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4 Charts That Explain $95.7 Billion Trump IT Budget

President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget proposes to spend $95.7 billion to update Federal information technology, a 1.7 percent increase from fiscal year 2017, according to the administration. The funding request asks for investments for four functions: mission delivery; administrative services and support systems; IT infrastructure and security; and IT management; and …

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Ron Pontius: Army Needs to ‘Collapse, Converge, Modernize’ Networks

The Army has over 1.1 million users, 33,0000 servers, 3,500 private web servers, nearly 1,500 public-facing websites, and over 1,000 authorized networks — so the job of keeping all that information secure is no small feat. It falls to people like Ronald W. Pontius  the Director for Command and Control …

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SAIC to Open IT Services Hub in Tennessee; Tony Moraco Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 24, 2017 — Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) will open a new Tennessee-based center of excellence in information technology this summer to offer cloud, cybersecurity and data science services, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday the Technology Integration Gateway in Cookeville will house teams that work on …

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Lt. Gen. McLaughlin: Cybersecurity Threat Isn’t Theory; It’s Real and It’s Here

Air Force Lt. Gen. Kevin McLaughlin, Deputy Commander of U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) said Wednesday that too much of the cybersecurity threat conversation on Capitol Hill discusses threats as a “theory” — rather than the reality these threats already are. “What are we going to do when? If an enemy does X, what are we going to …

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Air Force Cyber Vet Christopher McDaniels Joins Mosaic451 as CISO

Christopher McDaniels, a 14-year U.S. Air Force cybersecurity veteran, has joined Phoenix, Arizona-based information security and consulting services provider Mosaic451 as chief information security officer. McDaniels will oversee the development of a cybersecurity initiative and standard operating procedures backed by a training program to facilitate the company’s operations, Mosaic451 said Tuesday. …

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Raytheon Eyes Defense Tech Development, Capability Building in Saudi Arabia

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 23, 2017 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has entered into a partnership with state-owned Saudi Arabia Military Industries Company to pursue joint defense and technology development projects in areas such as smart munitions and defense systems cybersecurity, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The U.S. defense contractor said Saturday it will also …

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Algorithmic Warfare Cross Functional Team (AWCFT) To Manage Data from Drone Surveillance

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work announced the creation of the Algorithmic Warfare Cross Functional Team (AWCFT) which will manage the masses of data currently collected by drone surveillance. Known as Project Maven, the team will accelerate the Defense Department’s integration of big data and machine learning, reports GCN. Masses of data have been …

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Forcepoint Vet John McCormack Named Fidelis Interim President, CEO

John McCormack, former CEO of security firm Forcepoint, has been appointed to serve as Fidelis Cybersecurity‘s interim president and CEO, CRN reported Monday. The two-decade security industry veteran succeeds Peter George, who has led Fidelis as chief executive since it was acquired by Los Angeles-based Marlin Equity Partners from General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) in May …

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The Potomac Officers Club Finalizes Speaker List for 2017 Spring Cybersecurity Summit

TYSONS CORNER, VA, MAY 22, 2017 – The Potomac Officers Club — a division of Executive Mosaic — has finalized its speaker and panelist list for the 2017 Spring Cybersecurity Summit. Cybersecurity is one of the foremost concerns of leaders in both the public and private sectors. The rapid advancement of …

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GovCon Wire’s Weekly Roundup: President Trump’s Cybersecurity Order & More

Weekly Roundup May 15 – May 19 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Last week President Trump signed an executive order to bolster our nation’s cybersecurity and maintain and strengthen U.S. cybersecurity capabilities. The order addresses the network security of U.S. government agencies, …

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