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  • GAO: US Cyber Command Must Clarify Roles, Responsibility of Cyber Personnel - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    GAO: US Cyber Command Must Clarify Roles, Responsibility of Cyber Personnel

    In a report issued Monday, the Government Accountability Office acknowledges that although the Defense Department and U.S. Cyber Command have made progress in identifying the roles and responsibilities of the organizations that support DoD cyberspace operations, additional detail and clarity is needed. While the Cyber Command mostly meets joint guidance and maps out its organizational […] More

  • DARPA Builds Cyberwar Virtual Firing Range - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DARPA Builds Cyberwar Virtual Firing Range

    Amid the onslaught of cyber attacks striking both public and private sectors, the federal government has pooled its offensive efforts into the National Cyber Range project, an initiative that will boost cyber-defense technologies and help train a cybersecurity workforce, Reuters reports. Together with companies such as defense contractor Lockheed Martin and Johns Hopkins University’s Applied […] More

  • Pentagon Cyber Official: Cybersecurity Requires 'Whole of Government' Approach - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Pentagon Cyber Official: Cybersecurity Requires 'Whole of Government' Approach

    In line with an agreement between the department secretaries last fall and the recently released International Strategy for Cyberspace, the Defense Department and Department of Homeland Security are sharing cybersecurity information, capabilities and expertise, a Pentagon official said. Robert J. Butler, deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyber policy, testified before the Senate Committee on […] More

  • Israel Stands Up Cyber Command - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Israel Stands Up Cyber Command

    Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday announced the stand up of a cyber command to protect the nation against cyber attacks on digital infrastructure and to boost the competitiveness of local industries specializing in high-tech security, Reuters reports. The new National Cybernetic Taskforce will have access to a budget of “hundreds of millions of shekels” […] More

  • Gen. Alexander: Cybersecurity Needs More than Just Defense - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Gen. Alexander: Cybersecurity Needs More than Just Defense

    With at least 5,000 new pieces of malware show up online a day, simply deploying a firewall and fixing things when they break isn’t good enough, according to U.S. Cyber Command and National Security Agency head Gen. Keith B. Alexander. “We can no longer depend on a static defense,” said Alexander, spoke at the University […] More

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    Cyber Commander Sees DoD Cloud Shift

    While U.S. Cyber Command’s Keith Alexander testified before Congress and advocated the Defense Department’s move to cloud computing, three companies announced a strategic alliance to address the security concerns that have impeded the progress of the commander's proposal, C4ISR Journal reported. Alexander, who also heads the National Security Agency, told a House subcommittee he believes […] More

  • CyberCom Blocks Access to Streaming Video; YouTube No Go for DoD Workers - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    CyberCom Blocks Access to Streaming Video; YouTube No Go for DoD Workers

    The U.S. Cyber Command has restricted Defense Department workers’ access to  streaming-video websites such as YouTube, Amazon and Googlevideo, according to The Associated Press. Officials say the overwhelming demand to see the Japan earthquake is using up the much-needed bandwidth already weakened by Internet problems in that region of the world. Cyber Command has directed […] More

  • Navy Intel Chief: Next Decade Will See Focus on Nonkinetic Info Capabilities - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Navy Intel Chief: Next Decade Will See Focus on Nonkinetic Info Capabilities

    “Information as warfare” demands operational commanders to employ intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance to dominate the information realm even as they direct combat actions, according to the Navy’s senior intelligence officer. Vice Adm. David J. “Jack” Dorsett, the director of naval intelligence and deputy chief of naval operations for information dominance, spoke Wednesday to defense writers […] More

  • Integral Systems Picks Up Cyber Command Deal - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Integral Systems Picks Up Cyber Command Deal

    Integral Systems, Inc., has announced its services organization, Integral Systems Service Solutions, has been awarded a contract by the United States Strategic Command to provide worldwide interference geolocation services. Also called IS3, the organization will provide U.S. Cyber Command, a sub-unified command subordinate to USSTRATCOM, with commercial satellite geolocation services. “The USSTRATCOM and USCYBERCOM missions […] More

  • Cyber Command Now Fully Operational - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cyber Command Now Fully Operational

    Department of Defense announced yesterday U.S. Cyber Command has achieved full operational capability. To achieve the new FOC status, the command had to complete a number of critical tasks to ensure it could handle its mission, which includes directing activities to operate and defend DoD networks. “I am confident in the great service members and […] More

  • US Army Col. Jim Barrineau Joins Apptis as VP for Cyber Initiatives - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    US Army Col. Jim Barrineau Joins Apptis as VP for Cyber Initiatives

    Apptis, Inc., a provider of IT and communications services to government and industry, announced retired U.S. Army Col. James “Jim” Barrineau has joined the company as vice president for strategic cyber initiatives. In this role, he will work with Apptis teams and the company’s customers to develop integrated cyber solutions to meet unique needs of […] More

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