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FireEye’s Tony Cole: Intelligence-Led Cyber Strategy Should Focus on Risk Mitigation

Tony Cole, vice president and global government chief technology officer at FireEye (Nasdaq: FEYE), has said federal agencies should establish an intelligence-led cybersecurity strategy that transitions the focus from regulatory compliance toward risk mitigation. The adoption of an intelligence-driven strategy calls for agencies to know their adversaries and the tools these …

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Xator Buys Merlin’s Professional Services Unit in Govt, Critical Infrastructure Market Push

Information technology and security services provider Xator has bought the professional services business of Englewood, Colorado-based cybersecurity company Merlin International for an undisclosed sum. Reston, Virginia-based Xator said in a Dec. 1 news release the acquisition would help expand its presence in the government and critical infrastructure markets. Merlin’s professional …

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Lockheed Wins Potential $78M Navy IT Security Support Contract

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has won a potential five-year, $77.7 million contract to provide cybersecurity support for U.S. Navy information technology systems. The Defense Department said Monday Lockheed will help the military branch’s cyber personnel to design, analyze, develop, test, integrate, deploy and operate IT security platforms. Five offers were submitted to the Naval Air …

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DTRA Releases Draft Solicitation for Potential $435M IT Services IDIQ

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency has issued a draft solicitation for a potential $435 million contract to provide information technology support services in support of the agency’s chief information officer and information integration and technology services directorate. DTRA said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Friday it plans to award the …

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Accenture Federal Services’ George Franz Earns Army Cyber Award

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 7, 2017 — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) executive George Franz has secured recognition for his work in cybersecurity as a recipient of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s Saint Isidore Army Cyber Award, GovCon Executive reported Wednesday. Franz, a managing director of Accenture Federal Services and former director of …

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DXC’s Earl Matthews Proposes Civilian Cyber Reserve Unit to Support Gov’t, DoD

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 5, 2017 — Earl Matthews, vice president of DXC Technology‘s (NYSE: DXC) enterprise security solutions group, said a civilian reserve cyber corps will work to help the government and Defense Department address the need for more cyber professionals to defend DoD and critical infrastructure networks, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The retired …

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Proofpoint’s Tony D’Angelo: Agencies Need Security Tools for Email, Mobile Device Cyber Defense

Tony D’Angelo, vice president of federal business at Sunnyvale, California-based enterprise security company Proofpoint (Nasdaq: PFPT), has said government agencies should adopt platforms that work to defend against threat actors that target users’ emails and mobile devices. D’Angelo wrote that email security gateway tools based on the Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting …

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Palo Alto Networks’ Rick Howard: ‘Automatic Orchestration’ Can Aid Agencies’ Cyber Defense Efforts

Rick Howard, chief security officer at Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW), has said government agencies with several cybersecurity tools should adopt the “automatic orchestration” approach that works to consolidate and manage all those tools through a common platform. Howard wrote that such a platform works to help agencies gain visibility …

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SAP NS2 Places Investment for IT, Cyber Expansion in Virginia; Mark Testoni Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 22, 2017 — SAP National Security Services (NYSE: SAP) is moving to expand its information technology and cybersecurity operations in Virginia with a planned $6 million investment and creation of nearly 100 new jobs, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority said Thursday SAP NS2 …

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Booz Allen Teams With NVIDIA on Future AI Training Program for Federal Employees

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 22, 2017 — Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) has entered into a partnership with NVIDIA in the development of a hands-on training program on artificial intelligence for employees at federal agencies, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Nextgov reported Monday the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute will offer the program by early 2018 …

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