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  • Cyber Needs Different Considerations Mr. Franken - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cyber Needs Different Considerations Mr. Franken

    Late last year, President Obama signed into law the Franken Amendment, which is an amendment to the Defense Appropriations Bill. It took effect last Tuesday and received both praise and derision from interested parties. The initial impetus behind the Franken Amendment was a result of the alleged rape by fellow contracting employees of Jamie Lee […] More

  • House Passes Cybersecurity Bill - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    House Passes Cybersecurity Bill

    The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the first cybersecurity bill, 422 to 5. The bill, HR 4061, known as the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act, will now be sent to the Senate for approval. Rep. Dan Lipinski (D, IL), the sponsor of the bill, said: “The amount of time all of us spend on the Internet, […] More

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    Congressional Websites Defaced

    Several Congressional websites were defaced on Wednesday following President Obama’s State of the Union address. Congressmen Brian Baird, Spencer Bachus and Charles Gonzalez each had their websites hacked by the ‘Red Eye Crew’ from Brazil. The hacked web pages were defaced with abusive language directed at President Obama. The defaced websites were all hosted in […] More

  • Obama Administration Backs Off Net Neutrality - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Obama Administration Backs Off Net Neutrality

    The Internet has now been around for approximately two decades and serves as a useful tool for millions of users throughout the world. We use the Internet to conduct business, communicate and acquire news. Our phones are even connected to the Internet and in some countries, like China, the majority of Internet users access the […] More

  • Meet Nate Fick - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Meet Nate Fick

    Following years in the US Marine Corps, serving with distinction in Afghanistan and Iraq, Nathaniel Fick, CEO of the Center for New American Security, has a good idea of what it will take to carry out an effective counterinsurgency campaign in Afghanistan. In response to President Barack Obama’s announcement last week that around 30,000 more […] More

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    Just How Secure is the Smart Grid?

    The federal government under the Obama administration has been moving toward the use of “smart” technologies, including cloud computing and the smart grid for power. A number of people have raised questions surrounding the security of cloud computing, but what about smart grid technology? How secure is it? In a recent article published in Computer […] More

  • Experts Speak on US Vulnerabilities - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Experts Speak on US Vulnerabilities

    In case you missed the 60 Minute Segment this past weekend, below is a recap of the troubling information presented. The segment highlighted recent cyber attacks and looked at what the US is doing to move cyber security forward. It also included expert commentary from Mike McConnell, former DNI and presently at Booz Allen Hamilton, […] More

  • Melissa Hathaway: Lack of permanent cyber coordinator doesn't show lack of priority by White House - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Melissa Hathaway: Lack of permanent cyber coordinator doesn’t show lack of priority by White House

    Cybersecurity threats are “just the beginning of the beginning.” Melissa Hathaway recently drew that assessment in accepting Information Security Magazine’s 5th annual Security 7 Awards. The biggest casualty on the cybersecurity front is theft of corporate intellectual property and other proprietary data. That loss, writes Hathaway in Information Security’s Oct. issue, will ensure that America […] More

  • Seven things to know about OFPP nominee Dan Gordon - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Seven things to know about OFPP nominee Dan Gordon

    He’s been called a nebbish with a heart. Now Dan Gordon, GAO’s currently acting general counsel, has been nominated by President Obama to serve as Office of Federal Policy Procurement administrator. It’s been a little over a year since the office of OFPP has been without a permanent leader (Paul A. Denett resigned as administrator […] More

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    Lack of Cyber Czar Criticized

    The chairs of the House Cybersecurity Caucus urged President Barack Obama to appoint a “cyber czar” quickly. In the letter dated last week, Rep. Michael McCaul (R.-TX) and Rep. James Langevin (D.-RI) highlighted Obama’s failure to successfully appoint a candidate to head cybersecurity issues. The letter pointed to two major issues stressed by the December […] More

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