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  • Report: Tech Firms Back Federal Reserve's Real-Time Payment Network Plan - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Tech Firms Back Federal Reserve's Real-Time Payment Network Plan

    Several technology companies have expressed support to the Federal Reserve's plan to come up with a real-time payment network designed to connect all U.S. banks, credit unions and other financial institutions, Forbes reported Wednesday. “Only the Federal Reserve can serve as the catalyst to achieve real-time payments ubiquity in a timely manner,“ a trade association representing […] More

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    Salesforce Introduces Unified Payment System for LA Travelers; Dave Rey Quoted

    The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority in California has implemented a Salesforce-powered unified payment system for local commuters to pay for travel through a single digital hub. Publicis.Sapient helped LA Metro architect and launch the TAPforce on the Salesforce Platform to serve as a “one-stop shop” for payment transactions and program registrations across multiple account-based transport options throughout […] More

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    BMC-Sponsored Program Aims to Help Military Vets Explore Tech Careers

    BMC Software has teamed with Andreessen Horowitz, LifeLock and PayPal to launch a program that seeks to educate former U.S. military personnel about digital skills required for potential careers in the technology sector. All four sponsors of the BreakLine Tech program will hold educational sessions on culture, organizational design, talent management and expected future trends to guide participants on their technology career […] More

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    ID.me-Salesforce Team to Help Manage Applications for Veteran Employment Program

    ID.me has teamed up with Salesforce to manage and assess the eligibility of applicants that look to utilize the latter company’s veteran employment program. VetForce provides free access to IT and business certification courses for members of the military community and works to match transitioning veterans with job positions that fit their respective skill sets and qualifications, Salesforce said […] More

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    Ian Kalin: Commerce Department, PayPal Partner to Help Expand US Exports

    The Commerce Department has partnered with PayPal to identify information for U.S. businesses to decide where to focus their export strategies. The goal is to help expand the nation’s exports, Ian Kalin, chief data officer at the Commerce Department, wrote in a blog published Monday. The team identified opportunities in targeting benchmarks to business owners based […] More

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    'Anonymous' Hackers Hit Justice Department

    The Justice Department‘s website was shut down Thursday afternoon in what the FBI called a “denial of service attack.“ The hacking group “Anonymous“ claimed responsibility for the attacks on its Twitter account (@YourAnonNews). The attacks are believed to be in response to an indictment and shutdown of the popular file-sharing website Megaupload. “Anonymous takes down […] More

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    DHS Warns of Potential Attacks by Anonymous, LulzSec

    In light of recent cyber attacks against government agencies and affiliations, the Department of Homeland Security released a statement warning organizations to keep alert for potential cyber attacks from hacktivist groups Anonymous and LulzSec. The bulletin, which was released by DHS’ National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, aims to provide accurate situational awareness for federal organizations’ […] More

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    Majority of Americans Aware of Cyber Threats to National Security

    According to a recent poll, more than half of Americans believe the United States should authorize cyber attacks against other countries when necessary. 60 Minutes and Vanity Fair questioned 1,045 Americans for their August poll and found not only was the majority aware of the current extent of cyber warfare, but it also supported the […] More

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    FBI Arrests 14 for Alleged Involvement in 'Anonymous' DDoS Attacks

    The FBI announced this week the arrest of 14 suspected members of hacking collective Anonymous for their alleged involvement in December’s cyber attack on PayPal’s website. The arrests are part of FBI‘s ongoing investigation into coordinated cyber attacks against major companies and organizations. The 14 individuals were arrested in 10 different states across the country […] More

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    NCSA Picks SAIC VP John Havermann as New President for 2011 Board

    The National Cyber Security Alliance today announced electing John Havermann, vice president and director of cyber programs at SAIC, to serve as president of NCSA’s board of directors. “Cybersecurity education and awareness have emerged as a national priority thanks to the leadership of the National Cyber Security Alliance over the past decade,” Havermann said. “I […] More

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    Hackers Attack British Cosmetics Company Lush

    Lush, a company that sells handmade natural cosmetics, has been targeted by hackers, possibly compromising the bank details of thousands of customers, The Telegraph reported. The cosmetics company closed down its website and urged customers who made orders between Oct. 4 last year and Jan. 20 to contact their banks as their card details may […] More

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    Foreign-exchange Students Linked to Vietnamese Cyber-Crime Gang

    A federal investigation dubbed Operation eMule has led agents to two foreign-exchange students in Minnesota who are accused of taking part in a cyber-crime ring in Vietnam that stole the identities of countless Americans and pilfered millions of dollars from online retailers. According to Star Tribune, court documents identified major companies such as eBay, PayPal, […] More

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