Naval Air Systems Command Presents Commander’s National Award to Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin and other members of the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) Acoustic Commonality Team have received a Commander’s National Award from the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR).  The Commander’s National Award is presented in honor of technical, business and leadership excellence to NAVAIR’s teaming partners. Lockheed Martin’s award was in …

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Interview with Cyber Expert, GhostNet Investigator Ron Deibert

University of Toronto Professor and director of the GhostNet project, Ron Deibert, spoke with The New New Internet regarding U.S. cybersecurity and the increased militarization of cyberspace. Deibert believes the future of cyberspace rests in building a global and open Internet. He fears the consequences of weaponization in cyberspace supported by current world …

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IBM Releases Report on Phishing Attacks

IBM has conducted a study evidencing the number of overall phishing attacks has gone down so far this year to 0.1 % of all spam email as compared to a range of 0.2-0.8% at the same time in 2008, however criminals are learning new methods of attack. IBM also asserted …

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Altegrity Names Savannah-Chatham Chief of Police Michael Berkow President and COO of Altegrity Security Consulting

Altegrity Inc has appointed the Chief of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department, Michael Berkow, President and COO of Altegrity Security Consulting ASC, a new business unit at Altegrity. ASC will provide services and products including training, information, and consulting to law enforcement agencies and government, in the United States and overseas. …

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Are DoD Budget Cuts Ever Coming?

We reported in June that new administration’s defense budget includes major cuts to big spending programs.  But overall, will the DoD’s bottom line really shrink?  Counterinsurgency expert David Kilcullen, senior advisor to Afghanistan theatre commander Gen. Stanley McChrystal, sees “about two more years of heavy fighting” ahead of us in …

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IBM: New Microprocessors Built by…DNA?

IBM researchers, working with Paul W. K . Rothemund of Cal Tech are working on a new way of building chips: arranging DNA origami structures on microprocessors that are compatible with semiconductor manufacturing equipment. Their research looks to preserve Moore’s Law, which says that every two years the number of …

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Cyber 'Czar' Position of Concern to Langevin

Jim Langevin (D) Congressman from Rhode Island has expressed concern over the delay in selecting a cybersecurity “czar.” Speculation on who will be appointed to the position has resumed since Melissa Hathaway, acting senior director of Cybersecurity under the White House National Security Council, has announced her resignation. She was …

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Did You Hear That?

According to the Better Hearing Institute, http://www.betterhearing.org/index.cfm,  one out of every ten Americans has hearing loss with the majority of people being male (60 percent) and below retirement age (65 percent), often as young as 18 years old. Hearing loss can come from multiple sources.  While age and continued exposure …

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Food Safety Plans Could Help States

The Obama Administration’s plans to upgrade the food safety system could bring welcome relief to local and state agencies who have struggled to prevent food illness outbreaks amid bureaucracy as well as limited resources and federal leadership. Plans include a new, public health-focused approach to food safety based on three …

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Billable Hour Assault: Is Government Contracting Next?

What do pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, IT player Cisco Systems and credit powerhouse American Express have in common?  They’ve ditched the traditional hourly model for legal fees to cut costs. Pfizer, which spends over $500 million annually on legal fees, says it will cut legal costs by up to 20%, mostly …

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Fortisphere Names Siki Giunta President and CEO

Fortisphere has named Siki Giunta its President and CEO. Giunta will bring over 20 years of corporate guidance and enterprise IT management software experience to bear in order to accelerate Fortisphere’s growth and strategically guide its expansion in the rapidly expanding virtualization market. Previously, Giunta served as president and CEO of Managed Objects, a business service …

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$1 Salary for Oracle CEO

Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle Corp., has joined the heads of both Apple Inc. and Google Inc. in accepting a $1 per year salary for fiscal 2010. In fiscal 2009 he was paid $1 million. Ellison, who founded the company in 1977, has ownership of 23.4 percent of Oracle’s outstanding …

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