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Synopsys VP Kuehlmann: WannaCry is ‘A Wake-up Call for the World’

Over 200,000 devices in at least 150 countries had been infected with WannaCry by Sunday, a piece of ransomware that holds your computer hostage until you pay hackers $300 in bitcoin. WannaCry is the largest cyberextortion scheme ever, reports CNet, and experts are warning that many governments are susceptible due to outdated technology. …

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Clapper: U.S. Government ‘Under Assault’ Due to Comey’s Firing

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Sunday that the U.S. government is “under assault” after President Donald Trump’s decision to fire FBI director James Comey. “I think, in many ways, our institutions are under assault, both externally — and that’s the big news here, is the Russian interference in our election …

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Veritas Capital Acquires PAS Technologies from Houlihan Lokey

PAS Technologies, a portfolio company of KRG Capital Partners, has been acquired by StandardAero, a portfolio company of Veritas Capital from Houlihan Lokey. The transaction closed on May 5, 2017. PAS provides OEM and aftermarket aerospace engine components that are able to endure high-wear, high-heat, and corrosive environments. The company offers a comprehensive set …

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UL LLC Receives DARPA Grant for IoT/Cybersecurity Risk Testing

U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded a grant to UL to help mitigate security risks for cybersecurity testing of the Internet of Things (IoT) and design gateways for industrial control system (ICS) applications. The DARPA grant will enable UL to identify the main areas of an industrial IoT gateway that relates to …

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DHS, DOJ Triple Spending on Internet of Things

The Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice have tripled their spending on equipment and services related to the Internet of Things (IoT) over the past six years, spending $600 million on the smart security industry, a new study by contracting intelligence firm Govini finds. Spending on software applications and cloud …

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President Trump Signs Cybersecurity Executive Order

President Trump signed an executive order Thursday to improve the federal government’s cybersecurity and critical infrastructure, after a spate of high-profile government hackings in recent years, a senior administration official told reporters on a call. “I think the trend is going in the wrong direction on cyberspace,” Homeland security adviser Tom Bossert …

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InquisIT Wins $14.7M Army Intelligence and Security Command IT Support Contract

The technology company InquisIT LLC announced Thursday it won a $14.7 million contract with the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) at Ft. Belvoir, Va. As part of the five-year contract, InquisIT LLC will provide enterprise IT infrastructure and application support to the Army. The company will be responsible for a …

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Historic: USAF Allows Defense Company to Choose Next Plane

In a move that Defense One described as “unprecedented,” the U.S. Air Force plans to allow a defense company to choose the USAF’s new electronic-attack jet. According to industry sources and Pentagon officials, this is the first time in the 70-year history of the Air Force that a defense contractor has …

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Chairman of Joint Chiefs: No Decision Yet on Force Size in Aghanistan

The decision on whether to increase U.S. forces in Afghanistan has not yet been made, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Tuesday. DOD News reported that Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford said national security leaders have not presented President Donald J. Trump with Afghanistan troop recommendations for the …

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Belcan Government Services Adds Several New Senior Staff

Belcan, LLC announced several new senior hires to its recently launched Belcan Government Services (BGS) group. They include Rodney Hite, Vice President, Growth and Strategy, Clint Green, Vice President, Technology and Innovation, and Bob Kwaja, Vice President, Finance, according to a Belcan press release. Belcan’s new Government Services group aims to …

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