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RapidSOS Appoints Former Raytheon Chair, CEO William Swanson to Advisory Board

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 13, 2017 — RapidSOS has named William Swanson, former Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) chairman and CEO, to the advisory board of the New York-based emergency communications technology company, GovCon Executive reported Thursday. Swanson has at least 40 years of experience in cybersecurity, defense and communications, RapidSOS said Tuesday. He held various …

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Microsoft, Qualcomm Fund Israeli Cybersecurity Startup Creator Team8

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 11, 2017 — Microsoft‘s (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Qualcomm‘s venture businesses have invested in the Israel-based cybersecurity startup creator Team8, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. A article by Bloomberg’s Gwen Ackerman reported that Nagraj Kashyap, corporate vice president at Microsoft’s venture arm, said the company intends to collaborate with Team8 to study cybersecurity challenges. About Executive …

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HPE CTO Rob Roy Lists 5 Federal Govt Cybersecurity Priorities for 2017

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 10, 2017 — Rob Roy, chief technology officer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise‘s (NYSE: HPE) U.S. federal cybersecurity team, has highlighted five cybersecurity areas that he believes the federal government should focus on in 2017, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The cyber workforce, industry partnerships, acquisition and modernization of information technology, …

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Belcan Buys Kemtah Group in Govt IT Services Expansion Push

Belcan, a portfolio company of private investment firm AE Industrial Partners, has purchased The Kemtah Group for an undisclosed amount in a strategy to expand the former’s government information technology services business. Belcan CEO Lance Kwasniewski said in a statement released Thursday the transaction comes five months after it acquired Intercom Consulting & Federal Systems. …

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HPE’s Earl Matthews: Gov’t Agencies Should Employ Situational Awareness Model to Drive Cyber Collaboration

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 4, 2017 —  Earl Matthews, a vice president at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE), has stated government organizations should take steps to employ a cyber situational awareness model to support cybersecurity collaboration, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The model should incorporate analytics and enable dissemination of cyber threat findings across an …

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MacB Eyes Cyber Portfolio Expansion Via Enlighten IT Consulting Purchase

MacAulay-Brown has purchased Enlighten IT Consulting for an undisclosed sum in a push to expand MacB’s portfolio of cybersecurity offerings and client base in the federal market. MacB will operate EITC as a wholly owned subsidiary and that EITC CEO Shawn Justice will directly report to Sid Fuchs, president and …

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Northrop to Provide System Software, Engineering Support to Navy Fire Scout Unmanned Helicopters

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 29, 2016 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has secured a $17.1 million contract from the U.S. Navy for system software and engineering services in support of the MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned helicopter system, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company will provide software design and system integration, qualification …

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Engility to Provide Cybersecurity Analysis, R&D Support to USAF; Lynn Dugle Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 27, 2016 — Engility (NYSE: EGL) has secured a five-year $31 million contract for cybersecurity research, evaluation and analysis services in support of the Defense Technical Information Center, ExecutiveBiz reported. The company said Dec. 20 it will conduct assessments, independent verification and validation, site audits, software assurance and research …

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Melissa Hathaway: Trump Should Prioritize Energy, Telecom, Financial Cybersecurity in Budget Plan

Melissa Hathaway, president of consulting firm Hathaway Global Strategies, has called on President-elect Donald Trump to prioritize cybersecurity initiatives in his budget plan. Hathaway wrote in an opinion piece published Sunday on The Post and Courier that Trump must focus on efforts to secure energy, telecommunications and financial systems against what …

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Gary Wang, Peter O’Donoghue Join Unisys Federal as VPs; PV Puvvada Comments

Gary Wang, a former chief technology officer at IBM (NYSE: IBM), and Peter O’Donoghue, a former vice president at CSRA (NYSE: CSRA), will serve as VPs within Unisys‘ (NYSE: UIS) federal business. Wang will oversee Unisys Federal‘s cloud-related products as VP for cloud and infrastructure services while O’Donoghue will be responsible for the organization’s application modernization efforts …

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