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France Picks Thales to Build Internet Setup for Gov’t Users

Thales has been selected by the French prime minister’s office to implement service platforms to offer secure Internet connections for nearly one million future users of the French government. The company plans to build the IT setup, provide managed services and carry out round-the-clock network supervision, the company said Thursday. According to Thales, the service …

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Lockheed, Chinese Nuclear Power Company to Build Reactor Safety Systems; Jim Gribschaw Comments

Lockheed Martin and China’s State Nuclear Power Automation System Engineering Company will collaborate to manufacture prototype protection systems for the country’s third-generation nuclear power plant reactors by using field programmable gate array technology. The FPGA-based nuclear safety instrumentation and control platform will work to monitor and identify potential system failures and be part of …

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Verizon Unveils ‘Smart Credential’ Enterprise Security Service; Johan Sys Comments

Verizon has released a cloud-based credentialing service to clients in the U.S., European and Asia-Pacific regions that want to consolidate their physical and virtual worlds to help prevent data breaches. “Smart Credential” offers a single identity that will work to secure access to buildings and facilities, provide logical access to workstations and …

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Mary Ann Hopkins: Parsons-BHEF Team Aims to Help DC Region Build Cyber Workforce

Parsons is collaborating with the Business-Higher Education Forum to create a Greater Washington Cyber Network of cybersecurity professionals from academia, industry and government from Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. The company said Friday the network will be an expansion of the BHEF Undergraduate Cybersecurity Network of the University System of Maryland. The expanded network aimsto bring more opportunities …

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A-T Solutions Building Counterterrorism Mission Support Facility in Virginia; Dennis Kelly Comments

A-T Solutions has begun construction on a new 43,350-square-foot warehouse facility this month in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, to house its mission support division that provides engineering and manufacturing services for government counterterrorism operations. “The new warehouse will merge three existing warehouse facilities, allowing us to increase our capabilities and the efficiency of …

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Cubic Subsidiary to Bring Predictive Analytics to Urban Transportation Industry; Matthew Cole Comments

Cubic‘s transportation systems business has established Urban Insights Associates, a new subsidiary in Washington, D.C. to serve the urban transportation industry through data-driven offerings. The company said Monday Urban Insights will leverage predictive analytics and data science to help transportation planners and agencies collect and analyze data to make decisions …

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Boeing Taps Universal Space Network for Comm Gateway; John Williams Comments

Boeing has awarded SSC Group subsidiary Universal Space Network a five-year, $12 million contract to support Boeing’s commercial satellite services unit’s work on the Global Xpress program. USN said Thursday it will design and construct a Mil-Ka gateway and operate and maintain the system for the satellite program. “Our commercial approach allowed flexibility to meet changing …

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Boston Consulting Group: Gov’t Online Service Users Report ‘Relatively High Satisfaction Levels’

The Boston Consulting Group has released a report indicating “relatively high satisfaction levels” globally among people using online government services in their country, following a survey of 12,450 digital service users, FierceGovernmentIT reported Wednesday. Dibya Sarkar writes that the respondents were from 12 countries and used 37 separate government services, with …

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Dan Kaufman: DARPA Working to Secure Internet of Things

Dan Kaufman, DARPA‘s Information Innovation Office director, has revealed that the agency is looking into technology that will help secure the emerging Internet of Things, Gigaom reported Thursday. David Meyer writes Kaufman discussed such potential developments at the recent Gigaom Structure event in San Francisco attended by several technology industry leaders. …

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Nathaniel Fick: Encourage Innovation to Secure Military Systems From Cyberwarfare

Nathaniel Fick, chief executive of software and security solutions company Endgame, agrees with U.S. military officials and other cyber industry leaders that with the continued use of ever-evolving information and communications technology comes the threat of cyberwarfare, the Army News Service reported Monday. Fick and colleagues highlighted this vulnerability during …

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