Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 07/20/2017

Anti-Drone Technology Provides Key Piece to Commercial Security Puzzle

From the drone that crashed into a San Diego Padres baseball game earlier this year and nearly hit several fans, to the drone that invaded the lawn of the White House, it is clear that there is commercial viability for options that can prevent unwanted drone trespassing, as well as a need for legislation governing their use…
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GSA Wants Info on Crowdsourced Security & Penetration Testing Sources

The General Services Administration‘s Technology Transformation Service has kicked off a search for potential industry sources of crowd-sourced security and penetration testing services. TTS needs assistance in testing a shared authentication platform dubbed Login…
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CSRA Subcontracts SkyePoint for EPA Cybersecurity Support

CSRA has awarded SkyePoint Decisions a five-year, $10 million subcontract to offer cybersecurity support services to the Environmental Protection Agency. SkyePoint said Tuesday it will help the EPA Office of Information Technology Operations to secure virtual and cloud network components as well as consolidate IT infrastructure and management functions under the OITO’s Infrastructure Support and Applications Hosting project…
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Fujitsu Joins DHS’ Public-Private Threat Intell Sharing Program

Fujitsu has linked its cyber threat intelligence utilization system with the Department of Homeland Security‘s CTI sharing system as part of DHS’ Automated Indicator Sharing program. The connection was established in June and will allow Fujitsu to analyze its own CTI as well as threat information from the AIS program, which involves government and private institutions in U…
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Sierra Nevada Picks ULA’s Atlas V Rocket to Launch ISS Cargo Delivery Spacecraft

Sierra Nevada Corp. has chosen United Launch Alliance‘s Atlas V rocket to launch spacecraft SNC has built to supply cargo to the International Space Station as part of the Cargo Resupply Services 2 contract with NASA…
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Planet to Provide Imagery Access to DoD, Intelligence Community Under NGA Contract

Planet has entered a $14 million agreement with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to provide the Defense Department and the Intelligence Community with access to the company’s imagery of more than 25 regions of interest…
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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Wideband Satcom AoA Needs ‘Commercial First’ Mindset

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said the Defense Department should collaborate with the commercial industry to accelerate the “analysis of alternatives” for the wideband satellite communications program…
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IARPA Launches Satellite Imagery Analysis Automation Challenge

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has launched a prize competition for interested participants to develop machine learning algorithms and automated methods to detect and categorize satellite imagery points of interest…
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Scott Davidson, Alan Fudge, Scott Reasoner Take New Leadership Roles at Hortonworks

Hortonworks has made a series of leadership changes as part of a push to drive growth strategy and operational performance at the Santa Clara, California-based open data technology firm. Chief Financial Officer Scott Davidson has assumed additional duties as chief operating officer of Hortonworks, the company said Tuesday…
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SOS International to Support US Army Public Affairs Personnel in Afghanistan

SOS International has secured a five-year, $9 million contract from the U.S. Army to support the military branch’s public affairs office at Resolute Support headquarters in Afghanistan. SOSi said Wednesday it will help the Army deputy chief of staff communications and PAO personnel disseminate information to local, regional and international media as well as counter the spread of misinformation…
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VIDEO: Improvised Explosive Devices “Weapons Intelligence Team” Course

The “Weapons Intelligence Team” course took place at the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices (C-IED) Centre of Excellence, in Hoyo de Manzanares, Spain in June 2017.
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