Neel Mehta

John McCumber Joins (ISC)2 as Cybersecurity Advocacy Director

John McCumber, former director of Gartner‘s security and risk management consulting practice, has been named director of cybersecurity advocacy at The International Information System Security Certification Consortium, or (ISC)2. He will oversee (ISC)2’s partnership with government, academic and commercial organizations in efforts to promote public-private collaboration, cybersecurity curriculum and legislation designed …

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Cisco Donates Tech, Expertise to Mercy Corps Humanitarian Aid Programs

Cisco has pledged to donate expertise, technology and advisory services to Mercy Corps as part of a five-year, $10 million collaborative effort that seeks to accelerate the nonprofit organization’s delivery of humanitarian aid and development assistance worldwide. The partnership aims integrate digital platforms into programs that work to help improve quality of …

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VC, Space Industry Vet Jeff Matthews Named Deloitte Specialist Leader

Jeff Matthews, formerly director of venture strategy and research at the Space Frontier Foundation, has joined Deloitte Consulting LLP as a specialist leader. Matthews will lead Deloitte's space innovation and technology workforce advancement efforts, the company said Tuesday. “Jeff's creative and collaborative work with leaders from startups, nonprofits, venture capital firms and …

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Former DHS Official Danny Toler Joins Acuity as Cyber Practice, Diplomatic Portfolio SVP

Danny Toler, former acting assistant secretary of the Department of Homeland Security‘s cybersecurity and communications office, has been named senior vice president of diplomatic portfolio and cyber practice at Acuity. Reston, Virginia-based Acuity said Tuesday the more than 35-year federal service veteran will lead its cybersecurity practice and help drive expansion initiatives within …

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Deborah Lee James Joins Cybersecurity Tech Firm 3eTI as Special Adviser

Former U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has been named a special adviser at Ultra Electronics‘ 3eTI cybersecurity business. The more than 30-year public and private sector veteran will offer advice on 3eTI’s efforts to design and implement defense-related programs, the company said Tuesday. She also seeks to apply her national security experience to help …

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Janus to Provide Security for Malaysia-Based Int’l Company’s Oil Exploration in Central Iraq

Janus Global Operations will provide security and risk management services in support of a Malaysia-based international oil company’s central Iraq operations under a two-year contract. JGO said Wednesday it will assign 600 employees to perform contract work to support the customer’s personnel as part of oil exploration activities in central Iraq. Matt Kaye, …

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Mark Keeler Added to NVTC Board of Directors

The Northern Virginia Technology Council has appointed to its board of directors five senior executives from government technology contractors. Mark Keeler, acting president of intelligence and security sector at BAE Systems, is one of the five new members of NVTC's board, the council said Tuesday. Keeler previously served as head of the I&S …

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ManTech, Kaplan University Partner for Employees’ Cybersecurity Education; Kevin Phillips Comments

ManTech International has picked Kaplan University to administer cyber programs that are geared toward Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification or bachelor’s and master’s degrees in cybersecurity for the company’s employees. The Kaplan courses will be tailored to ManTech personnel and offered online, the company announced Monday. “The best weapons in …

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John Launchbury Returns to Galois as Chief Scientist

John Launchbury, formerly director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s information innovation office, has rejoined technology research and development company Galois as chief scientist. Galois said Thursday Launchbury will work with government and industry stakeholders in efforts to craft a road map to address security challenges related to cyber-physical systems. He will …

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Textron Systems CEO Lisa Atherton Joins Boulder Crest Board

Textron Systems President and CEO Lisa Atherton has joined the board of directors at Bluemont, Virginia-based nonprofit organization Boulder Crest. Atherton will work with Board Chairman Ken Falke, Vice Chairman Fred Malek, Executive Director Dusty Baxley and 15 other directors, Boulder Crest said Monday. The nonprofit provides support to military veterans …

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