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RSA’s Robert Carey: Cybersecurity, Mission Outcomes Should Be Prioritized in Agency IT Modernization

Robert Carey, vice president and general manager of global public sector solutions at RSA, has said government agencies seeking to modernize their information technology infrastructure should prioritize mission outcomes and cybersecurity.

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Inmarsat to Provide DISA Satcom Services Under Potential $246M BPA

Inmarsat's government business has won a potential five-year, $246M blanket purchase agreement to provide the Defense Information Systems Agency with satellite communication services. The BPA contains a one-year base period that runs through June 18 of next year, followed by four option years, the Department of Defense said Tuesday.

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Report: Inmarsat Shareholders OK $3.4B Takeover Offer From Private Equity Firms, Pension Funds

Holders of nearly 79 percent of shares at Inmarsat approved Friday a $3.4B takeover offer from a consortium of private equity firms and two Canada-based pension funds, Reuters reported Friday. The vote came after the U.K.-based satellite telecommunications firm’s board backed the $7.21 per share cash bid from Apax Partners, Warburg …

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Report: Inmarsat Gets $3.4B Takeover Bid From Private Equity Firms, Pension Funds

Global satellite communications firm Inmarsat has received a $3.4B takeover offer from a consortium of private equity firms and Canada-based pension funds, Bloomberg reported Monday. Apax Partners, Warburg Pincus, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board made a $7.21-per-share bid for Inmarsat through a joint venture owned in …

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Symantec Adds Sue Barsamian, Richard Hill to Board; Greg Clark Quoted

Sue Barsamian, a former executive vice president at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE), and Marvell Technology Group Chairman Richard Hill have joined Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) as independent directors. Their addition brings the number of Symantec board members to 13, the company said Tuesday. Greg Clark, president and CEO at Symantec, said Barsamian has …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch Calls for Clear Gov’t Strategy, Funds for Commercial Satcom Procurement

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 4, 2018 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat Government, has said the government needs a defined strategy and funding for the acquisition, operations and maintenance of commercial satellite communications capabilities, ExecutiveBiz reported Dec. 13. Space News reported Dec. 12 …

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FireEye’s Tom Topping: Cyber Threat Intelligence Could Help Agencies Zero In on Adversaries

Tom Topping, senior director of strategic programs at FireEye (Nasdaq: FEYE), has said agencies should leverage cyber threat intelligence to manage risks and protect information technology systems from adversaries. Topping wrote that security teams can determine potential attackers as well as their tactics, techniques and procedures used to compromise data …

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RSA’s Steve Schmalz: Agencies Should Integrate Security From the Start of IT Modernization

Steve Schmalz, field chief technology officer of public sector at Dell Technologies’ (NYSE: DVMT) RSA subsidiary, has said government agencies should update their security platforms as they modernize their information technology infrastructure. “The key is making sure to incorporate security from the start because changing the infrastructure will require agencies …

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Inmarsat Provides Satcom Connectivity for General Atomics RPA Trans-Atlantic Flight Test

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 16, 2018 — An Inmarsat Government L-band satellite communications system has helped General Atomics’ aeronautical systems division control an MQ-9B SkyGuardian remotely piloted aircraft on its first flight across the Atlantic, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The SwiftBroadband system, which uses the I-4 satellite network to provide worldwide connectivity, was used in …

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