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  • Black Kite Study: 72% of Defense Contractors Experience Credential Leaks Over 90-Day Period - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Black Kite Study: 72% of Defense Contractors Experience Credential Leaks Over 90-Day Period

    Seventy-two percent of the 100 U.S. defense companies included in a Black Kite analysis have at least one credential that has been compromised within a 90-day period, the cyber risk monitoring company said in its new report. The “Centralizing Supply Chain Cybersecurity: U.S. Federal Government Risk in 2022” report indicates the number of contractors that […] More

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    Study: Nearly Half of Contractors Expect Growth Opportunities With DOD Cybersecurity Compliance

    Almost 50 percent of contractors told a joint survey by Apptega and SecureStrux they forecast that completing the Department of Defense's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program would open up new opportunities for business growth. Data from the CMMC Preparation Study, published Tuesday, showed that two-thirds of participants believe their organizations could build a competitive advantage by accelerating efforts toward achieving CMMC compliance.

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    PwC Offers Strategies for Defense Contractors That Seek Emerging Market Opportunities

    PwC‘s strategy and consulting team has suggested various strategies the group believes can help defense companies win contracts in emerging countries such as Saudi Arabia, India, South Korea and Japan. PwC advisers Randy Starr and Anurag Garg wrote in a 2017 trend report they forecast that defense contractors will increasingly seek business with individual nations as military budgets in traditional defense […] More

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    Moody’s: Commercial Aircraft Demand to Offset Tight US Defense Spending

    Moody’s Investors Service has forecasts that high demand for large commercial airplanes will continue to offset the impact of U.S. military spending cuts on defense contractors. The credit rating agency has also offered a stable outlook for the aerospace and defense industry in the firm’s “Commercial Growth to Offset Tough, But Improving, Defense Environment” report, Moody’s […] More

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    Visiongain Forecasts ‘Stable Growth’ for Military Ground Vehicle MRO Services Through 2025

    Global spending on maintenance, repair and overhaul services for military ground vehicles is projected to show steady growth over the next 10 years, according to a new Visiongain report. Visiongain said Monday it forecasts that investments in military land vehicle MRO programs worldwide would reach $7.4 billion this year. The research firm also predicts military […] More

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    Industry Backs DoD’s New Unclassified Data Security Rules; Frank Kendall Comments

    Some private sector advocates support a Defense Department policy change requiring contractors to implement cybersecurity measures and report hacking incidents that result in unclassified data losses, the Washington Post reported Sunday. Marjorie Censer writes the Pentagon issued the rule to better safeguard technical information at the controlled unclassified network level. “Defense contractors throughout the department's […] More

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    Serco Receives Pentagon Industrial Security Excellence Award; Ed Casey Comments

    Serco‘s U.S. subsidiary has received an award from a Defense Department organization, acknowledging the company’s work to establish security measures and best practices. The company is among 24 recipients of the Defense Security Service‘s James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Achievement Award, Serco said July 12. “We are honored to receive the Cogswell Award in recognition […] More

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    DoD Budget Recommendations Under Fire

    Last month, the Defense Business Board released a package of recommendations that outlined several cost-cutting methods in which the department could free up money in its budgets. The set of proposals, which followed Secretary of Defense Robert Gates' call to tighten the defense spending budget, immediately went under attack by legislators who claimed that some […] More

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    DoD Wants Contractors to be ‘doing more without more’

    The Department of Defense is looking to tighten its belt on department spending, a decrease of about $100 billion over the next five fiscal years. Ashton B. Carter, under secretary of defense for acquisition, held a meeting yesterday with government contractors and lobbyists at the Pentagon to discuss how the industry could cut waste to […] More

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    David Berteau of CSIS: 2010 defense budget heating up

    Congressional activity over the 2010 defense budget is heating up. On July 30, the House of Representatives passed a defense spending bill for fiscal year 2010 that included money for four programs the Obama administration opposed. Now it's up to the Senate to come up with a version of the legislation that meets with White […] More

  • Models of CTOs: which role matches your business needs?

    In his classic work describing the state of the Chief Technology Officer discipline “The Role of the CTO“, Tom Berray of Cabot Consultants articulates four models of CTOs: The Infrastructure Manager The Big Thinker The Technology Visionary and Operations Manager The External-facing Technologist These well defined models were based on discussions with hundreds of technologists […] More

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