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KBR To Acquire Australian Defense Company

KBR, Inc. [KBR] on Monday said it has agreed to acquire Sigma Bravo Pty Ltd, an Australia-based company that provides information and communication technology services to the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Houston-based KBR said the pending acquisition marks its entry into classified work in Australia as well as […]

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G-7 Report Provides New Guidelines for Financial Sector Cyber Security Assessment

A year after urging the financial sector to step up its level of cyber security, a G-7 working group has released new metrics for assessing resiliency efforts and pushed greater oversight of cyber-related projects. Financial ministry representatives from the multi-national group, which includes the U.S., Canada Germany, Japan, and more, detailed a two part plan […]

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Cyber Command Awards First Contract Under New Acquisition Authority

U.S. Cyber Command (CYBERCOM) is taking advantage of its new acquisition authority ahead of its first industry day later this month, awarding its first contract to Gartner Inc. [IT] for information technology (IT) research services. The $580,000, one-year contract to Gartner is the first deal awarded under the limited acquisition authority that Congress provided CYBERCOM […]

AUSA 17 media roundtable with commander of Army Cyber Command LTG. Paul Nakasone and cyber operations forces. Photo: Matthew Beinart.

Army Cyber Protection Teams Building Defense Operations With Mobile Kits

The Army continues to build the role and capabilities of its defensive-focused cyber operations teams with a greater focus on combating adversarial network infiltration in real-time with new mobile kits. Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone, commander of Army Cyber Command, views his defense operations-focused Cyber Protection Brigade as critical to protecting the network against intrusions. He […]

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BAE Developing New Cyber Threat Detection System For Military Aircraft

BAE Systems is growing its platform for future military aircraft cyber contracts with a program to gather its proprietary system analysis and reverse engineering detection tools under a new project it calls Cyber Warning. Cyber Warning is directed towards deploying upgraded cyber mitigation capabilities for  fixed and rotor-wing aircraft utilizing legacy systems, while building on […]

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Leidos Protests DHS Biometric Database Award To Northrop Grumman

Leidos [LDOS] this week filed a protest with the government over the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) selection in late September of Northrop Grumman [NOC] to develop a new multimodal biometric database. Leidos filed its protest with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Oct. 10 and the agency has until Jan. 18, 2018 to render […]

Maj. Gen. John Morrison, command general of the Cyber Center of Excellence and Maj.Gen. James Mingues, director of the Mission Command Center of Excellence at the AUSA 2017 conference. Photo: Matthew Beinart.

Army Network Vulnerable To Adversary Threats, Fixing Modernization Approach

The Army must fix its approach to network modernization if it hopes to improve command post and mission command operations currently vulnerable to peer adversary threats, according to the leaders of two Army centers of excellence. Updating to a standards-based, upgradeable network, while establishing new technical requirements that don’t hinder innovation from industry partners, is […]

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Army CIO: Slow Effort To Engage Industry Hurting Network Modernization Efforts

The Army’s effort to modernize its network in the face of growing adversarial threats continues to be hindered by a slow effort to leverage industry, according to Army Chief Information Officer (CIO) Lt. Gen. Bruce T. Crawford. Crawford believes a different approach is required to meet priorities for Army network modernization, including establishing mobility for […]

Program Executive Officer for the Army’s Command, Control Communications-Tactical Office Gary Martin. Photo: U.S. Army.

Army Finalizing WIN-T1 Updates, Command Post Modernization Efforts

The Army has set a spring 2018 deadline for fielding all updates to its Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 1 (WIN-T1) system as its rolls out a series of modernization efforts for its command post operations. Gary Martin, program executive officer for the Army’s Command, Control Communication-Tactical Office, offered several updates to network projects aimed at […]

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Senator Urges Social Security Administration Adopt New Authentication Method For Online Accounts

The ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee is urging the Social Security Administration (SSA) to adopt phishing-resistant authentication to ensure the cyber security of its online accounts. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) sent a letter to SSA’s Acting Commissioner Nancy Berryhill on Thursday, calling on her to move from the current multi-factor authentication to the […]