Michael Brown: Symantec to Separate Security, Info Mgmt Businesses

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Michael Brown Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) plans to split its security and information management businesses into two independent, publicly-traded firms by the end of December 2015. “It has become clear that winning in both security and information management requires distinct strategies, focused investments and go-to market innovation,” Michael Brown, president and CEO of Symantec, said...

Malcolm Marshall: KPMG Seeks to Boost ID & Access Mgmt with Qubera Assets Acquisition

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The U.S. and U.K. member firms of KPMG have acquired some assets of identity and access management service provider Qubera Solutions as the network aims to bolster its security transformation portfolio. KPMG said Thursday that it expects the move to bring additional capabilities in identity-as-a-service, identity governance and cloud identity federation and help strengthen the U.S. arm’s solutions...

JR Reagan Promoted to Global Chief Info Security Officer Role at Deloitte

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JR Reagan JR Reagan, formerly an enterprise risk services principal at Deloitte‘s auditing practice, has been named global chief information security officer for the professional services firm. He holds more than two decades of experience in work to manage innovation and cybersecurity programs across the government and commercial sectors, Deloitte said Wednesday. “I look forward to working...

Tom Enders: Airbus Explores Strategic Options for Defense, Security Tech Portfolio

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Tom Enders, CEO of Airbus Group, has said the company is in talks with several interested parties for its defense electronics and border security technology assets, Reuters reported Thursday. “The decision is that clearly this is not a core business for us and we have started to discuss with possibly interested parties,” he told Reuters. Enders added the company’s next step will depend...

Jeff Ait Joins BlackBerry as US Public Sector VP

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Jeff Ait Jeff Ait, formerly public sector director of Good Technology, has joined BlackBerry Ltd. (NASDAQ: BBRY) as vice president and head of the U.S. public sector. Ait told BlackBerry Business Blog on Tuesday that he would pursue business opportunities with the Defense Department after the Pentagon issued full operational capability for BlackBerry to operate its BlackBerry 10 platform on defense...

Andrew Bryden: SRA Int’l Introduces New Brand Identity

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Andrew Bryden SRA International has moved to clarify its identity and highlight the company’s effort to fulfill customer demands by introducing a new brand identity. Andrew Bryden, vice president of communications and public affairs at SRA, told GovCon Wire Friday that the company unveiled a new logo and tagline to capture its identity. “SRA has invested significant time and resources over the...

Greg Hill to Lead Chertoff Group’s New Texas Offices; Chad Sweet Comments

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Greg Hill, a principal at The Chertoff Group, has been appointed to manage operations at the company’s newly opened offices in Austin and Houston. He brings knowledge of modern security threats as well as experience in business leadership and advisory to his new position, CEO and co-founder Chad Sweet said Tuesday. “With deep Texas roots and a unique combination of homeland security experience...

Craig Cooning Appointed President of Boeing’s Network and Space Business; Chris Chadwick Comments

Craig Cooning Craig Cooning, the former vice president and general manager of space and intelligence systems within Boeing‘s [NYSE: BA] network and space business, has succeeded Roger Krone as president of the N&SS, Boeing said Tuesday. Krone has joined Reston, Va.-based Leidos, where he will serve as the company’s second CEO. “Since joining Boeing nine years ago, Craig has...

Tetra Tech to Provide FAA IT, Security Programs Support

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Tetra Tech Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) will provide information technology and security programs support services to the Federal Aviation Administration under a potential $76 million contract. The company will also perform cybersecurity-related work and help the FAA to handle hazardous materials tracking systems, the company said Wednesday. The FAA’s office of security and hazardous materials safety IT...

Good Technology Buys Fixmo’s US, Sentinel Integrity Services Assets; Christy Wyatt Comments

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Good Technology has moved to grow its public sector business by acquiring certain assets of Fixmo such as Fixmo U.S. and the Sentinel Integrity Services business. Good Technology will incorporate the Fixmo assets into its mobility platform, work to expand its employee base and further the company’s research and development initiatives with Fixmo’s Virginia and Canada offices following the acquisition,...