Tag Archives: Contractors

Profile: Steve Shirley, Defense Cyber Crime Center Executive Director

Steve Shirley serves as executive director of the Defense Department‘s Defense Cyber Crime Center in Linthicum, Maryland, which is a national cybersecurity center that incorporates five organizations. DC3 comprises of the Defense Computer Forensics Laboratory, Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy, Defense Cyber Crime Institute, DC3 Analytical Group and the Defense Industrial Base Collaborative Information Sharing Environment. …

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OPM to Consolidate Staff, Contractor Security Clearance Records

The Office of Personnel and Management plans to merge several internal databases that contain information on federal workers and contractors who have access to the agency’s physical and digital assets, FCW reported Thursday. Adam Mazmanian writes that the OPM also wants its employees to complete a security clearance investigation or …

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Air Force Evaluates Contractors’ Hosted Payload Submissions

The Air Force has received proposals from several companies who want to build, integrate and host government payloads on commercial satellites, the Washington Post reported Sunday. Marjorie Censer writes the competition is for a contract vehicle to help government entities procure sensor and electronic packages intended to address space threats. …

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Gerry Connolly: Pending Budget Talks Create Uncertainty for Contractors

Rep. Gerry Connolly, (D-Va.), said uncertainty over spending cuts due to sequestration could have an “insidious” impact on contractors, taxpayers and government employees, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jack Moore writes Congress is fast approaching deadlines to decide on pay raise, government funding and the debt ceiling. Connolly told Federal …

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Frank Kendall: Defense Industry to See FY 2014 Sequester Impacts

Frank Kendall, the Defense Department’s top acquisition officer, expects the Pentagon to delay or cancel some programs under sequestration cuts for fiscal year and the defense industry suffering some impacts as a result, the Washington Post reported Monday. Marjorie Censer writes DoD has already reduced operational costs and furloughed civilian …

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Army Wraps Up Cloud Email Move; Michael Krieger Comments

The U.S. Army has completed the migration of its email service to a cloud computing infrastructure, aiming to save $380 million in costs by 2017, the Army Press Service reported Tuesday. Margaret McBride writes the Department of Defense Enterprise Email program resulted from an initiative started two years ago to update …

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