Posts from GovCon Daily for 11/25/2015

Deltek’s Alex Rossino: Fiscal 2015 Federal Cloud Investments Exceed $2B

A Deltek report indicates federal civilian and defense agencies have collectively spent about $2.29 billion on cloud computing products and services during fiscal 2015. Alex Rossino, a principal research analyst at Deltek, writes in a blog article published Tuesday the company found that the U…
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William LaPlante: Air Force Works to Balance Program Costs, Schedules

Outgoing Air Force acquisition chief William LaPlante has said the branch’s program managers always look for ways to balance scheduling and budgeting strategies when the military service develops or procures technology, National Defense Magazine reported Tuesday…
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NIST Project Aims to Help Companies Tackle Data Integrity Challenges

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a white paper that suggests various methods for companies to avoid and recover from a data integrity attack. NIST said Tuesday its National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence produced the draft document with the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center and several technology vendors in an effort to help businesses protect their data from insider threats and malicious software…
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Macquarie Telecom Adopts MapR Cloud-Based Data Analytics Platform; Justin Bock Comments

Macquarie Telecom has implemented a MapR Technologies cloud-based data platform in Australia in an effort to help government agencies there protect online communications from potential cyber attacks…
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IG Finds 19 Hacks on Interior Dept Networks

The Interior Department’s inspector general has revealed that Chinese hackers and hackers with network address in Europe have breached the department’s networks 19 times within the last three years, Nextgov reported Tuesday…
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Lockheed Completes PAC-3 Missile Fire Test; Scott Arnold Comments

Lockheed Martin has completed a fire test for the company’s Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missile in collaboration with the U.S. Army at White Sands missile range in New Mexico. The PAC-3 missile intercepted a legacy Patriot missile target that was configured into a tactical ballistic missile to simulate the operational environment, Lockheed said Tuesday…
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NASA Picks 13 Universities for 15 Early-Stage Space Tech Research Grants; Steve Jurczyk Comments

NASA has awarded grants worth up to $500,000 each to 13 universities to conduct studies on early-stage technology platforms for up to three years under the agency’s Space Technology Research Grants Program…
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