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  • CompTIA Study: Companies Work to Align Security Strategies with IT Operations - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    CompTIA Study: Companies Work to Align Security Strategies with IT Operations

    More than half of 500 U.S. information technology security professionals who responded to a Computing Technology Industry Association survey said their companies have changed their security approaches based on IT operation changes. CompTIA said Tuesday its Practices of Security Professionals study also found that 43 percent of respondents prioritize other technology needs in their companies over security. “Far more than half […] More

  • Raytheon|Websense Releases Top Cyber Risk Predictions for 2016 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon|Websense Releases Top Cyber Risk Predictions for 2016

    Raytheon|Websense reports Internet of Things devices, mobile payment technology, generic top-level domains, data theft prevention, cybersecurity insurance and hacktivism are some of the trends information technology professionals should watch for in 2016. The company said Wednesday hacktivists could target political campaigns, platforms and candidates for next year’s U.S. presidential race with social engineering tactics. The adoption of […] More

  • DHS Taps Northrop, UTC, HRL Labs to Help Develop Mobile User Authentication Tools - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DHS Taps Northrop, UTC, HRL Labs to Help Develop Mobile User Authentication Tools

    Northrop Grumman, United Technologies Corp.‘s research center and HRL Laboratories have received contracts to help the U.S. Department of Homeland Security develop user authentication platforms for mobile devices, Fedscoop reported Thursday. Greg Otto writes DHS awarded $2.2 million to HRL, $1.7 million to Northrop and $790,000 to United Technologies Research Center. Northrop will develop a machine learning-based […] More

  • FireEye's Kevin Mandia: Employee Training Key to Cyber Threat Detection - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    FireEye's Kevin Mandia: Employee Training Key to Cyber Threat Detection

    FireEye President Kevin Mandia has recommended enterprises emphasize training of employees in order to build up the human aspects of cyber threat detection efforts, CNBC reported Sunday. The goal is for 10 percent of a tainted email’s recipient to alert security staff to a potential threat, Mandia told CNBC. He told the network one factor that helps hackers […] More

  • CGI Develops Emergency Response System in Estonia; Avo Kask Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    CGI Develops Emergency Response System in Estonia; Avo Kask Comments

    CGI has worked with several Estonian agencies to develop and implement a new emergency response system in an effort to shorten response times in public safety missions. The system incorporates a digital map fixed in the control rooms of the Estonian emergency response center and within rescue vehicles and ambulances to display information about incidents […] More

  • Jay Emmanuel: In-Q-Tel, Apkudo Sign Mobile Tester Development Deal - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Jay Emmanuel: In-Q-Tel, Apkudo Sign Mobile Tester Development Deal

    In-Q-Tel and Apkudo have formed a strategic alliance to bring the latter’s mobile device and application testing technology to the U.S. federal market. Apkudo is developing a platform designed to help mobile device operators test apps in different simulated environments, IQT said Wednesday. “Just like the private sector, use of mobile devices and applications in the […] More

  • MarketsandMarkets: Mobile Cloud Market to Grow $47B in 2019 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    MarketsandMarkets: Mobile Cloud Market to Grow $47B in 2019

    MarketsandMarkets has projected the global mobile cloud market to reach $46.9 billion in value by 2019. The forecast indicates that the mobile cloud market will grow by a compound annual growth rate of 37.8 percent from $9.43 billion in 2014, the market researcher said Tuesday. MarketsandMarkets attributes the rise of the mobile cloud era to expansions in […] More

  • S. Danny Rajan: Exelis Extends Gorgon Stare Infrared Sensor Range - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    S. Danny Rajan: Exelis Extends Gorgon Stare Infrared Sensor Range

    Exelis will provide five additional infrared sensors for the U.S. military's wide-area unmanned surveillance program under a $25 million contract. The Gorgon Stare infrared sensing technology is designed to facilitate a five-mile diametrical coverage area from the previous increment of 2.5 miles in range, Exelis said Wednesday. S. Danny Rajan, director of regional surveillance at Exelis, […] More

  • Bob Fecteau: SAIC Adopts BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 Server - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Bob Fecteau: SAIC Adopts BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 Server

    Science Applications International Corp. has implemented the BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 platform to manage and secure corporate mobile devices that run on BlackBerry, Apple iOS and Android operating systems. SAIC has also deployed BlackBerry 10 smartphones and a Secure Work Space containerization platform that works to separate business and personal data, BlackBerry said Monday. “Implementing BlackBerry’s […] More

  • Lloyd Treinish: IBM Weather Analytics Tech Helps Farmers Conserve Water - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lloyd Treinish: IBM Weather Analytics Tech Helps Farmers Conserve Water

    An IBM weather analytics technology has been adopted by the Flint River Partnership to aid in water conservation efforts along the lower portion of Georgia’s Flint River basin. The Flint River Partnership uses IBM’s Deep Thunder climate forecasting tool to help farmers manage irrigation scheduling as well as minimize the impact of drought, IBM said […] More

  • NC County Adopts Microsoft Cloud, Mobile Tools - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NC County Adopts Microsoft Cloud, Mobile Tools

    Microsoft is helping government employees in North Carolina’s Mecklenburg County perform business transactions and public services with the company’s software suite, cloud and mobile offerings. Mecklenburg County is using the Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Surface Pro devices and Windows Azure cloud platform, Microsoft said Wednesday. The county’s Food Services Department uses Microsoft's products for food and restaurant inspectors to run state applications and medical examiners […] More

  • Randy Siegel: Security, Privacy, Mobility Mgmt Among Prevailing Themes at Mobile World Congress - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Randy Siegel: Security, Privacy, Mobility Mgmt Among Prevailing Themes at Mobile World Congress

    The 2014 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain was dominated by security, privacy and mobile device management integration themes, Information Week reported Tuesday. Randy Siegel, founder of Center Circle Consultants and a principal at Acommence Advisors, writes MWC participants have become interested in security products following recent reports of mobile device hacking and government surveillance […] More

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