Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 01/11/2017

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…
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DARPA to Host Proposers Day on Secure Info Exchange Via Handheld Device Program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will hold a proposers day on Jan. 31 in McLean, Virginia, to discuss a program that aims to develop a system that would facilitate secure exchange of sensitive information through a handheld device…
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Tyvak Nanosatellite Systems Awarded NASA CubeSat Development Contract

Tyvak Nanosatellite Systems has been awarded a contract to build a series of miniaturized satellites to support missions under NASA‘s Pathfinder Technology Demonstrator program. NASA said Wednesday its Small Spacecraft Technology Program will use CubeSats from the company with government-furnished technology payloads to conduct multiple flight demonstrations…
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Defense Sector Vet Miklos Kiss Named ACT I Intl Programs Director; Michael Niggel Comments

Miklos Kiss, a former program director at the Defense Security Cooperation Agency and retired U.S. Air Force colonel, has joined Advanced Concepts and Technologies International as director of international programs at the Arlington, Virginia-based acquisition management services contractor…
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Diffeo Buys Cloud Search Tech Developer Meta Search

Cambridge, Massachusetts-based knowledge discovery firm Diffeo has purchased Boston-based startup Meta Search for an undisclosed sum as part of efforts to expand search and discovery technology offerings…
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DigitalGlobe Unveils Results of Satellite Imagery-Based Algorithm Competition; Tony Frazier Comments

DigitalGlobe has announced that top five developers won $35,000 in total prizes as part of a challenge to develop machine learning algorithms through the use of high-resolution satellite imagery. DigitalGlobe said Tuesday the winning algorithms of the inaugural SpaceNet Challenge were selected out of 242 platforms submitted by 42 developers and will be released to the open-source community via the SpaceNet GitHub repository…
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Veris Group Concludes FedRAMP High-Impact Level Assessment of 3 New AWS GovCloud (US) Services

Veris Group, which now operates under cyber risk management services provider Coalfire, has completed the review of three additional service offerings within Amazon Web Services’ GovCloud (US) platform as a third-party independent assessment organization for AWS under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program…
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CertiPath Lands ID Credential, Access Mgmt Contract With GSA; Shawn Hughes Comments

The General Services Administration has awarded CertiPath a contract to provide identity credential and access management services to the federal government. CertiPath said Tuesday it will help GSA analyze, coordinate, define and recommend standards for civilian agencies to implement Federal Identity, Credential, and Access Management technology as well as develop functional requirements for physical and logical access control products…
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Harris to Supply Morocco F-16 Electronic Warfare Suite; Ed Zoiss Comments

Harris will produce a set of electronic warfare systems for Morocco’s F-16 fighter jets as part of a potential $91 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract the U.S. Air Force awarded in November 2016…
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Raytheon Gets Navy Airborne Targeting System Order Modification

Raytheon will provide seven multi-spectral targeting systems in D configuration to the U.S. Navy under a $19.2 million modification to a previously awarded job order. The Defense Department said Tuesday the MTS airborne sensor works to provide long-range surveillance, high altitude target acquisition, tracking, and range-finding capability to military users…
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“Not In My Squad” Program

Maj. Gen. Bradley A. Becker, commanding general, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region, U.S. Army Military District of Washington, talks about the importance of the, “Not In My Squad” program…
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