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Cybersecurity expert at EDS ,an HP Company, Sam Chun, shared his views of FISMA, the new U.S. Cyber Command Center and where he believes the future of cybersecurity lies with TheNewNewInternet. Chun believes FISMA is outdated and inefficient. Lawmakers must begin to audit FISMA through dashboard technologies and also suggests a new ranking system be used during evaluations.  EDS, an HP […] More
NASA is revamping its IT and data services through 5 projects for its Information Technology Infracture Integration Program (I3P). The 5 contracts are worth an estimated $4.28 billion total, according to one analyst from the market research firm INPUT. The contracts will be awarded by May and June of next year. The projects will combine current NASA contracts, including the Outsourcing […] More
When software providers point out the flaws of competing technologies, it is often in an attempt to demonstrate the superior security of their own products. Mozilla Firefox has taken a more community-based common security approach. When users update Mozilla Firefox, a security reminder appears if the user is running an older version of Adobe flash […] More
ExecutiveBiz recently had the pleasure of speaking with ex-Virginia Attorney General and current candidate for Governor of Virginia, Bob McDonnell.  In this ExecutiveBiz exclusive interview, McDonnell outlines his plans for ensuring Virginia’s energy independence and promoting the growth of Virginia’s small businesses, and highlights his political, military, and executive leadership experience. ExecutiveBiz:  How do you plan […] More
On Tuesday, Raytheon Co. announced its plan to acquire research and development company BBN Technologies, with the actual date of close expected to occur in the fourth quarter. The acquisition of BBN, which specializes in advanced networking, speech and language technologies, information sensor systems and cybersecurity, has raised Raytheon’s expectations for its military and intelligence […] More
Raytheon has announced the release of a new version of its High-Speed Guard cross-domain information-sharing solution aimed at government organizations. The firm promises that the latest version will be more economical, reducing hardware costs up to 75 percent and that it will be up to 625 percent faster, with peak performance increased to 5 gigabytes […] More
Greg Schaffer, assistant secretary of DHS’ Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, recently spoke to InformationWeek about US-CERT and the shifting terrain of cyber warfare.  Schaffer suggests that much of the perceived “in-fighting” and cyber “turf wars,” often portrayed in media as bitter administrative squabbles between government agencies, private industry, and the military, is really just […] More
Former Secretary of the Air Force, Michael W. Wynne, has been appointed to the advisory board of Frederick, Maryland based, Widearea Systems. The firm is a provider of unified communications solutions and services. Wynne's previous experience includes seven years in the Air Force, where he was an assistant professor of astronautics at the US Air […] More
Good is the enemy of great. Several years ago, an already successful entrepreneur pondered the lessons outlined in Jim Collins' groundbreaking book. The results speak for themselves. This year marks the 15th anniversary of Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, a Greenbelt, Md.-based business focused on aerospace engineering, science, information technology, and project management. Along the way, the […] More
After just seven more missions to the International Space Station (ISS), the Space Shuttle will retire without a replacement.  Ex-Lockheed Martin CEO Norm Augustine, chair of the United States Human Space Flight Plans Committee review, has published his committee’s findings, and NASA’s budgetary future looks bleak. Augustine told PBS “the human space flight program really isn’t executable with […] More
New research suggests that during last year’s five-day war between Russia and Georgia, Russian hackers used a combination of hijacked American identities and U.S. software tools to carry out an attack on Georgian governmental websites. A major issue with cyber warfare is that current military and international agreements do not yet account for the use […] More
WEB 2.0 & MILITARY | Recently, we all heard the US Marine Corps banned the use of Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace for its active soldiers. So far, the reaction is mixed. “Banning such innovation seems like an archaic, knee-jerk response and I imagine in the not-to-distant future the militaries of [a] country like the US […] More
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