Beth Noveck on Open Government

In a blog post from last week, Beth Noveck, Deputy Federal CTO for Open Government and head of Obama’s Open Government Initiative, lauded the release of agency open government plans, writing “innovation flourishes in an open environment, where we work collaboratively to share new ideas and ingenuity from a wide …

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Spyware From the Postman?

A variant of the Zeus Trojan has been discovered posing as a message from the Royal Mail service in the UK, according to an article on The Register. The attachment, which is a PDF file (one of the more widely used platforms to deliver malware), contains an executable file that …

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Romanian Hackers Hit Out at Media Org

A group of enraged Romanian hackers have let loose against The Daily Telegraph for perceived insults against the Romanian people. The hackers, calling themselves the Romanian National Security group, defaced two subdomains of the Telegraph for alleged racism against Romanians. The translated text of the defacing reads: “We are sick …

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iPhone Jailbreaker Actually Trojan

Several months ago, researchers discovered a mobile botnet in mostly Eastern Europe comprised of jailbroken iPhones. Researchers have now found that an application that claims to unlock the iPhone is actually a Trojan designed to hijack PCs. Users receive spam messages with a link to a website that allegedly offers …

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Featured Job- Cyber Security Engineer with Booz Allen

Job Description Provide support to a team of engineers that ensure the 24×7 availability of a backup infrastructure. Maintain mirrored installations of system upgrades to the Legacy systems on to the backup location hardware. Ensure that SOPs are in place that detail exact methods of recovery and operations are written …

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Congressman Dicks: Don’t Partner with EADS

The House of Representative’s top defense appropriator Rep. Norm Dicks (D-Wash.) said on Wednesday that he would rather not see U.S. companies partner with European defense conglomerate EADS to compete for the Air Force’s new refueling tanker.  “If they ask me, I am surely going to tell them what I …

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Daily Government Contracting Recap- April 15, 2010

Lt. Gen. Keith Alexander appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee CSC appointed Denise Peppard to head Human Resources for the company Boeing, Raytheon and General Dynamics won contracts with the U.S. Navy A report released by the Congressional Research Service found that contractor fatalities are on the rise in …

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GovCon Exec Magazine Names Thought Experts in DC Area

Organizations that provide expertise on topical issues are an invaluable resource for government and industry alike. The advantages of consulting experts in consulting organizations and think tanks range from their years of experience in dealing closely with the issues to their ability to provide an outsider’s perspective on the topic …

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Five Threats to Plan for in 2010

During a conference call with clients, Michael Bechara, Managing Director of Granite Consulting Group Inc., discussed five major threats that contractors, manufacturers and distributors could face in 2010. “2010 is likely to be another tumultuous year. In this hurricane of the Great Recession, we have recently been enjoying some calm …

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