Veterans are Both Uniquely Qualified and Completely Unprepared for Civilian Cybersecurity Careers

Joe Krull, Denim GroupAn interview with Joe Krull, Director of the Denim Group in San Antonio.

What is Cybersecurity

I hate the term cybersecurity. The term was first used I think I read somewhere in 1994. It was used by someone who was trying to make the term broader than it was. I will never use the term cybersecurity unless I am in the presence of a government official or someone affiliated with the government. We don’t call this cyber on the commercial side. Although there are some executives that are drinking the Kool-Aid, I am not sure they understand what it means. The basic definition is the methods, the technologies, the…

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Security Clearance Reapplication after Denial or Revocation

Reapply security clearanceSome of you may ask, “If I had a security clearance ultimately denied or revoked after exhausting all potential appeals, can I ever be granted a security clearance in the future?”

The answer: Yes! The process is different between various agencies. The most common agencies will be discussed for purposes of this article.

Department of Defense

If you are a Department of Defense contractor who has had a clearance denied or revoked by the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA), you can reapply for a clearance one year after the denial or revocation of your clearance. (See DoD 5220.6). Before you do this, you must first have a sponsor…

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DoD Contracts: Boeing Co. Awarded $713M for CH-47F Helicopters


Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $713,896,061 modification (P00019) to contract W58RGZ-13-C-0002 for 26 remanufactured CH-47F helicopters, four new CH-47s, and the option of building two more CH-47s, and provides for over and above appropriated funding and obligates long lead funding for Production Lot 14. Fiscal 2015 other procurement funds in the amount of $713,896,061 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is Dec. 31, 2020. Work will be performed at Ridley Park, Pennsylvania. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

MD Helicopter Inc.,* Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $31,605,244 firm-fixed-price contract for five months of logistical support for 12…

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DoD Contracts: AM General LLC Awarded $32M for High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicles


AM General LLC, South Bend, Indiana, was awarded a $32,109,715 firm-fixed-price Foreign Military Sales (Iraq) contract for 160 M1151A1B1 High Mobility Multi Purpose Wheeled Vehicles. Work will be performed in South Bend, Indiana, with an estimated completion date of June 12, 2015. One bid was solicited with one received. Fiscal 2010 other procurement funds in the amount of $32,109,715 being obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity (W56HZV-15-C-0100).

Six3 Intelligence Solutions Inc., McLean, Virginia, was awarded a $13,698,835 modification (0009) to contract W52P1J-12-D-0005 for the Counter Insurgency Targeting Program (CITP) and related intelligence and operational support for the U.S. Army…

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DoD Contracts: Pacific Consolidated Industries LLC Awarded $18M for Liquid Oxygen/Nitrogen Generators


Pacific Consolidated Industries LLC,* Riverside, California, is being awarded an $18,179,476 ceiling-priced, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of up to 11 liquid oxygen/nitrogen generators (two pilot production units and nine production units), including technical data, training material and testing. Work will be performed in Riverside, California, and is expected to be completed in March 2020. Fiscal 2015 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $6,026,362 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was solicited via an electronic request for proposals; one offer was received. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New…

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