A Conversation with Gene Procknow

We had the opportunity to meet with Gene Procknow, the Managing Director of Deloitte’s U.S Federal Government Services, on October 20, 2009. He conversed with us about the integration with BearingPoint, including the company morale, as well as his recent collaboration and partnership with Robin Lineberger, the CEO of Deloitte’s …

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Sweden's SIGINT Agency Hit by DDoS

Försvarets Radioanstalt (FRA), the SIGINT Agency in Sweden, was subjected to a distributed denial of service attack that lasted from Monday to Thursday, according to agency officials. In a statement released by the agency, FRA officials said the attack did not hamper their ability to conduct their operations. The website, …

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NIST Role in Cyber Security Could Expand

A bill cleared a House subcommittee yesterday that could alter the role that the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) will play in cyber security. The Technology and Innovation Subcommittee of the House Science and Technology Committee approved the bill that would make NIST responsible for coordinating the US …

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The Top Five Issues Facing Government Contractors

When CEOs around the beltway can’t sleep at night, chances are these issues are keeping them up: in-sourcing, organizational conflicts of interest (OCI), the stimulus package, healthcare, and cybersecurity.  Here’s our take on these hot-button issues: In-Sourcing In-sourcing has worried CEOs around the beltway since President Obama took office in …

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Tiffanny Gates, President of ManTech Cyber Solutions International, On the Importance of Cyber Forensics

When most people in government contracting think cyber security, they’re really thinking about cyber defense, meaning threat identification and response.  What most people miss is cyber forensics, “the art and science of extracting data from digital media.”  While strong cyber defense is essential, no defense is perfect, and strong forensic …

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CSC Helps Train NextGen Cyber Pros

CSC has announced a research grant to move educational efforts for future cyber professionals forward. The grant was provided to the CyberWatch Center, which is funded by the National Science Foundation. The CyberWatch Center is tasked with advancing cyber security education by helping to develop curriculum and Collegiate Cyber Defense …

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INSA Calls on Industry to Lead in Partnerships

A recent paper released by the Intelligence and National Security Alliance has called for industry to take the lead in partnerships for cybersecurity. The report points to the central role that the private sector must play in cybersecurity, given the majority of the digital infrastructure is in the hands of …

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Big Bad Belly

For both male and female executives, it may seem like weight gain is inevitable, especially with so many conferences accompanied by catered lunches, dinner meetings, and cocktail gatherings.  Stress and a lack of sleep also contribute to a growing middle, with accumulation of the hormone Cortisol, which not only can …

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Competing Proposals for Cyber Coordinator

Last Friday, Sen. Joe Lieberman, chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, outlined the key principles he hopes to include in legislation put forward with Susan Collins on cybersecurity, including a Senate-confirmed cyber coordinator positioned in the White House. On Monday, Senator Susan Collins spoke before the Homeland …

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Navy Looks to Facilitate Dialogue

Robert Carey, CIO of the Navy, is looking to harness the power of Web 2.0 applications. Carey is looking to facilitate dialogue and collaboration through creating a secure extension of the DON CIO website. Common Access holders will be able to access the secured website and interact more directly with …

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