New research suggests that during last year’s five-day war between Russia and Georgia, Russian hackers utilized a combination of hijacked American identities and U.S. software tools to carry out an attack on Georgian governmental web sites. A major issue with cyber-warfare is that current military and international agreements do not yet account for the utilization of new American technologies as weapons.
Private equity firm AE Industrial Partners has agreed to acquire heavy-lift rotorcraft manufacturing and operations services provider Columbia Helicopters for an undisclosed amount. AEI said Thursday Columbia Helicopters CEO Steve Brandy will continue to serve in his position and Nancy Lematta will keep her majority share as part of the transaction.
The U.S. Navy has announced plans to award Perspecta (NYSE: PRSP) a contract extension to continue to provide information technology services under the service’s Next Generation Enterprise Network program.