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Former Federal CIO Tony Scott Joins Squire Patton Boggs as Senior Data Privacy, Cyber Adviser

Tony Scott, former federal chief information officer under the Obama administration, has been named senior data privacy and cybersecurity adviser at international law firm Squire Patton Boggs. Scott’s “insight into the data protection and cybersecurity policy landscape from his time as the government’s CIO and private sector will be of …

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Executive Mosaic’s Weekly GovCon Round-up: This Week in Contracts

Weekly Roundup August 28 – September 1 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson This week we saw a number of contracts awarded across a variety of fields such as medicine, cybersecurity, vehicle improvement and modernization, missiles and more. Let’s take a …

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Executive Mosaic’s Weekly GovCon Round-up: Geospatial Intelligence, Noblis and More

Weekly Roundup July 10 – July 14 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson This week, Noblis, Inc., a nonprofit provider of science, technology, and strategy services to government agencies, was awarded a $3 billion IDIQ contract from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration …

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Kaspersky Lab Banned from Federal Contracts

After a review by the General Services Administration, the White House and intelligence agencies, Russian cybersecurity software firm Kaspersky Lab may no longer sell to federal agencies via civilian acquisition contract vehicles. Kaspersky was dropped from the pre-approved vendors list provided by NASA’s Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement contract vehicle and …

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CSRA’s Yogesh Khanna to Lead July 17 Conference Call on Federal Cloud Adoption

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 12, 2017 — CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) will discuss cloud adoption in the federal government in a scheduled July 17 conference call with the investment community and government information technology professionals, GovCon Executive reported Tuesday. The company said Monday Chief Technology Officer Yogesh Khanna will lead the call …

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World’s Largest Airplane, the Stratolaunch, Rolled Out

Stratolaunch, the world’s largest airplane, with a wingspan of 385 feet, a height of 50 feet and total possible weight of 1.3 million pounds, was quietly rolled out Wednesday in the California desert. The plane is meant to carry Pegasus XL rockets designed by Orbital ATK, a Dulles-based company, that would be …

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Synopsys VP Kuehlmann: WannaCry is ‘A Wake-up Call for the World’

Over 200,000 devices in at least 150 countries had been infected with WannaCry by Sunday, a piece of ransomware that holds your computer hostage until you pay hackers $300 in bitcoin. WannaCry is the largest cyberextortion scheme ever, reports CNet, and experts are warning that many governments are susceptible due to outdated technology. …

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Amy Barzdukas Promoted to Polycom EVP, Chief Marketing Officer; Mary McDowell Comments

Amy Barzdukas, formerly vice president of global solutions marketing at Polycom, has been promoted to executive vice president and chief marketing officer of the San Jose, California-based communications technology provider. Polycom said Monday the 20-year industry veteran has led the company’s alliance marketing, product and services marketing and sales enablement teams over the …

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Air Force Consolidates and Migrates Top-Secret Network

All legacy Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications Systems throughout the Air Force and National Guard are nearly consolidated, reports C4ISRNet. This core migration will cover over 100 individual top-secret communication sites, which make up 38 legacy domains. ” JWICSs, which are centrally managed, were owned and operated by individual commands and units,” …

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Tim Solms, Sean Berg Take VP Roles at Forcepoint’s Global Governments Business

Austin, Texas-based cybersecurity firm Forcepoint has appointed two new executives to vice president positions as the company works to deliver cyber capabilities to government clients worldwide. Tim Solms, formerly VP for federal business and managing director of worldwide government at Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), will serve as senior VP and general manager of …

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