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  • Google CEO: Change Name to Hide Past - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Google CEO: Change Name to Hide Past

    Google CEO Eric Schmidt has suggested a novel approach to offset potentially damaging search-result histories: Change your name once you reach adulthood. “I don’t believe society understands what happens when everything is available, knowable and recorded by everyone all the time,” Schmidt told The Wall Street Journal. Instead, Schmidt envisions a world where “every young […] More

  • Karzai Tells Security Contractors to Take a Hike - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Karzai Tells Security Contractors to Take a Hike

    Afghan President Hamad Karzai has issued a stern decree to private security contractors, demanding that the firms cease operations in the country within four months. NATO, which relies on private contractors to secure convoys and bases, is expected to resist the move. According to Karzai’s order, contractors must disband or join the Afghan police.  International […] More

  • ManTech to Work with FBI on Cybersecurity - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ManTech to Work with FBI on Cybersecurity

    ManTech International Corporation has received a contract with the FBI’s security division to provide cybersecurity services to the bureau. The contract is worth a potential $99.5 million over a five-year period. ManTech will be responsible for providing cybersecurity support 24/7, including intrusion-detection monitoring, incident identification and response, security engineering,  vulnerability assessment and penetration testing, cyber-threat […] More

  • FAA Networks Remain Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    FAA Networks Remain Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks

    The networks of the Federal Aviation Administration are still vulnerable to cyber attacks even though a number of radar facilities have been improved, according to a new government study. The Inspector General of the Department of Transportation said despite the FAA’s steps to install cyber intrusion detection systems in some aircraft control centers, most sites […] More

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    Report Reveals Lax Attitudes toward Cyber Warfare

    A new report by Sophos indicates a relaxed attitude to state-sponsored cyber crime with a majority of respondents saying it is OK for their country to spy on other nations by hacking or installing malware. The Sophos Security Threat Report Mid-Year 2010 reveals how 63 percent of those polled believe it is acceptable for their […] More

  • Clapper Appointed Intelligence Chief - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Clapper Appointed Intelligence Chief

    Presidential nominee James R. Clapper was unanimously confirmed by the Senate yesterday to become the next Director of National Intelligence. Clapper is a retired Air Force lieutenant general who most recently served as director of military intelligence and as undersecretary of defense for intelligence. He will take over for Dennis C. Blair and will oversee […] More

  • QDR Independent Panel: American Defense Needs an Overhaul - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    QDR Independent Panel: American Defense Needs an Overhaul

    The alternative Quadrennial Defense Review independent panel delivered its findings to Congress last week, and it had some different recommendations for Congress than the version released late last year. While the official QDR recommended that the Department of Defense shift its priorities away from large, expensive weapons systems and more towards the manpower-intensive “small war” […] More

  • CACI and Naval Institute Announce Release of Supply Chain Management Report - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    CACI and Naval Institute Announce Release of Supply Chain Management Report

    CACI International Inc (NYSE: CACI) and the U. S. Naval Institute (USNI) announced the release of a new report, titled Cyber Threats to National Security: Countering Challenges to the Global Supply Chain. The report contains the recommendations of a recent symposium in the new Asymmetric Threats series on cybersecurity. The report discusses the growing threat […] More

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    KC-X Tanker Competition Heats Up

    Now that Boeing and EADS have each submitted bids for the Air Force’s lucrative KC-X refueling tanker contract, the war of words between supporters of both companies has kicked into high gear. Following a WTO ruling against illegal subsidies provided to EADS by European governments and the Pentagon’s refusal to take the KC-45’s greater fuel […] More

  • Fixing the Human Capital Issue in Cyber - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Fixing the Human Capital Issue in Cyber

    The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) has released a new report on the human capital issues currently facing the cybersecurity effort in the United States. The report, titled “A Human Capital Crisis in Cybersecurity,” claims the United States is currently facing a crisis in that not enough skilled cyber professionals are available to […] More

  • Making it 'Painful' for Cyber Crooks Can Deter Criminal Behavior - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Making it ‘Painful’ for Cyber Crooks Can Deter Criminal Behavior

    It started with a minor inconvenience that quickly escalated into nationwide panic. Twenty million of the nation’s smartphones have stopped working, and a massive power outage is spreading throughout the Eastern seaboard. Multiplying in strength, the phone outage soon reaches 30 million users and causes disruptions at the New York Stock Exchange and electric grid […] More

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