Tag Archives: Intelligence Community

Stacey Dixon: Government Should Pursue Regulatory Reform in Commercial Remote Sensing Arena

Stacey Dixon

Stacey Dixon, principal deputy director of national intelligence and a two-time Wash100 Award winner, said the Biden administration and the Intelligence Community are advancing efforts to promote competition and minimize regulatory burdens in the market for commercial remote sensing satellites.

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IARPA Selects 8 Teams to Develop Portable Power Systems for Intell Community Missions; Dawson Cagle Quoted

IARPA RESILIENCE Program

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) has awarded separate contracts to eight teams to develop systems for supplying power to electronic platforms that can support the intelligence community's demanding missions. The Robust Energy Sources for Intelligence Logistics In Extreme, Novel and Challenging Environments initiative is seeking power sources for vertical takeoff and landing unmanned aircraft and unattended devices, IARPA said Monday.

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Army Eyes Intelligence Community Campus at Fort Belvoir North Area

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The U.S. Army is considering constructing multiple buildings on the northern part of Fort Belvoir in Virginia, including a potential Intelligence Community campus near the headquarters of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. The service has come up with a draft master plan for the Fort Belvoir North Area, formerly the Army Engineer Proving Ground. 

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Code-X Announces Lattice-Based Data Protection Platform; Darren LaCroix Quoted

Code-X

Code-X announced on Thursday its first-ever commercially available lattice-based data protection platform validated by the Department of Defense (DOD) and Intelligence Community. The platform successfully passed federal government tests demonstrating its ability to protect sensitive information and critical systems across multiple environments simultaneously. 

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Octo Consulting Acquires Volant Associates; Mehul Sanghani Quoted

Mehul Sanghani

Octo announced on Tuesday that the company has acquired Volant Associates, a technology integrator and software development company, at the enterprise-scale information technology  (IT) solutions for the Defense Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission. Volant was founded in 2008 and enables data sharing, advanced analytics and enhanced mission capability across the IC and Department of Defense (DOD). The company was headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia.

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Huntington Ingalls Industries to Acquire Alion Science and Technology For $1.65B; Andy Green Quoted

Andy Green

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced on Tuesday that the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Alion Science and Technology for $1.65 billion in cash from Veritas Capital, subject to customary adjustments. Alion is a technology-driven solutions provider for the global defense marketplace. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2021. 

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ODNI Absorbs National Intelligence University; Avril Haines Quoted

Avril Haines

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has taken over the stewardship of Bethesda, Maryland-based National Intelligence University (NIU), the only accredited federal degree-granting institution of the intelligence community. NIU's organizational transition from the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) to ODNI represents a milestone in its 59-year history of preparing future IC leaders. 

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ID Technologies Named Top 2021 Workplace for Washington Post; CEO Chris Oliver Quoted

ID

ID Technologies announced on Monday that the company has been named one of The Washington Post’s 2021 Top Workplaces in the Washington, D.C. area. This selection was based only on employee feedback gathered through an anonymous third-party survey performed by Energage. The Washington Post held a virtual awards ceremony on Thursday, June 17th to recognize the top-ranked companies. 

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Rob Joyce: NSA-Industry Collaboration Could Help Intell Community Gain More Visibility Into Foreign Hackers

Rob Joyce

Rob Joyce, cybersecurity director at the National Security Agency (NSA) and a previous Wash100 Award winner, said any proposal that seeks to help the intelligence community address visibility gaps into foreign hacking operations must combine the signals intelligence data that NSA collects with the information gathered by the private sector.

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House Lawmakers Ask IGs to Include Remote Access Software Vulnerabilities in FY 2021 FISMA Cyber Assessments

Virtual Private Network

The House Oversight and Reform Committee and heads of its subcommittees asked interim and current inspectors general of the U.S. intelligence community, the Department of Defense and eight other federal agencies to assess vulnerabilities related to the use of remote-access software to support telework during the COVID-19 pandemic for inclusion in their fiscal year 2021 cybersecurity evaluation. 

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