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  • Melissa Hathaway: America Has Too Many Ineffective Private-Public Partnerships - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Melissa Hathaway: America Has Too Many Ineffective Private-Public Partnerships

      The recent INTERPOL conference held in Hong Kong was an important step for the international, strategic environment to bring like-minded nations together to discuss information security, cybersecurity, and share effective practices for protecting key infrastructure, said Melissa Hathaway, president of Hathaway Global Strategies and former cybersecurity official. Held Sept. 15-17, the event assembled industry […] More

  • Be Afraid: Hackers' Scary New Tricks to Rip You Off - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Be Afraid: Hackers' Scary New Tricks to Rip You Off

    Nearly two billion Internet users are vulnerable to scams and cyber assaults, in particular what a security company calls “crimeware-as-a-service“ carried out by organized cyber criminals. In a newly released report by CA Technologies, researchers  noted how Trojans are today the most common category of new threats, accounting for 73 percent of total threat infections […] More

  • End of Iraq: What Happens to Our Stuff? - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    End of Iraq: What Happens to Our Stuff?

    As the post-Iraq drawdown gets underway, 3.4 million pieces of military hardware will need to leave the country.  Many have already been repaired and shipped to new theaters of operation,  and thousands more are waiting for repairs at support bases around the Middle East.  However, despite the fact that overseas support contractors were exempt from […] More

  • Let the Cyber-War Games Begin: DHS Kicks Off Cyber Storm III to Test Internet Preparedness - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Let the Cyber-War Games Begin: DHS Kicks Off Cyber Storm III to Test Internet Preparedness

    Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano yesterday announced the launch of Cyber Storm III“”a three-day long, DHS-sponsored drill that aims to examine the nation's response capabilities in the event of a cyber attack. “Securing America’s cyber infrastructure requires close coordination with our federal, state, international and private-sector partners,“ Napolitano said. “Exercises like Cyber Storm […] More

  • Post-Iraq: What's Next for Defense Contracting? - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Post-Iraq: What’s Next for Defense Contracting?

    On Sept. 1, President Barack Obama announced the end of U.S. combat operations in Iraq and declared it was time for America to “turn the page.” While a 50,000-strong force will remain in theater in an advisory role through the end of next year, training the nascent post-Saddam Iraqi military, the question remains: What will […] More

  • Quantum Technology Paves Way for Faster-than-Light Computing - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Quantum Technology Paves Way for Faster-than-Light Computing

    Computer chips could soon be using light rather than electricity,  setting the stage for the introduction of a new technology that could be the foundation for IT industries and U.S. defense and intelligence agencies concerned with national security issues. An international research team has developed a new photonic chip that works on light rather than […] More

  • Return of the Aurora Attackers? - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Return of the Aurora Attackers?

    Researchers at Symantec say a new round of targeted web assaults appear to come from the same group responsible for last year’s attacks against Google and other major U.S. businesses. Writing on the Symantec Security blog, researcher Karthik Selvaraj said evidence collected on the new targeted attacks have  many of the same characteristics as the […] More

  • Will Defense Consolidations Impact Efforts to Eliminate Sole-Source Contracting? - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Will Defense Consolidations Impact Efforts to Eliminate Sole-Source Contracting?

    Defense industry experts are bracing for a major consolidation after public comments last Tuesday from Dennis Muilenburg, CEO of Boeing’s defense, space and security division, fueled rumors that the company might consider a merger with Northrop Grumman. However, a Boeing-Northrop merger would put almost half of all defense work in the hands of one giant […] More

  • Cyber Contractors Partner with Smaller Firms for Specialized Monitoring Services - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cyber Contractors Partner with Smaller Firms for Specialized Monitoring Services

    Large defense contractors are increasingly readying to bid for cybersecurity work by buying or partnering with smaller firms that specialize in closely monitoring the data that courses over communications networks, The Washington Post reports. One current in-demand capability is known as “deep packet inspection”; the ability to analyze the packets of data traveling along Internet […] More

  • Boeing's Secret Robot Space Plane Vanishes... For Almost Three Weeks - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing’s Secret Robot Space Plane Vanishes… For Almost Three Weeks

    Boeing’s unmanned space vehicle, the X-37B (also known by its prototype designation, OTV-1), launched in April. Its top-secret mission and undisclosed capabilities have engendered plentiful speculation from amateur astronomers, space-policy enthusiasts and arms-control activists alike. Recently, however, the spacecraft pulled off a new trick: a vanishing act. The robotic space plane, which looks like a […] More

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    Hayden: Cyberspace is 'Lawless'

    Cyberspace has become a lawless environment without any natural technical barriers to protect information, requiring every user to assume a personal responsibility for firewalls, said Gen. Michael V. Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency and of the CIA. In an interview with PBS, Hayden spoke about the cyber threat and his reluctance to […] More

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