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GovCon Expert Chuck Brooks: Security by Design Needed to Safeguard Energy Infrastructure From Cyber Attacks

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Chuck Brooks, a GovCon expert and president of Brooks Consulting International, virtually addressed the G20 forum Sunday, July 5, on energy systems cybersecurity during the Workshop on Energy Security and Markets Stability. Brooks told G20 member countries that connectivity driven by the adoption of industrial internet of things and operational technology has further expanded the attack surface and that energy infrastructure operators should implement “security by design” to counter cyber threats.

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Leidos Closes $1B Purchase of L3Harris’ Security Detection, Automation Businesses; Roger Krone Quoted

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Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has finalized its acquisition of security detection and automation businesses of L3Harris Technologies (NYSE: LHX) for approximately $1B in cash. Jim Moos, president of Leidos’ civil group, will oversee the acquired businesses, which operate with over 1,200 employees combined and provide automated tray return systems, airport screening products and other industrial automation platforms to customers in the government, critical infrastructure, transportation and aviation markets, Leidos said Monday.

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Robert Kolasky: CISA to Incorporate CMMC Aspects Into Supply Chain Guidance

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Robert “Bob” Kolasky, an official at the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, said a CISA task force will issue “supply chain essentials” guidance that integrates aspects of the Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program, Nextgov reported Thursday.

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Ellen Lord: Defense Industrial Base Workforce Should Continue Working as Part of Critical Infrastructure

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The Department of Defense on Friday released two memos to address key concerns identified by defense trade groups during the four daily update calls on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic led by Jennifer Santos, deputy assistant secretary of defense for industrial policy. Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment and a 2020 Wash100 award winner, on Friday issued a memo saying the defense industrial base is considered as a critical infrastructure sector by the Department of Homeland Security and that its workforce should maintain normal work schedules to meet national security requirements.

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Gen. Paul Nakasone, Cybercom and NSA Head, Named to 2020 Wash100 for His Efforts to Advance Cybersecurity Capabilities and Defend U.S. National Security

Executive Mosaic is pleased to introduce Gen. Paul Nakasone, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency (NSA), as an inductee into the 2020 edition of the Wash100 for his efforts to protect U.S national security and U.S. elections through cybersecurity initiatives and advancements. This marks Nakasone’s fourth consecutive Wash100 Award.

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FLIR Finalizes Endeavor Robotics Purchase; James Cannon Quoted

FLIR Systems (Nasdaq: FLIR) completed its acquisition of Endeavor Robotics from Arlington Capital Partners in a $382 million cash deal. Endeavor, formerly iRobot Defense and Security, will now operate as part of the unmanned systems and integrated solutions division of FLIR’s government and defense business unit, FLIR said Monday. James …

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