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BAE Says No Sale of US Govt Manpower, Services Business

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Britain-based defense contractor BAE Systems PLC announced in a trading update released Thursday morning it will hold onto the manpower and services business unit in the company’s U.S. subsidiary that operates as BAE Systems Inc. BAE Systems PLC said in April it would undertake a strategic review of the units that are part of the U.S. subsidiary’s intelligence …

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Versar Finalizes Johnson Controls Security Systems Buy

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Versar (NYSE: VSR) has closed its purchase of the federal security systems integration business of Johnson Controls for $20 million in cash and contingent payments. The companies unveiled the deal last month and Versar said Thursday that Johnson Controls Security Systems changed its name to Versar Security Systems following the …

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Deborah Golden Named Deloitte Federal Cyber Risk Services Lead

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Deborah Golden, formerly principal at Deloitte, has been appointed as lead of the company’s federal cyber risk services. Deloitte said Tuesday Golden also serves as the lead principal for a federal government healthcare provider in addition to her role at Deloitte. She brings two decades of experience in information technology, …

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Versar to Buy Johnson Controls’ Federal Security Systems Integration Business; Tony Otten Comments

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Versar (NYSE: VSR), a project management company, has agreed to purchase a Johnson Controls subsidiary that works with federal customers to design, install and support physical and network security systems. Versar expects to wrap up the acquisition of Johnson Controls Security Systems by Sept. 30 in a transaction that includes $20 …

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NAVSEA Starts Federal Data Breach Response Service Solicitation


The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has started to accept bids on a contract for data breach response services to address the cyber attack on the Office of Personnel Management‘s background investigations database, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Aliya Sternstein writes NAVSEA seeks a vendor to develop a website for notifying the …

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Triple Canopy Lands $48M DHS Protective Services Contract; Mo Mulligan Comments


Triple Canopy has won a potential five-year $47.8 million contract with the Department of Homeland Security to control access at federally-owned and leased facilities in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Security officers will perform x-ray screening, vehicle access control and mobile and foot patrol services at the sites under the contract, Triple Canopy …

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DHS Pumps $3M into Mobile App Security Initiative; Reginald Brothers Comments


The Department of Homeland Security has awarded Kryptowire a $2.9 million contract to research methods for detecting mobile application flaws, Homeland Security Today reported Monday. DHS’ Science and Technology Directorate wants to integrate government and industry security standards into mobile app vetting technologies to detect threats under the 30-month project, …

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GardaWorld’s Dirk van der Vaart: Security Sector Wide Open for New Talent

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TYSONS CORNER, VA July 14, 2015 — Dirk van der Vaart, president of GardaWorld Government Services, said the security sector is always wide open for new talent looking to transition from military and government to industry. “Speaking specifically to the defense sector, the defense industrial base and the subcategory of …

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CenturyLink Taps Vormetric Data At Rest Security Tech


TYSONS CORNER, VA July 13, 2015 — CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) partners with independent software vendors such as Vormetric to offer services beyond securing client account, network and physical assets to include encryption of both data at rest and data in transit, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Steve White, director of security and …

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Amit Yoran Outlines RSA Transition Plans to Meet New Era in Security

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TYSONS CORNER, VA June 30, 2015 — RSA President Amit Yoran, an inductee into Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 for 2015, said the EMC (NYSE: EMC) security division plans to shift its technology investments to include identity management, authentication and threat monitoring as the company seeks to provide services in the emerging growth areas …

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