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CENTERPOINT Inc. Announces New Headquarters

Reston, VA, April 16, 2014

Today, CENTERPOINT Inc. announced the establishment of its new headquarters in Reston, Virginia. CENTERPOINT is a provider of cybersecurity lifecycle management, enterprise mobile solutions, and IT governance consulting to the Federal government.


   

Malaysia's Global Komited and Thales Sign Partnership Agreement for Distribution of Ground Based Air Defence Systems in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 16, 2014

Global Komited Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Weststar Group of Companies, has been successfully appointed by Thales to develop, promote, market, and distribute a wide range of Ground-Based Air Defence systems to the Malaysian Armed Forces.


   

MTN Government Announces New

Advisory Board

April 15, 2014, Leesburg, VA 

MTN Government (MTNGOV), a subsidiary of MTN Communications (MTN), announces the formation of an MTNGOV Advisory Board with veteran military, intelligence and industry business leaders.  Members of the Advisory Board include: U.S. Marine Corps Major General George J. Allen (retired), U.S. Air Force Lieutenant General Albert J. "Al" Edmonds (retired), Blu Venture Investors co-founder James Hunt, U.S. Army Major General N. Lee S. Price (retired), and U.S. Air Force Brigadier General Thomas Verbeck (retired).  The Board will be charged with providing advice and guidance on MTNGOV’s overall business strategy and key development initiatives.   


   

(ISC)2® Introduces Program to Develop Cybersecurity Education throughout Global Academic Community

Clearwater, FL, April 10, 2014

Accredited academic institutions now have access to new resources and support from the world’s largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals with the launch of the (ISC)2® Global Academic Program. (ISC)2 is making its educational resources, which are updated regularly by its members and industry luminaries, available to academia to help meet the global demand for more skilled cybersecurity professionals. With nearly 100,000 members worldwide, the (ISC)2 common body of knowledge (CBK®) incorporates disciplines within information security, software security, forensics, and healthcare.


   
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DLT Solutions Awarded $35M Symantec BPA with Department of Navy

Herndon, VA, April 7, 2014

DLT Solutions, a leading value-added reseller in government information technology (IT) software and services, today announced that it was awarded a potential $35.6 million fixed-price blanket purchase agreement (BPA) to provide Symantec software for the Navy and Marine Corps.


   
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DLT Solutions Marks Third Straight Year of Solid Growth; 2013 Revenue Exceeds $857 Million

Focus on 3-C’s – Contracts, Cloud and Customer Experience contribute to increase in 2013 revenue despite challenging market conditions

Herndon, VA, April 1, 2014

DLT Solutions, a leading value-added reseller in government information technology (IT) software and services, today announced that in 2013 it achieved $857.1 million in revenue; a nearly 4 percent increase over 2012. This is the third year in a row that the Company has recognized positive growth, demonstrating strong market leadership despite a decline in federal IT spending.


   

University of Phoenix and the (ISC)2 Foundation Offer Nine Full-tuition Cybersecurity Scholarships

Scholarships Address the Need for Information Security Professionals

Clearwater, FL and Phoneix, AZ, March 27, 2014

University of Phoenix, a subsidiary of Apollo Education Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: APOL), and the (ISC)2® Foundation, today announced they are offering nine full-tuition scholarships. (ISC)2 Foundation is the non-profit charitable trust for (ISC)² that aims to empower students, teachers and the general public to secure their online lives with community cyber security education and awareness. The scholarships will provide education opportunities for individuals interested in entering or furthering their information security careers.


   

FiberPlex Fiber-Optic Mobile Van Rolls from AV to Interactive Emergency Response

Annapolis Junction, MD, March 19, 2014

A fiber optic-ready mobile production van began crisscrossing the eastern United States on a 25-city tour this month, rolling from live production in Georgia and heading straight into the March 24 – 26 North Carolina Emergency Management Association conference.


   

Staybridge Suites Chantilly/Fairfax Announced as 2014 Mid-Size Business of the Year by the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce

Chantilly, VA, March 15, 2014

At the “Stars Over Dulles” annual awards Gala on March 15th, the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce awarded the Staybridge Suites Chantilly/Fairfax the 2014 Mid-Size Business of the Year Award.  The Business of the Year award recognizes a specific organization for a commitment to excellence within its industry as well as the local area. 


   

McLane Advanced Technologies (MAT) Achieves Oracle PartnerNetwork Specializations for Oracle Solaris 11 and Oracle SPARC T4-Based Servers

Oracle Recognizes MAT for Expertise in Enterprise Architecture of Engineered Technology 

Temple, Texas, March 19, 2014

McLane Advanced Technologies (MAT), a leading provider of Systems Modernization Lifecycle Services and Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced it has achieved OPN Specialized status for Oracle Solaris 11 and Oracle SPARC T4-based Servers.


