Daily Government Contracting Recap- May 18, 2010

DRS Technologies and Harris Corporation signed contracts with the Department of Defense Gen. Dale Meyerrose discussed Harris’ recently announced acquisition George Schindler spoke about CGI’s recent contract win with the Centers for Medicare and Medicade Services Cyber professionals can brush up on their skills at the newly opened Art of …

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Janet Napolitano on Obama’s Choice to Nominate John Pistole to Lead TSA

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano responded to President Obama’s intent to nominate John S. Pistole as Assistant Secretary for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), praising Pistole’s expertise.  Pistole becomes the third candidate to be nominated for the position by Obama. “John’s national security and counterterrorism expertise will …

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Soccer Hooligans Hack Phone Systems

Fans of the English soccer club Chelsea took their rivalry with Manchester United’s team to new heights by hacking into the phone system of Manchester United. The hackers changed the voicemail message to a chant of  “we are the champions” by Chelsea supporters. The original message was that the club …

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Canadian Intelligence Sees Growing Number of Cyber Attacks

The rate of cyber attacks against government, industry and university systems is increasing, according to a top secret memo written by the Canadian intelligence service. In a redacted memo obtained by CBC News, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service says that the telecommunications, financial and energy systems in Canada are growing …

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Harris' Dale Meyerrose Discusses Upcoming Acquisition

Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has announced that the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SignaCert, Inc., which provides IT compliance solutions. The acquisition will expand Harris’ growing cyber capabilities. “This acquisition will expand our presence in the growing $10 billion cyber solutions market,” said Dale Meyerrose, vice president …

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FCC Needs to “Fix the Legal Foundation” to Implement National Broadband Plan

Speaking at an Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill last Thursday, Carrol Mattey, Deputy Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission, said that FCC would need a clear congressional mandate to overcome jurisdictional challenges to the National Broadband Plan’s implementation.  “Many significant adoption recommendations are outside …

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Cyber Pros Brush Up Skills at Art of Exploitation University

Government-employed cybersecurity professionals now have the chance to go back to school to brush up their skills and further their knowledge in their chosen field. TeleCommunication Systems, Inc., a company that provides secure mobile communication technology, today announced the opening of its Art of Exploitation University, a 36,000 sq. ft …

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Featured Job- Cyber Area Strategy Lead with Northrop Grumman

Job Description Northrop Grumman is looking for a Cyber Area Strategy Lead The Cyber Area Strategy lead will develop the business strategy and customer relations activities for the Intelligence Systems Division’s Cyber Strategy activities, across multiple Business Units and multiple customer organizations. Areas of inclusion are: customers, competitors, vision statement …

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DHS’ $790 Million Infrastructure Protection Grants: Where the Money is Going

Last week, DHS announced $790 million in critical infrastructure preparedness grants.  While some of the programs announced by Secretary Napolitano are relatively small in scope (i.e. the Intercity Bus Security Grant Program (IBSGP), an $11.5 million program “to support security plans, facility security upgrades and vehicle and driver protection”), the two …

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Forgetting Something?

Every busy executive forgets something – a name, an appointment, or even where you parked your car.  Surprisingly, getting older isn’t a major reason for memory loss.  The natural process of aging involves a gradual and slow deterioration of the ability of the brain to learn and store new information …

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Email Scam Promises Job Opportunity for Well-Known Charity

Some New Jersey residents have fallen for a phishing scam that exploits a well-known charity and cons victims into believing they are doing a good deed while hackers are siphoning thousands of dollars from unsuspecting individuals. NorthJersey.com reports Habitat for Humanity is being used as bait to trick individuals into …

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Security Guard Pleads Guilty to Hacking Hospital Computer Systems

A former security guard has pleaded guilty to hacking his employer’s computers while working the night shift at Dallas-based Carrell Clinic hospital. Jesse William McGraw, a member of a hacking group Electronik Tribulation Army, pleaded guilty last week to two counts of transmitting malicious code. According to court documents, McGraw …

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