Posts from GovCon Daily 11/16/2016

LightCyber Names 3 Members of New Advisory Board; Gonen Fink Comments

Behavioral attack detection company LightCyber has formed an advisory board consisting of Timothy Murphy, president of Thomson Reuters’ special services unit; Dave Shackleford, an analyst at SANS Institute; and Amir Orad, CEO of Sisense…
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Ron Ross: NIST Systems Security Engineering Guideline Details Cyber’s ‘Complexity’

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued a security guideline that works to address ways to engineer systems that can operate continuously amid various disruptions, threats and hazards…
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Adm. Michael Rogers: ‘Arbitrary Lines’ Between Private, Public Property Hamper Govt-Industry Collaboration Against Cyber Attacks

Navy Adm. Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, has said the “arbitrary lines” between public and private property have resulted in “uneven” cooperation between the private sector and government in the campaign against cyber attacks, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday…
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Elbit Systems Subsidiary Details New Anti-Drone, Protection & Neutralization System

An Elbit Systems subsidiary has introduced a new anti-drone, protection and neutralization system in response to what the business views as growing global demand for airspace protection platforms against hostile unmanned technologies…
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SAP Unveils Network Exploration App to Predict, Monitor Emergencies

SAP has launched a new network exploration application the company designed to help government agencies detect and predict emergencies. The company said Tuesday its SAP Connection Discovery for Public Services plug-and-play software runs on the SAP HANA in-memory data platform…
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DHS Unveils Set of IoT Security Principles

The Department of Homeland Security has released a set of principles to detail new approaches and suggested practices on how to secure technologies associated with the Internet of Things. DHS said Tuesday the principles were established to guide stakeholders on risk-based security decisions such as the design, manufacture and use of internet-connected devices and systems…
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Project Hosts Adds Birst’s Business Intell, Analytics Platform to FedRAMP Cloud Service

Project Hosts will offer a business intelligence and analytics platform from Birst to government agencies through a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program-authorized cloud service. The Birst Networked BI and Analytics platform works to connect centralized and decentralized BI applications through a shared analytical data structure and to virtualize analytics and data ecosystems, Birst said Tuesday…
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GovCon Businesses Take Part in TSA Reverse Industry Day 

The Homeland Security & Defense Business Council organized a reverse industry day for the Transportation Security Administration in an effort to provide industry insight on contracting with the Department of Homeland Security…
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Lockheed Performs Collaborative Demo Between Optionally-Piloted Helicopters and Small UAS

Lockheed Martin has carried out an demonstration on optionally-piloted helicopters to evaluate small unmanned aerial systems’ capacities to collaborate on search-and-rescue, fire extinguishing and retrieval operations…
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General Atomics Gets NOAA Tornado Detection Research Grant; Nick Bucci Comments

General Atomics’ electromagnetic systems business has secured a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to research a method for direct tornado detection. The company said Wednesday it will form a collaborative research team with the University of Alabama in Huntsville, which also received a separate NOAA grant, to study the use of infrasound technology as a way to detect tornado…
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NIST Partners With Coast Guard, Industry to Create Cyber Risk Mgmt Profile for Maritime Bulk Liquid Transfers

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has collaborated with the U.S. Coast Guard and the oil and natural gas industry to develop a cybersecurity document that aims to ensure the safe transfer of hazardous liquids from marine vessels to ground pipelines and vehicles…
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