Tag Archives: National Security Agency

Potomac Officers Club Adds Jeanette Manfra to 2017 Spring Cybersecurity Summit

TYSONS CORNER, VA., May 1, 2017 – The Potomac Officers Club — a division of Executive Mosaic — has added Jeanette Manfra to the list of speakers for the 2017 Spring Cybersecurity Summit. Cybersecurity is one of the foremost concerns of leaders in both the public and private sectors. The rapid …

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Parsons Hosts NSA’s 2017 Cyber Defense Exercise; Carey Smith Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 13, 2017 — Parsons is hosting a National Security Agency exercise at its cyber center in Columbia, Maryland, in support of information assurance and network security training for military participants, GovCon Executive reported Tuesday. The company said Monday the five-day Cyber Defense Exercise will run through April 14 and …

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Lockheed Secures Potential $347M Contract to Continue Support for DoD Cybercrime Center

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a potential five-year, $347 million contract from the General Services Administration to provide a range of technical, functional and managerial support services at the Defense Department‘s cybercrime center. The contract covers Defense Cyber Crime Center services such as leadership and staffing for the DoD Collaborative Information Sharing Environment, Defense Computer …

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Unisys’ PV Puvvada: Development of Govt Cyber Capabilities Expected to Rise in 2017

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 24, 2017 — PV Puvvada, president of Unisys‘ (NYSE: UIS) federal systems business, predicts that the U.S. government will increase efforts to develop offensive cyber techniques in 2017 to help strengthen the cybersecurity of government data, political systems and the country’s critical infrastructure, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Puvvada wrote in piece published …

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NSA Vet Phil Quade Named Fortinet Chief Information Security Officer; Ken Xie Comments

Phil Quade, former special assistant for cyber of the National Security Agency director, has joined Fortinet (Nasdaq: FTNT) as chief information security officer and strategic consultant to C-level enterprise clients. Fortinet said Tuesday Quade will oversee the company’s information security, compliance with global regulations and standards as well as efforts to …

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Raytheon to Begin Air Force Cryptographic Unit Production Under Potential $459M IDIQ Award

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has secured a potential five-year, $459 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to begin full-rate production of cryptographic units designed to help the U.S. Air Force secure voice and data communications. The Defense Department said Thursday the company will build the devices in Indiana and Florida through Dec. 15, 2021 as part of the VINSON/Advanced Narrowband …

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Harris’ Falcon III Radio Receives NSA Certification to Utilize MUOS Waveform

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 18, 2016 — Harris (NYSE: HRS) has received certification from the National Security Agency to allow the Falcon III AN/PRC-117G manpack radio system to operate with the Defense Department‘s Mobile User Objective System waveform, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the AN/PRC-117G can now utilize the MUOS waveform in efforts to …

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DLA Awards $252M in Retail Electricity Contracts to 5 Firms

Five companies have won two-year contracts worth up to $252.5 million combined for retail electricity and ancillary/incidental services to various U.S. federal departments and military branches. The Defense Logistics Agency‘s energy organization received eight offers for the contracts through a competitive procurement and the winning suppliers will perform work through Dec. 31, 2018, the Defense …

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NSA Clears Harris to Update Military Radios for MUOS Satellite Compatibility

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 3, 2016 — The National Security Agency has cleared Harris (NYSE: HRS) to update the company’s military radios to support compatibility with the U.S. Navy‘s Mobile User Objective System satellite constellation, GovConWire reported Wednesday. Harris has deployed a compatibility software patch for the Falcon 3 AN/PRC-117G backpack-sized radios …

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NSA Vet Hal Smith Joins Accenture as Intell Practice Managing Director

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has appointed Hal Smith, former associate deputy director at the National Security Agency, to managing director of the intelligence practice within the global consulting firm’s federal government subsidiary. Accenture said Monday Smith has held additional intelligence, security and technology roles during his career at other government agencies and commercial businesses. He helped to establish …

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