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Report: DISA Starts Secure Wireless Procurement

The Defense Information Systems Agency plans to issue a request for proposals for a secure enterprise wireless system by Sept. 30, Nextgov reports. According to Bob Brewin’s story, DISA wants a contractor to develop, test and help operate the system, which would include smartphones, tablet computers and an application store. …

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Pentagon Seeking Drone Public Airspace Navigation System

The defense secretary’s office has issued a solicitation for a new system to navigate unmanned aerial vehicles through commercial airspace, Nextgov reports. Such a system would be designed to help prevent in-flight collisions or complications with man-controlled aircraft, according to the report. Proposals are due Aug. 31 and presentations will …

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QinetiQ To Program CBP Computers For Info Collecting, Sharing

QinetiQ North America will provide computer programming services to Customs and Border Protection according to the Washington Business Journal. Under a $9.34 million contract, the company will continue providing technology solutions to support CBP’s efforts in collecting, sharing, safeguarding and using immigration law enforcement information. Computer Sciences Corp. and Mitre …

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Lockheed-Run Lab Creates Cyber Threat Metrics Method

Organizations have been creating shared lists of cyber threat information but few can effectively describe or measure the attacks in a meaningful way, according to a recent report. Sandia National Laboratories, which was reportedly researching a nuclear-powered drone with Northrop Grumman, issued the report in March, indicating that cyber attack …

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Profile: Yogesh Khanna, VP, CTO for CSC’s North American Public Sector

Yogesh Khanna is vice president and chief technology officer of information technology infrastructure solutions for Computer Sciences Corp.’s North American public sector. He is responsible for defining and maintaining the group’s strategic technology roadmap and for managing technology investments. CSC says Khanna has more than 20 years of technology and …

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Advanced Cyber Security Center Formed in New England

The Advanced Cyber Security Center launched earlier this week in Bedford, Mass with more than 200 industry, academia and government leaders attending including Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Attorney General Martha Coakley. An initiative of Mass Insight Global Partnerships hosted at the MITRE Corporation in Bedford, Mass., the Center is a next-generation …

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Cybersecurity Leaders Release Findings on Advanced Persistent Threats

RSA and TechAmerica release findings after Washington, D.C. summit on Advanced Persistent Threats from top cybersecurity leadership in government, defense industrial base, financial services, critical infrastructure and technology. The findings are derived from a forum of more than 100 of the world’s top cybersecurity leaders from government and the private …

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DHS Crafts Plans to Protect Small Businesses from Hackers

Image: Wayne Ruston After the recent onslaught of cyber attacks hitting corporate and public-sector websites, the federal government has devised a plan to protect small businesses from hackers, SCMagazineUS.com reports. Released yesterday, the Common Weakness Risk Analysis Framework, developed by the Department of Homeland Security, MITRE Corp and SANS Institute, …

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GovCon Companies Make FORTUNE Best Workplaces List

FORTUNE has ranked a number of GovCon companies among the best in the country to work for in its annual rankings released today. Google, a perennial winner on innovative workplace lists, is known for everything from its climbing walls to laundry service. Product manager Aparna Chennapragada told FORTUNE she was …

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US Air Force Recruits Train to Become Cyber Warriors

For the first time ever, U.S. Air Force recruits are receiving cybersecurity instruction as part of their basic training. The Air Force said the first trainees attended the four-hour course on basic operating fundamentals on a computer network and the importance of protecting the network this month at Lackland Air …

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Government Contractors, NVTC to Assess Processes, Technologies at Arlington Cemetery

Booz Allen Hamilton, SAIC and The MITRE Corporation are among the 16 government contractors who are collaborating with Northern Virginia Technology Council to conduct a 60-day pro-bono assessment of Arlington National Cemetery’s processes and technology. The effort seeks to identify and develop solutions to restore America’s confidence in the integrity …

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