Posts from GovConWire for 09/12/2017

Thales e-Security’s Brent Hansen: Encrypting Data at Rest Key to Agencies’ Cyber Defense Efforts

Brent Hansen, senior director of solution architects at Thales e-Security, has said federal agencies seeking to build up their cybersecurity posture should prioritize the adoption of technology platforms that work to encrypt data at rest…
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SOS International Buys DGI in Cyber Intelligence Market Push

SOS International has acquired Vienna, Virginia-based data analytics and cyber platforms provider Defense Group Inc. for an undisclosed sum in a move to expand its client base and broaden technical capabilities in the field of cyber intelligence…
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Govt Services Vet John Hassoun Named VT Group President, CEO

John Hassoun, former president and CEO of software developer Vistronix Intelligence and Technology Solutions, has been appointed to the same dual role at Chantilly, Virginia-based defense technology provider VT Group…
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Former Federal CIO Tony Scott Joins Squire Patton Boggs as Senior Data Privacy, Cyber Adviser

Tony Scott, former federal chief information officer under the Obama administration, has been named senior data privacy and cybersecurity adviser at international law firm Squire Patton Boggs. Scott’s “insight into the data protection and cybersecurity policy landscape from his time as the government’s CIO and private sector will be of substantial benefit to our clients, as will his on-the-ground experience spanning many different sectors,” Robin Campbell, co-chair of the law firm’s global data privacy and cybersecurity practice, said in a statement released Monday…
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Enlightenment Capital Backs Cadmus Growth Plans Through Strategic Investment

Enlightenment Capital has invested in Cadmus Group to help the Waltham, Massachusetts-based professional services contractor implement its growth strategy and explore acquisition opportunities. Cadmus said Monday it aims to expand the firm’s consulting services into new domain and geographic markets…
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DynCorp Gets $103M Modification on Navy Trainer Aircraft Support Contract

DynCorp International has received a one-year, $103.2 million contract modification to continue to provide organizational, intermediate and depot-level maintenance and logistics support for three models of U…
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SAIC to Help MDA Update Analysis Tech for Ballistic Missile Defense System Modeling

Science Applications International Corp. has secured a $34.6 million contract to help the Missile Defense Agency further develop an analysis technology to support modeling of the Ballistic Missile Defense System‘s expected performance…
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Orbital ATK’s Satellite Servicing Vehicle Enters Assembly Phase

Orbital ATK has begun assembly work on an in-space satellite servicing vehicle after the company received approximately 75 percent of payload and platform components through its Virginia-based manufacturing facility…
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BDO’s Gregory Garrett: Firms Should Increase Cyber Training Efforts Amid Dragonfly Malware Resurgence

Gregory Garrett, head of international cybersecurity at Chicago, Illinois-based professional services firm BDO USA, has said companies should ramp up efforts to build up the frequency and quality of their cybersecurity education and training programs in an effort to protect their networks from threat actors, Digital Journal reported Saturday…
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Congress OKs $15B Emergency Funding Package, 3-Month Debt Limit Extension

Congress has passed a spending bill that would provide $15.25 billion in emergency funds to aid communities affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The emergency assistance package contains $7.4 billion each for the Federal Emergency Management‘s Disaster Relief Fund and the Department of Housing and Urban Development‘s Community Development Block Grants program as well as $450 million for the Small Business Administration‘s disaster loan program, the House Appropriations Committee said Friday…
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Kratos-Vencore JV to Help Army Design High Energy Laser

A joint venture of Kratos‘ Digital Fusion Solutions subsidiary and Vencore has received a task order to help the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command design a laser system for target acquisition, tracking and engagement…
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VIDEO: Marine Week Detroit MAGTF Teaser

From music to drill to deployment of forces from air and sea, watch Marines show the city of Detroit what we’re all about at Marine Week.
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September 11th Market Close: GovConIndex and Major Indices Close Up; S&P500 Hits New High

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) followed the major indices to close up 0.787 percent to 102.181, reaching a new 30 day high. Advancing outpaced declining shares 6 to 1. Investors responded positively to better than expected damage reports from Hurricane Irma…
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