Tag Archives: Intelligence Community

Parsons Wins $178M IDIQ from IC to Enhance Security of Sensitive Information; Robert Miller Quoted

Robert Miller

Parsons Corporation has secured a $178 million, five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract by the Intelligence Community (IC) to support security and privacy of sensitive information, the company reported on Tuesday.

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Catherine Marsh: IARPA Seeks Office Directors to Support Tech Transition Efforts

Catherine Marsh

Catherine Marsh, director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), said IARPA is hiring new office directors to help transition technology platforms to intelligence agencies. “We are reinstituting the role of office directors at IARPA,” Marsh told the publication. “We posted vacancy notices, and we got lots of applicants - I mean lots of applicants.”

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DoD Names Dave Spirk CDO of Office of CIO; Dana Deasy Quoted

Dave Spirk

The Department of Defense (DoD) has appointed Dave Spirk as the new chief data officer (CDO). In his new role, he will help the department execute its Digital Modernization Strategy, bringing years of experience within data modernization and transformation. Spirk will begin in his new role in the Department on June 22, 2020.

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NGA Pursues New Facility Construction Undelayed Amid COVID-19

NGA

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is working to complete its new campus building by 2023 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. NGA said Friday that its upcoming facility in north St. Louis, Mo., is on track with no major delays to the planned schedule, as construction takes place outdoors, where according to health experts, transmission risks are lessened.

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SOSi Consolidates Defense IT & Intelligence Solutions in New Business Unit to Drive Growth in Marketplace; Ed Bachl, Julian Setian Quoted

Julian Setian

SOS International (SOSi) has consolidated its defense information technology and intelligence solutions business units under the leadership of Ed Bachl, former co-founder of Vykin Corporation, the company reported on Thursday

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NSA Warns of Cyber Vulnerability in Email Transfer Software

NSA

The National Security Agency has identified a vulnerability that Russian cyber actors take advantage of to attack mail transfer networks. Sandworm Team, a Russian military group, has exploited the CVE-2019-10149 vulnerability found in the Exim software that Linux and Unix systems use as a mail transfer agent, NSA said Thursday.

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Senate Confirms Rep. John Ratcliffe as Director of National Intelligence; Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Charles Grassley Quoted

Rep. John Ratcliffe

The Senate Intelligence Committee confirmed of Representative John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) to be the nation’s top intelligence official on Tuesday. Today, the Senate Intelligence Panel endorsed Ratcliffe as director of National Intelligence. 

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