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Cyber Attack Defenders Q&A: Scott Montgomery, CTO Public Sector for McAfee, Emerging Threats for Government and More

June 19, 2014

The Cyber Attack Defenders campaign, which shines a light on the challenges that federal agencies face in today’s cyber threat landscape, has offered some very dynamic content regarding cyber security.  Scott Montgomery, CTO Public Sector for McAfee, was recently interviewed by Cyber Attack Defenders where he discussed the latest federal cyber security trends, as well as opportunities and challenges. Here’s are some excerpts from that interview. Q: Tell us about McAfee and its role in helping federal customers with cyber security. Montgomery: McAfee has evolved into being a leading trusted advisor to federal agencies to help government solve the most difficult security ... Read more

Winning Contractor: SAIC Awarded Multiple Navy Contracts in 2014

June 18, 2014

Serving the U.S. federal government, state/local, and global commercial markets, McLean, VA based Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) is a leading technology integrator providing full life-cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, and enterprise information technology markets. In February 2014, SAIC was awarded a $33 million task order by the Naval Surface Warfare Center to provide engineering, technical and program management support services to the Quality and Systems Engineering Assurance Division. “We are excited to continue to expand our long-standing relationship with NSWC Crane,” said Tom Watson, SAIC senior vice president and general manager of the Navy and Marine Corps Customer Group. ... Read more

Weekly News Kick Off: House Approves Defense Budget; DHS Readies CDM Task Orders; and the FAA Approves First Commercial Drone

June 16, 2014

Welcome to the Weekly News Kick Off from the FedPulse blog.  The House Appropriations Committee approved a $491 billion defense appropriations bill, as well as $79.4 billion in overseas spending.  In addition, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will be issuing task orders for its Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program, and there were a number of notable new contract wins. Be sure to check out this and much more in the latest Weekly News Kick Off.  Happy Monday. House Committee Approves Defense Budget The House Appropriations Committee approved a $491 billion defense appropriations bill and a separate $79.4 billion overseas contingency operations ... Read more

Federal Media Marketing Study 2014: The Increasing Complexity of Public Sector Marketing

June 12, 2014

In this ever-changing government environment, marketers need to take targeted risks to compete in the federal marketplace. All too often, companies fall into the same patterns with respect to their marketing strategies. Those were the key takeaways from the 2014 Federal Media and Marketing Study (FMMS) panel discussion last week looking at new research on the media consumption of federal decision-makers. The event took place on June 5th at the Gannett Conference Center in McLean, Virginia. Another hot topic discussed at the event gave insight into how marketing to government customers is a very unique discipline that differs greatly from the corporate ... Read more

Q&A: David Page, Vice President, Technology Practices, SRA International, Discusses Power of AcuITy Insightful Solutions™

June 11, 2014

SRA International offers a unique tool called AcuITy Insightful Solutions™, which allows federal agencies to determine the most optimal combination of IT solutions that will help support their missions, while also being highly cost effective. The company recently received the American Technology Award (ATA) in IT Services & Consulting for AcuITy – reinforcing how this type of solution is ideal for helping federal agencies maximize their IT efforts in today’s budget-challenged times. FedPulse recently had the opportunity to interview David Page, Vice President, Technology Practices, SRA International, about what makes AcuITy Insightful Solutions™ an award winning solution and much more. FedPulse: Tell us ... Read more

Weekly News Kick Off: Lawmakers Express Worry About Sequestration; NGA Director to Retire; OASIS Contract Protest; and Much More

June 9, 2014

Welcome to the Weekly News Kick Off from the FedPulse blog.  Several House members have expressed their concerns about how sequestration and the end of arms buying could hurt our national security.  In addition, the director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency announced her retirement and DARPA launched its cybersecurity challenge. Be sure to check out this and much more in the latest Weekly News Kick Off.  Happy Monday. Lawmakers: Sequestration and End of Arms Buys Could Weaken U.S. Industrial Base U.S. House members are worried about the impact of sequestration cuts and the scheduled end of some major weapon buys, warning the ... Read more

2014: The Year of Media Complexity in the Government Sector

June 5, 2014

According to the findings from the 2014 Federal Media and Marketing Study (FMMS), government decision-makers are accessing information through an increasingly complex mixture of print, digital, mobile and social media. In addition, mobility has become a major influencer on how government executives consume information – dramatically changing reading habits and reinforcing the need for government contractors to develop highly comprehensive strategies for influencing federal decision-makers. In its sixth year, the study was released today by leading government market research firm, Market Connections, Inc., and Sara Leiman, VP media director at TMP Government. Lisa Dezzutti, president and CEO of Market Connections and Sara ... Read more

Dell Survey Reveals Half of Government Agencies Don’t Address Network Vulnerabilities Proactively

June 4, 2014

Dell Software addresses business and IT challenges with connected software offerings across five core solution areas, encompassing data center and cloud management, information management, mobile workforce management, security and data protection. Dell recently commissioned Market Connections to determine to what extent agencies are using compliance and IT Governance software, and what features they deem most critical when selecting a tool. The poll surveyed 200 IT managers representing defense, intelligence and civilian agencies. Of the 200 respondents, 30 percent were from agencies in the defense/intelligence community; 63 percent were from civilian agencies; and seven percent identified as “other.” Complete awareness of agency network activity is not just critical to maintaining compliance with ... Read more

Dell Survey to Address Network Vulnerabilities

June 3, 2014

Dell recently commissioned Market Connections to determine to what extent agencies are using compliance and IT Governance software, and what features they deem most critical when selecting a tool. Stay tuned as the findings will be revealed tomorrow right here on FedPulse. Read more

Weekly News Kick Off: Sequestration Challenged IT Plans; Contractors Hopeful About Fiscal 2015; and The 2014 Federal Media Study

June 2, 2014

Welcome to the Weekly News Kick Off from the FedPulse blog.  According to a new GAO report, sequestration caused many agencies to trim spending on IT projects. In addition, the National Defense Authorization Act contains provisions that would be beneficial to small contractors, and contractors are feeling positive about FY 2015.  Be sure to check out this and much more in the latest Weekly News Kick Off.  Happy Monday. Sequestration Challenged Government IT Plans Budget cuts required under sequestration caused a majority of the agencies examined by the Government Accountability Office to trim spending on IT projects or renegotiate contracts. House Defense Bill Would ... Read more

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