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M&A Activity – DynCorp International acquires Phoenix Consulting Group

Yesterday, DynCorp International Inc. subsidiary DynCorp International LLC announced that it has completed the acquisition of Phoenix Consulting Group, Inc. DynCorp International will now be able to provide proprietary training courses and management consulting and augmentation services to the intelligence community through the Phoenix Training Center. The acquisition allows DynCorp …

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M&A Activity – Veritas Analytics Acquired By Camber Corporation

Sterling, Virginia-based cyber security firm Veritas Analytics has been acquired by the Camber Corporation, headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama. Terms of the agreement have yet to be released but the news comes just after Camber Corporation recently acquired the intelligence analysis firm i2S from Columbia, Maryland…

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CSC to offer training courses for Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy

Yesterday, CSC announced that the General Service Administration’s (GSA) Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM) awarded the company a task order to provide cyber training in support of the Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy (DCITA) in Linthicum, Md. The task order is worth potentially $85 million. The contract calls …

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Mike Howarth Joins Qinetiq

On Monday, QinetiQ appointed Mike Howarth its new Managing Director of its Managed Services business. Howarth will focus on the provision of technology-rich outsourced services to government and industry both in the United Kingdom and overseas. Howarth comes to QinetiQ from Serco Defence Science and Technology, where he served as …

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Contractors Discuss Cyber Security Opportunities

The first fall meeting of the Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) hosted two leading cyber security contractors from SAIC and ManTech International Corporation. Robert Giesler, VP for Cyber Programs at SAIC and Michael Kushin, CTO at ManTech International Corporation spoke on the opportunities for cyber security contractors in …

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Exclusive Cyber Interview With TNNI: Sam Chun of EDS, HP Company Shares His Thoughts On FISMA, US CyberCom And The Future Of Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity expert at EDS , an HP Company,  Sam Chun, shared his views of FISMA, the new U.S. Cyber Command Center and where he believes the future of cybersecurity lies with TheNewNewInternet. Chun believes FISMA is outdated and inefficient. Lawmakers must begin to audit FISMA through dashboard technologies and also suggests a new ranking system be …

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Justice Department Declares Monitoring Program OK

The Department of Justice recently released a memo stating that the Einstein 2 program, that allows the government to monitor communications on its server, does not violate employee’s or private citizen’s rights to privacy. The program is designed to help detect and monitor potential cyber attacks against government servers.

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MI5 Hires Teens to Combat Hackers

According to news reports, 50 youths were hired by MI5 to fight cyber attacks. Attacks have already been traced by the new cyber professionals to China, Russian, and Pakistan. The youths have also discovered messages from terrorists in a maximum security prison.

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Boeing to Compete for $34 Billion Air Force Contract

Chicago-based Boeing has issued a competitive statement advertising its refueling tankers to the US Air Force. The bid was won last year by Northrop Grumman and the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Co. but bidding was later re-opened. The contract is worth $35 billion. Rick Lemaster, Boeing’s tanker program manager …

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Lockheed Awarded Contract with Ceiling of $955 Million

The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Lockheed Martin a Blanket Purchase Agreement, to be among the firms to provide support for the IT Solutions-EPA II agreement. Under the contract, which is for seven years and has a combined ceiling value of $955 million, Lockheed will perform IT maintenance and service …

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