Posts from GovCon Daily for 07/17/2015

Bluestone Capital Partners: Valuation Gap Narrows for Commercial Aerospace, Defense Firms

The gap between the market values of commercial aerospace and defense and government services companies narrowed during 2015’s second quarter, according to a Bluestone Capital Partners report. The investment banking firm said it found that the number of government services transactions rose 28 percent year to date and that an improvement in public company valuations helped drive initial public offerings in the defense and government sector…
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FireEye, NFCA Launch Threat Intell Sharing Initiative for State Govt

FireEye has partnered with the National Fusion Center Association to launch a threat intelligence sharing initiative that will work to provide cyber training and technology to state governments. The company said Thursday the initiative will support state intelligence agencies during cyber crises by sharing actionable intelligence on cyber threats and training cyber analysts…
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AtHoc, Esri Form GIS-Based Emergency Communication Tech Partnership

AtHoc and Esri have agreed to combine their platforms through a partnership in an effort to facilitate communication during emergencies and natural disasters. AtHoc said Wednesday it will combine its Network Crisis Communication portfolio with Esri’s geographical information system, dubbed ArcGIS…
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Technavio: Security Services Market to Grow 10% Through 2019

A new Technavio report says the global market for security services is poised to gain a 10.13 percent year-over-year growth from 2014 to 2019. Technavio analysts observed government and commercial organizations investing in security service offerings to prevent theft of enterprise information and unauthorized data access, ReportBuyer said Thursday…
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Chris Cummiskey Suggests Focus Areas for DHS Cyber Efforts

Chris Cummiskey, former acting undersecretary for management at the Department of Homeland Security, has outlined action steps he believes can help the department protect government information systems amid the increasing number of data breaches…
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