Posts from GovConWire for 12/03/2015

Washington Post: China Busts Suspected Hackers Responsible for OPM Breach

The Chinese government announced it has arrested the hackers officials believe to be responsible for the Office of Personnel Management‘s database breach in early 2015, The Washington Post reported Wednesday
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CACI Lands Air Force A2/AD Simulation Contract Spot; Ken Asbury Comments

CACI International (NYSE: CACI) has been awarded a prime position on a potential seven-year, $49.5 million contract to help the Air Force Research Laboratory simulate an anti-access/area denial environment…
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AT&T to Connect Agencies to AWS GovCloud US; Kay Kapoor Comments

AT&T has moved to offer its cloud networking service to federal agencies that seek to gain access to Amazon Web Services’ GovCloud (US) platform. Agencies can connect their virtual private networks to AWS GovCloud (US) through AT&T NetBond offering, AT&T said Tuesday
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CNAS Adds James Murdoch to Board of Directors; Michele Flournoy Comments

James Murdoch, CEO of mass media company 21st Century Fox, has joined the Center for a New American Security policy think tank as a member of the board of directors. CNAS saidTuesday Murdoch will work with other board members to provide oversight and support for the organization’s strategic direction…
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DHS Kicks Off Search for 17 Data Privacy & Integrity Advisory Committee Members

The Department of Homeland Security’s privacy office has begun its search for new members of the data privacy and integrity advisory committee. DHS said in a Federal Register notice postedWednesday the department’s secretary will appoint 17 committee members who will each serve a three-year term…
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PSC, TECNA Forge Public-Private Sector Collaboration; Skip Newberry, Stan Soloway Comment

The Professional Services Council and the Technology Councils of North America have partnered to help coordinate policies and form business relationships between the private and public sectors. Stan Soloway, president and CEO of PSC, said in a statement released Tuesday the alliance will assist member associations of TECNA in their federally focused programs…
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Reports: House Dems Object to GOP’s Omnibus Spending Proposal

Republican leaders proposed a spending package bill to their Democrat counterparts Tuesday night as Congress faces a Dec. 11 deadline to keep the government funded, The Hill newspaper reported Wednesday
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December 2 Market Close: GovCon Index Treads Down, US Stocks Decline on Energy Losses

The GovCon Index held in negative territory after a brief spike in the first hour of trading Wednesday to end at a decline of 0.581 points to 78.157. Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) led Index gainers at 2…
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