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GovCon Expert Chuck Brooks: Innovation is Strengthening the Federal Cybersecurity Workforce

GovCon Expert Chuck Brooks

GovCon Expert Chuck Brooks has published his latest article as a member of Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Expert program on Friday. Brooks discussed the federal government's development of its cyber workforce, upskilling and reskilling federal workers as well as addressing the ongoing challenge of cybersecurity workforce requirements. You can read Chuck Brooks' latest GovCon Expert below: Innovation is Strengthening the Federal Cybersecurity Workforce 

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Connectec Lands $97M Army Contract for Mortar Weapon Components

Connectec has secured a five-year, $96.7 million firm-fixed-price contract to provide mortar weapon components and related support equipment to the U.S. Army. The Defense Department said Tuesday the company will supply parts for 60mm and 81mm lightweight mortar weapons as well as mounts, baseplates, direct support tools and basic issue items for 60mm, 81mm and 120mm mortars. The …

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Cybercom’s Kevin McLaughlin: Human Capital Key to Partnerships With Industry

U.S. Cyber Command‘s efforts to build greater partnerships with the private sector should include a human capital component to build up skill sets and experience in both the public and private sectors, Cybercom’s second-ranked officer told the Potomac Officers Club Wednesday. Air Force Lt. Gen. Kevin McLaughlin, Cybercom’s deputy leader since August …

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Adm. Michael Rogers: NSA, Cybercom ID Automation as Private Sector Partnership

The National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command have identified automation of some cybersecurity functions as an area they want to collaborate closer with industry on, the head of both entities told the Potomac Officers Club Thursday. Navy Adm. Michael Rogers, NSA director and Cybercom lead, identified that element as one facet …

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Phyllis Schneck: Gov’t-Industry Trust Key to US Cyber, Physical Infrastructure Defense

Trusted relationships between government and private businesses are priority number one for the Department of Homeland Security‘s effort to protect U.S. cyber and physical infrastructure, a lead DHS official told the Potomac Officers Club Thursday. Phyllis Schneck, deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity and communications at DHS’ National Protection and Programs Directorate,  said cooperative research and development …

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Heidi Shyu Describes Army’s Open Architecture Approach, Tech Acquisition Environment to Potomac Officers Club

Technology platforms with open architectures are a key aspect of the U.S. Army‘s large push to change how it brings new tools to soldiers in the battlefield, the service branch’s lead acquisition official told the Potomac Officers Club Wednesday. Heidi Shyu — assistant army secretary for acquisition,  logistics and technology — also …

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Special Ops Command Seeks Ideas for AM/FM Radio Override Tech

U.S. Special Operations Command has asked industry to submit ideas for a radio broadcast system intended search for and acquire every AM and FM station in a specific area, then broadcast a message to that location via the acquired stations. The command intends to identify all domestic and international businesses that could …

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Jim McAleese: The 2013 Sequester and How GovCon Firms Have Responded so Far

Jim McAleese, founder and principal at McAleese & Associates,  recently caught up with Executive Mosaic, parent company of the Potomac Officers Club (P.O.C) and publisher of GovCon Wire, to provide some detailed insight and perspective into the 2013 sequester. McAleese will be speaking on May 14 at the P.O.C’s Post-Sequestration Summit with nine other …

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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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