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ONC Moves Forward with Healthcare IT Security Plan

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has presented new plans strengthen security and cybersecurity efforts that will cost millions over the next year-and-a-half. Among the actions will be a request that citizens submit their experiences with EHRs to the ONC, so the office can better understand where …

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Clapper Delivers at Hearing

Call it bad luck that President Barack Obama’s nominee for Director of National Intelligence, James R. Clapper, Jr. appeared in front of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence yesterday for his confirmation hearing the same week The Washington Post raised a host of questions about the Intelligence Community’s competency with …

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Wednesday Wins

This week, TASC, BAE and Northrop Grumman each won contracts with the United States Air Force and Lockheed Martin won a deal for work on the F-35. SAIC won a deal with the DLA worth a quarter-billion dollars and Lockheed Martin won two from the Department of Defense. CSC won …

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James Clapper Appears Before Senate Intel Committee

Yesterday, James Clapper, tapped to be the next Director of National Intelligence, appeared before the Senate Selected Committee on Intelligence where he appeared to receive broad bi-partisan approval. Tapped in June for the position by President Barack Obama, Clapper has 46 years of intelligence experience. “When President Obama asked me …

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Larry Prior Moves to BAE

BAE Systems has announced that Larry Prior will be joining the firm as executive vice president, following his resignation late yesterday from ManTech International. In his new role, Prior will report to president and CEO Linda Hudson. “Larry’s fresh perspective, proven track record, and diverse experience will enable BAE Systems …

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ManTech’s Larry Prior Resigns, George Pederson Comments

ManTech International’s Lawrence B. Prior III has resigned as president and chief operating officer, the company announced yesterday. ManTech Chairman and Chief Executive Officer George J. Pedersen will assume the responsibilities of president of the company, and the three current operating group presidents will take over the chief operating officer …

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Tuesday Tip Jar

This week, Applied Signal Technology’s President of Network Intelligence Roger Anderson spoke to TheNewNewInternet about what emerging technologies or processes can be leveraged to improve cybersecurity in the federal government: “Effective identity management, better authentication of communications and a better architected set of security appliances are critical. Today's security appliances, …

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ODNI Sets Record Straight on Intelligence Community, Contractors

In response to yesterday's first installment of The Washington Post's “Top Secret America“ series on the Intelligence Community, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a document dispelling some common myths surrounding the IC's use of and relationship with contractors. Reacting to the “Top Secret” authors” conclusion that …

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Stan Sloane’s SRA Has Deal to Purchase Sentech

SRA (NYSE: SRX) has announced an intention to purchase Sentech, “an energy management consulting company with expertise in renewable energy, distributed generation, energy efficiency and advanced transportation technologies.” Based in Bethesda Md., the firm works with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) community and handles, among other things, projects for …

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Monday Moves

This week, CSC hired Kenneth “Ken“ W. Deutsch to the position of account executive, Department of Defense Cyber, North American Public Sector, Defense Group. Intelligent Decisions named Dave Farling to the position of director of DoD sales. Ken Krieg, former undersecretary of defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, joined TASC’s …

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The Next Battle in the Cyber War: Attribution

The Committee on Science and Technology's Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation held a hearing on cyber attack attribution: How to find and identify cyber villians and what impact that technology could hold for the anonymity and privacy of internet users. “We are well aware of the critical role that IT …

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