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    House Intel Chair: Cyber Offense Leaves Private Sector Nets Vulnerable

    The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee is claiming that reports about the U.S. facilitating cyber attacks against Iran require some skepticism, AOL Defense reports. During remarks at Bloomberg Government event, Rep. Mike Rogers addressed a reported partnership between the U.S. and Israel to develop the Stuxnet and Flame viruses. Stuxnet targeted Iranian industrial systems, […] More

  • DHS Cyber Vet Greg Garcia Forms Cloud Security, Big Data Firm - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DHS Cyber Vet Greg Garcia Forms Cloud Security, Big Data Firm

    Former Homeland Security Department assistant secretary for cybersecurity Greg Garcia has formed a new cyber business development advisory firm called Garcia Cyber Partners. GCP said Tuesday it will target government cyber contracts for banking cloud security and big data solutions. Garcia added the firm will also focus on identity management and fraud solutions. Prior to the […] More

  • CSC's James Sheaffer Advises House Cybersecurity Subcommittee on the Cloud - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    CSC’s James Sheaffer Advises House Cybersecurity Subcommittee on the Cloud

    James Sheaffer, president of CSC North American Public Sector and vice-chair for the TechAmerica Foundation's Commission on the Leadership Opportunity in the U.S. Deployment of the Cloud, testified before the House Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies on the security implications of cloud computing. According to Sheaffer, the federal budget climate provides incentive for government agencies to […] More

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    Rep Langevin on House Caucus Website Launch

    Earlier this month, the House Cyber Caucus launched a website to raise cybersecurity awareness and serve as a forum for congressional members to cooperate on cyber legislation. The website will provide news update on a number of cyber-related issues, Rep. Jim Langevin, founder and co-chairman of the House Cyber Caucus, told Federal News Radio. “We’ll […] More

  • House Cyber Caucus Launches Website - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    House Cyber Caucus Launches Website

    The House Cybersecurity Caucus has launched a new website to raise awareness regarding cybersecurity issues and serve as a forum for members of Congress to work together on cybersecurity legislation. Co-chairs of the caucus, Reps. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., and Mike McCaul, R-Texas, said they would like the website to be used as a forum for […] More

  • Committee Approves Cybersecurity Overhaul Bill - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Committee Approves Cybersecurity Overhaul Bill

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved a bill that would overhaul the current federal cybersecurity laws. The bill will provide for continuous network monitoring, create permanent positions for federal CTO and Cyber Coordinator and remove the paper work driven compliance system. “This has truly been a bipartisan effort. This is a very good […] More

  • House Committee Approves Restructuring of NIST - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    House Committee Approves Restructuring of NIST

    A bill approved by a House Committee Wednesday could result in the first restructuring of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in around twenty years. The House Science and Technology Committee has approved the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act, which looks to promote the current director of NIST, Patrick Gallagher, to the position of […] More

  • EPIC Submits Statement to Congress on Google-NSA Relationship - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    EPIC Submits Statement to Congress on Google-NSA Relationship

    The Electronic Privacy Information Center has issued a statement to the House Foreign Affairs Committee regarding the recent revelations surrounding the Google-NSA relationship. The statement asked the committee to conduct an investigation into the relationship between Google and NSA, urged the committee to support the ratification of the Council of Europe privacy convention and requested […] More

  • House Passes Cybersecurity Bill - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    House Passes Cybersecurity Bill

    The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the first cybersecurity bill, 422 to 5. The bill, HR 4061, known as the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act, will now be sent to the Senate for approval. Rep. Dan Lipinski (D, IL), the sponsor of the bill, said: “The amount of time all of us spend on the Internet, […] More

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