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U.S.: North Korea Behind Spate of Cyber Attacks Since 2009

North Korea has deployed an army of hackers called “Hidden Cobra” against financial, aerospace, critical infrastructure and media assets within the U.S. and around the world over the past eight years, according to a technical alert issued jointly by Homeland Security and the FBI. Cyber tools deployed by North Korea include …

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Security Clearance Process Key Challenge for Military Cyber Forces

Military cyber defensive and offensive capabilities are far greater now than they were in the past, but the lengthy security clearance process has proved a challenge for the ever-expanding cyber mission, several senior commanders told a Senate panel this week. The Navy has decided to begin moving the process earlier in a sailor’s career …

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Lt. Gen. Nakasone: U.S. Has Improved Fight Against ISIS Online

The U.S. military has improved its counter-fight against ISIS’s cyber operations in the last six months, the commanding general of Army Cyber Command Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone said this week. “I think what we are learning is in terms of being able to counter a message, being able to attack a brand …

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Lt. Gen. McLaughlin: Cybersecurity Threat Isn’t Theory; It’s Real and It’s Here

Air Force Lt. Gen. Kevin McLaughlin, Deputy Commander of U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) said Wednesday that too much of the cybersecurity threat conversation on Capitol Hill discusses threats as a “theory” — rather than the reality these threats already are. “What are we going to do when? If an enemy does X, what are we going to …

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Mark Zalubas Promoted to Merlin CTO; David Phelps Comments

Mark Zalubas, formerly vice president of engineering at Merlin International, has been promoted to chief technology officer at the Vienna, Virginia-based government technology and cybersecurity services contractor. Merlin said Tuesday he will oversee the company’s technology-based offerings and bring more than 30 years of technical experience in cloud, enterprise architecture, legacy system …

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Booz Allen to Help Update Navy Tactical Networks Under $96M Contract

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) has been awarded a potential five-year, $96.1 million contract by the U.S. Navy‘s Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence to support tactical network modernization efforts at the service branch. The company said Wednesday it will provide foundation computer systems and integrated networks to U.S. sailors …

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Jacobs to Provide Army Engineering, Scientific Services Under Potential $130M Award; Darren Kraabel Comments

Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) has won a potential five-year, $130 million contract for scientific and engineering support services to the U.S. Army‘s Electronic Proving Ground facility at Fort Huachuca in Arizona. The company said Wednesday it will test distributed network and enterprise systems as well as provide cybersecurity, electromagnetic environmental effects, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, …

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Trump Orders All Federal Agencies to Provide Cyber-Security Plans to NIST Within 90 Days

President Donald Trump signed an executive order designed to strengthen the cybersecurity of the federal government that will require National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to provide a cyber-security process framework that all federal agencies comply with. The White House-released document entitled: “Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity …

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Engility Wins $170M NASA Software & Systems Assurance Services Recompete

Engility (NYSE: EGL) has recived a potential five-year, $170 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from NASA‘s Goddard Space Flight Center for systems and software assurance services. The company said Monday it will continue to help NASA procure, develop, implement and manage systems and software as well as provide software, safety and mission assurance, secure coding and cybersecurity services …

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Army Vet Mary Legere Joins Accenture Federal Unit as Natl, Defense Intell Managing Director

Mary Legere, formerly a senior intelligence officer of the U.S. Army, has joined Accenture (NYSE: ACN) as managing director of national and defense intelligence business at the company’s federal services unit. Accenture said Thursday Legere will aim to bring the company’s digital, mission analytics and agile development service offerings to the defense, intelligence and cyber markets …

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