Tag Archives: national security

Ellen Lord: DOD’s Digital Marketplace Seeks to Drive ‘Trusted’ Partnerships Between Investors, Companies

Ellen Lord acquisition chief Department of Defense

The Department of Defense has launched an electronic marketplace with the goal of connecting small- to medium-sized businesses to capital providers under the DOD's Trusted Capital program. “Trusted Capital works by providing opportunities for trusted financial institutions and qualifying companies to explore mutually beneficial partnerships in support of national security goals,” said Ellen Lord, the Pentagon's acquisition chief and a four-time Wash100 awardee.

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DHS Unveils Strategic Approach to Safeguard Critical Infrastructure, Supply Chain From Chinese Threats

DHS

The Department of Homeland Security has created a strategy outlining its measures to address threats Chinese activity poses to the U.S.' immigration, critical infrastructure and cybersecurity, trade and maritime defense operations. DHS said Wednesday its Strategic Action Plan applies input from the department's China Working Group and the department intends to continue its partnership with key stakeholders to confront national security challenges.

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Report: Biden to Name NSA Vet Anne Neuberger to New Cyber Role on National Security Council

Anne Neuberger Cybersecurity Director NSA

President-elect Joe Biden plans to appoint Anne Neuberger, director of cybersecurity at the National Security Agency and a previous Wash100 awardee, as deputy national security adviser for cybersecurity within the National Security Council, Politico reported Wednesday.

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White House Introduces National Maritime Cybersecurity Plan; Robert O’Brien Quoted

The White House

President Donald Trump has issued a national plan that seeks to combine cybersecurity resources and initiatives to protect the maritime transportation system from cyber threats and other vulnerabilities. The National Maritime Cybersecurity Plan recommends ways how the U.S. government will defend the country’s economy “through enhanced cybersecurity coordination, policies and practices, aimed at mitigating risks to the maritime sub-sector, promoting prosperity through information and intelligence sharing, and preserving and increasing the nation’s cyber workforce,” said National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien.

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LinQuest Closes TMC Design Purchase; Tim Dills Quoted

Tim Dills CEO LinQuest

Space systems technology developer LinQuest has completed its purchase of advanced engineering company TMC Design for an undisclosed sum. LinQuest CEO Tim Dills said in a statement published Tuesday the combination with TMC Design will allow LinQuest to create a suite of platforms to provide mission-essential capabilities that could help customers address the country’s national security threats.

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House Overrides NDAA Veto, Passes Stimulus Payment Increase

US Capitol

The House voted 322-87 Monday to override President Donald Trump’s veto of the $740.5B National Defense Authorization Act, Politico reported. The Senate is set to reconvene Tuesday to consider the annual defense policy bill, which Trump rejected a week ago over provisions that would remove from military installations the names of Confederate leaders, set restrictions on the withdrawal of U.S. warfighters from Europe and Afghanistan and provide liability protection for social media companies, also known as Section 230.

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Altamira’s Ted Davies on Building a New Leadership Team After Ownership Transition, His Priorities for Company’s Federal Market Growth

Ted Davies, CEO of Altamira Technologies

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 21, 2020 — Ted Davies, CEO of Altamira Technologies and a previous Wash100 awardee, recently caught up with ExecutiveBiz to overview the changes to the company's leadership team following its sale to another private equity group led by ClearSky last year. "Our leadership team and board is composed of a very diverse group of thinkers. We get access to new thinking, new partners and new technologies on a regular basis from our board and executive leadership," Davies told the publication in an interview posted Dec. 8.

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BlueHalo Acquires Fortego, Base2 to Grow Cyber & Intell Footprints; Baird’s John Song Comments

John Song, managing director of Baird

BlueHalo has bought Maryland-based companies Fortego and Base2 Engineering in a pair of deals aimed to expand signal intelligence and cyber offerings for the national security sector. Baird and Aronson Capital Partners advised the acquired firms on the transactions. "Bringing Fortego and Base2 together creates a sizable concentration of highly skilled experts in cyber and SIGINT – a capability that BlueHalo can now leverage across the wide spanning missions to which they provide support," John Song, a managing director at Baird, told GovCon Wire.

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