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Securityhunter-Led Team to Help Protect SSA Facilities, Personnel Under $200M BPA

The Social Security Administration has awarded a spot on a five-year, $200 million blanket purchase agreement to an industry team led by Securityhunter for the implementation of physical security equipment at 1, 500 agency facilities throughout the U.S. Securityhunter said Monday it will help install and maintain video surveillance, intrusion detection, duress alarm …

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Pratt & Whitney Awarded $318M Air Force F119 Engine Maintenance Contract Modification

Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) subsidiary, has received a $317.8 million contract modification to maintain F119 engines for the U.S. Air Force. The Defense Department said Thursday the company is scheduled to complete work under the contract on Dec. 31. The Air Force uses F119 engines to …

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FireEye CTO Tony Cole Enters Wash100 List for Public Sector Cyber Leadership

Executive Mosaic, Tysons Corner, VA March 9, 2015 – Tony Cole has been listed among this year’s Wash100 most influential leaders in GovCon for his leadership role in the public sector cyber market. The Wash100 is the premier group of private and public sector leaders selected by Executive Mosaic’s organizational and editorial leadership as …

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Olivier Piou: Gemalto Closes SafeNet Acquisition for Enterprise, Cloud Security Strategy

Amsterdam-based online security firm Gemalto has closed its estimated $890 million cash acquisition of Maryland-headquartered enterprise data protection technology maker SafeNet from Vector Capital. Gemalto said Wednesday it will add SafeNet into the payment and identity segment and the purchase is primarily of platforms and services. Olivier Piou, Gemalto CEO, said the …

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HHS Taps Profectus BioSciences for Ebola, Marburg Vaccine R&D

The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Profectus BioSciences an $8.6 million contract to further develop and test a vaccine designed to treat infections caused by Ebola and Marburg viruses. HHS said Tuesday the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract covers research and development of Profectus’ Ebola and Marburg filovirus vaccine rVSVN4CT1. …

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Gemalto Inks $890M Cash Deal to Buy SafeNet

Online security firm Gemalto has agreed to acquire enterprise data protection technology provider SafeNet from Vector Capital for $890 million in cash. Gemalto expects the SafeNet purchase to close in the fourth quarter of this year and will finance the deal with cash on hand and money under existing credit …

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Leidos’ Rob Zitz: DHS Taking a Proactive Approach to Cybersecurity

Rob Zitz, senior vice president and chief systems architect at Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), has observed that the Department of Homeland Security is moving toward a proactive model to secure cyber systems, he told Federal News Radio in an interview Thursday. Zitz highlighted DHS’ continuous monitoring and diagnostics initiative during a …

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Shane McGee Named FireEye Chief Privacy Officer; David DeWalt Comments

Shane McGee, formerly general counsel and legal affairs vice president at Mandiant, has been appointed chief privacy officer at FireEye (NASDAQ: FEYE) and will be in charge of the company’s global privacy program. FireEye said Thursday McGee will lead the program in working with industry, employees and governing bodies to set …

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David DeWalt: FireEye Buys Va.-Based nPulse to Add ‘Flight Recorder for Security Analytics’ to Its Platform

FireEye (NASDAQ: FEYE) has signed a definitive agreement to purchase network forensics specialist nPulse Technologies as FireEye looks to build out its suite of integrated threat detection and management offerings. FireEye said Tuesday that it will combine its cybersecurity platform with nPulse’s security technology that works to help customers keep malware off …

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David Melcher: Exelis Services Spinoff ‘Vectrus’ to Offer Tech, Supply Chain Mgmt Services

Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has decided on a name for the future military and government services company that will spinoff from Exelis sometime during the summer of this year. Currently part of Exelis’ mission systems segment, Vectrus will have 7, 000 employees in more than 100 locations across 18 countries and has …

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