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Raytheon Receives $700 Million Cheyenne Mountain Contract

April 2, 2015

Raytheon Technical Services Co. has been awarded a contract for the North American Aerospace Defense Command Cheyenne Mountain Complex.

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Protection of PII Starts With the Person in the Mirror
April 16, 2015
By Glenn Kesselman

Do you have unique personal identification numbers (PINs) for all of your passwords? If you answered no, create a priority “to do” and investigate password vaults, accessible from your mobile devices and web browser.

A Three-Pronged Attack Against Cybersecurity Threats
April 15, 2015
By Ed Bender

Welcome to the security world, where agencies worry about cyber attacks from the outside as much as from the inside. Guest blogger Ed Bender highlights some surprising results from a recent survey in which respondents lament the insider threat; both from those who intend harm and those who inadvertently invite it.

Artificial Intelligence Is a Technology That Divides
April 15, 2015
By David E. Meadows

In December 2014, Stephen Hawking, the renowned theoretical physicist, warned the world that true artificial intelligence (AI) could mean the death of mankind. Well, that got my attention.

Association Launches Website for Careers in Security
April 14, 2015

The Electronic Security Association, a professional trade association that represents the electronic life safety and security industry, launched a website geared at connecting people interested in careers in the security with companies that are hiring.

The Bottom Line: Information is Power; Sharing Makes It Powerful
April 9, 2015
By Maryann Lawlor

Today more than ever before, it’s all about information. But, it turns out that Sneakers script writers only scratched the surface. 

Cost and Pricing Data for Commercial Item Acquisitions?
April 8, 2015
By Al Krachman

Is the U.S. Defense Department moving back toward requiring cost and pricing data for commercial item purchases? A recent series of memoranda and experiences show a backward march toward the department requesting cost data as a means to justify fair and reasonable pricing for commercial item purchases.

NSA's Biggest Fans Are Young Americans
April 6, 2015
By Lewis Shepherd

Guest blogger Lewis Shepherd says poll results can be surprising, especially when it comes to young people's views on the U.S. intelligence community.

U.S. Commerce Department Grants $10 Million to Advance Innovation
March 31, 2015
By George I. Seffers

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker has announced the first 26 recipients of the 2014 Regional Innovation Strategies program grants as part of a new initiative designed to advance innovation and capacity-building activities across the country.

For Government Senior Executive Service, It Is Time for Continuous Access to Top, Fresh Talent
March 30, 2015
By Terry Roberts

Guest blogger Terry Roberts shares concerns about the ability of government to continuously attract, recruit and enable top talent of all ages, educational and experiential backgrounds. After all, organizations and companies alike are only as good as their leadership talent pool.

NPR Video of NASA's Reid Wiseman ISS Mission Captures Amazing Photos, Humor
March 27, 2015
By Sandra Jontz

National Public Radio released a humorous, touching and all-around awesome video today, capturing tweets and photographs by NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman, who launched to the International Space Station in May 2014 for a six-month space mission.


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