Posts from GovConWire for 03/03/2015

Raytheon Opens Anti-Cyber Threat Center in England; Richard Daniel Comments

Raytheon has opened a $4.6 million Gloucester, England-based cyber crime prevention center in an effort to help protect computer networks. The center will accommodate professionals across big data, analytics and network defense who will work to develop cybersecurity mitigation technologies focused on cyber and information assurance projects, Raytheon said Feb…
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Arati Prabhakar: DARPA Looks to Combat Islamic State Group with Internet Tools

Arati Prabhakar, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has outlined how the agency is working to help counter the Islamic State group and other threats, DoD News reported Monday. Prabhakar told CNN’s Barbara Starr at the First Annual Future of War Conference that DARPA begins to use tools similar to Memex program’s Internet analysis system to combat the Islamic State group’s propaganda, Cheryl Pellerin reports…
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Knowledge Consulting Group Wins $29M Task Order Contract for DHS CDM Program

Knowledge Consulting Group has secured a $29 million contract for the second task order under phase 1 of the Department of Homeland Security program to implement continuous diagnostics and mitigation tools, Federal News Radio reported Monday
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Chris Coleman: Lookingglass Acquires CloudShield to Further Threat Intell Strategy

Lookingglass Cyber Solutions has closed its purchase of network security firm CloudShield in a bid to deliver a comprehensive threat defense platform in the commercial and government markets. Chris Coleman, CEO of Lookingglass, said Monday the company seeks to further leverage threat intelligence and introduce new strategies to help customers protect networks through the acquisition…
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Michael Long: Arrow Electronics Targets Govt IT Market Growth Through immixGroup Purchase

Arrow Electronics (NYSE: ARW) has agreed to buy McLean, Virginia-based government information technology services company immixGroup for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition is scheduled to close in the second quarter of 2015 and Arrow Electronics expects the transaction to be accretive on earnings by up to 14 cents per share in the first full year after closing, Arrow Electronics said Monday
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March 2 Market Close: GovCon Index Rises 1%, NASDAQ Breaks 5K Mark

The GovCon Index ended the first day of trading in March with a gain of 0.77 points — or 1.083 percent — to close at 70.385. U.S. stocks rose and the NASDAQ composite index closed above the 5,000-point barrier for the first time since March 9 and 10 in 2010 on a day that saw traders react to data on gains in U…
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