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DFLabs to discuss standardizing, automating data breach incident reports in Abu Dhabi


BOSTON Nov. 14, 2016 DFLabs, the global leader in cyber incident response automation and orchestration, announced today its CEO and ISO Co-Editor Dario Forte will present on “Standardizing and Automating Incident Response and SOC: State of the Art” at RSA Conference 2016 Abu Dhabi held November 15-16 at the Emirates Palace. DFLabs will also discuss the Supervised Active Intelligence™ paradigm and will illustrate how playbooks dedicated to breach notification, response and compliance activities can be tailored to the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) and international upcoming regulatory environment.

DFLabs' CEO will also meet local CISOs to preview one of the largest data sets on the market, the IncMan RP playbook, a unique new module of the company’s cyber incident response automation and orchestration platform, IncMan. The playbook set is based upon regulations and industry standards and gives customers immediate access to a large number of pre-built incident and data breach response actions to follow. Providing the most playbooks available today to handle the entire breach response process - from technical to operational and legal - it is divided into state/federal, industry sector and type of incident/breach segments and works with both human and machine based processes.

Active data breach and privacy regulations are making incident response platforms mandatory. DFLabs is the first mover in fast growing categories of Security Operations, Analytics and Reporting (SOAR) and Security Incident Response Platforms (SIRP).

“DFLabs has a strong presence in the GCC region, including the United Emirates. We are proud to participate at this high-profile RSA event to share an important overview of the state of the art of automation and orchestration for cyber incident response and global standards as well preview our unique playbook and vision for supervised active intelligence,” said Dario Forte, Founder and CEO of DFLabs.

In his RSA Conference session on Wednesday, November 16th from 14:20pm- 15:10 hrs, Forte will cover how in the past two years, five standards have been published with the purpose of supporting Cybersecurity Operations and Incident Response, along with new automated technology platforms. As one of the ISO Co-Editors, Forte will give an overview on the entire ISO-SC27 Incident Response spectrum, along with insights on how to implement it within any size of organization. The presentation also will discuss the state of the art technology, including the role of machine learning, automation and SOC management architectures.

RSA Conference 2016 Abu Dhabi will host a group of diverse cyber security experts and influential speakers from the GCC and aims to provide a platform to discuss the changing cybersecurity landscape in the region and develop sound practices for mitigating both current threats and ones expected to emerge in the future. The conference will also aim to showcase the significant progress made in the government’s vision of promoting regional cybersecurity initiatives.

About DFLabs

DFLabs is a recognized global leader in cyber incident response automation and orchestration. The company is led by a management team recognized for its experience in and contributions to the information security field including co-edited many industry standards such as ISO 27043 and ISO 30121. IncMan – Cyber Incidents Under Control – is the flagship product, adopted by Fortune 500 and Global 2000 organizations worldwide. DFLabs has operations in North America, Europe, Middle East, and Asia with US headquarters in Boston, MA and World headquarters in Milano, Italy. For more information visit: http://www.dflabs.com.

HTii to deliver presentations at IBM Internet of Things Summit


LEXINGTON PARK, MD Nov. 14, 2016 Defense contractor HTii will provide expert advice to the global community of IBM DOORS and DOORS Next Generation software users November 17 via a live video webinar from an international IBM conference in Long Beach, California.

The webinar will feature HTii data architect Adam Hammett and a panel of IBM and industry experts answering questions from conference attendees and online participants around the world. It will take place Thursday, November 17, at 9:00 am Pacific time. Registration is at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8382745197377329154.

Hammett also will give a separate, solo presentation earlier in the conference on DOORS Next Generation.

The events are part of IBM's Continuous Engineering for the Internet of Things Summit 2016 on the historic Queen Mary ocean liner, now a dockside conference center at the Long Beach pier.

A wide range of industries use IBM DOORS applications to manage requirements for large, complex projects, such as the development of new software, pharmaceuticals and military weapons. The legacy DOORS application is a standalone product installed on individual computers or servers. The newer DOORS Next Generation is an online version that is part of IBM's Jazz lifecycle project management suite of applications.

"Both are enormously powerful," Hammett said, "but two similar but different products raise questions for many users - which one to use, should they use both, or if they want to switch, how do they migrate from DOORS to DOORS NG?"

