Posts from GovConDaily 02/10/2017

Stratcom Lead Gen. John Hyten Named to 2017 Wash100 for Space & Cyber Initiative Leadership

Executive Mosaic is honored to introduce Air Force Gen. John Hyten, head of U.S. Strategic Command, as an inductee into the 2017 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of influential leaders in the government contracting arena…
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MEADS Team Pursues Dev’t of Turkey’s 1st Air & Missile Defense System

MEADS International, a joint venture between MBDA‘s German and Italian units and Lockheed Martin, has proposed a customized partnership with Turkey to develop the country’s first long-range air and missile defense system, Defense News reported Wednesday…
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Lawmakers Ask House Committee to Investigate Trump Administration’s Cyber Practices

Three lawmakers have asked the chairs of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee and related subpanels to investigate cybersecurity issues under President Donald Trump’s administration in next week’s hearing of the House Research and Technology Subcommittee…
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Rep. Tom Price Confirmed as HHS Secretary

The Senate has confirmed Rep. Tom Price (R-Georgia) to head the Department of Health and Human Services through a 52-47 vote, Reuters reported Friday. Susan Cornwell writes Price will have the ability to modify regulations under the 2010 Affordable Care Act in his role as HHS secretary…
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Blumberg Capital Survey: 72% of US Adults Rank Foreign Espionage as Top Govt Cybersecurity Concern

Seventy-two percent of 1,012 U.S. adults who responded to a Blumberg Capital-backed survey have rank foreign espionage as the biggest cybersecurity threat facing the U.S. government. The 2017 State of Cybersecurity survey was conducted in collaboration with Researchscape and examined adults’ perception of cybersecurity challenges agencies, businesses and consumers face, Blumberg Capital said Wednesday…
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Microsoft, Missouri Enter Criminal Justice Information Services Agreement

Microsoft and the state of Missouri have entered into an agreement to help law enforcement agencies protect criminal justice information through the use of the company’s cloud platform. Rochelle Eichner, director of risk and compliance for Microsoft’s Azure Government engineering team, wrote in a blog entry posted Thursday the company has signed Criminal Justice Information Services agreements with 26 states to date…
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Charles River Analytics Joins SiCore’s Military Avionics Security Tech Development Team

Charles River Analytics has joined a SiCore Technologies-led team that aims to help the U.S. Air Force detect and eliminate malware in avionics as part of a program to strengthen cybersecurity of the service branch’s platforms and weapons systems…
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BAE Study Finds Disparity in Views on Cyber Responsibility Between C-Suite, IT Leaders

A new study backed by BAE Systems says 50 percent of information technology leaders think that senior management teams should take responsibility in the event of a cyber attack and 35 percent of C-suite executives believe IT teams should be held responsible…
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Navy to Merge Drone Programs With Other Directorates Under Reorganization

The U.S. Navy will abolish the unmanned warfare systems directorate, OPNAV N99, and integrate several drone programs with domain-based directorates as part of the reorganization of the chief of naval operations office, USNI News reported Wednesday…
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VIDEO: VTEX – Managing High Security SaaS on AWS Without a Master Key

On this episode of This is My Architecture, Geraldo Thomaz, co-CEO at VTEX, an AWS advanced partner, explains how they built a high security SaaS environment using IAM and MFA federated access. You’ll see how their continuous delivery model uses SAML integration and the AWS Secure Token Service to provide temporary keys to maintain least privilege…
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