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QinetiQ Bolsters Cyber Offerings with Cyveillance Acquisition

QinetiQ announced on Wednesday that it will expand into the multibillion-dollar cyber security marketplace with the acquisition of Arlington-based Cyveillance, a provider of online monitoring services designed to help companies guard against Internet threats.  Duane Andrews, QinetiQ North America CEO said, “We believe Cyveillance is well positioned to benefit from …

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General Keith Alexander, NSA Chief, proposed to head new Pentagon Cyber Command

  Defense Secretary Robert Gates plans to nominate National Security Agency Director, Keith Alexander to lead the new Pentagon Cyber Command as reported in an article by The Wall Street Journal. Amid rising concerns regarding attacks on U.S. networks,  the question becomes, who will most effectively lead the way to …

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National Interest Security Company (NISC) names General Michael V. Hayden to board

National Interest Security Company (NISC) has announced the addition of former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, General Michael Hayden to its Board of Directors. In addition to the CIA, General Hayden has wide range of experience in the intelligence community including, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, Director, National …

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Pentagon Strategic Command Stands up Cyber Command

 As the White House makes progress and movement toward establishing a Cyber Security Czar to protect the aggregate networks of the Federal government, the Wall St. Journal reported that a new Cyber Command to protect the Petnagon will be stood up in the coming weeks. This new Cyber Command will be …

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PSS President and CEO, Scott Goss announces acquisition of INSI

Virginia based Preferred Systems Solutions, Inc. announced it has purchased information technology solutions provider Integrated Network Services, Inc. PSS made the acquisition to expand further into the intelligence and defense IT markets with INSIs proven track record of support with mission critical systems and applications. Scott Goss, President and Chief …

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Cyber Conflict of Interest at the NSA

A recent column in the Wall St. Journal (3/31/09) asks a key question about who should be in charge of the current administration’s battle against Cyber threats. The conflict of interest arises when it vulnerabilites come to light. Will the NSA close the vulnerabilites even if they can be exploited against …

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