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Accenture Closes Defense Point Security Acquisition to Expand Cyber Defense Portfolio


Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed its purchase of Alexandria, Virginia-based cybersecurity provider Defense Point Security in a push to expand cyber defense services for the U.S. federal government. The global professional services company said Friday DPS will now serve as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Accenture Federal Services. First announced in October, Accenture purchased DPS …

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Booz Allen CFO Ties $250M Aquilent Deal to ‘Vision 2020’ Digital Services Strategy


Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) Chief Financial Officer Lloyd Howell characterized to investors Wednesday the firm’s pending $250 million acquisition of digital services contractor Aquilent announced Tuesday as a “tuck-in, capability-based” versus other large scale-focused transactions in the industry over the past year. Howell told attendees of the Credit Suisse Industrial Conference in Palm Beach, …

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American Systems Extends IT, Managed Hosting Support for DSCA FMS Platform; Peter Smith Comments

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 30, 2016 — American Systems will continue to deliver managed hosting and information technology services for the Defense Security Cooperation Agency‘s Security Cooperation Enterprise Solution under a five-year, $36.6 million task order, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday it will provide foreign military sales application hosting, end user …

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CSRA to Provide Technical, Program Support to DHS Under $52M Contract


TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 22, 2016 — The office of cybersecurity and communications at the Department of Homeland Security has awarded a four-year, $52 million contract to CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) for technical and programmatic professional support services, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Monday it will work to advance the …

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IT Vet Steven Earls Joins Ntrepid as Info Security Strategy VP; Richard Helms Comments


Steven Earls, former senior vice president and deputy chief information security officer at Fifth and Third Bank, has joined Ntrepid Corp. as vice president of information security strategy. Ntrepid said Monday he brings more than two decades of commercial and government information technology experience to his new role and will oversee the company’s business …

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Fitch Forecasts 4-Year Increase in DoD Budget, Defense Spending After Trump Win


Credit rating agency Fitch Ratings expects the Defense Department‘s budget and overall defense spending to increase in the next four years on Donald Trump’s election as president with the cybersecurity environment and U.S. Navy as key potential beneficiaries. Fitch said Wednesday it improved its credit view of the U.S. defense sector on top of its pre-election forecast of …

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CGI Federal to Provide DHS Credential Mgmt Support Under $102M Task Order


The General Services Administration has awarded a $102 million task order to CGI Federal  (NYSE: GIB) to provide credentials and authentication management support for a Department of Homeland Security-run cybersecurity program, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Jason Miller writes a CGI spokeswoman said the company will provide tools, sensors and services to help implement credential …

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Arlington Capital Partners Merges EOIR With Proteus Technologies, Intelligent Software Solutions to Form Polaris Alpha

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Arlington Capital Partners has established a new company known as Polaris Alpha after the Washington-based private equity firm merged its portfolio company EOIR Technologies with cybersecurity firm Proteus Technologies and data analysis platforms provider Intelligent Software Solutions. Polaris Alpha will work to provide software and other technology platforms across ground, maritime, aerial, space, electromagnetic …

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GovCon Vet Paul Rempfer Named STG Business Devt SVP; Phil Lacombe Comments

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Paul Rempfer, formerly a principal at Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH), has joined Reston, Virginia-based information technology services contractor STG Group as senior vice president of business development. STG said Tuesday he will coordinate with other STG senior executives and oversee capture, business development and proposal management functions in his new position. The two-decade industry veteran …

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Raytheon’s Dave Wajsgras: Cyber Tech, Workforce Essential to Prepare Against Potential Cyber War

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 8, 2016 — Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon‘s (NYSE: RTN) intelligence business segment, has said that the cyber workforce is as important as new technology in protecting the country from potential cyber threats and in event of a cyberwar, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. “As cyber becomes even more …

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