Tag Archives: NSA

NSA, Parsons Facilitate 2016 Cyber Defense Exercise; Mary Ann Hopkins Comments

The National Security Agency and Parsons teamed up Monday to launch a four-day cybersecurity competition at the company’s Columbia, Md. cyber center for students from military institutions. At least 150 competitors participate in the Cyber Defense Exercise that tests their ability to defend computer networks against network security intrusions or compromises, the …

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Capella University, Pearson to Issue Digital Badges for NSA/DHS Master’s Program Students

Capella University has collaborated with Pearson to issue digital badges that utilizes the latter company’s Acclaim platform for students under the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security master’s program. Badges issued through Acclaim will record professional skills its students have gained through coursework and certificate programs and be available for delivery to potential …

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Belkin Gets NIAP Security Certification for KVM Switches

Belkin has obtained a security certification from the National Information Assurance Partnership for its portfolio of keyboard, video and mouse switches. The Playa Vista, Calif.-based company’s Secure KVM Switching platforms secured the Common Criteria accreditation through NIAP’s protection profile for Peripheral Sharing Switch Version 3.0, Belkin said Friday. NIAP, a National Security …

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GCN: Unisys Stealth Security Software Near NSA Classified Programs Approval

The National Security Agency is in the contracting and evaluation phase of its evaluation of Unisys‘ Stealth security software platform that is now available for use in classified programs, GCN reported Thursday. Mark Pomerleau writes NSA is looking to add Stealth to the agency’s Commercial Solutions for Classified Program Components List “Once they validate the commercial …

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Raytheon-Sponsored Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Kicks Off; David Wajsgras Comments

The Raytheon-sponsored 2016 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition for 2016 will start Monday in an initiative to educate and develop both current talent and future generations of cybersecurity workers. “Now more than ever before, the U.S. and countries around the world are connected by global information networks,” David Wajsgras, president of Raytheon’s intelligence, information and …

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Army Deploys Wireless Connection by HPE’s Aruba to Command Posts Worldwide

The U.S. Army has begun to field a wireless connection infrastructure developed by Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, to various command posts worldwide. Command Post Wi-Fi, an 802.11ac wireless infrastructure, is implemented at Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve tactical units as part of the Army’s Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment …

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NSA Issues 1st Open Procurement Notice for ‘Innovative Mission Capabilities’

The National Security Agency has issued a notice on FedBizOpps for small businesses to provide “innovative mission capabilities” in what would be the agency’s first open procurement effort, Nextgov reported Thursday. Aliya Sternstein writes interested companies will need to register for access to an NSA database called the Acquisition Resource …

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Harris’ Dennis Moran: DoD Needs ‘Holistic Plan’ for Faster Internet of Things Adoption

Dennis Moran, vice president of government business development at Harris Corp., has said the Defense Department should craft a “holistic plan” in order to facilitate the adoption of Internet-of-Things-based devices by warfighters. Moran, a retired U.S. Army major general, wrote in a C4ISR & Networks article published Tuesday that he …

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John Thomas Joins SOS International Board of Advisers; Julian Setian Comments

John Thomas, formerly executive vice president and chief strategy officer at Leidos, has joined SOS International’s board of advisers. He most recently oversaw Leidos’ corporate strategy, communications, mergers and acquisitions and government and legislative affairs, SOS International said Monday. Julian Setian, president and CEO of SOS International, said Thomas’ U.S. …

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Keith Alexander: IronNet Secures $32.5M in Funds for Cyber Defense Platform

IronNet Cybersecurity has obtained $32.5 million in a Trident Capital Cybersecurity-led funding round to further develop a platform designed to protect enterprises’ network infrastructures from potential cyber threats. IronNet’s cyber defense tool works to detect anomalous network patterns through the use of petabyte-scale analytics and behavioral models, IronNet said Sunday. …

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NSA Certifies General Dynamics’ Network Encryption Tech Offering; Nadia Short, Chris Marzilli Comment

General Dynamics has obtained certification from the U.S. National Security Agency for a technology that seeks to help government agencies manage and secure up to 10 gigabytes of network-level data. NSA approved the company’s Taclane-10G network encryptor to help protect government information classified as top secret or below that category, …

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