Posts from GovCon Daily 12/07/2016

Wayne Lewandowski on Vormetric’s Integration Into Thales, Bookings Growth & Data Encryption Trends at Agencies

Defense and industrial conglomerate Thales Group completed its estimated $424 million acquisition of data security technology maker Vormetric in March to add new product and service offerings into the Thales e-Security business portfolio…
Read More

General Dynamics Offers Direct Fiber Optic Network Connection for Secure Phones

General Dynamics‘ mission systems business unit has started to offer direct fiber optic network connections for the company’s universal secure phones. Users of the new Sectera vIPer phone can plug into the fiber network without the need for converters, General Dynamics said Tuesday…
Read More

NSF Awards $76M in Cyber Study Research Grants

The National Science Foundation has awarded $76 million in research grants to 241 projects across 36 states and 129 institutions in an effort to study the scientific, engineering and socio-technical aspects of cybersecurity…
Read More

Amazon Web Services Adds ClearDATA to Public Sector Partner Program; Darin Brannan Comments

ClearDATA has joined the Amazon Web Services Public Sector Partner Program in a move to help government and nonprofit healthcare organizations access Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-compliant cloud platforms…
Read More

Jacobs to Provide Construction Inspection Services for New Jersey ‘Smart Moves’ Project

The New Jersey Department of Transportation has chosen Jacobs Engineering Group to oversee construction inspections under a project that aims to develop  alternative business and commuter travel options and intermodal connections in the state…
Read More

CNAS Report: DoD Should Take New Approach to Mobile Device Procurement, Adopt BYOD Model

The Center for a New American Security has said the Defense Department should implement a new approach to the acquisition of commercial mobile devices and introduce changes to its policies in an effort to advance workforce mobility and update information systems…
Read More

Charles River Analytics-Led Team to Support IARPA’s Insider Threat Detection Program

Charles River Analytics has secured a potential $3.75 million contract to help the  Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity develop probabilistic relational models as part of IARPA’s insider threat detection program…
Read More

Mark Bradley Named NARA Info Security Oversight Office Director

Mark Bradley, director of the Freedom of Information Act declassification and pre-publication review at the Justice Department, has been appointed director of the National Archives and Records Administration‘s information security oversight office…
Read More

Tenable Network Security Survey: 2017 Global Cyber Readiness Dropped 6% Over Previous Year

A new survey by Tenable Network Security says global cybersecurity readiness for 2017 received an average overall score of 70 percent from information technology security professionals, a figure that represents an average grade of “C-” and a 6 percent decline over the previous year…
Read More

Rep. Adam Schiff Eyes Support for Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis as DoD Secretary Via Waiver

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-California) has said he would support the nomination of James Mattis, a retired U.S. Marine Corps general, as secretary of the Defense Department through a congressional waiver, the Christian Science Monitor reported Tuesday…
Read More

VIDEO: Carter and Japanese Defense Minister Hold Press Conference

Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s portion of a news conference with Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada at the Japanese Defense Ministry in Tokyo, Dec. 7, 2016.
Read More