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    No Furlough for DHS Cybersecurity Staff amid Possible Government Shutdown

    Amid concerns and the likelihood of a government shutdown, Homeland Security officials told Nextgov those who perform cybersecurity functions will not be furloughed if the shutdown happens. The lack of a budget deal by midnight tonight increases the chances of a government shutdown and would affect government agencies nationwide. With the clock ticking closer to […] More

  • New DoD CIO Teri Takai Has Work Cut Out for Her - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    New DoD CIO Teri Takai Has Work Cut Out for Her

    Taking office Nov. 7 as the new CIO of the Department of Defense, industry veteran Teri Takai has mountains to climb. Her appointment is landmark: Not only is she the first female CIO of the Department of Defense, she is also the first civilian in the role. Because of changes in the confirmation procedure, Takai’s […] More

  • Executive Profile: Tom Conway of McAfee - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Executive Profile: Tom Conway of McAfee

    Tom Conway, a Northern Virginia native, has for the past 25 years worked in the federal IT arena for companies like Northrop Grumman and others around the Beltway. He currently serves as director of Federal Business Development at McAfee. Here, he shares what it takes to be a successful government partner, his take on the […] More

  • Tuesday Tip Jar - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Tuesday Tip Jar

    This week, Tom Conway, director of Federal Business Development for McAfee, shared his ideas for how to successfully partner with a government agency: “I think in our case it is focus. We are focused only on security. There are big companies that dabble in it that have a small percentage of their business in security. […] More

  • Report: CyberScope Confusion May Cause Feds to Miss Vital Deadline - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: CyberScope Confusion May Cause Feds to Miss Vital Deadline

    The confusion and uncertainty about the new Federal Information Security Management Act’s reporting tool many federal chief information officers experience may result in agencies missing a key deadline in adopting new cybersecurity reporting guidelines, according a recently published report. Only a small number of federal IT managers have used the new CyberScope, the new FISMA […] More

  • McAfee Officials: Government Must Be Careful Not to Stifle Innovation - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    McAfee Officials: Government Must Be Careful Not to Stifle Innovation

    Last Friday, McAfee officials expressed their praise for the recently proposed cyber bill but voiced reservations over the bill’s possible impact to private sector innovation. The bill, which was introduced by Sens. Joe Lieberman, Susan Collins and Tom Carper, looks to provide DHS with the power to dictate cybersecurity requirements to private sector companies, which […] More

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