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Northrop Grumman’s Cybersecurity Program

Nell Breidenstein, Northrop GrummanSenior Recruiter Nell Breidenstein, Northrop Grumman Information Systems, shares her thoughts on cybersecurity.

Describe cybersecurity for us

What I consider cybersecurity to be on the large scale is what we are doing to secure the nation’s information across a wide variety of government agencies and programs. We also work on state and local levels, helping them build information systems and networks in manners that will be safer and more secure as they move forward.

I would like to reinforce that while cybersecurity is a big part of what we do, many cyber-based programs cover a wide range of missions and skill sets. For example, one program we are…

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House Approves 2014 Defense Spending Bill

John T. Bennett (@BennettJohnT), Marine Corps Times. In a surprisingly anti-climatic vote on Wednesday evening the House of Representatives approved a nearly $600 billion defense spending bill for next year after a very controversial floor fight over the NSA’s surveillance programs. The bill essentially ignores sequestration while giving $512.5 billion for the base DoD budget and some $82 billion for overseas operations. The base budget is down $3 billion from what the administration requested and even the overseas operating budget took some unusual cuts this time around of $3.5 billion on a bipartisan amendment. The big fight was over an amendment from libertarian…

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Ex-Army Corps Official Sentenced in Contracting Scheme of ‘Historic Proportions’

Ann Marimow (@amarimow), Washington Post. The leader of what has been described as one of the most egregious government contracting fraud schemes in history was sentenced to nearly two decades in jail after stealing over $30 million from the Army Corps of Engineers over four years. Kerry Kahn worked with a ring of fellow government contracting officials and contractors to rig bids, inflate invoices, and orchestrate kickbacks. The money fueled a multi-continent network of mistresses and purchases that defied logic when it was exposed. Federal authorities say the investigation is still ongoing with over a dozen individuals ensnared in…

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Hewlett-Packard Beats CSC for $3.5 Billion Navy Contract

Nick Taborek and Tony Capaccio (@acapaccio), Bloomberg. Hewlett-Packard has won the long awaited award for the Navy’s Next Generation Enterprise Network over a team led by Computer Sciences Corporation valued at up to $3.5 billion through 2018. The contract is the largest single information-technology project in the federal government and will manage the service’s 800,000-user intranet. HP teamed with Lockheed Martin, IBM, AT&T and Northrop Grumman on the effort which allows it to continue running the Navy’s IT backbone as it has since 2008. The contract has gone through several modifications through the process as budget cuts and competition have seen the…

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AFCEA CMD 2013 Race for Excellence 5K

John Nixon and Smurf. Or Troll.

It was a glorious sunny morning for the the 6th annual 2013 Race for Excellence 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run. The eventbenefits AFCEA’s Central Maryland Scholarship Fund, which provides merit-based college scholarships to deserving local high-school students.

This community event has over 30 companies and local vendors help sponsor the event including ClearedJobs.Net customer, SAIC, who is also a long standing partner of AFCEA CMD, providing the race location and considerable support. There were 67 teams registered including the new Women in Intelligence Group, WIIG, who ran “wigs” to keep the fun plus the anonymity of working…

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