Northrop, UMBC spur growth of cybersecurity solutions firms

Northrop Grumman Corp. and the University of Maryland Baltimore County Research Park Corp. on April 21 officially opened the Cync Program incubator facility to attract more technology companies to develop solutions to counter cybersecurity threats.

Cyber Command’s 5-point strategy

As cyber threats to Defense Department networks increase, Gen. Keith Alexander is pursuing an aggressive 5-point strategy.

4 firms vie for $200 million in Navy cybersecurity work

Science Applications International Corp., General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman and Booz Allen Hamilton have won awards from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, and will vie for cybersecurity task orders under a five-year contract valued in excess of $200 million.

TCS takes DOD personnel to school for cybersecurity training

TeleCommunication Systems Inc. has won a five-year Defense Department contract worth approximately $49 million to provide the DOD’s military and civilian personnel with on-site computer network operations training in support of the government’s cybersecurity workforce development efforts.

Navy CIO assuming new cyber role

Rob Carey takes on the new post as director of strategy and policy at Navy Fleet Cyber Command, working directly under Commander Vice Adm. Bernard McCullough.

Cyber war fever — Catch it!

Whether or not the threat is overhyped, Washington is worried about the prospect of cyber warfare, and it is an issue that needs to be addressed at the highest levels of government.

How to succeed in government business by really trying hard

TeleCommunication Systems Inc., founded in 1987 as a small wireless systems provider, could be a role model for how to succeed in government business by really trying.

Cybersecurity roundup: Training, stalling, deterring, outlook

Blogger Brian Robinson provides a quick tour of the latest developments in cybersecurity, including the idea of incorporating cyberware into basic training.

4 hot markets, or just hype?

Editor Nick Wakeman explores four areas that are repeatedly being mentioned by companies as potential markets. Can they live up to expectations?

Cyber Command hits speed bump

The Senate Armed Services Committee this month put the brakes on the creation of the U.S. Cyber Command, requesting more information on its relationship with the National Security Agency, reports Bill Gertz at Washington Times.

How can we be at cyberwar if we don't know what it is?

Before plunging into a Cold-War style cyber arms race with our online enemies, the United States needs to decide just exactly what cyberwar is, who should fight it and how to do it.

DOD details strict flash drive rules

A DOD policy that bans using flash drives was relaxed recently because of adjustments made to Defense Department computer systems. But that doesn't mean there are no more limitations on their use.

SAIC bolsters cyber offerings with acquisition

Science Applications International Corp. is strengthening its cybersecurity business with the acquisition of CloudShield Technologies Inc., a cybersecurity and management solutions provider. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Meyerrose: Takai would be qualified for Defense CIO post

California CIO Teri Takai, the expected nominee as the Defense Department's chief information officer, has a proven track record in IT leadership, but the military poses a new set of challenges.

Lockheed opens next phase of DARPA cybersecurity initiative

Lockheed Martin Corp. will continue to work with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to help develop a governmentwide cybersecurity initiative under a $30.8 million contract.

DARPA: Calling all cyber geneticists

A DARPA research program would combine technologies to apply genetics, anthropology, sociology and physiology to the identification of cyberattackers.

Raytheon joins fight to combat Air Force SOA attacks

Raytheon Co. will work to protect the Air Force against malicious software attacks under a $2.9 million contract. The Air Force Research Laboratory award calls for Raytheon BBN Technologies, a subsidiary of the company, to develop new approaches to protect the Air Force’s service-oriented architectures.