Posts from GovCon Daily for 04/20/2015

April 20 Market Close: GovCon Index Rides Tech Stock Surge to 1% Gain

The GovCon Index rode a surge in the technology sector Monday on its way to a 0.728-point increase — or 0.952 percent — and a closing figure of 75.755. Bloomberg cited a 1.8 percent climb in the S&P 500’s technology area as a driver of stock gains before many of the sector’s largest companies report quarterly earnings…
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FireEye’s Kevin Mandia: Employee Training Key to Cyber Threat Detection

FireEye President Kevin Mandia has recommended enterprises emphasize training of employees in order to build up the human aspects of cyber threat detection efforts, CNBC reported Sunday. The goal is for 10 percent of a tainted email’s recipient to alert security staff to a potential threat, Mandia told CNBC…
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USMC Col. Gregory Breazile Calls for Cyber Tech Acquisition Strategy Revamp

Col. Gregory Breazile, director of the U.S. Marine Corps‘ cyber and electronic warfare integration division, has said USMC needs to modify cyber warfare training and technology procurement methods, Marine Corps Times reported Saturday…
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Army Plans Modernization Through Intell Tool Updates, New Procurements

U.S. Army officials say that updates to the Distributed Common Ground System – Army intelligence tool will work to address identified challenges in complexity and ease of use, the Army News Service reported Wednesday…
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Red Hat JBoss EAP 6.2 Gets Common Criteria EAL4+ Certification; Paul Smith Comments

Red Hat has received Common Criteria certification at Evaluation Assurance Level 4+ for its JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.2 offering, indicating its capability to meet international security standards…
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Ross Lindman: HII Eyes Navy Undersea Ops With New Proteus Submersible

Huntington Ingalls Industries unveiled its new submersible named Proteus, which was developed in partnership with Battelle and Bluefin Robotics, at the recent Sea-Air-Space Exposition in Maryland, the Daily Press reported April 13…
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