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Perspecta’s Hacker Team Wins First Place at at DreamPort’s RPE; Wash100 Award Winner Mac Curtis Quoted

Perspecta announced on Tuesday that the company’s hackathon competition team, Opt1x, won first place at DreamPort's rapid prototyping event (RPE). In addition, the team also placed 36th out of 229 teams during OpenCTF, a competition during the 2019 DEF CON 27.

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Applied Insight, Stratus Solutions Awarded Mission-Critical Cloud Contract from U.S. Cyber Command; John Hynes Quoted

Stratus Solutions, a subsidiary of Applied Insight, which is backed by The Acacia Group, has been awarded a mission-critical cloud contract from U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) to accelerate its ability to rapidly adopt commercial cloud services and migrate its activities into the cloud, utilizing the company’s cloud platform-as-a-service, Altitude, as the foundation of a secure and compliant cloud environment, Applied Insight announced on Thursday

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Paul Nakasone: NSA References 2018 for 2020 Election Security

Gen. Paul Nakasone, director of the National Security Agency and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, talked about lessons learned from the 2018 midterm elections and highlighted efforts to prevent foreign interference, Cyberscoop reported Friday. U.S. Cyber Command and NSA worked with the FBI to prevent Russia from repeating the disruption of the 2016 elections in 2018.

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Pentagon Announces Plan for NSA, CYBERCOM Shared Operations

The Department of Defense said the department hasn't assessed the proposed separation of the U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency, which shares leadership, infrastructure and talent, Fifth Domain reported Wednesday. “No decision has been made on whether to terminate the dual-hat leadership arrangement,” said Pentagon spokeswoman Elissa Smith. “The department will address whether to terminate this dual-hat leadership arrangement at a later date.”

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USCYBERCOM Shifts Focus to Interagency, International Collaboration

U.S. Cyber Command is focusing on how to help other federal government components address cyber threats from foreign adversaries, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. Brig. Gen. Timothy Haugh, leader of USCYBERCOM's Cyber National Mission Force, said that mission outcomes depend on how the country aids foreign and domestic industry partners in protecting national assets during a recent Atlantic Council event. 

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Paul Nakasone: Defense Department Reports Faster Recruitment of Cyber Workforce Personnel System

Gen. Paul Nakasone, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency, said the Pentagon is benefiting from a faster hiring process for cyber employees following the launch of a new personnel system, Federal News Network reported Tuesday.

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