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PSC’s David Berteau: Contractors Likely to Rethink Workforce Security Approach Amid US-Iran Tensions

David Berteau, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council and a 2019 Wash100 winner, said rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran could prompt government contractors to reexamine personnel security measures in the Middle East, the Washington Business Journal reported Friday. "Companies have to be thinking right now, What do I need to do differently, what do I need to be prepared for, will the government have threat information, will they share it with me?"

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EM’s Weekly Roundup: Anne Neuberger’s Priorities for NSA, Chris Townsend Joins UiPath, $820M DoD BPA, CACI, GE Aviation Secure Big Contracts and Weekly Top 10 Stories

Anne Neuberger, who directs the National Security Agency’s (NSA) new Cybersecurity Directorate, revealed that the NSA will launch a directorate in October to focus on ransomware attacks that could make our upcoming elections vulnerable during Billington CyberSecurity’s 10th Annual Summit last week. Neuberger also discussed NSA’s efforts to protect the nation from …

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Iran: We Hit Targets in Syria with Long-Range Ballistic Missiles

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said Monday that they hit targets inside Syria, an action that would confirm they’ve extended the range of their solid-fuel missiles. Iran claimed the missiles, which flew approximately 400 miles and hit terrorist headquarters and depots in Syria’s Dayr al-Zawr province, were in response …

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September 28 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Move Green in PM Trade on Oil Supply Cut Reports

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index turned positive in mid-afternoon trade Wednesday along with U.S. stocks after reports surfaced that major oil producing countries reached an agreement to limit global supply with more details due in November. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered laggers at a 4-to-1 ratio and eight of its 11 S&P 500 companies …

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FBI’s Randall Coleman: Economic Espionage Part of ‘Hybrid Threat’ Picture

The FBI‘s number of investigations into possible economic espionage on U.S. businesses has increased by 53 percent within the past year, a top bureau official told the Potomac Officers Club Wednesday. Randall Coleman — executive assistant director of the criminal, cyber, response and services branch — described that environment as one under what …

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Weekly Roundup Mar. 21 – Mar. 24 2016: NIST-Backed Cyber Council Adds New Private Sector Leader & more

Mar. 21 – Mar. 24 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson A White House-mandated cybersecurity organization created to combine knowledge and experience from the public and private sectors added a new leader this week whose background includes stops on both sides. …

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March 14 Market Close: GovCon Index Declines as US Stock Markets Hover Ahead of Fed 2-Day Meeting

The GovCon Index failed to turnaround declines incurred during morning trade Monday and ended at a loss of 0.237 points to 73.743 as U.S. stocks hovered in and out of positive territory throughout the afternoon session. Investors have turned their attention to the Federal Reserve‘s two-day meeting Wednesday and Thursday with the priced-in odds …

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