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Forcepoint’s Sean Berg Pushes Human-Centric, Risk-Adaptive Approach for Gov’t Cybersecurity

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 3, 2019 — Sean Berg, senior vice president and general manager of global governments and critical infrastructure at Forcepoint, believes government agencies should look into how their employees interact with data in order to advance security amid the increasing use of cloud and automation in the …

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HP Federal’s Tommy Gardner: Culture, Budget & Tech Shifts Needed to Bolster Gov’t Cybersecurity

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 30, 2019 — Tommy Gardner, chief technology officer of HP Federal, said changes to organizational culture, budgeting strategy and technology will help the federal government mitigate cybersecurity incidents similar to the Office of Personnel Management data breach in 2015, ExecutiveBiz reported May 21. Gardner wrote in …

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FireEye Buys Verodin in $250M Cash-and-Stock Deal; Kevin Mandia Quoted

FireEye (Nasdaq: FEYE) has acquired McLean, Va.-based cybersecurity instrumentation technology provider Verodin through a cash-and-stock transaction worth approximately $250M. “Verodin gives us the ability to automate security effectiveness testing using the sophisticated attacks we spend hundreds of thousands of hours responding to, and provides a systematic, quantifiable and continuous approach …

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Jeremy Bash Named to deepwatch Board; Charlie Thomas Quoted

Jeremy Bash, a cybersecurity intelligence professional, has been appointed to the board of directors of managed security services provider deepwatch. Charlie Thomas, CEO of deepwatch, said in a statement released Tuesday Bash is an expert on modern security issues and a trusted adviser to technology firms worldwide. Bash brings to …

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Viasat Secures $450M GSA IDIQ for Military Systems, Services

Viasat (Nasdaq: VSAT) landed a potential $450M indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from the General Services Administration to provide technology platforms and services for both special operations and general purpose forces. U.S. military personnel can order equipment to support communications, security, operational and intelligence functions through the Rapid Migration of Command, Control, Communications …

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By Light Buys Cyber Training Services Provider Metova Federal; Bob Donahue Quoted

By Light Professional IT Services has acquired cyber training services contractor Metova Federal for an undisclosed sum. “This acquisition will allow us to expand and diversify our cyber offering to better serve our customers,” Bob Donahue, CEO and founder of By Light, said in a statement published Friday. Cabot, Ark.-based Metova Federal provides …

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Richard Hill Named Symantec Interim President, CEO; Vincent Pilette Appointed EVP, CFO

Richard Hill, a board member at Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) since January, has been named interim president and CEO of the Mountain View, Calif.-based cybersecurity company. He replaces Greg Clark, who stepped down after three years at the helm, as the company begins its search for a full-time CEO, Symantec said …

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NTT Data’s Shamlan Siddiqi Outlines Focus Areas to ‘Reignite’ Gov’t IT Modernization

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 9, 2019 — Shamlan Siddiqi, chief technology officer of NTT Data‘s public sector business, said government agencies should advance information technology modernization, which he believes has become a necessity in order to address citizen needs, with a focus on six areas, ExecutiveBiz reported April 30. Siddiqi …

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Navy Picks Nine Firms for Cyber Space Technical, Professional Services Contracts

Nine companies have won potential seven-year contracts to provide technical, management and professional services in support of the U.S. Navy’s cyber space operations. The Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific received 18 offers for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts, which cover support for interoperability of systems and capabilities at tactical, strategic and operational …

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