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  • A ‘Good Scout’ Makes a Great Leader: Michael Hayden of The Chertoff Group - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    A ‘Good Scout’ Makes a Great Leader: Michael Hayden of The Chertoff Group

    Michael Hayden, a principal at global advisory services firm The Chertoff Group, was honored by the National Capital Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America with the Technology Good Scout Award in November 2016. At Chertoff, the retired four-star general is focused on technological intelligence and counterintelligence, global political and terrorist risk analysis as […] More

  • Forcepoint to Hold Cybersecurity Leadership Forum in April - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Forcepoint to Hold Cybersecurity Leadership Forum in April

    Forcepoint is set to conduct the Cybersecurity Leadership Forum on April 11 at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, Virginia, to facilitate discussions on cyber threats and strategies with security professionals and leaders from industry, federal and state government agencies, defense and intelligence communities. Michael Hayden, a retired U.S. Air Force general; Theresa Payton, former chief information […] More

  • Security Magazine Lists 19 Most Influential People in Security for 2016 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Security Magazine Lists 19 Most Influential People in Security for 2016

    Security Magazine has unveiled its list of the 19 Most Influential People in Security for 2016 in an article published Sept. 1. Diane Ritchey writes colleagues and associates nominated the top security leaders based on leadership qualities and the impact of their security projects and programs on shareholders, their organizations, their peers, the public and the overall security landscape. The […] More

  • New Coalition of Retired Service Officials to Advocate for Changes to Gun Ownership Background Check Laws - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    New Coalition of Retired Service Officials to Advocate for Changes to Gun Ownership Background Check Laws

    Former Rep. Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords and retired U.S. Navy Capt. Mark Kelly have formed a coalition of retired military officers that aims to urge political leaders to help prevent gun violence by addressing loopholes in laws and regulations on gun ownership-related background checks. Giffords and Kelly, also a retired NASA astronaut, named the members of the […] More

  • Chad Sweet: Chertoff Group Event to Highlight New Cyber Defense Approaches - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Chad Sweet: Chertoff Group Event to Highlight New Cyber Defense Approaches

    The Chertoff Group will host the “Beyond CDM – Transitioning to an Active Cyber Defense” conference on Nov. 4 to discuss cyber defense measures across industry and government as part of the Chertoff Group Security Series. The company said Wednesday it expects the event to bring together business and security leaders to share new approaches in threat analysis, intelligence and automated defense and mitigation as well […] More

  • MarkLogic Government Summit Features Former CIA Head Hayden - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    MarkLogic Government Summit Features Former CIA Head Hayden

    The 2011 MarkLogic Government Summit is shaping up to be a formidable event. The Big Data analytics company announced that retired Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden, former CIA director, and Bob Flores, former CIA chief technology officer and current president and CEO of Applicology Inc., will be the keynote speakers addressing the summit. Hayden was […] More

  • Intelligence Community Convenes for Security Forum - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Intelligence Community Convenes for Security Forum

    With the elimination of Osama bin Laden, concerns of retaliatory strikes are growing. Add to that the anniversary of Sept. 11 quickly approaching and the United State“™s military involvement in the Middle East continuing to anger America“™s enemies, it“™s no wonder the Intelligence Community is bracing for some type of attack. While the Department of […] More

  • Michael Hayden: Cyber Threat Info Too Secretive - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Michael Hayden: Cyber Threat Info Too Secretive

    Too much information on cybersecurity vulnerabilities is classified, and it is much easier to learn about kinetic threats from federal agencies than to learn about cyber threats, according to the former head of the CIA. Writing for the Air Force“™s Strategic Studies Quarterly, retired four-star Gen. Michael Hayden discussed the future of all things cyber, […] More

  • 'Need to Know' Not Necessarily Safer - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ‘Need to Know’ Not Necessarily Safer

    The government is in the business of keeping secrets. As we saw with the latest WikiLeaks debacle, those secrets are become harder and harder for the government to keep. Calls for transparency and open communication between agencies in the wake of terrorist plots seem laudable, even practical. Sharing vital information is paramount to successful security. […] More

  • Hayden: America Most-Feared Nation in Cyberspace - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Hayden: America Most-Feared Nation in Cyberspace

    In an interview with PBS, former CIA and National Security Agency Director Michael V. Hayden cited a survey that concluded the United States is the most-feared country in cyberspace. “[T]here was a survey done not too many months ago,” Hayden told PBS. “They asked the citizens of some cyber-savvy nations around the world, who do […] More

  • Hayden: Cyberspace is 'Lawless' - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Hayden: Cyberspace is 'Lawless'

    Cyberspace has become a lawless environment without any natural technical barriers to protect information, requiring every user to assume a personal responsibility for firewalls, said Gen. Michael V. Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency and of the CIA. In an interview with PBS, Hayden spoke about the cyber threat and his reluctance to […] More

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