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  • SRA's Stan Sloane: US needs cyber coordinator now - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SRA’s Stan Sloane: US needs cyber coordinator now

    CYBERSECURITY | The other day, industry experts weighed in here about the consequences of the White House delaying announcement of the cyber security coordinator. Some, like Amit Yoran, have argued that it’s best the White House take its time. (“Speed of search is a factor, but much less so in the long run …” said […] More

  • Howard Schmidt, next cyber coordinator? - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Howard Schmidt, next cyber coordinator?

    CYBERSECURITY | Back in July, we mentioned that announcement of the cyber coordinator appeared imminent. Now, even ExecutiveBiz is beginning to wonder. And so are some industry experts. “It’s been four months without a pick, so it may be time to  try  a lottery among all registered voters in the district,” quips Jim Lewis of […] More

  • John Brennan: Time for "new approach" to counterterrorism efforts - top government contractors - best government contracting event

    John Brennan: Time for “new approach” to counterterrorism efforts

    COUNTERTERRORISM | Nearly a month shy of the eight-year anniversary of September 11, John Brennan took to the podium the other day at Center for Strategic and International Studies. As the president’s principal advisor on counterterrorism, Brennan offered this key takeaway: It’s time for “new thinking” and a “new approach” to dealing with terrorism and […] More

  • Cyber Security expert at Deloitte's Federal Government Services, Colonel Gary McAlum, Discusses The Global Increase In Cyber Crime And Urges Government Contractors To Become More Aware Of The Global Threat of Cyber Crime - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cyber Security expert at Deloitte's Federal Government Services, Colonel Gary McAlum, Discusses The Global Increase In Cyber Crime And Urges Government Contractors To Become More Aware Of The Global Threat of Cyber Crime

    ExecutiveBiz had the pleasure of interviewing with Deloitte’s Colonel Gary McAlum, a cybersecurity expert and former chief of staff of US Strategic Command’s Joint Task Force Global Operations. Col. McAlum has testified before Congress for the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission, Col. McAlum believes that cyber crime has begun to play an increasing role in […] More

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    Deloitte Cybersecurity Expert Billy O'Brien Explains What Every CEO Should Be Doing Now And What The Obama Administration Is Doing Right

    Deloitte cyber expert and former White House director of Cybersecurity and Communications, Billy O’Brien sat down with ExecutiveBiz to discuss the aftermath of the 60-day Cyberspace Review and what every CEO should be asking themselves about the security of their company. O’Brien appreciates that the 60-Day review included vowing to protect our nations national infrastructures, […] More

  • Ammunition in the Digital Age - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Ammunition in the Digital Age

    The Sunday Times reports the director of Mossad, Israel's overseas intelligence service, has assured Benjamin Netanyahu, its prime minister, that Saudi Arabia would allow Israeli jets to fly over the kingdom during any future raid on Iran's nuclear sites, based on secret talks with Saudi officials in 2002 to discuss the possibility. “The Saudis have […] More

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    US vs. Russia: Cyber Space Dispute

    The United States and Russia disagree upon many things, cybersecurity is no exception. Russia would like an international treaty to prevent what it sees as the next potential arms race. Russia argues that an international treaty would ban countries from engaging in military cyber warfare, similar to past chemical warfare negotiations, and is therefore  in the best interst […] More

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    Privacy May Suffer under Obama Cybersecurity Plan

    President Barack Obama’s plan to create a new Pentagon Cyber Command has privacy and peace advocates crying foul, as the administration forges ahead with efforts to protect the nation from electronic infiltration and preparations for potential offensive operations against adversaries’ networks, according to the New York Times. The president pledged that the comprehensive cyber-defense strategy […] More

  • What's next in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan: Mary Beth Long - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    What’s next in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan: Mary Beth Long

    The recent release of the defense budget for 2010 makes one thing clear: With $61 billion requested for Iraq (versus $65 billion for Afghanistan), a shift in US priorities is underway. As the Obama administration looks to new challenges in Afghanistan and secondly, Pakistan, ExecutiveBiz recently caught up with Mary Beth Long, former assistant secretary […] More

  • Greg Garcia: White House Staying the Cybersecurity Course - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Greg Garcia: White House Staying the Cybersecurity Course

    ExecutiveBiz: What is your cyber security background and what are you doing now? Greg Garcia: I was the first presidentially appointed Assistant Secretary of Cyber Security and Communications from 2006 to 2008. Prior to that I was the Vice President at the Information Technology Association of America for their cyber security program, and spent a year and […] More

  • It's official: Senate confirms Aneesh Chopra as the nation's CTO - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    It’s official: Senate confirms Aneesh Chopra as the nation’s CTO

    We waited and now it’s official: The Senate on Thursday confirmed Aneesh Chopra as the nation’s chief technology officer. Chopra, as you may recall, was nominated by President Obama for the position back in April. At the time Chopra was serving as Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth of Virginia. So, what’s next for Chopra […] More

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