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NORTHCOM, SOUTHCOM Plan To Help Allies With Cyber Security Training

The U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) and Southern Commands (SOUTHCOM) plan to help allied partners in the Western Hemisphere with their cyber security posture through a new training services contract, according to a government notice. The Air Force on June 8 issued a Sources Sought notice for the NORTHCOM Western Hemispheric Cybersecurity Training Environment as part […]

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French Services Firm Capgemini To Acquire Leidos’ Commercial Cyber Business

France’s Capgemini on Thursday said it has agreed to acquire the commercial cyber security services business from Leidos [LDOS], which will continue to provide cyber solutions to its government customers. Terms of the deal, which is expected to close later this year, were not disclosed. Capgemini, which provides professional and consulting services, said the pending […]

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CACI Nabs $407 Million Cyber Security Order To Help DHS

CACI International [CACI] on Tuesday said it has won a potential six-year $407 million task order to provide the Department of Homeland Security with cyber security capabilities and tools. The award was made in April under the General Services Administration’s Alliant contract vehicle and represents new business for CACI in the cyber security space, the […]

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Qualys To Acquire Government Technology Company Second Front

Cloud security firm Qualys, Inc. [QLYS] on Monday said has signed a non-binding letter of intent to acquire Second Front Systems in a deal aimed at helping it better reach federal customers, particularly in defense, intelligence and law enforcement. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. If the companies enter into a definitive acquisition agreement, […]

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DHS Wants Private Sector To Share More Information About Cyber Threats

The Department of Homeland Security continues to share unique cyber threat indicators with the private sector and is working to improve the quality of that information but industry’s level of sharing cyber security threat signatures with the government continues to lag, a department official said on Thursday. “What we’re not seeing and what we’d like […]

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Latest ‘Hack the Pentagon’ Results Show Flaws In DoD Travel System

The latest edition of the “Hack the Pentagon” bug bounty program uncovered over 100 security vulnerabilities in the Pentagon’s public-facing travel system for department employees, according to results released Thursday by program coordinator HackerOne. The fifth “Hack the Pentagon” event ran through April during which 19 ethical hackers reported ongoing flaws in the Defense Travel […]

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DHS, Commerce Department Find Resilience Of Network Infrastructures Being Tested

The nation’s network infrastructures have demonstrated their resiliency against a range of cyber-attacks in the past few years but these networks are being tested more severely as the size and scale of attacks grow, according to a new report by the Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security. The report offers a vision for protecting infrastructure […]

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Cyber Security Firm Fishtech Group To Acquire Haystax

Fishtech Group, a provider of cloud-based cyber security services, on Monday said it has agreed to acquire Northern Virginia-based Haystax Technology in a deal that would give it a security analytics platform. Missouri-based Fishtech said the acquisition will further its “data-driven security solutions” and extend the reach of Haystax beyond clients in the homeland security and […]

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Cyber Command’s Mission Forces Reach Full Operational Capability

All of Cyber Command’s operational teams have reached full operational capability four months ahead of schedule after the Air Force’s 33 teams reached the mark on May 11. The Air Force’s Cyber Mission Force units joined the Army, Navy and Marine Corps in meeting the fully manned designation and the Cyber Command’s 133-team, 6,200-person unit […]