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GSA Starts $50B Alliant 2 IT Vehicle Solicitations; Mary Davie Comments


The General Services Administration has issued its formal requests for bids on two governmentwide information technology acquisition contracts with a combined total ceiling of $50 billion over 10 years. GSA said Monday it will accept industry proposals for the Alliant 2 and Alliant 2 Small Business contracts through Aug. 29. “The Alliant team …

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Raytheon to Hold Open House for Approx. 150 Cyber-Related Positions in Florida

Raytheon logo

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 21, 2016 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) will hold an open house in Pensacola, Florida, as it seeks to fill in approximately 150 positions to support work under its $1 billion cyber support contract with the Department of Homeland Security, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The Pulse reported Friday available …

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Microsoft’s Susie Adams: Feds Should Focus on Device Security as IoT, Mobility Grow


TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 20, 2016 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Federal CTO Susie Adams has said federal agencies should consider Internet of Things technology in efforts to secure devices within their networks, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. She told MeriTalk in an interview published June 13 that such an approach to cybersecurity focuses on …

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Cybercom’s Kevin McLaughlin: Human Capital Key to Partnerships With Industry

Lt. Gen. Kevin McLaughlin

U.S. Cyber Command‘s efforts to build greater partnerships with the private sector should include a human capital component to build up skill sets and experience in both the public and private sectors, Cybercom’s second-ranked officer told the Potomac Officers Club Wednesday. Air Force Lt. Gen. Kevin McLaughlin, Cybercom’s deputy leader since August …

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AT&T’s Chris Smith: Agencies Can Use Commercial Managed Services Amid Small IT Budgets

Chris Smith

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 14, 2016 — Chris Smith, vice president of technology at AT&T‘s (NYSE: T) global public sector solutions business, believes teaming between industry and federal agencies with limited budgets for information technology will help drive cybersecurity efforts, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Channelnomics reported Wednesday that Smith has said …

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Parsons’ Biff Lyons Named to Critical Infrastructure Tech Institute Fellows Program

Biff Lyons

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 14, 2016 — Biff Lyons, executive vice president and manager of Parsons‘ federal defense and security division, has been named a fellow in the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology’s Fellows Program along with other company officials, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Parsons said Thursday the other new ICIT fellows are Josh Salmanson and Juan …

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ManTech Buys Oceans Edge’s Cyber Business; Bill Varner Comments


ManTech International (Nasdaq: MANT) has bought the cyber business of Reston, Virginia-based wireless technology and engineering services company Oceans Edge for an undisclosed cash amount. The deal adds a suite of vulnerability research, development and analysis tools to ManTech’s cyber intelligence portfolio and seeks to include U.S. Cyber Command in the client base …

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Vormetric’s Wayne Lewandowski: Gov’t Should Focus on Encryption, Access Controls

Wayne Lewandowski

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 13, 2016 — Wayne Lewandowski, vice president of federal operations at Vormetric, urges the federal government to focus on encryption and other access control measures as part of a “detailed discovery” approach to cybersecurity, Executive Gov reported Thursday. “This approach, which is best done with encryption, access …

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Raytheon’s Dave Wajsgras: Early Exposure to Drive Cyber Workforce Dev’t

Dave Wajsgras

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 13, 2016 — Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon‘s (NYSE: RTN) intelligence, information and services business, believes early exposure to the potential of cybersecurity and technology careers will help build on the future cyber workforce, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Wajsgras wrote in a guest piece published Wednesday on …

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Symantec to Buy Web Security Firm Blue Coat for $4.65B; Dan Schulman Comments


Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) has agreed to purchase Sunnyvale, California-based security and network technology provider Blue Coat Inc. for approximately $4.65 billion cash in an effort to help protect government and enterprise customers from cybersecurity threats. Greg Clark, CEO of Blue Coat, will take the helm at Symantec as CEO as well as …

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