CSC Vet Sam Visner Joins ICF as Cybersecurity Business SVP, GM

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Sam Visner Sam Visner, a 35-year cybersecurity and intelligence veteran and a former Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) executive, has joined ICF International as senior vice president and general manager of the Fairfax, Virginia-based company’s cybersecurity business. “Sam is a recognized authority in cyber policy, programs and technology. Bringing Sam to ICF demonstrates our commitment...

Leidos’ Rob Zitz: DHS Taking a Proactive Approach to Cybersecurity

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Rob Zitz, senior vice president and chief systems architect at Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), has observed that the Department of Homeland Security is moving toward a proactive model to secure cyber systems, he told Federal News Radio in an interview Thursday. Zitz highlighted DHS’ continuous monitoring and diagnostics initiative during a question-and-answer session with radio station host Francis Rose. According...

Mac Curtis: The SI Organization Changes Name to Vencore

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Mac Curtis The SI Organization has rebranded itself as Vencore to highlight the systems engineering provider’s renewed focus on its core business in engineering, cybersecurity and data analytics. The Chantilly, Virginia-based firm said the name change, announced Wednesday, is the culmination of recent business purchases that called for a logo that would encompass its newly acquired solutions...

Wesley Blankinship: Schafer Provides Engineering, Technical Support for DARPA

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded Schafer a three-year task order to provide the agency’s Information Innovation Office with scientific, engineering and technical assistance. The company said Jun. 25 it was tasked to support DARPA I2O’s research and development work in the fields of cyber, computing and analytics. According to Wesley Blankinship, Schafer senior...

Alastair MacWillson to Advise Chertoff Group Clients on Risk Mgmt as Principal

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Alastair MacWillson, a former global managing director for Accenture‘s (NYSE: ACN) technology consulting practice, has joined The Chertoff Group as principal. “Alastair is a recognized industry leader and seasoned cyber expert with over 23 years of experience addressing critical issues related to technology strategy, security and risk,” Michael Chertoff, executive chairman and co-founder...

Deltek Survey Finds Federal Contractors Project 14% Revenue Hike in 2Q 2014

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Deltek has released results of a federal government contracting survey that indicates that vendors forecast a 14-percent increase in revenue for the second quarter of fiscal year 2014, FCW reported Tuesday. Adam Mazmanian writes  federal contract spending for the second quarter was 58 percent up from the same period in fiscal 2013. “The pressure is kind of off a little bit because the economy...

Thales to Acquire Alcatel-Lucent’s Cybersecurity, Comms Security Business; Jean-Bernard Lévy Comments

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Thales has agreed to acquire the cybersecurity and communications security business of Alcatel–Lucent in a move to jointly offer network security products and services. Alcatel-Lucent will transfer its network security assets to Thales in order to grow its commercial proposition in cybersecurity, Thales said Thursday. “This investment responds to the growing ambition of Thales in promising...

Drew Morin: TCS, E-volve Team to Support Air Force Cyber Training Program

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Drew Morin TeleCommunication Systems (NASDAQ: TSYS) has been awarded a $3.3 million contract to provide professional services for a cyber operations training program run by the Air Force. TCS will work with National Harbor, Md.-based management and technology consulting firm E-volve Technology Systems to help train the Air Force’s cyber workforce, TCS said Tuesday. The contract contains a three-month...

Bill Ruh: GE Makes Critical Infrastucture Security Push Through WurldTech Acquisition

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Bill Ruh General Electric (NYSE: GE) has agreed to purchase Vancouver-based cybersecurity firm Wurldtech for an undisclosed sum in a bid to help critical infrastructure operators address vulnerabilities in their systems. Wurldtech offers professional services and technology platforms that work to secure electric transmission grids, oil refineries, smart metering systems and medical devices, GE said...

Deltek’s Deniece Peterson: Readiness, Cyber, ISR Among Top Contract Priorities at Pentagon; Health and Infrastructure Elsewhere

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A new Deltek analysis of the president’s budget proposal found evolving agency priorities could impact how the government spends the up to 8 billion in fiscal year 2015 funds requested for government contracts, the Washington Post reported Sunday. Deniece Peterson, director of federal industry analysis at Deltek, writes agencies will likely spend a larger percentage of available contract funds on...