The panel and webinar Hammett is appearing on, "Sharing Successes & Solving Problems," will answer as many of these questions as possible during its scheduled three-hour period, he said.

"This is not a presentation or slide show," he said. "It's one long Q&A session."

His solo presentation November 16 at 1:40-2:15 Pacific time will cover new configuration management options in the latest release of DOORS NG, version 6.x.

"Configuration management in DOORS NG means keeping track of changes made by many technical experts working simultaneously on different versions of the same basic set of requirements," he said.

Hammett will explore several DOORS NG functions, including global configurations, baselines, change sets and streams, along with best practices for planning and implementing configuration management.

Specializing in Rational CLM products, HTii (www.htii.com) develops solutions for managing, reporting and analyzing data for complex engineering projects.

Army awards $10M information technology task order to NCI


RESTON, VA Nov. 8, 2016 NCI, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCIT), a leading provider of information technology (IT) and professional services and solutions to U.S. Federal Government agencies, announced today that it was awarded a new task order valued at $10 million by the U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command, National Capital Region Engineering Directorate, under NCI's TEIS III contract. The company will provide engineering and integration support services for the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) at Fort Meade, Maryland. The award covers an 18-month period.

NCI will engineer, furnish, install, secure and test INSCOM command, control, communications, computers and intelligence/information technology (C4I/IT) systems. The work will encompass multiple classification levels for data network systems, voice systems, applications, audio/visual systems, supporting applications, physical end user locations and classification connectivity requirements, infrastructure equipment room and premise distribution wiring within a sensitive compartmented information facility.

"NCI has developed a unique methodology for C4I/IT implementations focused on engineering for mission assurance, ease of maintainability and maximum cost effectiveness," said Paul A. Dillahay, NCI's president and CEO. "We look forward to bringing the vast experience from our previous successes within the intelligence community to INSCOM for this new task order award."

About NCI, Inc.:

NCI is a leading provider of enterprise solutions and services to U.S. defense, intelligence, health and civilian government agencies. The company has the expertise and proven track record to solve its customers' most important and complex mission challenges through technology and innovation. NCI's team of highly skilled professionals focuses on delivering cost-effective solutions and services in the areas of agile development and integration; cybersecurity and information assurance; engineering and logistics; big data and data analytics; IT infrastructure optimization and service management; and health and program integrity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, NCI has approximately 2,000 employees operating at more than 100 locations worldwide. For more information, visit www.nciinc.com

Force 3 wins partner award from Cisco for work on federal intelligence


CROFTON, MD Nov. 7, 2016 Force 3, the Network Security Company, today announces that it has been named Cisco Federal Intelligence Partner of the Year. The award was announced last week during Cisco’s Global Partner Summit in San Francisco, California.

The Theater/Area Awards recognize Cisco partners who exhibit industry leadership and serve as models for others in their respective technology markets. This is the third consecutive year that Force 3 has won the Federal Intelligence Partner of the Year Award, consistently demonstrating best-in-class business practices and commitment to supporting federal clients and their missions.

“We’re honored to be recognized as the Cisco Federal Intelligence Partner of the Year once again,” said Mike Greaney, CEO at Force 3. “This award highlights our successes and our dedication to federal customers. As we move forward to 2017, we’ll continue doing all we can to deserve this award by constantly providing the best services and solutions to our public sector clients.”

Force 3 was acquired by Texas-based Sirius Computer Solutions earlier this year to act as the company’s federal branch. The acquisition allows Force 3 to leverage Sirius Computer Solutions’ significant geographical presence and financial resources to provide security and networking solutions to government agencies throughout the United States .

About Force 3

As the Network Security Company, Force 3 provides secure IT solutions and services for clients who demand value and reliability. Together with our parent company Sirius Computer Solutions, we offer a comprehensive range of solutions backed by an expert team of engineers and strategic partnerships. From design to deployment, support and maintenance, our solutions and services are designed with a constant focus on supporting our customers’ missions and promoting their success.

To learn more about Force 3, visit http://www.force3.com. For more information about Sirius, visit http://www.siriuscom.com.

