Archive: Cyber

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L3 To Acquire Two Information Security Firms Based Outside U.S.

L3 Technologies [LLL] on Wednesday said it has agreed to acquire two companies that it said will strengthen its cyber defense capabilities, particularly for intelligence and classified missions. L3 said it will pay $200 million for the companies, which will be combined as L3 Trenchant, and that the deals include a $32 million earn out […]

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AT&T To Acquire Cyber Security Firm AlienVault

AT&T [T] on Tuesday said it has agreed to acquire the cyber security firm AlienVault in a deal it said will allow it to expand its security capabilities to provide enterprise level security solutions to small and medium-sized businesses. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, although AT&T doesn’t expect it to have a material […]

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House Science Dems Ask GAO To Examine Cyber Threats To U.S. Electric Grid

Given the prevalence of cyber-attacks and intrusions against critical infrastructure globally, leading Democrats on a House panel have requested the Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigate cyber security threats to the U.S. electric grid. “The threats against our critical infrastructure are widespread, growing, and deeply concerning,” the ranking members on the Science, Space & Technology Committee, […]

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Lockheed Martin Expands Partnership With Cyber Security Firm Guardtime Federal

Lockheed Martin [LMT] on Monday said it is expanding its work with a cyber security firm to evaluate technologies to better protect the information supply chain around operational aircraft systems. Lockheed Martin said the new contract with Guardtime Federal builds on work begun in 2015 around improving the security of embedded cyber physical systems. “We […]

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DHS Developing Risk Framework For Supply Chain, Other Priorities

The Department of Homeland Security in July expects to begin rolling out announcements related to a top-down framework it is developing for managing risks to critical infrastructure, including the supply chain, a senior department official said on Wednesday. “We need to develop a framework across the federal government for internal purchasing, on how to have […]

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Army Selects Four Companies To Deliver First Capabilities For New Cyber Training Environment

The Army has selected four companies to deliver the first round of capabilities for its new Persistent Cyber Training Environment program, officials said Tuesday. ManTech [MANT], Circadence, Metova CyberCENTS and Simspace each received deals under an Other Transaction Authority on June 7 to deliver prototype training tools for the Persistent Cyber Training Environment Program, following […]

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Senate Panel Proposes Increase To DHS Budget, Fully Funds Border Fence

The Senate panel that oversees funding for the Department of Homeland Security is recommending $48.3 billion for the department in fiscal year 2019, an increase above the requested amount and the current budget. The proposal is $900 million more than the Trump administration requested and $611 million above the fiscal year 2018 appropriation, and includes […]

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Government Bars Contractors From Using Kaspersky Products In Support Of Contracts

The federal government last Friday issued plans to modify contracting regulations to prohibit the use of cyber security software provided by a Russian company by contractors in support of federal programs. The interim rule, issued by the Defense Department, General Services Administration, and NASA, “prohibits contractors from providing any hardware, software, or services developed or […]