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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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Executive Mosaic’s Weekly GovCon Round-Up: Top 10 Stories

Weekly Roundup July 2 – July 6, 2018 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes Executive Mosaic’s Weekly GovCon Round-Up: Top 10 Stories Jim Garrettson, Executive Mosaic CEO Hope everyone’s 4th of July went well. Here are the Top 10 stories for this week. – Jim THIS WEEK’S TOP 10 NEWS STORIES …

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Lockheed’s Cyber Platform Helped DHS Analyze Russia-Linked Critical Infrastructure Attacks

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 28, 2018 — Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) Cyber Kill Chain framework supported the Department of Homeland Security in analyzing alleged state-sponsored Russian hackers’ cyber attacks on U.S. government entities and organizations in the energy, nuclear, commercial facilities, water, aviation and critical manufacturing sectors, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. DHS’ …

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Kurt Amend Named Raytheon Arabia Business CEO

Kurt Amend, president of Raytheon‘s (NYSE: RTN) operations in Saudi Arabia, has been named CEO of the Raytheon Arabia business. The company said Sunday the nearly three-year public and private sector veteran will oversee the unit’s business strategy and execution of defense-related projects in the Middle Eastern country. Amend’s appointment comes …

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Kaspersky Lab Banned from Federal Contracts

After a review by the General Services Administration, the White House and intelligence agencies, Russian cybersecurity software firm Kaspersky Lab may no longer sell to federal agencies via civilian acquisition contract vehicles. Kaspersky was dropped from the pre-approved vendors list provided by NASA’s Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement contract vehicle and …

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USAF Shoots Iranian-Made Drone Out of the Sky

A US Air Force F-15E fighter jet shot down an Iranian-made Shahed 129 drone belonging to pro-Syrian regime forces near At Tanf, Syria Monday, two US officials confirmed to CNN. The drone “displayed hostile intent,”was “assessed to be a threat,” and shot down, according to an official. This comes just …

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Armed Russian Jet Buzzes Within 5 Ft. of USAF Recon Aircraft

A Russian Su-27 jet with air-to-air missiles under its wings was “provocative” and flew “erratically,” approaching “rapidly” within five feet of a U.S. Air Force RC-135 recon jet “rapidly,” officials told Fox News. “The incident comes one day after the Russian Defense Ministry said it would treat any U.S. jet …

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Congressman: Russia is Greatest Cyber-Security Threat to U.S.

Hackers from Russia are America’s greatest cyber-threat, said Rep. Dutch Ruppersburger (D-Md.) Addressing the 2017 Digital Nation Summit, the Maryland congressman whose district is home to the National Security Agency, said that cyber-security threats from Russia are keeping him awake at night. “I mean, we have to always look at China, …

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GovCon Wire’s Weekly Roundup: President Trump’s Cybersecurity Order & More

Weekly Roundup May 15 – May 19 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Last week President Trump signed an executive order to bolster our nation’s cybersecurity and maintain and strengthen U.S. cybersecurity capabilities. The order addresses the network security of U.S. government agencies, …

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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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