Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 01/25/2017

Chris Devens Joins ACT I as Business Devt Director; Michael Niggel Comments

Chris Devens, formerly operations and business development director at Camber Corp., has been appointed director of business development at Advanced Concepts and Technologies International. He brings more than 30 years of military operations and program management experience to his new position and aims to help the company identify new business opportunities, establish customer relationships and support the firm’s capture and proposal development efforts, ACT I said…
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GSA Seeks Industry Feedback on Redefined Special Item Number for Identity Protection Services

The General Services Administration has asked industry to provide feedback on the agency’s plan to redefine a special item number in an effort to make it the official SIN for identity protection and data breach response services on the Professional Services Schedule…
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FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai Named Agency Chairman

Ajit Pai, a Federal Communications Commissioner, has been selected by President Donald Trump to lead the telecommunications regulatory agency, Space News reported Tuesday. Caleb Henry writes Pai succeeds former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and his appointment did not require approval from the Senate because he was confirmed to work at FCC as a commissioner in 2012…
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Microsoft Introduces Azure Blueprint for DoD Impact Level 5 ATO

Microsoft has expanded the Azure Blueprint program in efforts to help Defense Department mission owners achieve authorization to operate under the Impact Level 5 baseline. John Molesky writes in a blog post published Monday the new Azure Blueprint release covers a DoD L5 Customer Responsibility Matrix and System Security Plan template to assist personnel who implement mission-level system security controls within the Azure cloud platform…
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LinkedIn’s Kevin Scott Named Microsoft CTO

Kevin Scott, senior vice president of infrastructure at business social networking company LinkedIn, has been named chief technology officer at Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT). Scott will report directly to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella as a member of the senior leadership team and will oversee “strategic, cross-company initiatives,” Microsoft said Tuesday…
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BAE, O2 Partner to Offer ‘Device-to-Cloud’ Security Service

BAE Systems and digital communications firm O2 have partnered to offer a managed  security service for enterprise clients to protect internet-enabled devices against cyber threats. The device-to-cloud cybersecurity offering is designed to support customers’ network and processes as a stand-alone platform or in combination with the O2 Gateway integrated network, BAE said Tuesday…
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Galois Seeks Submissions to DARPA-Sponsored Software Reverse Engineering Prevention Challenges

Galois seeks submissions to two benchmark challenges that work to support the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s efforts to prevent software reverse engineering. Submissions should describe existing theories or new approaches to identify security vulnerabilities in program obfuscation technology, Galois said Monday…
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N&C Unveils IBM Watson-Based Regulatory Analytics Platform; Andras Szakal Comments

N&C has launched an analytics platform intended to help public and private organizations analyze regulatory documents from the Federal Register. Regendus is based on the natural language processing platform of IBM‘s Watson cognitive computing system, N&C said Monday…
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Telephonics Gets Initial FAA Common Terminal Digitizer Production Orders

Griffon‘s Telephonics subsidiary has received initial orders to manufacture 34 digitizer systems for the Federal Aviation Administration to process and convert radar signals from legacy radar systems to meet current digital data standards…
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BAE Unit to Provide Logistics Support, Incidental Materials for Navy C4I Projects

The U.S. Navy has awarded a one-year, $24.4 million contract modification to a business unit of BAE Systems to provide logistics services and incidental materials for the Naval Air Warfare Center‘s aircraft division…
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VIDEO: Bob Gach on Top 10 Challenges for Investment Banks 2017

Accenture’s Bob Gach discussed how this years Top 10 Challenges for Investment Banks are all about simplification, digitization and innovation. Read the full list: https://bit.ly/2jlw3vo
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