Posts from GovCon Daily for 07/13/2015

Dirk van der Vaart on His Agenda for GardaWorld’s US Arm and Security Sector Trends

Dirk van der Vaart took the role of president in April at GardaWorld Government Services — the U.S. subsidiary of global security services contractor Garda World. The 20-year defense and security market veteran’s background includes executive roles at GLOBAL Integrated Security and Raytheon, as well as service in the Coast Guard Reserve and intelligence community…
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Emerging Markets Communications Buys MTN; Abel Avellan Comments

Emerging Markets Communications has purchased Maritime Telecommunications Network for an undisclosed amount as part of a push to expand broadband connections in remote locations. EMC said Monday the combined company will work to provide terrestrial broadband and hybrid satellite communications services for land-based sites, maritime vessels and aircraft…
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Pentagon Renames JIEDDO as Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency; Lt. Gen. John D. Johnson Comments

The Defense Department has replaced the name of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization to reflect the group’s new mission against improvised weapons and other threats. The renamed Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency will work to help battlefield commanders prepare uniformed personnel to counter threats posed by IEDs and terrorism through requirements validation, investments in platforms and awareness of capability gaps, JIDA said Monday…
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CenturyLink’s Tim Meehan: Small Businesses Turn to NSA-Aided Antivirus Tool

Tim Meehan, CenturyLink’s government senior vice president and general manager, has said more small businesses are starting to adopt a government-backed cyber surveillance tool following the Office of Personnel Management’s data breach, Nextgov reported Friday…
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David Wajsgras: Raytheon Aims to Help DARPA Automate Cybersecurity

Raytheon‘s team is one of seven teams that will compete in the final round of a $2 million U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency-hosted program to build an automated system against cybersecurity threats…
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