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Business Booming for Cyber Contractors

Photo: U.S. Air Force/Cecilio Ricardo
Photo: U.S. Air Force/Cecilio Ricardo

Government contractors are building in the hope that, soon, business will be booming.

The Washington Post reports local contractors are building new offices, opening new division and hiring more people to staff positions in cybersecurity – an area they anticipate develop and pay dividends.

The new head of U.S. Cyber Command and Army Gen. Keith B. Alexander illuminated the government’s direction on cybersecurity – including hiring military personnel and civilians – in testimony before the House Armed Services Committee, The Post reports.

And government contractors specializing in cyber have already heeded the call.

  • SAIC opened the doors on its cyber innovation center in Columbia, Md., last week. SAIC Senior Vice President Larry Cox told The Post his company had long been laying the foundation for the coming cyber boom. “Now that there are more opportunities in cyber, more readily identifiable cyber programs and business opportunities, we find ourselves already there,” he said.
  • CSC hired former Justice Department cyber expert Mark Rasch earlier this month to develop a cybersecurity consulting practice.

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