Posts from GovCon Daily for 04/24/2015

April 24 Market Close: GovCon Index Dips, Tech Earnings News Lifts US Stocks

The GovCon Index fell for the second consecutive day Friday to close down 0.238 points at 75.901 and end the week with a 1.16 percent gain from the previous five-day trading period. Corporate financial reports from Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) and Amazon…
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CACI’s Michael Kushin: Cyber Legislation Should Cover IoT Security, Privacy

The emergence of Internet of Things technology spurs privacy questions that need to be addressed through legislation, Michael Kushin, a senior vice president at CACI International, said in a Federal Times opinion piece published Tuesday…
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BAE, iSIGHT Forge US Cyber Market Alliance; Colin McKinty, Karl Hutter Comment

BAE Systems‘ Applied Intelligence organization and iSIGHT Partners have inked an agreement to jointly provide cyber threat intelligence offerings to U.S. clients. Karl Hutter, vice president of global strategic partnerships and channels at iSIGHT Partners, said Friday that the combination of BAE’s CyberReveal platform and iSIGHT Partners’ ThreatScape intelligence is intended to help customers “mitigate, detect and respond to the latest security risks…
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Teresa Carlson: Public Sector a Key Market for AWS

Amazon‘s cloud computing business posted revenue of $1.57 billion for the first quarter of its 2015 fiscal year, up almost 50 percent from the prior year period, the Washington Post reported Thursday…
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CBO Reports on Implementation, Compliance Costs For Data Breach Notification Bill

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the cost of implementing the Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015 or H.R. 1770 over the next five years will reach $1 million. In a report published Monday for the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, CBO states that the bill will also increase government revenues by $9 million through 2025…
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SolarWinds Survey Examines Barriers to Federal Tech Adoption; Suaad Sait Comments

A new SolarWinds survey has delved into the barriers facing federal agencies as they adopt new technologies. The survey reveals that 92 percent of respondents acknowledged “significant barriers” that they said hinder the progress of new technology adoption, SolarWinds said Thursday…
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