   

Successful Sea Acceptance Trials of Colombian Almirante Padilla Class Frigates

Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, March 18, 2014

Thales and DCNS announce the comprehensive modernisation programme of the Colombian Navy’s four Almirante Padilla class frigates has been concluded with a successful Sea Acceptance Test of the class’s fourth ship. The contract with the Colombian authorities was signed early 2009, with DCNS acting as prime contractor and Thales as the lead systems integrator for the combat system and communications suite.


   

(ISC)2® Opens Nominations For Eleventh Annual U.S. Government Information Security Leadership Awards

Clearwater, FL, March 17, 2014

(ISC)2® (“ISC-squared”), the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals with nearly 100,000 members worldwide, today announced it is now accepting nominations for its 2014 U.S. Government Information Security Leadership Awards (GISLA®). (ISC)2 officials, sponsors, and others will honor the 2014 GISLA recipients at a gala dinner and awards ceremony being held on June 3, 2014, in conjunction with (ISC)2’s CyberSecureGov conference in Arlington, Va.


   

Thales secures initial order for Cougar Team Radio at Security & Policing

Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, March 13, 2014

Thales today secured a pre-launch order for the new Cougar Team Radio due for release on the 31 March 2014. Dextera Global has placed an initial order at UK Home Office’s Security and Policing exhibition in Farnborough.

The new radio, being previewed at Security & Policing, has been developed to address the specific needs of teams working in critical and demanding situations. With a rugged but lightweight design and a range of advanced features, it supports more effective teamwork.


   

Crystal Group and Omniglobe Solutions Provide Voice Recorder Capability for NATO's Alliance Ground Surveillance Program

Hiawatha, IA, March 11, 2014

Crystal Group Inc., a trusted manufacturing partner of rugged commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) custom-developed computers, displays, switches, and storage devices, announced today the selection of the company's RS112 1U Server and Omniglobe Solutions' proprietary software, Omni-COM, for the voice recorder portion of NATO's Alliance Ground Surveillance program (AGS).


   

MTN Launches Another Industry First with “OceanCast” High-Definition, Live Event Streaming from Ships  

Miramar, FL, March 11, 2014

In yet another industry first, MTN Communications (MTN) is launching “MTN OceanCast.”  MTN OceanCast is the only high-definition (HD) system for live streaming of events from any maritime vessel offering simple, cost effective and potentially profitable end-to-end program management.  MTN OceanCast enables concerts, sports tournaments, celebrity interviews, educational sessions, charter voyage events, or even unplanned emergencies to be broadcast live to any smartphone, tablet, TV or other device anywhere in the world from a maritime vessel. 


   

MTN Expands Communications Network in Southeast Asia and Oceania Regions with NewSat to Stay Ahead of Customer Demands

Miramar, FL, March 6, 2014

MTN Communications (MTN) announces its expansion of the world’s most powerful maritime and remote broadband communications network in yet another key region through an agreement with NewSat.  The agreement between MTN and NewSat considerably enhances the satellite coverage and throughput for MTN customers in Southeast Asia and Oceania.  The agreement extends C- and Ku-band satellite coverage in these regions now, and puts MTN in a strategic position for future service launches, including Ka-band.


   

Raytheon Becomes Title Sponsor of

National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

March 6, 2014

Raytheon has become the title sponsor of the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NCCDC) in a three-year partnership deal. It will sponsor the upcoming competition in San Antonio from April 25-27th that will include participants from over 180 colleges and universities in addition to other regional competitions throughout 2014. Raytheon will provide employee volunteers, products, and technical guidance during the sponsorship. "Our nation's military, government and commercial sectors are in dire need of Cyber talent as we rely ever more on the Cyber domain and face ever-increasing threats," said Lynn Dugle, president of Raytheon's Intelligence, Information, and Services. "As a leading provider of Cyber security solutions, we are committed to increasing awareness of and interest in Cyber careers, and have partnered with NCCDC because we believe in its mission to provide hands-on experience needed for the next generation of Cyber leaders."


   
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Engineering Services Network to Support 99th Communication Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base With Transition to New Communications Facility

Arlington, VA, March 5, 2014

Engineering Services Network, Inc. (ESN) announced today that it has won a $700,000 contract to support the 99th Communication Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, NV. The contract is being managed by the 38th Cyberspace Engineering Installation Group (38 CEIG) at Tinker Air Force Base, OK. Under the contract, ESN will support moving the 99th Communication Squadron into a new communications facility.


