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    Weekly Roundup of GovCon News — New Appointments, Data Breach Advice and More

    From the Publisher, Jim Garrettson We strive to cover all aspects of the news that government contractors find relevant across several online sites and our quarterly print magazine, GovConExec. Here are some of stories that may have caught your eye this past week. Executive Biz broke the news that QinetiQ North America appointed David Shrum […] More

  • IPv6 -- Are We There Yet? Yes, Some Say - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IPv6 — Are We There Yet? Yes, Some Say

    In a Sept. 28, 2010 memo, federal CIO Vivek Kundra laid out specific steps for agencies to expedite the operational deployment and use of IPv6 — the so-called Next Generation Net, which is an updated infrastructure of the current system, IPv4. Designed to provide new services and capabilities, the new protocol would extend the available IP […] More

  • UMUC Hosts Gala to Highlight Cyber Programs, Fund Scholarships to Future Cyber Warriors - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    UMUC Hosts Gala to Highlight Cyber Programs, Fund Scholarships to Future Cyber Warriors

    The University of Maryland University College is presenting An Evening in Cyberspace, a black-tie gala that will bring together leaders from industry and government, scholars, researchers and practitioners to celebrate the university’s  new cybersecurity programs and to fund scholarships for students entering these programs. UMUC has positioned itself as a leader in cybersecurity education in […] More

  • USIS CEO Bill Mixon on New Advisory Board, Shifting GovCon Market - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    USIS CEO Bill Mixon on New Advisory Board, Shifting GovCon Market

    USIS recently announced the creation of an advisory board made up of senior leaders in government and industry to help develop business opportunities and to provide guidance on how best to navigate the shifting landscape of opportunity in the federal sector. USIS CEO Bill Mixon told ExecutiveBiz the creation of the board, which he called […] More

  • US Firms Eye Israel's 'Silicon Wadis' for Tech Investments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    US Firms Eye Israel's 'Silicon Wadis' for Tech Investments

    Fueled by venture-capital investment in industries like  communications, IT and green technology, Israel’s high-tech industry has in recent years become a worldwide leader, and more U.S. companies are eyeing the Middle Eastern nation for prospective investments. Israel’s technology sector, which has been expanding at a 10-20 percent clip since 2003, has played an important part […] More

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    Melissa Hathaway to Keynote Potomac Officers Club Luncheon

    Cybersecurity expert Melissa Hathaway will be delivering a keynote speech at the Potomac Officers Club luncheon held March 24. Hathaway, who’s currently president of Hathaway Global Strategies, LLC, and senior adviser at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center, previously served as acting senior director for cyberspace in the National Security Council, where she lead a team […] More

  • Internet Kill Switch Possible? - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Internet Kill Switch Possible?

    The Egyptian government's multiday deactivation of the Internet, in the wake of the turmoil in the country, have raised concerns and questions about whether the U.S. government could block Internet access by implementing a “kill switch“ to protect the country in the event of a cyber emergency. Last summer, Sen. Joe Lieberman introduced the Protecting […] More

  • 'Insider Threat'- the Perfect Storm - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    'Insider Threat'- the Perfect Storm

    Watching the trends and waves of popular evolutionary Internet patterns in government contracting from a publisher’s desk, the WikiLeaks story has created a booming crash on the beach of  fear, uncertainty and doubt (aka FUD). While the average American may be thinking, as casual observers of an international event, the WikiLeaks disaster’s effect on them […] More

  • Are New PCI Regulations Necessary? - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Are New PCI Regulations Necessary?

    While organizational conflicts of interest has generated buzz over the recent Pentagton ruling, personal conflict of interest (PCI), which appears to be more restrictive, seems to be more damaging to federal employees, contracting employees and government contracting companies. According to the 2008 GAO pertaining to PCI, government officials believed new requirements are necessary for certain […] More

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