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Hayden Talks Cyber Risks

Understanding the strategic differences between traditional warfare and the ever-developing cyber battlefield are crucial, Gen. Michael Hayden (ret.) told security professionals at the Black Hat conference this week. “You guys made the cyber world look like the north German plain, and then you bitch and moan because you get invaded,“ …

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Defense Planning Recommendations Handed Down

The independent panel's assessment of the Quadrennial Defense Review has submitted recommendations and suggestions for changes for future Department of Defense planning. Former Defense Secretary William J. Perry and former National Security Advisor Stephen J. Hadley presented their work to House Armed Services Committee following the panel’s determination that the …

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Friday Features

This week, Wyle’s Tom Anderson, spoke to ExecutiveBiz about the role his company plays in the cybersecurity field. ManTech’s George J. Pedersen commented on the company’s fiscal results. And Candice Mendenhall, ICF's senior vice president of human resources, shared how her company recruits and retains talent through various means.

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Harris to Beef Up Cyber Business in Virginia

Harris Corp. is planning on expanding its cybersecurity business, a move that would bring 100 high-tech jobs to Virginia and in particular the company’s Harrisonburg location, according to Virginia Business. The expansion of Harris' Cyber Integrated Solution business will provide customers with secure infrastructure, managed security and applications. Harris currently …

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ManTech’s George Pedersen Dissects Fiscal Results

ManTech International (NASDAQ: MANT) noted some positive fiscal findings for the second quarter of fiscal year 2010, ending June 30, 2010: “Revenue was $661.6 million, up 29 percent (13 percent organic) from second quarter fiscal year 2009 (FY09). Net Income was $32.2 million, up 13 percent from second quarter FY09.  …

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FBI’s Mueller Testifies on Challenges, Successes

Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert S. Mueller testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee at the “Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation“ hearing yesterday, discussing ways in which the Bureau responded  to national threats over the last year. Mueller pointed to numerous national cases in terrorism, threats to national …

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Thursday Transactions

This week, BAE Systems and Northrop Grumman named new members QinetiQ NA and Saft to their GCV team in a bid for the U.S. Army's Ground Combat Vehicle competition. Lockheed Martin partnered with NANA for missile deal, and Intelligent Decisions gained Enterprise Level Partner Status with virtualization and cloud-infrastructure solutions …

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Federal CIO Vivek Kundra Issues Memo of IT Review

The Office of Management and Budget yesterday issued a government-wide memorandum announcing an upcoming review of all high-risk IT projects across the federal government. Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra earlier this month announced the administration's plan to review and overhaul federal technology programs. He emphasized how the review's aim …

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Mike Bradshaw Comments on Google’s FISMA Certification

Mike Bradshaw, director of Google’s federal services, is excited about the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) certification for the company’s “Google Apps for Government” cloud computing services, which happened earlier this week. After meeting primary federal IT security measures, Google was certified for passing the security controls under FISMA …

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SAIC Wins $80M-Contract to Support NASA

Science Applications International Corporation yesterday announced it has been awarded a subcontract by Primus Solutions, Inc. to support NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center with IT services. Under the subcontract, SAIC will provide enhanced help-desk and data-center support, as well as support for financial management systems, application development and database administration. …

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Wednesday Wins

This week, SAIC won a task order from the 55th Contracting Squadron, and Boeing was awarded a pair of DoD deals. BAE Systems signed a $365 million-contract to modernize 11 Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyers, while Unisys was awarded a contract potentially worth $1 billion from the National Geospatial-Intelligence …

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NCSA Launches National Cyber Security Awareness Month Web Portal

The National Cyber Security Alliance today launched its National Cyber Security Awareness Month web portal with information on events, activities, promotions and educational materials to be used in preparation for the upcoming Internet safety month. NCSA, along with the Department of Homeland Security and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis …

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New CIA Spy Chief Represents Shift in Agency Priorities

Last week, the CIA announced the nomination of John Bennett, a former station chief and Marine Corps officer, to head the National Clandestine Service (NCS).  As the CIA’s station chief in Islamabad, Pakistan, he oversaw drone strikes that killed at least 20 high-level Al Qaeda leaders, including Baitullah Mehsud, and …

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TASC Voices Concerns over OCI Proposed Changes

Rule changes proposed by the Department of Defense on organizational conflicts of interest (OCI) in major defense acquisition programs are at odds with the goals of the government’s Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform Act of 2009, according to TASC, Inc. Responding to the proposed changes, the defense contractor voiced concerns that …

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