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General Dynamics Building DHS Cyber Protection Tools; Cynthia Shelton Comments

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has won 12-month task order from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to build and deploy cybersecurity for defending federal civilian networks from intrusion. The National Cybersecurity Protection System, managed by DHS’ network security deployment division, contains technologies for analytics and sharing information, General Dynamics said …

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Bob Kipps: Early 2013 GovCon M&A in “Eye of the Storm”

Eye of the GovCon M&A Storm Bob Kipps, Managing Director, KippsDeSanto & Company After gushing throughout 2012, GovCon M&A deal announcements have slowed to a trickle thus far in 2013.  At a recent deal conference in DC last week, lenders and other transaction advisors were commenting about their lack of …

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Lockheed and DHS to Collaborate on Infrastructure Cyber Protection; Darrell Durst Comments

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will soon have access to furnished information from the Department of Homeland Security to support the Bethesda, Md.-based contractor’s efforts to protect U.S. infrastructure from cybersecurity attacks. After meeting certain security requirements, Lockheed will be cleared to provide managed cybersecurity services to the Enhanced Cybersecurity Services program, which …

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CSC Selling Hardware, Software Reselling Unit For $90M; Mike Lawrie Comments

  Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) has agreed to sell its enterprise hardware and software reselling business to a Japan-based conglomerate for $90 million cash. CSC expects the transaction, its fourth divestiture within the last four months, to close in March 2013, the company said Wednesday. The Falls Church, Va.-based …

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Report: WH Cyber Exec Order Coming Wednesday

The White House will release an executive order Wednesday aimed to set up voluntary U.S. cybersecurity standards for companies that operate critical infrastructure, Bloomberg reports. Federal agencies are to consider incorporating the cybersecurity standards into existing regulations, Bloomberg reports, citing two White House officials. Eric Engleman and Michael Riley report …

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TASC Names VeriSign Vet Rick Howard Info Security Lead; Barbie Bigelow Comments

TASC has appointed Rick Howard, formerly a general manager of a VeriSign cybersecurity intelligence business unit, to serve as chief information security officer. TASC said Howard will be responsible for leading development of a strategy, technical roadmap and security architecture for the company’s information security approach. Howard will focus on …

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Northrop Names Ret. Vice Adm. Stephen Stanley Cyber, C4 VP; Sid Ashworth Comments

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has appointed retired Navy Vice Adm. Stephen Stanley vice president of cybersecurity and C4 (command, control, communications and computers). The company said the appointment is effective immediately and he will report to Sid Ashworth, corporate VP of government relations. Stanley, a 37-year Navy veteran, will lead …

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Report: Northrop, ManTech, SAIC Competing for $6B DHS Cyber Program

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), ManTech International (NASDAQ: MANT) and Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAI) will compete to become a prime contractor for a $6 billion Department of Homeland Security cybersecurity program. Jill Aitoro of the Washington Business Journal reports all three companies confirmed their plans to her and Sam …

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Exelis Eyeing Air Traffic Expansion, Buying Australian Software Firm; Michael Wilson Comments

ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has agreed to acquire Melbourne-based communications software provider C4i Pty Ltd. from the Longreach Group Limited for $16.8 million, Exelis announced Monday. Exelis said it expects to close the transaction during first quarter of 2013, pending both Longreach Group shareholder approval and regulatory approvals, and said the …

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SRA Promotes Deb Alderson to COO, Tim Atkin to Chief Admin Officer; Bill Ballhaus Comments

SRA International has promoted Deborah “Deb” Alderson to executive vice president and chief operating officer and Timothy “Tim” Atkin to chief administrative officer and chief of staff, effective immediately. The company said Alderson, who joined the company last year as EVP for strategic development, will be responsible for SRA’s civil government; defense; …

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