Red Hat’s master government aggregator and distributor for more than 19 years. Working as strategic partners—and through a robust ecosystem of value-added channel partners and system integrators–Carahsoft’s partnerships with Red Hat and today’s best-of-breed enterprise open source technology manufacturers provide our mutual customers with unparalleled access to cutting-edge IT solutions through a wide array of purchasing vehicles and contracts.

EFA’s Robert Efrus is a nationally recognized federal IT procurement lobbyist who specializes in helping his industry clients leverage the congressional oversight process in support of procurement outcomes. Over the course of his 25 year industry career, including his role as Presidential Management Fellow at NASA Headquarters and congressional staff member for a United States Senator, Mr. Efrus has provided outsourced business development and lobbying services to the public sector sales organizations of federal market leaders. Robert will be supported by Enterprise Open Source Subject matter experts from Carahsoft and our Member Companies.

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As a connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT.

Lineaje safeguards environments against cybersecurity attacks while centralizing software supply chain management, which consists of applications that users build or buy, allowing them to govern software bill of materials (SBOMs) at an enterprise-wide level. SBOM360 Hub also enables compliance with Executive Order 14028 and other international regulations that control the procurement of third-party software by federal agencies, defense departments and other government organizations.

Sonatype is the leader in software supply chain optimization. Sonatype’s platform empowers enterprises to create safer software faster and to protect against the inherent risk from free open source components used to develop modern software applications.  As founders of Nexus Repository and stewards of Maven Central, the largest public repository of Java, Sonatype pioneered software supply management and maintains the world’s leading knowledge base of open source intelligence for software composition analysis and dependency management.  Sonatype is an enabling technology for compliance with the NIST SP 800-218, “Secure Software Development Framework (SSDF)” and delivers reliable automated identification and remediation of vulnerable and malicious open source code while also enabling customers to generate and continuously monitor SBOMs (Software Bill of Materials) to increase their security posture and be prepared to detect and mitigate the next zero-day threat.  More than 2,000 organizations, including 70% of the Fortune 100, fifteen million software developers and hundreds of government customers rely on Sonatype to “shift left” and deliver software applications that are secure by design and secure by default.  To learn more about Sonatype, please visit www.sonatype.com.