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Govt, Commercial IT Pros Urge Small Businesses to Invest in Cybersecurity Programs

Some government and commercial security experts who took part in a Small Business Administration-hosted panel discussion Monday said that small businesses should implement programs to protect their critical assets from cyber threats, FedTech Magazine reported Tuesday. Phil Goldstein writes Douglas Kramer, SBA deputy administrator, moderated the panel and told audience an SBA study found that nearly …

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15 Executives Complete NIST Baldridge Executive Fellows Program

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has said 15 emerging senior executives have completed a NIST-run Baldrige Executive Fellows Program. NIST said Monday the program is a one-year initiative that aims to help senior executives achieve performance excellence for their organizations and learn all aspects of leadership through visits to Baldridge …

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MarkLogic’s Kevin Shelly: Agency Culture is Key to Unstructured Govt Data Mgmt

Kevin Shelly of MarkLogic has addressed data management issues in the government during a panel discussion with officials from the Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Army and Customs and Border Protection agency, FedTech Magazine reported Tuesday. Phil Goldstein writes Shelly, vice president for MarkLogic’s public sector business, explained to his audience …

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CIA’s John Brennan: Tech Proliferation, Nation-State Instability Affect US Cybersecurity Efforts

CIA Director John Brennan has said work to monitor cybersecurity threats has become a challenge for U.S. intelligence agencies due to the proliferation of modern technologies, destabilization in nation states and lack of cyber policy frameworks, GW Today reported Wednesday. “Because of the capabilities that exist [to perpetrate cyber crime]… sub-national …

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James Jones: Iran Nuclear Deal May Escalate Middle East Cyber War

Some U.S. national security analysts have forecast that an international agreement to stop Iran’s nuclear development program will heighten cyber threats against U.S.’ Middle East allies, the Christian Science Monitor reported Thursday. Sara Sorcher writes James Jones, a former U.S. national security adviser and military veteran, said during an Atlantic …

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Tom Davis: GOP-Run Congress Could Mean New GovCon Opportunities

Tom Davis, a former congressman of Virginia, predicts a Republican-controlled Congress may push for new measures that could help government contracting firms, GovExec reported Friday. Charles Clark writes Davis and several industry analysts provided their post-election analyses during a Professional Services Council-sponsored panel discussion Friday. Davis said Republicans appear to …

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Barry West: Agencies Seek Holistic Approach to Mobile IT Management

Federal agencies are transitioning to mobile information technology as more employees use personal electronic devices and as cloud takes over traditional IT infrastructure, Federal Times reported Wednesday. Aaron Boyd writes Barry West, chief information officer of Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., observed that agencies now consider mobility, cloud, social collaboration and …

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