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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

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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

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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

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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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Cyber Experts Give Gloomy Diagnosis

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Today’s cyber threats are not preventable and there is currently no way to defend any large-scale environment, said Amit Yoran, CEO of NetWitness Corporation at yesterday’s cyber conference in New York. Agence France-Presse reported how this bleak forecast comes from the FBI-sponsored conference at Fordham University in a time when …

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Top 100 Places to Work in IT: Did Your Firm Make the List?

Computerworld has revealed its 2010 ranking of the top 100 places to work in IT.  Several government contractors were included on the list, which factored in variables such as minority presence and training funding. Tysons-based Booz Allen Hamilton registered at the runner-up spot, while Verizon Wireless came in eighth. McLean’s …

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Friday Features

This week, two executives from Northrop Grumman talked to ExecutiveBiz: Kathy Warner talked to TheNewNewInternet about how to work toward a more international collaboration to fight cyber crime, and HR pro Michele Toth spoke about how to recruit and obtain the best talent. Diane Gongaware of Cisco spoke to ExecutiveBiz …

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Monday Moves

This week saw a handful of moves across the government contracting community.  Todd Gautier was picked by L-3 to fill a newly created leadership role with the firm, while Ashley Vandersall Burke was named to head media communications at DynCorp. TASC will look to Larry Strang to head up cybersecurity, …

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Regional tech leaders plant seeds for start-up growth

At times, entrepreneurs seeking funding through the traditional venture capital process can start to feel like Michael J. Fox’s character in “Secret of My Success.” As a newly-minted college graduate who leaps from small town, USA to the Big Apple, Fox’s character shuttles from one interview to another, only to …

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