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Air Force Awards $925M in Cryptographic & Info Assurance Tech Support IDIQs

The U.S. Air Force has awarded 12 companies spots on a pair of contracts worth up to $925 million combined over 10 years for lifecycle support and analysis of cryptographic and information assurance platforms. Seven firms will vie for materiel solutions analysis, technology maturation and risk reduction, engineering and manufacturing development, production and product support tasks under …

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Ed Hammersla Succeeds Scott DePasquale as Utilidata CEO

Ed Hammersla, former chief strategy officer of Forcepoint and president of the cybersecurity venture’s federal division, has joined software developer Utilidata as CEO. He succeeds former CEO Scott DePasquale, who will begin a national security project in Washington, D.C. as he continues his role as chairman of Utilidata’s board of directors, the company said Tuesday. “Ed brings vast …

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Report: BAE to Name COO Charles Woodburn as Chief Executive

BAE Systems plans to formally appoint Chief Operating Officer Charles Woodburn as CEO  of the British defense contractor before the year ends, Sky News reported Monday. Mark Kleinman writes BAE’s board of directors could announce their selection of Woodburn to succeed CEO Ian King before or in conjunction with the Feb. 23 release of the company’s …

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Raytheon, Utilidata Partner to Develop Electrical Grid Cybersecurity Platforms; Dave Wajsgras Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 13, 2017 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and Utilidata have entered into a strategic alliance in an effort to develop electrical grid platforms that work to identify, protect against and respond to cyber threats, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The collaboration looks to incorporate Utilidata’s cyber attack detection and response experience with Raytheon’s cyber threat …

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BAE-Commissioned Research Finds Disconnect Between C-Suite, IT Leaders on Cyber Responsibility

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 13, 2017 — A new study by BAE Systems has found that C-suite executives and information technology leaders have different views on cybersecurity responsibilities when it comes to cyber threat response, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday 50 percent of IT leaders believe senior management should take …

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SAP NS2’s Mark Testoni: Private Sector Can Help Trump Administration Address Cyber Challenges

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 30, 2017 —  Mark Testoni, president and CEO of SAP National Security Services (NYSE: SAP), has urged President Donald Trump’s administration to partner with the commercial sector in an effort to tackle the country’s cybersecurity challenges, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. National Defense magazine reported that Testoni noted the private sector’s efforts …

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General Dynamics IT to Offer Cyber Services Under 4 New SINs in GSA IT Schedule 70

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 30, 2017 — The General Services Administration has awarded a General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) business unit authority to provide cyber services under four new special item numbers in the agency’s IT Schedule 70 contract vehicle, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday its information technology unit will provide federal agencies penetration …

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Unisys Unveils Set of Commercial, Government Cyber Resilience Services

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 27, 2017 — Unisys (NYSE: UIS) has unveiled a suite of cyber resilience services designed to simulate cyber threats to help government and commercial clients establish avoidance and response policies and procedures, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the offering will also work to evaluate the crisis readiness and incident …

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Leidos to Continue Support for Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot Program; Chuck Heflebower Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 25, 2017 — Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) will support the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot cyber education program as a Cyber Silver sponsor for the eighth consecutive year, GovCon Executive reported Tuesday. AFA said Monday the company hosts the Digital Forensics Event at the CyberPatriot National Finals Competition and has supported the …

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Polaris Alpha Targets Cyber, SIGINT Market Expansion Through Intelesys Buy

Polaris Alpha, a portfolio company of investment firm Arlington Capital Partners, has bought cyber, network and software engineering services provider Intelesys for an undisclosed sum in a push to expand presence in the cyber and signals intelligence market. Elkridge, Maryland-based Intelesys works with intelligence community customers to help them fulfill mission critical cyber operations …

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