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    Perspecta’s Chris Painter on Steps DISA Should Take to Advance Fourth Estate Digital Modernization

    Chris Painter, vice president and chief engineer for the Navy and Marine Corps Intranet at Perspecta, wrote in an article published Wednesday on Breaking Defense that there are several steps the Defense Information Systems Agency can take as it plans to modernize the information technology infrastructure of fourth estate agencies through the Defense Enclave Services program. He said the first step calls for DISA to assess the as-is environment to better understand the capabilities of the IT infrastructure and the population“™s requirements.

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  • State Department Official to Attend East Africa Cybersecurity Workshop - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    State Department Official to Attend East Africa Cybersecurity Workshop

    Chris Painter, coordinator for cyber issues for the U.S. State Department, announced he is to appear this week as a keynote speaker at the East Africa Workshop on Cyberspace Security in Kenya. The workshop, which includes discussions led by government, academic and private-sector experts, will address cyber crime and cybersecurity issues and focus on cellphone […] More

  • Cybersecurity Contracting and R&D Opportunities Summit to Host Chris Painter and James Langevin - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cybersecurity Contracting and R&D Opportunities Summit to Host Chris Painter and James Langevin

    On Tuesday, May 11, the Cybersecurity Contracting and R&D Opportunities Summit will featured Chris Painter, the former acting cybersecurity coordinator and Rep. James Langevin. The Summit will discuss the growing threat landscape and the research and development and contracting opportunities associated with the growing nature of the threat. “This cutting-edge forum will address public-private partnerships, […] More

  • Experts at RSA Conference Call for Greater International Collaboration - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Experts at RSA Conference Call for Greater International Collaboration

    During the RSA conference in California this week, international cyber experts have called for increased international cooperation of cybersecurity issues. Information sharing is one of the principle methods that can be used to combat cyber attacks, as was recently demonstrated in the dismantling of the Mariposa botnet. “It is pure nonsense to attempt to handle […] More

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    Acting Cyber Czar Says White House is not Behind in Cyber

    The current acting Cyber Security Coordinator at the White House, Chris Painter, recently responded to the growing criticism targeting the White House’s inability to fill the position permanently. At the Federal Chief Information Officers Council’s 2009 Federal Identity Management and Cybersecurity Conference on Tuesday, he said “It’s a mistake to think that without a coordinator […] More

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    DHS Can Hire 1000 Cyber Professionals

    On Thursday, Janet Napolitano announced DHS has been authorized to hire up to 1,000 cybersecurity professionals. The remarks came at the kick off meeting for National Cyber Security Awareness Month.The new hires will be distributed throughout DHS as Napolitano looks to make the department a premier center for cybersecurity knowledge. Napolitano told the audience she […] More

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    October is Cyber Awareness Month

    National Cyber Security Awareness Month kicked off on Thursday at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC. The event, sponsored by The National Cyber Security Alliance and endorsed by close to 100 organizations (including The New New Internet), brought in notable speakers, particularly the secretary of DHS, Janet Napolitano and Chris Painter of the White […] More

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    President Nearing End of Search for Cybersecurity Coordinator

    It is estimated that President Obama will announce the appointee to the cybersecurity coordinator position within the next two weeks. A source disclosed that the current front-runner for the position is Frank Kramer who served as assistant defense secretary under the Clinton Administration, although the source wished to remain anonymous at this time. Aneesh Chopra, […] More

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