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Lockheed Martin Announces New Cyber Mission Platform

Lockheed Martin [LMT] has rolled out a new comprehensive cyber mission system, capable of performing offensive, defensive, and command & control operations, in its bid to win an Air Force contract for Cyber Mission Forces. The new “Henosis” platform, announced at the company’s annual media on Monday, was developed for the Air Force’s $30 million […]

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CYBERCOM Nominee Nakasone: Defined Strategy Needed To Address Lack Of Consequences For Russian Interference

The president’s nominee to be the next leader of Cyber Command and the National Security Agency told lawmakers Thursday a defined, whole-of-government strategy is needed to deter Russian interference after previous U.S. responses to cyber attacks have been insufficient in deterring adversaries. Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone, commander of Army Cyber Command, testified at his first […]

DoD CIO Essye Miller

DoD CIO Readying Cybersecurity Scorecard 2.0, Focusing On Automation

Department of Defense officials are readying to add automation to its cyber security scorecard procedure to make better use of network security data and more rapidly integrate off-the-shelf commercial capabilities. The DoD Cybersecurity Scorecard 2.0 will move past manual entry of critical network data to assess cyber hygiene, with hopes that building in continuous monitoring […]

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

State Department, DoD Launch $40 Million Initiative For Countering Foreign Election Interference

The State Department and Department of Defense have announced a new $40 million initiative to improve offensive responses or countering disinformation campaigns ahead of anticipated Russian interference in the 2018 midterm elections. DoD will transfer funds to the State Department’s Global Engagement Center (GEC) to work on building capabilities to deter election interference and fund […]


Navy Names Eight Competitors For C4I Engineering Product Contracts

The Navy on Friday awarded eight companies multiple award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contracts ranging from $13 to $19 million to compete for orders on engineering products supporting command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I) systems. The Defense Department specified the engineering products include software applications, web service development, and database or database management systems for current […]


Northrop Grumman Receives $95 Million Award For New DHS Biometric Database

After waiting out an unsuccessful protest, Northrop Grumman [NOC] said on Monday that it has received a 42-month, $95 million contract to develop the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) next-generation biometric identification services system. Northrop Grumman will be the systems developer and integrator for the Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology (HART) program, which replaces the current […]


Market Intelligence Firm Says GD, CSRA Deal Will Create Federal Technology Services Leader

The combination of General Dynamics [GD] with CSRA, Inc. [CSRA] will make it the market leader in Federal Technology Services based on business captured over the past four years, taking over for Leidos [LDOS], according to a new market intelligence report by the strategic advisory services firm Govini. “This blockbuster merger signals another power play […]


Knight Point Systems Receives Nearly $1 Billion Deal To Continue DoD Communications Support

The Department of Defense’s IT services agency has awarded Knight Point Systems a five-year contract extension worth nearly a billion dollars to continue supporting communication infrastructure services. Under the new deal, awarded Feb. 15, the Reston, Va.-based software company will provide hardware and software equipment for Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) network communications support operations. […]

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Telecom, IT Industry Leaders Form New Cyber Threat Solution Council

A group of major telecommunications and IT industry leaders officially launched a new council Friday aimed at finding new solutions for future cyber threats. Industry groups USTelecom and  the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) will lead the new Council to Secure the Digital Economy (CSDE) and work to gather cross-sector expertise on mitigating software vulnerabilities […]