Chuck Harrington: Parsons Buys Secure Mission Solutions for Security, Defense Business Strategy

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Parsons Corp. has acquired Secure Mission Solutions from Riordan, Lewis & Haden Equity Partners for an undisclosed amount in a move to expand Parsons’ cybersecurity market presence. Secure Mission Solutions will be integrated into Parsons’ government services business unit that is led by Mary Ann Hopkins, Parsons said Friday. Chuck Harrington, Parsons chairman and CEO, said the acquisition...

James Miller, Former DoD Policy Chief, Joins Endgame’s Advisory Board

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James Miller Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy James Miller has joined the advisory board of cybersecurity firm Endgame as the company refocuses its security offerings from system vulnerabilities to analytics, Defense News reported Wednesday. Zachary Fryer-Biggs writes that Miller has served as president of consulting firm Adaptive Strategies since leaving the Defense Department. “Because...

POC Hones On Security Issues, Ramifications at GovCon Cyber Summit

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The Potomac Officers Club hosted another summit in its 2014 “Distiguished Speaker Series” Wednesday at Hilton Worldwide in McLean, Va. with the 2014 GovCon Cyber Summit. Executive leaders from the federal government, legal and contracting sectors offered the GovCon executive audience a collective insider’s perspective on how industry and the public sector can best collaborate to bolster...

Jim Anderson Named BAE Applied Intell Division Americas Region President; Martin Sutherland Comments

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Jim Anderson Jim Anderson, formerly director of unified computing global sales at Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO), has joined BAE Systems’ applied intelligence division as president for the Americas region. Anderson will lead the division’s sales, services and operations in the U.S. as BAE intends to better help customers address financial crime and cyberattacks, the company said Wednesday. Martin Sutherland,...

Palo Alto Networks to Buy Israeli Cyber Firm Cyvera for $200M

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Palo Alto Networks will pay approximately $200 million to purchase the outstanding capital stock of Israeli threat prevention technology provider Cyvera. The companies expect to close the deal in the second half of this year after customary regulatory approvals have been completed, Palo Alto Networks said Monday. The acquisition is intended to combine the firms’ cybersecurity offerings and help...

Laurent Maury Named Thales Info Systems, Cyber VP

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Laurent Maury, formerly vice president of Thales‘s customer service and support business line, has been appointed VP of the company’s new critical information systems and cybersecurity segment. The new business line generates $689 million in revenues and operates within Thales’s secure communications and information systems global business unit, Thales said Thursday. Thales formed the...

GSA Taps Metrica-Led Venture to Build Federal Cyber Dashboard

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The General Services Administration has awarded a Metrica-led industry team with a $47.3 million contract to develop a government-wide dashboard for tracking and reporting cyber vulnerabilities, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jason Miller writes this award, which falls under the GSA’s Alliant small business contract vehicle, contains one base year and four option years. Metrica Team Venture...

Larry McDonald: BRTRC Buys SecureForce in Cyber, Big Data Market Push

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BRTRC has acquired cybersecurity contractor SecureForce for an undisclosed amount in a move that Larry McDonald, BRTRC’s chief operating officer, says is intended to grow his company’s cyber, big data and analytics technologies. SecureForce provides cybersecurity and information assurance services to government agencies such as the Department of Veterans Affairs, Transportation Security Administration...

Peg Grayson: New MTN Government Cyber Offering Looks to Protect Agencies Through Social Media and Predictive Analytics

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MTN Government has launched a cyber management service offering designed to help public sector organizations analyze and block malicious threats arising from the use of social networks. The service uses a ZeroFOX-built security platform to deliver social media threat intelligence to help agencies avoid attacks on computer systems and mobile devices, MTNGOV said Monday. Peg Grayson, MTNGOV president,...

Cubic Acquires Software, Gaming Firm Intific; Dave Schmitz Comments

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Cubic Corp.  (NYSE: CUB) has acquired Intific Inc. for an undisclosed amount in a move aimed at extending the company’s reach into the cybersecurity, game-based service and transportation training markets. Intific will operate within the Cubic Defense Systems business unit, Cubic said Monday. Dave Schmitz Dave Schmitz, president of Cubic Defense Systems, said the company intends to absorb Intific’s...

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