Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 05/16/2016

BAE Systems: Cyber Attack Against Bangladesh Bank Linked to 2014 Sony Hack

A report by BAE Systems has found that the cyber attack launched against the central bank of Bangladesh is associated with the data breach at Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2014, Reuters reported Friday…
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SASC Wants to Keep DoD RD-180 Rocket Engine Purchase Limited to 9

A fiscal 2017 defense policy bill approved by the Senate Armed Services Committee Thursday includes language to restrict the number of RD-180 engines that the Defense Department can purchase from Russia to no more than nine engines, SpacePolicyOnline…
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GSA IG: Non-Compliant Tech Exposed 18F Data to Breach

The General Services Administration‘s inspector general has found that the 18F digital services organization experienced a data breach due to the use of systems that are not approved under GSA’s Information Technology Standards Profile…
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UAE’s $476M Lockheed Hellfire III Missile Request Gets State Dept Approval

The State Department has cleared United Arab Emirates’ request to purchase a suite of Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) AGM-114 R/K Hellfire Category III Missiles through a $476 million foreign military sales agreement with the U…
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Tri-City Herald: DOE to Extend Pacific NW Laboratory Operations Contract with Battelle

The Energy Department has opted to extend its contract with Battelle for an additional five years to to operate the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and will not hold a competition for a contract to help run PNNL, Tri-City Herald reported Friday…
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State Dept Approves $143M Harpoon Block II Missile Sale to Egypt

The State Department has cleared Egypt’s request to buy UGM-84L Harpoon Block II missiles, related equipment and support from the U.S. government under a potential $143 million foreign military sales agreement…
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Global Tel Link Secures GSA Contract to Offer Jail Mgmt System in US Public Sector

Global Tel Link has received a contract from the General Services Administration via the agency’s IT Federal Supply Schedule 70 to offer the company’s in-house developed jail management system in the U…
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Sen. David Vitter to Continue Hold on OPM Director Nomination

Sen. David Vitter (R-Louisiana) David Vitter will continue his block of the nomination of Beth Cobert as director of the Office of Personnel Management on a full-time basis. Vitter told lawmakers in a letter posted Wednesday that his hold on Cobert — who currently serves as OPM acting director — remains in place due to concerns regarding the health care of Congress members and their respective staffs under Obamacare…
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VA Issues Dark Web Searching Software RFI

The Department of Veterans Affairs is requesting information on commercial software that could be used to search exploited agency data on a dark Web site. In a FedBizOpps notice published Thursday, the VA said it is interested in technology that will employ an encrypted data hash or a pattern matching tool to scan the dark Web for VA-sourced data and report back findings to the department…
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UK Agency Taps Dell to Decommission Legacy Registration Platform

Dell has received a two-year, $1.2 million contract to help the U.K. Department for Work and Pensions decommission an online tool for citizens to access government services, system, Government Computing reported Friday…
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Diane Rinaldo Appointed as SAP Director of US Gov’t Relations

SAP (NYSE:SAP) has appointed Diane Rinaldo, a former staff of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, as the company’s new director of U.S. government relations. Rinaldo, who brings experience in cybersecurity and privacy policy from her work in the U…
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