   

Thales’s Watchkeeper given Release To Service by UK Ministry of Defence

Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, March 3, 2014

Watchkeeper, the unmanned aircraft system (UAS) developed by Thales for the British Army, has been given a Release To Service by the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MOD). Watchkeeper is the first UAS to be awarded a full Release To Service (RTS), and is the only UAS of its type allowed to fly in UK airspace. The RTS follows the MOD’s rigorous safety and airworthiness reviews to ensure the system can be operated safely by the British Army. It will support British Army operations by allowing training on the system in the UK.


   

AGI offers free “STK Boot Camp” hands-on software training across U.S.

Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI), producers of Systems Tool Kit (STK) modeling and analysis software, wants to see if you have what it takes to be “STK strong!” Join our team of experts at an STK Boot Camp seminar and learn in a hands-on environment how to:

  • Create and manipulate analytical models
  • Use sensors and constraints
  • Manipulate 2D and 3D displays
  • Explore the API
  • Generate STK outputs and movies

Four-hour morning or afternoon sessions are offered at various U.S. locations. Visit www.agi.com/bootcamp for full details and free registration. 


   

Carpathia Launches Federal Advisory Council to Strengthen Cloud Computing Delivery to Federal Agencies

Dulles, VA, February 26, 2014 

Carpathia, a trusted cloud operator and leading provider of managed hosting and cloud services for government agencies and enterprises, today launched its Federal Advisory Council (FAC), a group of former government leaders whose expertise will dramatically strengthen Carpathia¹s ability to identify and address federal cloud computing security and compliance challenges. The Carpathia FAC will meet regularly to provide guidance on current federal trends while developing strategies for leveraging the Carpathia cloud operator platform to deliver the greatest impact for government organizations.


   
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DLT Solutions Recognized as the 2013 Red Hat Cloud Partner of the Year

Herndon, VA, February 26, 2014

DLT Solutions, Red Hat’s largest public sector reseller, today announced that it has been named 2013 Cloud Partner of the Year by Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions. The company was honored during Red Hat’s fourth annual North America Partner Conference held in Scottsdale, AZ in January.


   

Crystal Group Completes Testing Phase in Northrop Grumman's Integrated Battle Command System 

Hiawatha, IA, February 25, 2014

Crystal Group Inc., a trusted manufacturer of rugged commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) custom-developed computers, displays, switches, and storage devices, announced today the successful testing of the company's RS112 Rugged 1U Server as part of Northrop Grumman's Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System for the U.S. Army.


   

(ISC)²® Fellow and Former Colleague, F. Lynn McNulty, Recognized With RSA Lifetime Achievement Award

San Francisco, CA, February 25, 2014

(ISC)2® (“ISC-squared”), the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals with nearly 100,000 members worldwide, today announced that F. Lynn McNulty, CISSP, who passed away in June 2012 has been recognized with the one of the highest honors in the world of cybersecurity – The RSA Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. McNulty’s family received the award on his behalf from presenter, Jim Bidzos, founder, chairman, and CEO of Verisign, Inc., during this morning’s keynote address and in the presence of RSA officials, industry VIPs, and thousands of RSA Conference attendees.


   
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ESN CEO Ray Lopez Selected for ‘Profiles of Success’ Book as an Inspiration to Entrepreneurs

Arlington, VA, February 25, 2014

Raymond F. Lopez, Jr., CEO of Engineering Services Network, Inc. (ESN) in Arlington, Va., will be featured in this year’s release of the book, “Profiles in Success: Inspiration from Executive Leaders in the Washington D.C. Area.


   
AtHoc Unified Mass Notification, Emergency Notification, and Crisis Communication Systems

Baylor Scott & White Health Expands Use of AtHoc Critical Communications Platform

San Mateo, CA, February 25, 2014 - AtHoc, Inc., the leader in network-centric interactive crisis communication systems, today announced that Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH), the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Texas, has expanded its use of the AtHoc Critical Communications platform for IT outages, emergency preparedness and clinical alerts across the enterprise and has categorized it as a critical system within their IT infrastructure. AtHoc is deemed a critical communication tool to sustain the vital mission of the health system in providing safe and effective care to its patients.


   

Thales IFF Equipment Selected for French Chalres de Gaulle Aircraft Carrier and Horizon Frigates

Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, February 17, 2014

As part of contracts awarded by the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA), DCNS has selected Thales to equip the French Navy's Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier and the two French Horizon-class frigates with latest-generation IFF identification systems. The installation of these new systems, part of Thales's BlueGate product family, will overcome the limitations of the systems currently in service and provide the vessels with an effective Mode 5 / Mode S capability. The upgrade to the latest NATO IFF standard will enable the warships to perform military missions with the highest levels of security, dependability and integrity (Mode 5), and better identify civil aircraft (Mode S).


 

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