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AWS to Support Organization of American States’ Cyber Education Efforts

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 17, 2017 — Amazon Web Services (Nasdaq: AMZN) has entered into an agreement to work with the Organization of American States in efforts to educate and engage member nation-states on cybersecurity matters, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. AWS said Friday the partnership will facilitate the publication of whitepapers, scheduling …

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IBM, CSRA Vet Aslam Nawabzada Joins Sevatec as CTO

Aslam Nawabzada, formerly a partner and senior technology executive at CSRA (NYSE: CSRA), has joined Sevatec as chief technology officer of the Fairfax, Virginia-based technology services contractor. He brings more than 20 years of enterprise cybersecurity, big data, agile and DevSecOps implementation experience to his new position, Sevatec said Tuesday. Prior to this appointment, Nawabzada …

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BAE Announces Reorganization Plan, Names New CTO in Series of Exec Moves

BAE Systems has announced plans to eliminate its U.K. and international platforms and services operating groups as part of a reorganization effort that will take effect on Jan. 1. The company said Tuesday it will consolidate its military air and information business, its interest in the MBDA joint venture as …

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Raytheon Works on Missiles, Cyber, Other Tech for Warfighter Readiness

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 10, 2017 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) is looking into new and updated technologies that will work to advance the readiness of the U.S. Army for future battlefield operations, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said its technology development efforts in support of warfighter readiness are focused on the …

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Army Vet George Franz Appointed to Lead Accenture Defense & Security Business Initiatives

George Franz, a retired U.S. Army major general and former operations director of the U.S. Cyber Command, has joined Accenture‘s (NYSE: ACN) federal services business as managing director of defense and security business initiatives. Accenture said Tuesday Franz will provide cybersecurity and adaptive technology expertise and work with federal clients to help them …

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CSRA Exec Named Senior Fellow at GW Cyber & Homeland Security Center

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 6, 2017 — CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) Chief of Staff Christian Marrone will serve as a senior fellow at George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security over a two-year period, GovCon Executive reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday Marrone joins other fellows from the cybersecurity and national …

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DoD Seeks Proposals for $28B Information Analysis Center Multiple-Award Contract

The Defense Department has asked industry to submit proposals for a potential nine-year, $28 billion contract for research, development, test and evaluation support and R&D-related analytical services. A FedBizOpps notice posted Tuesday says the Defense Technical Information Center’s Information Analysis Center Multiple-Award Contract seeks to consolidate task orders distributed across …

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General Dynamics to Provide IT, Cyber Support for Naval Surface Warfare Center Under $81M Contract

General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) information iechnology business has received a potential five-year, $81.3 million task order from the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command to support the IT and cybersecurity operations of the  Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Crane Division. The company said Tuesday it will collaborate with Purdue University and 10 Indiana-based firms to …

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SSL to Help Build Cyber Testing Simulation Platform for USAF Hosted Payloads; Richard White Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 26, 2017 — Space Systems Loral will support Innoflight in efforts to develop a simulation environment that will work to host cybersecurity tests on U.S. Air Force payloads aboard commercial satellites, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. SSL said Sept. 19 the team will develop the simulation platform for the Space and …

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VMware’s Matthew Schneider: ‘Zero Trust’ Model, Automation Key to Application Security

Matthew Schneider, senior director of government, education and healthcare at VMware (NYSE: VMW), has said government agencies seeking to ensure security of applications within the network should initially change their mindset through the adoption of the “zero trust” model. Schneider wrote that implementing such a model “means you have to …

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