Waiting (and waiting) for the 60-day cybersecurity review

When it comes to tracking the government’s 60-day cybersecurity review, we here at ExecutiveBiz have been feeling a little like those onlookers at Cape Canaveral, waiting in anticipation for the flight controller’s final prompt. So, where does the report now stand? By last count, the report, which is being led …

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Gartner Group: Feds Must Take Operational Cybersecurity Role

The Gartner Group released several recommendations for federal cybersecurity policy, advising the government to shift its focus away from increased reporting of attacks and visibility of the cybersecurity sector toward using its purchasing power to drive private-sector innovation toward eliminating built-in technological vulnerabilities rather than simply increasing firewall spending. The …

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The Fifth Domain: The Future of Defense

The 24th Air Force Cyber Command will be based in San Antonio, Texas, as announced last week. The provisional unit will operate under the command of Maj. Gen. William T. Lord under Air Force Space Command, and will operate in concert with the 67th Network Warfare Wing, the 688th Information …

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Top Execs’ Summer Reading Picks

You’ve packed your bags, you’re ready for your big trip. But wait, what about a book? Summer and reading go hand in hand. “There’s a temperate zone in the mind … between laziness and labor, that summer reading belongs,” is how someone once put it. So, with summer just around …

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CSC Receives $226 Million Task Order From U.S. Army for Engineering and Technical Support Services

CSC (NYSE: CSC), a global leader providing high technology-compatible solutions, disclosed today that they were awarded a task order to provide systems engineering, technical and program support for the US Army’s Project Manager, Defense Communications and Army Transmission Systems (PM DCATS). CSC was originally awarded the Strategic Services Sourcing contract …

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Aneesh Chopra Outlines IT Vision for Congress

Aneesh Chopra, nominated as America’s first CTO, testified before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee yesterday, and outlined his plan to “collapse the distance between idea and action” to fulfill President Obama’s promise of a more transparent government, tighter oversight of federal IT investments, as well as more streamlined …

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Mary Whitley Joins ICF International

Mary Whitley, a highly experienced executive from the federal sector, has joined ICF International as a senior vice president in health information and health technology services, including the management of ICF’s health IT information services subsidiary Z-Tech. Her duties will include managing all aspects of that business arena, including strategic …

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GovCon Executive Profile: Bill Mixon

Virginia native Bill Mixon currently serves as CEO of USIS, the largest supplier of security investigations for the federal government, as well as the National Security Division, a major supplier of critical national security services supporting a wide variety of vital programs throughout the world. Mixon’s professional background includes more …

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USIS Buys Professional Services Firm Labat-Anderson

United States Investigations Services, a former federal government entity privatized in 1996, has announced a deal to acquire Labat-Anderson, Inc., a professional services firm specializing in providing litigation services to the federal government. Labat-Anderson and its more than 700 employees will operate as a stand-alone entity within USIS’s Government Solutions …

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