Boeing Issues Statement on Passing of Sen. Ted Stevens

Boeing issued the following statement regarding the passing of Sen. Ted Stevens: “Boeing extends its deepest condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of former Senator Ted Stevens and others who lost their lives in the August 9 crash of a single-engine plane in Alaska. We wish the survivors of …

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ICx to be Acquired by FLIR Systems

ICx Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq GM:ICXT) has entered into a definitive merger agreement with FLIR Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:FLIR) which would see ICx acquired through a cash tender offer, followed by a merger with a subsidiary of FLIR, for a price of $7.55 per share in cash. According to the firm, “ICx’s …

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Monday Moves

This week, Northrop Grumman named Christopher T. Jones sector vice president and general manager of the technical services sector’s Integrated Logistics and Modernization Division. Sam Shekar was also named chief medical officer within the Northrop’s information systems sector. Harris Corporation appointed John Heller president of its IT services business, reporting …

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General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems Partners, Bivio Networks Partner to Deliver Cyber Solutions

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems and Bivio Networks today announced a strategic partnership to deliver a variety of cybersecurity solutions for government and industry “In our heavily networked world, cyber attacks represent a constant threat to both government systems and the critical networks we depend on for banking, communicating and …

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ManTech Awarded $99.5M Cybersecurity Contract

The FBI security division has awarded ManTech International Corporation a five-year contract with total value of $99.5 million to provide cybersecurity services for the agency. “Based on our long experience in cybersecurity and supporting the FBI, we understand the significant role of this effort to the FBI’s mission and to …

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VA Creates New Vet ID Systems

The Veterans Affairs Department rolled out a new identifier to create a single, lifetime electronic health record lasting from time of enlistment to death. The program stems from 2004 Homeland Security Presidential Directive that established common identification standards for all federal employees and contractors.  A 10-digit will be used in VA …

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Increase in Latvian Botnet Causes Row

The recent rise in malicious and annoying email setting forth from Latvia has ignited a row between the country’s top domain registry and the anti-spam organization Spamhaus. NIC.LV, which currently administers all the .lv domains, claims Spamhaus is “impolite, arrogant and even rude.” The rhetoric follows Spamhaus’ decision to place …

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Hackers Can Deflate Tires

The wireless system used in cars to monitor tire pressure can be damaged or spoofed from a remote location, according to researchers. A team of Rutgers University and the University of South Carolina computer scientists demonstrated that a car driving next to another allowed a hacker to trigger a “low …

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Botnet Conducts Brute Force Attacks

A server-based botnet that attacks unsecure websites is currently launching a flood of attacks over the Internet, according to security researchers. The attacks are attempting to hack secure shells protecting Linux boxes, routers and other network devices by guessing the login credentials. The botnet hits websites that run an outdated …

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FAA Networks Remain Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks

The networks of the Federal Aviation Administration are still vulnerable to cyber attacks even though a number of radar facilities have been improved, according to a new government study. The Inspector General of the Department of Transportation said despite the FAA’s steps to install cyber intrusion detection systems in some …

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Executive Spotlight: Gil Guarino of CACI

Gil Guarino is the executive vice president of the Transformation Solutions Business Group at CACI International Inc.  He spoke with ExecutiveBiz about his military experience, emerging markets and overcoming challenges. ExecutiveBiz: How have you drawn on your military experience to help you in your current position? Gil Guarino:  I’ve had …

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Featured Job- Cyber Intelligence with LMI

Job Description Cyber Intelligence General Requirements Certification: CISSP, CISM, CISA, or similar widely recognized IT Security certification is preferred Clearance Requirements: Active Top Secret with previous SCI clearance held Years Experience: 6 minimum of strong relevant experience Bachelor’s degree in information management or information systems management, business administration, technology management, …

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Friday Features

This week, Gil Guarino,  executive vice president of the Transformation Solutions Business Group at CACI International Inc, shared his insight on the Obama administration’s approach to cut back on defense spending. Joe Moye, chief executive officer of Capgemini Government Solutions, also spoke on the topic of defense cutbacks and what …

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CEO Who Cares: Bill Dean of M.C. Dean

Social responsibility has been at the top of the list of priorities for M.C. Dean, Inc. since its beginnings in 1949. The family-operated technology firm has been supporting local communities and programs long before it blossomed into the large corporation it is today with 3,500 employees and operations worldwide. That …

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