Google Releases Security Scanner

Google has released a free web security scanner called Skipfish late last week. According to the collaborative page maintained by Google, Skipfish “is an active web application security reconnaissance tool.” It is designed to operate within a range of web applications and is designed to reduce false-positives and work quickly …

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Featured Job- Cyber CI Analyst with ManTech

Job Description Req ID 36337BR Title Cyber CI Analyst Division MCTS Location DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Washington Security Clearance Required Yes Clearance Level Needed TS/SCI Job Duties and Responsibilities The Cyber Business Unit of ManTech is looking for a highly motivated, qualified professional to fill a Cyber Counter- Intelligence Analyst position …

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Executive Profile: Mary Whitley of ICF International

Mary Whitley serves as senior vice president in health information and health technology services, including the management of ICF International’s health IT information services subsidiary Z-Tech. She manages all aspects of that business area, including strategic planning, business development and operations. Before joining ICF, Whitley served as president of the …

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New Bidder Enters KC-X Tanker Competition

A new bidder has entered the competition to build the Air Force’s KC-X mid-air refueling tanker, replacing Boeing’s aging KC-135 Stratotanker which has been in service since 1957. Earlier this month, Northrop Grumman announced that it would pull out of the bidding process, leaving Boeing the apparent winner of the …

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Executive Profile: Bill Dean of MC Dean

Bill Dean, CEO of MC Dean, leads one of the largest electrical engineering firms that works with the federal government.  His company held the contract for the new Walter Reed National Army Medical Center and the contract for renovating the Pentagon.  He told GovCon Executive about his background in government …

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Hitting Where It Hurts: Economic Terrorism

Terrorists are not just looking to kill as many Westerners as possible, they are also looking to paralyze and disrupt Western economies, according to Professor Gabriel Weimann, a researcher at the University of Haifa. Since the 1990s, Jihadist terrorism has come to dominate the terrorist landscape, with nationalist groups employing …

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Daily Government Contracting Recap – March 19, 2010

Boeing Completed its design for a laser weapon for the U.S. Navy Raytheon established a new product line for missile defense Edna Primrose was selected to head the Job Corps at the U.S. Department of Labor Information sharing between the public and private sectors got a boost this week Roland …

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A Web 2.0 Expert Gives Tips to Government Contractors

Yesterday, March 18, 2010, Microsoft hosted an event to help motivate future female leaders in technology in the Washington D.C. area. DigiGirlz was a full day dedicated to inspire young women between 8-12th grade to pursue careers in the technology industry and dispel any stereotypes around female roles in this …

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Gov Info Sharing

Public-private partnerships are often the cornerstone of influential legislation. With a new bill about cybersecurity going through both houses, public-private partnerships will  be extended between intelligence agencies and the private sector. Historically, such partnerships have caused major issues and public outrage such as the AT&T involvement with warrantless surveillance. But …

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Roland Cloutier of ADP Joins National Cyber Security Alliance Board

Roland Cloutier, vice president and chief security officer at Automatic Data Processing, Inc., has joined the board of the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). The NCSA is a non-profit that looks to enhance public-private partnerships in the field of cybersecurity, bringing together members of industry, government, academia and non-profit organizations. …

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Parliament Sees UK as Cybersecurity Leader for EU

The House of Lords European Union Committee has released a report which examines the UK’s cyber capabilities and the efforts in the EU. The Committee determined that the UK is “reasonably well placed” to handle cyber issues. The report praised the UK efforts, saying that the UK is “thought to …

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Beward of Fake Email Facebook Warns

Social networking giant Facebook has issued a warning to users regarding a new scam that tricks users into downloading a Trojan onto their computers. The Trojan enables the cyber criminal to steal a user’s password for the social networking site. Once that occurs, the cyber criminal is able to use …

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