Posts from GovCon Daily for 9/30/2014

Dave McClure on Veris Group’s Cloud Collaborations with States, How to ‘Know the Data’

Dave McClure made the jump from the public sector to business earlier this year when he joined cybersecurity firm Veris Group as chief strategist. McClure brings more than two decades of federal service to his role and retired from government in the spring as head of the General Services Administration‘s Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies…
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Gayle Kline: ICF to Support EPA Training, Outreach Programs

ICF International has won a five-year, $18.5 million contract to provide support services for several technical, training, meeting and outreach programs run the Environmental Protection Agency. ICF will help the EPA’s Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation evaluate and document work related to remediation practices trends, the company said Tuesday…
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Diana Gowen: Telecom Industry Faces Face Market ‘Pivot’ to Cyber, Cloud Tech

Diana Gowen believes the telecommunications industry faces a challenge in getting both business and personnel to adjust to the market pivot toward cloud computing, managed services and other emerging technologies, she told FCW in an interview published Monday…
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Frank Dickson: Managed Security Services Customers Value Data Integration

The managed security services market will become a $3.25 billion industry by 2018, up from $1.81 billion in 2013, a new research report from Frost & Sullivan says. The market analyst forecast that evolving complexities of securing an enterprise’s information technology assets will encourage the growth, led by the segment that deals with research, emerging threat intelligence, detection and remediation services…
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Terry Halvorsen: Pentagon Seeks to ‘Kill’ Duplicate Databases

The Defense Department is targeting between $10 billion and $20 billion in savings over the next five years by eliminating duplicate databases, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Terry Halvorsen, DoD’s acting chief information officer, said his office is working with Dave Tillotson, acting deputy chief management officer, to execute the business process and systems review, Jared Serbu reports…
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Adm. James Winnefeld: Military Hones Private Sector Partnerships in Tech, Medical Arenas

Navy Adm. James Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has described what he sees as benefits that come from the U.S. military’s partnerships with the private sector, DoD News reported Monday…
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