Posts from GovConWire for 12/05/2017

Proofpoint’s Tony D’Angelo: Agencies Need Security Tools for Email, Mobile Device Cyber Defense

Tony D’Angelo, vice president of federal business at Sunnyvale, California-based enterprise security company Proofpoint (Nasdaq: PFPT), has said government agencies should adopt platforms that work to defend against threat actors that target users’ emails and mobile devices…
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Reports: Trump, Congressional Leaders Schedule Meeting to Discuss Budget Deal

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California) will meet with President Donald Trump and Republican leaders on Thursday to reach a budget deal for fiscal 2018 in order to avoid a government shutdown at the end of this week, Reuters reported Monday…
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Triumph Group to Form New Business Unit Via Precision Components-Aerospace Structures Combination

Berwyn, Pennsylvania-based aircraft component manufacturer Triumph Group (NYSE: TGI) plans to merge its Precision Components and Aerospace Structures businesses into a new business unit slated to launch Jan…
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Bob Fortna: Fortinet Aims to Help Federal Clients Address IT Security Challenges With Tech

Bob Fortna, president of Fortinet’s federal business, has said the company offers security platforms designed to help customer agencies address mission requirements and challenges associated with information technology modernization efforts…
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Leidos Opens Tech Collaboration Facility in Canberra, Australia; Tim Reardon Comments

Leidos has opened a new facility in Canberra, Australia, in a move to provide collaboration space for the company’s employees, clients and partners to explore new technology platforms, ARN reported Friday…
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L3 Chosen as ULA Vulcan Rocket Avionics Provider

L3 Technologies has agreed to be the exclusive avionics and services provider for United Launch Alliance‘s Vulcan Centaur rocket under a potential 10-year, $1 billion agreement. Both companies plan to combine design and manufacturing processes in an effort to customize technologies intended to help boost ULA’s launch service offerings, L3 said Monday…
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CenturyLink to Provide Communications Services to Peterson Air Force Base

CenturyLink has received a potential five-year $1.5 million contract to provide communications services as well as circuits and supplementary equipment to Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado…
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DoD Adds RSA’s Threat Detection Platform to Approved Product List

The Defense Department has placed RSA‘s security information and event management platform on the DoD Information Network Approved Product List. RSA said Monday its NetWitness Suite platform achieved APL certification following a testing process meant to determine whether the product meets DoD’s security standards…
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Air Force, Gov’t, Industry Representatives Participate in North American Grid Security Exercise

U.S. Air Force representatives gathered for the two-day national Grid Security Exercise IV event that simulated joint strategies in response to possible cyber and physical security threats to electricity grid and critical infrastructure in North America…
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OGSystems Adds Former Novetta CEO Peter LaMontagne to Board of Directors

Peter LaMontagne, former CEO of analytics company Novetta, has been appointed to the board of directors at the Chantilly, Virginia-based geospatial and security technology provider OGSystems. OGSystems said Monday LaMontagne brings to his more than 17 years of national security and technology experience in the commercial and federal markets to the company…
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Navy Awards T-45 Maintenance Contract Modification to L3 Subsidiary

An L3 Technologies subsidiary has received a $37.6 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to provide additional engineering, logistics and maintenance services for 200 T-45 Goshawk trainer aircraft, systems and support equipment…
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VIDEO: Capt. Meier on Ford: Nimitz Class vs. Ford Class

Capt. John F. Meier, the CO of Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), the first-in-class aircraft carrier under construction at Newport News Shipbuilding, details the differences and improvements of the Ford class compared to Nimitz class…
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