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New Cyber Security Operations Center Opened by Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corp. has launched a new Cyber Security Operations Center (CSOC), in Maryland. The aim of the center, which will be operational 24 hours a day, is to protect the company and its clients from cyber threats. The center will focus on detection and response utilizing its customer focused …

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Hackers Utilize Social Media and Stolen IDs to Perform Cyber Attacks

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 …

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Gordon R. England Appointed to CACI Board of Directors

Former Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon R. England has been chosen to join the CACI International Inc. Board of Directors. England has previously served at both the national and industry levels. During his almost four year stint at the DoD he performed the duties of COO and strived to strengthen US …

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IRS Grants QinetiQ Subsidiary Contract

Apogen Technologies, a subsidiary of North America’s QinetQ, was granted a task order worth $7 Million by the Department of the Treasury under the Total Information Processing Support Services (TIPSS-3) Contract. This new task order enables the two organizations to further their existing ten-year affiliation. QinetQ North America is tasked …

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Wiki Latest Tool Enlisted in Cyber Security War

The National Cyber Security Center under the Department of Homeland Security has announced plans to utilize a wiki to communicate important information among federal agencies. The goal is for interested parties to utilize the wiki to share time sensitive information on threats, attacks, and responses. It will also serve as …

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Lockheed Martin’s “Mission Maker” Initiatives: Cyber Weapons for Cyber Warriors

Military operations threatened by cyberassault will be aided by Lockheed Martin’s new information security tools: the “Mission Maker” initiatives.  Lockheed Martin’s “Mission Maker” initiatives embed cybersecurity into command and control, add cyber threat monitoring to situational awareness capabilities, and enhance information operations. These capabilities are designed to ensure essential communications …

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Navy CIO on Cyber: “Most Serious Economic and Security Challenge of the 21st Century”

Robert Carey, Navy Chief Information Officer,  was quoted yesterday at Virtual FOSE’s keynote presentation calling cyber threats “the most serious economic and security challenge of the 21st century. We are being exploited at unprecedented scale by a growing array of state and non-state actors, ” Carey added.“The U.S. must take action, protecting …

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NCSA Board of Directors Welcomes Google

Eric Davis, head of anti-malvertising is representing Google on the National Cyber Security Alliance’s (NCSA) board of directors. Davis, who has spent 15 years in the marketing and consumer education industries, is a leader at Google in creating policies and procedures to protect the company’s network, products and customers…

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Navy Awards $49 Million Contract to Alion ST

Alion ST, of McLean, VA has been awarded a one year contract with four options, by the US Navy for $49 Million. The government contractor is tasked with modeling and simulation support for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic. This will be accomplished through technical engineering services and …

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American Systems Awarded up to $24 Million for SPAWAR IT Security Services

A $14.5 million contract was awarded to Chantilly, VA based American Systems Corporation with four options which could increase the value to $24 million. The contract specifies indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity with cost-plus-fixed-fee pricing. American Systems is charged with security engineering services for the Space and Naval Warfare systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific.) …

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