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  • BAE to Help Maintain, Repair Estonia's Infantry Fighting Vehicles - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE to Help Maintain, Repair Estonia’s Infantry Fighting Vehicles

    Estonia’s center for defense investment has inked long-term contracts with BAE Systems for the company to help maintain and sustain the country’s fleet of infantry fighting vehicles. BAE said Wednesday the agreements will cover configuration management, maintenance, repair and spare parts production support services 44 CV9035 IFVs the Estonian government procured in 2014 from the Netherlands. The company noted that Estonia is one of […] More

  • Raytheon-NCSA Study: Election-Related Threats Fueling Interest in Cyber Careers - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon-NCSA Study: Election-Related Threats Fueling Interest in Cyber Careers

    A study commissioned by Raytheon and the National Cyber Security Alliance indicates cyber threats against the U.S. presidential election have helped boost interest in cybersecurity careers among young adults. Raytheon said Wednesday Zogby Analytics conducted the “Securing Our Future: Closing the Cybersecurity Talent Gap” survey which involves 3,779 respondents aged 18 to 26 from the U.S. and worldwide. “Millennials see […] More

  • NATO Agency, AFCEA International to Address Euro-Atlantic Security at Estonia Conference - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NATO Agency, AFCEA International to Address Euro-Atlantic Security at Estonia Conference

    Participants from NATO’s communications and information agency and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association International will host a conference in Estonia to discuss new strategies to address Euro-Atlantic security and cyber threats. The international event called NITEC will include panel discussions with Estonia’s president Toomas Hendrick Ilves and Adm. Michael Rogers, U.S. Cyber Command director and National Security Agency […] More

  • Unisys-Led Consortium Wins eu-LISA IT Support Contracts; Mark Forman Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Unisys-Led Consortium Wins eu-LISA IT Support Contracts; Mark Forman Comments

    A Unisys-led consortium in Belgium has received two four-year contracts worth $53 million combined to support the European Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. The company said Thursday its Consortium U2 subsidiary and partner Uni Systems will provide IT services in support of eu-LISA’s border management, asylum management and internal security programs. […] More

  • Tom Vecchiolla: Raytheon, Estonia's Military Forge Cyber Partnership - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Tom Vecchiolla: Raytheon, Estonia’s Military Forge Cyber Partnership

    Raytheon and Estonia’s military have entered into a long-term arrangement to partner on cybersecurity initiatives following talks on bilateral defense cooperation in a recent Washington visit by Estonian Defense Secretary Mikk Marran. “Combining Estonia’s world class information technology infrastructure with Raytheon’s cyber security expertise will result in new opportunities to address the most challenging cyber threats on a global scale,” Tom […] More

  • DLA Picks Mina Jet Fuel Supply for DoD Assets in Eastern Europe; Zack Friedman Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DLA Picks Mina Jet Fuel Supply for DoD Assets in Eastern Europe; Zack Friedman Comments

    Mina Group subsidiary Red Star Enterprises has landed two Defense Department contracts to deliver petroleum products to Poland, Lithuania and Estonia. The Defense Logistics Agency awarded the projects three months after handing Red Star the jet fuel supply contract for DoD assets in Latvia, Mina Group said Sept. 15. Executives of the indicated that the […] More

  • Estonia President Ilves: Intellectual Property Main Target in Cyber Warfare - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Estonia President Ilves: Intellectual Property Main Target in Cyber Warfare

    Cyber threats have changed the face of war but Estonia’s president suggests the greatest threats are not to military targets and critical infrastructure, but intellectual property instead, GCN reports.  Estonia’s President Toomas Hendrik Ilves said at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington Thursday that there is too much focus on the military side […] More

  • Biggest Cyber Threat? Cyber Expert, Ambassador to US Point to Nation-States - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Biggest Cyber Threat? Cyber Expert, Ambassador to US Point to Nation-States

    Rogue hackers pose a problem for the nation’s cyber defenses, but according to a cybersecurity expert and an ambassador to the U.S., the biggest threat comes from much larger forces. At a Thursday event, Dmitri Alperovitch, president of Asymmetric Cyber Operations LLC, put nation states ahead of other threats such as terrorist groups, hacktivist collectives […] More

  • Estonian Telecom Services Provider Fights Off Cyber Attack - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Estonian Telecom Services Provider Fights Off Cyber Attack

    An unidentified hacker launched a cyber attack against Estonian telecom service provider Elion’s email system, attempting to gain access to 70,000 client accounts, Estonian Public Broadcasting reports. An investigation determined the intruder failed to access passwords and content. The attack, which came from outside of Estonia, was the largest cyber attack Elion has experienced, the […] More

  • US Intel to Open Cyber Office in Estonia - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    US Intel to Open Cyber Office in Estonia

    U.S. intelligence is scheduled to open an office in Tallinn, Estonia, this week to help fight the battle against cyber crime, the U.S. embassy in Estonia announced today. “Estonia was selected as the site for the new Secret Service office due to both the investigative nexus it provides in combating cyber and financial crimes, as […] More

  • Estonia Fights Cyber Threat with Volunteer Cyber Army - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Estonia Fights Cyber Threat with Volunteer Cyber Army

    When other countries struggle to find skilled cybersecurity professionals to safeguard networks and systems, Estonia is the first nation in the world to tap a volunteer cyber workforce of programmers, computer scientists and software engineers as defenders of the nation’s digital battlefield. Called the Cyber Defense League, the volunteer organization in wartime functions under a […] More

  • Cost of 'Web War I': 10 Million Euros - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cost of 'Web War I': 10 Million Euros

    New documents released by WikiLeaks reveal the 2007 cyber attacks against Estonia, also called Web War I, cost the nation’s largest bank Hansabank at least 10 million euros, nearly $13 million, according to Baltic Business News. According to a memo leaked by the whistle-blower website, the impact of the cyber attack on SEB and Estonian news organizations was […] More

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