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Booz Allen Awarded $165M Cybercom Support Contract

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) has received a potential five-year, $165 million contract from the General Services Administration to provide support services to the U.S. Cyber Command. GSA’s Federal System Integration and Management Center issued the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract that covers provide planning, policy, training, command administration and staff support work, Booz Allen said Wednesday. James …

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Govplace Hires Tech Industry Vet Steve Hoffman as Sales VP

Steve Hoffman, former area vice president at Micro Focus‘ government solutions business, has joined information technology provider Govplace as vice president of sales. Reston, Virginia-based Govplace said Wednesday Hoffman will lead the company’s go-to-market sales strategy and serve on the executive team. He will report directly to CEO Adam Robinson. In his …

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Cyxtera to Buy Immunity in Cybersecurity Portfolio Expansion Push

Infrastructure security company Cyxtera Technologies has signed an agreement to purchase Immunity, a Miami, Florida-based network security services firm. Cyxtera said Tuesday it will integrate Immunity’s offerings into its portfolio of threat analytics products and leverage the latter company’s team and customer base when the acquisition is complete. The deal is subject …

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BAE Systems Offers Cloud-Based Cyber Tool for Supply Chains

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 9, 2018 — BAE Systems has unveiled a new service that works to secure integrated supply chains against cyber threats and breaches using a cloud environment, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. IFSEC Global reported Friday the Supply Chain Assurance cybersecurity tool aims to mitigate security risks in the supplier network …

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Cisco’s Diane Gongaware: ‘Proactive’ Cybersecurity Approach to Help Detect, Mitigate Threats Faster

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 8, 2018 — Diane Gongaware, vice president of U.S. public sector services at Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO), has said that a “proactive” approach to cybersecurity can help government agencies detect and respond to threats faster and mitigate the effects of cyber attacks, ExecutiveBiz reported Dec. 27. Gongaware …

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Kevin Phillips: ManTech Eyes IT Capability Expansion Via Targeted Acquisitions

Kevin Phillips, CEO of ManTech International (Nasdaq: MANT), has said the company plans to grow its key capabilities through targeted acquisitions that would help support key clients and venture into emerging information technology areas, Inside Defense reported Friday. “We made a conscious decision over the last four or five years that …

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NIST Reveals Draft of Cybersecurity Framework

Industry experts and federal employees met at a workshop hosted this week at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland to hammer out the details of the new federal cybersecurity framework draft requested by President Donald Trump in his executive order. The framework will fulfill five key functions: identify, protect, detect, …

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Jacobs Buys Blue Canopy to Further Digital Tech Strategy; Darren Kraabel Comments

Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) has purchased Reston, Virginia-based information technology services provider Blue Canopy for an undisclosed sum in a strategy to expand the former’s digital platforms offered under a connected enterprise framework. Jacobs said Thursday it aims to broaden the Jacobs Connected Enterprise framework’s digital systems designed to …

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Symantec’s Chris Townsend: Cyber Investments Should be Aligned With Critical Data Protection

Chris Townsend, vice president of federal business at Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC), has said government agencies should ensure that investments in cybersecurity infrastructure are aligned with efforts to protect critical data from cyber threats. Townsend wrote that agencies should establish a platform that works to offer a standardized approach to data …

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Northrop Grumman Provides Support for Naval Academy STEM, Cyber Programs

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 14, 2017 — Northrop Grumman‘s (NYSE: NOC) philanthropic arm has placed an investment to support cybersecurity, science, technology, engineering and math programs at the U.S. Naval Academy, GovCon Executive reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday Northrop Grumman Foundation’s gift serves to fund efforts such as the Cybersecurity Capstone Project …

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