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Raytheon’s Forcepoint To Acquire Cloud Security Solution From Imperva

Imperva, Inc. [IMPV] on Wednesday said Raytheon’s [RTN] Forcepoint commercial cyber security division has agreed to acquire the company’s cloud security solution Skyfence. Terms of the deal were not announced. Imperva said the deal includes Skyfence technology and service. Skyfence is a cloud access security broker that provides visibility and control over sanctioned and unsanctioned […]

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Accenture To Acquire Federal Business Of Cyber Security Firm Endgame

Accenture [ACN] on Wednesday said it has agreed to acquire the federal government services business of Endgame, Inc., in a small deal that will provide it with cyber security defense services capabilities. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Accenture said the deal is subject to regulatory review. Endgame is selling Accenture a small part […]

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Kelly Backs Coast Guard Recapitalization, Says Cyber Security Review Underway

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Tuesday said that he is committed to the Coast Guard’s plans to recapitalize its aging assets which are critical to saving lives and interdicting drugs and illegal migrants at sea. Kelly told the House Homeland Security Committee in his first appearance before Congress as head of the Department of […]

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GAO Says DHS Cyber Watch Center Performing Mandated Functions

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) around-the-clock watch center is “generally” performing on all of its congressionally directed functions, although it isn’t clear how well it is carrying out a number of principles called for in legislation, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) says in a new report. GAO says the National Cybersecurity Communications and Integration […]


House Passes 17 Homeland Security Bills

The House on Tuesday approved by voice vote 17 bills that previously passed out of the Homeland Security Committee and touch on a range of issues including cyber, border and transportation security. “These bills improve our border security, transportation security and cyber security defenses, enhance our first responder capabilities and streamline the management efficiency of […]

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Trump Will Hold Agency Chiefs Responsible For Managing Cyber Risk

President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the heads of federal departments and agencies assume responsibility for managing cyber security risk, saying security of their networks could be better. Trump had been expected to sign an executive order on strengthening cyber security but the White House press office said Tuesday afternoon that the signing had been […]

The Navy held an industry day Jan. 25, 2017, on its Next Generation Enterprise Network-Recompete (NGEN-R) effort. (Photo by Marc Selinger/Defense Daily)

Navy Nears Issuing RFPs For NGEN-R Information Technology Recompete

The Navy plans to issue a pair of draft requests for proposals (RFP) in the comings months for the Next Generation Enterprise Network-Recompete (NGEN-R), a major information-technology effort, program officials said Jan. 25. For the end-user hardware segment, the Navy expects to release a draft RFP in mid-March. A final RFP will follow in early […]

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Arlington Capital’s Polaris Alpha Acquires Intelesys

Polaris Alpha last Friday said it has acquired Intelesys Corporation in a deal that significantly expands its capabilities in the cyber and signals intelligence arena. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Polaris Alpha is a portfolio company of the private equity firm Arlington Capital Partners. Intelesys and Polaris Alpha are both based in Maryland […]

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DHS Releases Final National Cyber Incident Response Plan

After years in the making, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Wednesday released a final National Cyber Incident Response Plan (NCIRP) that further lays out roles and responsibilities, and capabilities for how the nation responds to and recovers from significant cyber security incidents that threat critical infrastructure. While the first draft of the plan […]