Posts from GovConWire for 12/04/2018

ForeScout’s Niels Jensen: Agencies Should Close Visibility Gap to Ensure Internet of Things Security

Niels Jensen, senior vice president of Americas sales at ForeScout Technologies (Nasdaq: FSCT), has said federal agencies should have visibility of their internet-of-things-based devices in order to protect their network infrastructure from cyber threats…
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Expert Panel Offers Insights Into Cloud Migration During Potomac Officers Club’s Are We There Yet? Event

On Thursday, Nov. 29th, GovCon leaders from the public and private sector gathered for the Potomac Officers Club’s Are We There Yet? Your Journey to the Cloud and the Pit Stops Along the Way Agenda, featuring an expert panel consisting of Dr…
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HII Acquires Cybersecurity Firm G2; Baird’s John Song Comments

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) has purchased Annapolis Junction, Md.-based cybersecurity services provider G2 for an undisclosed amount in a move to grow its professional services business and portfolio of information assurance and cyber offerings…
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Northrop Vet John McNiff Joins ManTech in Business Dev’t SVP Role; Rick Wagner Quoted

John McNiff, a 16-year veteran of Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), has joined ManTech International‘s (Nasdaq: MANT) mission, cyber and intelligence solutions group as senior vice president for business development…
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Navy Hands Down Potential $50B SeaPort Next Generation Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded spots on a potential 10-year, $50B contract to 1,870 businesses for project management and engineering support services. Each contractor has an opportunity to compete for individual task orders across 23 functional areas under the SeaPort Next Generation indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the Defense Department said Monday…
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Zain Ahmed Promoted to Lead CenturyLink Federal Civilian & Law Enforcement Group; David Young Quoted

Zain Ahmed, formerly a senior director of CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL), has been promoted to vice president and general manager of the company’s federal civilian and law enforcement practice. CenturyLink said Monday the 15-year telecommunications industry veteran will oversee the delivery of network, cybersecurity, cloud computing and information technology support services to government customers…
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McAleese & Associates: GovCon Execs Talk AI, Hypersonics at Reagan Forum

Consulting firm McAleese & Associates has released a report on key takeaways from the two-day Reagan National Defense Forum that kicked off Friday in California. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) CEO Marillyn Hewson; Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) CEO Thomas Kennedy; Leanne Caret, CEO of Boeing’s (NYSE: BA) defense, space and security business; and Harris (NYSE: HRS) CEO Bill Brown; were some of the industry speakers at the event…
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Cerberus to Buy 70% Stake in Navistar’s Defense Business

New York-based private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management has agreed to purchase a 70 percent controlling stake in Navistar International’s (NYSE: NAV) defense business for an undisclosed sum. Michael Sanford, co-head of private equity and senior managing director of Cerberus, said in a statement published Monday the company plans to leverage its operational and financial experience to build up Navistar Defense’s footprint in the defense vehicle sector and services portfolio…
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Red Hat’s David Egts: Agencies Should Screen Open Source Code for Cyber Risks

David Egts, chief technologist for Red Hat’s North American public sector, has said federal agencies should assess open source code for cyber vulnerabilities prior to adoption. Egts wrote in a Nextgov piece published Monday that agencies should monitor open-source libraries and repositories that developers use to download the code and deploy a code analyzer to detect memory corruptions, resources leaks and other issues that could be leveraged by adversaries…
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Harris’ William Brown, Collins Aerospace’s Kelly Ortberg Named to AIA Board Leadership Posts

The Aerospace Industries Association has appointed Harris CEO William Brown as chairman of AIA’s board of governors and named Collins Aerospace CEO Kelly Ortberg as vice chairman. Harris said Monday Brown succeeds Thomas Kennedy, chairman and CEO of Raytheon, as board leader for its centennial year in 2019…
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BAE to Help Integrate, Sustain Navy C5ISR Systems Under Two IDIQs Worth $151M Total

BAE Systems has secured positions on two indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts worth more than $151M combined to integrate and sustain command, control, communications, computers, combat, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems for the U…
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PAE ISR to Provide UAS Platform for DHS Border Security Test Program

PAE ISR has been selected to provide an unmanned aircraft system for a Department of Homeland Security program that seeks to demonstrate UAS and sensor technology platforms. DHS plans to test the company-built Resolute Eagle vehicle through the Robotic Aircraft Sensor Program–Borders as part of efforts to inform the department’s science and technology directorate and homeland security enterprise stakeholders about current sensor-equipped UAS offerings, PAE ISR said Monday…
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