Criterion Systems Announces Marcie Cheney as New Director of Marketing

Vienna, Va-based Criterion Systems named Marcie Cheney as Director of Marketing in an announcement made today. Cheney will lead the corporate marketing function and work to develop strategies to increase market awareness and support Criterion’s expanding growth strategy. Cheney has experience in developing and implementing corporate marketing communication programs to …

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Northrop Grumman Unveils Cyber Security Operations Center

Northrop Grumman announced today that it has built a 6,300 square foot highly-advanced Cyber Security Operations Center (CSOC). The Center will detect security breeches and monitor Northrop Grumman and Northrop Grumman client’s network infrastructures.  According to Northrop’s press release, the new facility will monitor and analyze the over 1.5 billion cyber interactions that …

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NASA May Be Prototype For White House Cloud Computing Initiative

The White House may decide to make NASA its pilot project for replacing the government’s current IT infrastructure with cloud computing. According to NASA’s associate chief information officer for architecture and infrastructure, Mike Hecker, NASA officials have “broached the idea of NASA becoming an IT service provider. NASA as an IT service provider …

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Nuclear Control Centers Are Vulnerable to Cyber Terrorism: Report

A recent report by the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (ICNND) entitled “Hacking Nuclear Command and Control” found that terrorist organizations have the potential to use the Internet and private network infrastructures to stage a nuclear attack.  “If access to command and control centres is obtained, terrorists could fake or actually cause one nuclear-armed …

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2010 Census Call Center Led By Vangent

Vangent, Inc. announced that it will provide the information resource website and calling center for the 2010 Census in Sandy, Utah. The call center will hire about 1,200 temporary employees to answer citizen questions when filling out the 2010 Census.  Vangent, Inc. is part of the Decennial Response Integration System (DRIS) …

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Former IRS CIO Named As DHS New CIO

Department of Homeland Security has officially named Richard Spires as Chief Information Officer. Spires started his own consulting practice after leaving his position as CIO and deputy commissioner for operations support at the IRS in 2008. Spires is most known for turing around the IRS business systems modernization program (BSM) during his 3 years at the IRS. DHS Secretary …

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Dangerous Scents?

For most people, perfumed products are considered a pleasant part of the day.  With bracing soaps and scrubs in the shower, to fresh scented laundry detergent and softeners, to room sprays and candles that offset not so nice household smells – our day begins and ends with scent. Today, fragrances …

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Space Systems Experts Brought Aboard The National Interest Security Company

National Interest Security Company, LLC has brought on two new team members to expand its intelligence, defense and homeland security services. Thomas Behling, former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, and Francis C. “Luke” Lukenbill, a former National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Major Program Manager will be joining NISC.  Behling is now …

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IBM to Acquire SPSS in $1.2 Billion Deal

IBM has announced it will be buying SPSS, an analytical and software solutions provider for $50 per share, or $1.2 billion. IBM expects the move to strengthen its information-agenda initiative, which helps companies take information and transform it into a strategic asset. “We and IBM view this as a highly-complementary …

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Anne Altman tapped IBM General Manager, Global Sector

After two years of leading IBM’s System z business, Anne Altman has been tapped IBM General Manager of the Global Sector. In her new role, which is set to begin Aug. 1, Altman will lead IBM’s global solutions and technology sales for government, education, health care, life sciences and pharmaceutical …

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Kundra to CIOs: Get ready for Aug. 7 evaluation

First came the IT dashboard. Now comes judgment day. Federal CIO Kundra tells Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller that Aug. 7 is the day the CIO Council will analyze portfolios across agencies. “This [Aug. 7 evaluation] will require first CIOs who may not have had power before to collect information …

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Kim Hart pens last Download column

In another sign of troubled times for the Washington Post, Kim Hart announced today she will be leaving the paper. For the past year, Hart offered Beltway readers the inside scoop on Washington’s technology community. Hart delivered news of her departure in today’s final Download column: “I have enjoyed connecting …

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