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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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Raytheon to Provide Cybersecurity Support for MetTel Networks; John DeSimone Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 21, 2017 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has entered into a partnership with MetTel to provide cybersecurity technologies and services to government and commercial customers on MetTel-administered networks and operate a Managed Trusted Internet Protocol Service for federal agencies, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The telecommunications company said Thursday the global security alliance …

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GSA Taps 61 Firms for Potential $50B Alliant 2 IT GWAC

The General Services Administration has awarded 61 companies positions on a potential 10-year, $50 billion governmentwide acquisition contract for information technology products and services. GSA said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Friday the award is for the unrestricted portion of the Alliant 2 GWAC that has a base term of five …

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Govt Cyber Vets Michael Taxay, Jeremy Haas Join LookingGlass Leadership Team

Michael Taxay and Jeremy Haas, respectively former FBI and CIA officials focused on cybersecurity, have joined the executive leadership team at LookingGlass Cyber Solutions. LookingGlass said Tuesday it named Taxay as chief risk officer and general counsel and appointed Haas as chief security officer. Taxay will be responsible for managing significant risks that may …

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Splunk’s Kevin Davis: Automated Data Mgmt Tools Can Help Agencies Address Compliance Challenges

Kevin Davis, vice president for public sector at Splunk (Nasdaq: SPLK), has said government agencies seeking to comply with cybersecurity policies and data protection regulations should deploy a platform that works to automate the collection and analysis of large volumes of data. Davis wrote that implementing an automated system for compliance monitoring could …

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Dell EMC’s Cameron Chehreh: Endpoint Security, Threat Intell to Boost Agency Cyber Posture

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 9, 2017 — Cameron Chehreh, chief technology officer for the federal business at Dell EMC, has said endpoint protection using emerging technology platforms will work to help build on the defensive cyber posture of federal agencies, ExecutiveBiz reported Nov. 1. GCN reported Oct. 31 that Chehreh, …

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CACI’s Michael Basla: USAF Should Operationalize Cyber Airmen Across 5 Mission Areas

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 8, 2017 — Michael Basla, a senior vice president and U.S. Air Force client executive at CACI International (NYSE: CACI), has said the service branch’s cyber training should cover the mission areas of command and control; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; global strike; rapid global mobility; and air and space superiority, …

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CSRA Launches Virtual Center for Cyber Support to Public Sector Customers

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 7, 2017 — CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) has opened a virtual center that will operate out of two physical locations to deliver cybersecurity and consulting services and help drive innovation for public sector customers, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Friday the Cyber Center of Excellence under the leadership …

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