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  • IT Industry Council Names Public Sector Division“™s National Security Chief, Global Policy Managers in Series of Exec Moves - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IT Industry Council Names Public Sector Division“™s National Security Chief, Global Policy Managers in Series of Exec Moves

    The Information Technology Industry Council has named several executives to lead its public sector, environment and sustainability, and global policy teams in an effort to expand ITI“™s advocacy programs within the technology industry. ITI said Wednesday Jonathan Clifford, formerly senior policy adviser to Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-New Jersey), will serve as director of national security at ITI“™s […] More

  • GSA Seeks Proposals for Domain Name Registry Mgmt Effort - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    GSA Seeks Proposals for Domain Name Registry Mgmt Effort

    The General Services Administration has kicked off its search for a contractor to assist in the management of the domain name registry and registrar service for federal agencies, state and local governments and native sovereign nations. GSA seeks companies to aid in domain registration, perform website hosting, accept and store authorization letters, set  up point […] More

  • Neustar to Apply for Top-Level Domain - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Neustar to Apply for Top-Level Domain

    Neustar is joining the likes of global brands such as Canon and Hitachi, applying for a new generic top-level domain following Monday“™s approval of the new gTLD guidebook by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. Acquisition of its own brand-specific gTLD will provide the company more visibility, allowing it to be seen on […] More

  • Report: Web Hosts Common Target of Phishers - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Web Hosts Common Target of Phishers

    Nearly 40 percent of web hosts were repeat victims of phishing attacks that resulted in the placing of malware on their server platforms, according to a new report by the Internet Policy Committee of the Anti-Phishing Working Group. Thirty-seven percent of respondents said their websites had phishing or spoof sites planted on their web servers […] More

  • DEFCON Founder Jeff Moss Joins ICANN - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DEFCON Founder Jeff Moss Joins ICANN

    The Internet Center for Assigned Names and Numbers announced last week it has named Jeff Moss, the founder of DEFCON and the Black Hat Conference, to head its security efforts. Moss, a self-proclaimed hacker for more than 20 years, will serve as ICANN‘s vice president and chief security officer. His  previous professional roles include serving […] More

  • Fresh Crop of 340 Undecillion IP Addresses Now Available - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Fresh Crop of 340 Undecillion IP Addresses Now Available

    It’s official: The Internet recently ran out of IPv4 Internet addresses. But fear not, there’s a new round of addresses and it looks like they won’t exhaust anytime soon, with the introduction of 340 undecillion new, fresh addresses. If you haven’t heard of undecillion before, it means a trillion trillion, which is notably more than […] More

  • Cyber Cops Want Stricter Rules on Domain Registration - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cyber Cops Want Stricter Rules on Domain Registration

    International police would like stricter rules surrounding domain registration in order to facilitate finding and acting against cyber criminals. If industry fails to regulate, governments might be forced to, the police warn. During 38th public meeting of ICANN in Brussels, Belgium, police from four agencies said that domain registrars should crack down on criminals that […] More

  • Daily Government Contracting Recap - May 6, 2010 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Daily Government Contracting Recap – May 6, 2010

    Bill Bodie resigned from KBR. GSA Administrator Martha Johnson wants a carbon-neutral government. President Obama signed the Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act. This French cyber expert says he “lives in a world of nightmares.” Non-latin characters are coming to the internet as ICANN opens up its registration. Brunei needs better cybersecurity. Raytheon, Wyle and Alion […] More

  • Non-Latin Addresses Go Live as ICANN Opens Up Internet - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Non-Latin Addresses Go Live as ICANN Opens Up Internet

    Arab speaking countries are leading the charge into web addresses in non-Latin script, as ICANN, the Internet regulator, has opened up the Internet to non-Latin script web addresses for the first time. Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are the first three nations to have ‘country codes’ in Arabic script. Over twenty countries […] More

  • ICANN Raises Issues with DNS Redirect - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ICANN Raises Issues with DNS Redirect

    The International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has denounced the use of domain name system redirect requests. ICANN raised significant questions about its exploitation by cyber criminals and privacy issues. According to an article by ComputerWorld, the DNS redirect system operates as follows: “Rather than return an error message for DNS (Domain Name […] More

  • ICANN Internationalized: Potential Security Problems - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ICANN Internationalized: Potential Security Problems

    Late in October, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), approved the use of non-Latin characters in web domain addresses. This move was widely hailed throughout the world, but may have an unforeseen cost. The Information Systems Audit and Control Association has raised some significant concerns surrounding the move. By allowing non-Latin scripts, […] More

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