Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 12/04/2015

William Perry: DoD Should Offer Industry Guidance Amid Consolidation Wave

Former Defense Secretary William Perry has urged the Defense Department to offer “straightforward” advice to defense companies amid a flurry of merger and acquisition deals that he believes have substantially lessened market competition, National Defense Magazine reported Thursday…
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Senate OKs Bill to Reopen Ex-Im Bank, Replenish Highway Trust Fund

The Senate voted 83-16 Thursday to pass a $305 billion highway funding bill that includes a provision to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, The Hill newspaper reported Thursday. Vicki Needham writes the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, which was approved by the House in a 359-65 vote, now heads to the White House and lawmakers expect President Barack Obama to sign the bipartisan bill by Friday…
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SAP NS2 Leads Investors in ThreatConnect’s $16M Funding Round; Mark Testoni Comments

ThreatConnect, a threat intelligence platform provider, has obtained $16 million in a funding round led by the venture capital arm of SAP National Security Services, the Washington Post reported Wednesday…
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Shaun Donovan: White House to Establish Federal Privacy Council, Update Data Security Policies

Shaun Donovan, director of the Office of Management and Budget, has said the Obama administration plans to set up a new federal privacy council as part of its efforts to protect privacy and foster technological innovation…
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Erickson Extends Aerial Firefighting Services for Greece; Andy Mills Comments

Erickson has been awarded a two-year contract with NATO’s support and procurement agency to continue the company’s aerial firefighting work for Greece’s national firefighting agency. The company will produce three S64 Aircranes to suppress wildfire across all regions of Greece under the contract extension, Erickson said Wednesday…
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FCW: Zero-Day Bug Hits Naval Research Lab’s Unclassified Network

A Naval Research Laboratory-run unclassified network was a target of hackers who used a zero-day exploit to access the network, FCW reported Thursday. Sean Lyngaas writes U.S. Navy Capt. Mark Bruington, the NRL’s commanding officer, said the laboratory has worked to mitigate the exploited vulnerability after its discovery of the breach…
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DISA Seeks IT Research, Consulting Support for Transcom C4S Directorate

The Defense Information Systems Agency plans to award a potential five-year contract to provide information technology research and consulting support services for the U.S. Transportation Command’s command, control, communications and cyber systems directorate…
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Deloitte, HITRUST, HHS Test Health Insurers’ Cyber Incident Readiness

Deloitte, the Health Information Trust Alliance and the Department of Health and Human Services have collaborated to help U.S. health insurance companies practice breach readiness and mitigation strategies through a cybersecurity simulation exercise…
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