Tag Archives: Cyber

Raytheon’s Thomas Kennedy: DoD-Industry Collaboration Essential to Address Cyber Threats

Raytheon CEO Thomas Kennedy said at an Aerospace Industry Association event held on Capitol Hill that the Defense Department and companies should partner in efforts to fix potential cyber vulnerabilities in military systems and develop future professionals to support cyberharderning efforts. He also called on DoD policymakers and industry leaders to collaborate to help small …

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Elbit Systems Plans Cyberbit Business Reorganization in Defense, Commercial Market Growth Push

Elbit Systems has announced plans to reorganize its Cyberbit subsidiary as part of a push to help address a growing demand for cybersecurity products and services in both the defense and commercial sectors. Cyberbit’s defense cyber intelligence and cybersecurity business will operate under Elbit Systems’ land and C4I division effective Jan. 1 …

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Northrop to Help Air Force Test North Pole EHF Satcom System

Northrop Grumman has received a $22.6 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to provide testing support for a system designed to manage strategic and tactical satellites communications in the North Polar region. The Defense Department said Friday Northrop’s information systems unit will help the military branch test the Enhanced Polar System …

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Cyxtera’s Greg Touhill: Data ‘Overclassification’ Can Delay Govt Cyber Incident Response

Greg Touhill, president of Cyxtera Technologies‘ federal group, has said that overclassifying information can slow down the federal government’s response to cybersecurity challenges, MeriTalk reported Wednesday. He told audience at the AFCEA Homeland Security Conference held Tuesday he believes data overclassification prevents the government from formulating strategies to mitigate security threats. The …

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ManTech Cyber Training Platform Achieves Full Operational Capability; Kevin Phillips Comments

ManTech International has achieved full operational capability for a military-grade cyber range designed to help government customers test, evaluate and train with cybersecurity tools. The company said Wednesday it developed the Advanced Cyber Range Environment to examine preparedness of customer networks to defend against security threats. Kevin Phillips, president and chief …

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DARPA’s Information Innovation Office Seeks Cyber, Analytics, Symbiosis Research Concepts

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s information innovation office has begun to seek research concepts in the areas of cyber, analytics and symbiosis that aim to provide the U.S. and its allies information advantage. A broad agency announcement posted Friday on FedBizOpps says I2O is interested in unconventional research approaches that …

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CICP’s Applied Research Institute to Invest in Microelectronics R&D

A newly established institute of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership Foundation will invest approximately $3.5 million over the next two years to support research and development efforts on microelectronics, Government Technology reported Friday. The Applied Research Institute will look to create microelectronics technologies that can mitigate counterfeit challenges and cyber attacks …

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Siemens, International Society of Automation Partner to Promote Industrial Cyber Practices

Siemens has entered a global partnership with the International Society of Automation to spread awareness on the industry’s global standards and cybersecurity requirements. The two organizations will exchange strategies and best practices related to industrial security and the protection of the automation environment in conjunction with the International Electrotechnical Commission 62443 standard …

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Computer Marketing Associates to Offer Unisys Security Software in Federal Sector

Unisys has partnered with Computer Marketing Associates to offer a suite of security software products along with professional services to the federal government. CMA will market the Unisys Stealth software to agencies via the Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement V and Chief Information Officer–Commodities and Solutions contract vehicles, Unisys said Thursday. NASA and the …

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CACI Gets $51M Air Force Software Devt Support Task Order; Ken Asbury Comments

CACI International has won a three-year, $51 million task order under the Network-Centric Solutions-2 contract vehicle to provide software development support for the U.S. Air Force‘s 90th Cyberspace Operations Squadron. The company said Wednesday it will also continue to help 90th COS manage software for the Air, Space, and Cyberspace Constructive Environment–Information Operations …

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SecurityScorecard Report: Public Sector Lags Behind Other Industries in Overall Cybersecurity

A new report by SecurityScorecard says the government sector ranked third to last in overall cybersecurity compared with 17 industries. The 2017 U.S. State and Federal Government Report evaluates the cybersecurity capabilities of more than 500 U.S. federal, state and local government agencies against the practices of industries such as transportation, finance, energy …

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SSL’s Mike Gold: Public-Private Collaboration Key for Satellite Cybersecurity, Encryption

Mike Gold, vice president of operations at Space Systems Loral, has said he believes public and private sector organizations should collaborate in efforts to strengthen the cybersecurity and encryption capacity of U.S. satellites, Washington Examiner reported Thursday. “In terms of encryption, one of the issues — and really opportunities — …

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