Tag Archives: National Protection and Programs Directorate

DHS to Host Industry Day for Cybersecurity Contractors

The Office of Cybersecurity and Communications within the Department of Homeland Security‘s National Protection and Programs Directorate will host an industry day to discuss cybersecurity efforts, goals and industry partnerships. The event will take place August 16 and seek to establish effective communication with the cybersecurity industry, DHS said Wednesday in …

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ViON to Help DHS Directorate Implement Data Storage & Disaster Recovery Tech

The Department of Homeland Security has selected ViON to deploy a data storage and disaster recovery platform to DHS’ National Protection and Programs Directorate. ViON said Thursday it will supply the company-built DataAdapt platform to add compute and processing power to systems that support NPPD data analytics tools. DataAdapt will work to help …

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DHS Opens Application Period on Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative for 2017

The Department of Homeland Security is accepting applications from current undergraduate and graduate students who are interested to join the 2017 Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative that aims to develop and expand the agency’s future cybersecurity workforce. DHS said Dec. 19 the selected students will receive hands-on experience and exposure to cybersecurity operations …

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Doug Harlow Named an ACT I Executive Program Manager; Michael Niggel Comments

Doug Harlow, formerly a business development executive at Advanced Concepts and Technologies International, has been named executive program manager for the acquisition management services company’s contract with the Department of Homeland Security‘s national protection and programs directorate. ACT I said Harlow will oversee program management and service delivery efforts and serve as the primary …

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FCW: DHS Calls Off $675M Competition for Cyber Services Contract

The Department of Homeland Security has informed vendors that it has cancelled the agency’s $675 million Cyber Centric Mission Support Services acquisition program, FCW reported Tuesday. Mark Rockwell writes the contract would have covered administrative and technical support to DHS’ Office of Cybersecurity and Communications as well as its National Protection and Programs Directorate. …

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DHS to Recruit 140 Cyber Warriors to Defend US Networks, Systems

The Department of Homeland Security is planning to amp up its cybersecurity workforce by more than 50 percent in efforts to spearhead governmentwide efforts to secure federal networks against cyber attacks as detailed in the Obama administration’s recent cybersecurity proposal. Testifying before a Senate committee on Monday, Phillip Reitinger, deputy …

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