AMERGINT to preview new software architecture for launch and test ranges at Arizona conference

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO Nov. 4, 2016 AMERGINT Technologies is previewing its new Enterprise Range Services (ERS) architecture at ITC 2016 in Glendale, Arizona, from November 8-10.

Tony Guidry, AMERGINT’s Director of Launch, Range and Manned Spaceflight Systems, said “Enterprise Range Services (ERS) transforms classic range infrastructure from a hardware & dedicated box-centric design to a software & services based architecture. The result is increased efficiency, availability, flexibility, supportability, and scalability. Range commanders are excited about the decreased response time and the reduced cost of staffing, programmatics, operations, maintenance, and technology refresh.”

Keith Coble, AMERGINT’s Vice President of Business Development shared that, “The transformative capability and dramatically lower cost of ownership of AMERGINT’s SOFTLINK™ technology is driving our customer’s cost curves down and operational availability up. The ability to deploy range infrastructure via information assurance (IA) hardened commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) Linux platforms running on bare metal or virtual machines (VMs) connected over standard IP networks is a huge time and cost saver. What were once dedicated boxes, become software apps on the network.”

“Customer adoption of our SOFTLINK technology, from our Enterprise Range Services architecture to our softFEP™ and satTRAC™ satellite communications products, has really taken off,” said Rob Andzik, AMERGINT’s President. “Our products are used on many mission critical systems including the Atlas V launch vehicle and the International Space Station. We understand the importance of the trust placed in us and we are committed to providing the best talent, products, and customer support possible.”

AMERGINT Technologies, Inc. is an employee-owned company delivering signal, protocol and data processing software applications for satellite ground infrastructure, satellite test, spacelift operations, test range infrastructure, and large scale data acquisition. For more information or to arrange an onsite or web demonstration, contact us directly at 719-522-2800.

Military's IT commander to speak at upcoming AFCEA event


FAIRFAX, VA Oct. 26, 2016 From his earliest days as Defense Information Systems Agency director, Lt. Gen. Alan R. Lynn, USA, has emphasized the importance of the military partnering with industry to contend with the dangers that lurk in cyberspace. Gen. Lynn, who also is the commander of the Joint Force Headquarters–Department of Defense Information Networks, has called upon the commercial sector to help the agency meet its mission needs, asking for ideas and capabilities that support big data analytics, advance software-defined networking, assure identity verification and improve encryption.

Gen. Lynn will be one of many esteemed experts at MILCOM 2016, which takes place November 1-3 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Maryland. AFCEA International and IEEE co-sponsor the event.

At an AFCEA conference earlier this year, the general amplified his call industry to create the cyber solutions the military needs. "We want the technology industry to partner with us to develop the next generation of military [information technology] services," he stated. Addressing cybersecurity needs, Gen. Lynn added, "If you have novel ideas of how to do encryption, we're all ears.

"The world has changed," the general declared. "In cyber, it used to be almost like an intel game—a gentlemanly sport. People would try to break into your network real smoothly, real slowly.

"Today, they don't care," he continued. "They're kicking in the doors. It's loud and fast—it's snatch and grab. The gloves are off. It's cyber warfare, and it's daily. It's happening on our networks."

Other MILCOM 2016 speakers and panelists include Maj. Gen. Dwyer L. Dennis, USAF, program executive officer C3I & Networks, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center; R. Michael Gill, secretary of commerce for the state of Maryland; and Maj. Gen. Earl D. Matthews, USAF (Ret.), vice president, enterprise security solutions, Enterprise Services U.S. Public Sector, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

The conference features several panel discussions that focus on modernization, operational priorities and capability needs, as well as how to equip the cyber force. In addition, MILCOM includes technical paper presentations, tutorials and a restricted access technical program. More than two dozen sessions are approved as continuing education for maintaining cybersecurity certifications.

Additional information about MILCOM 2016 is available online.

AFCEA International, established in 1946, is a non-profit membership association serving the military, government, industry and academia. Join at: http://www.afcea.org/site/?q=Membership

BI Incorporated hires new IT vice president


BOULDER, CO Oct. 19, 2016 BI Incorporated, a national leader for electronic monitoring products and services for community corrections and immigration agencies, has named Marsha Williams the company’s Vice President of Information Technology. The former E-470 Public Highway Authority executive assumes this role on Oct. 19.

Ms. Williams will be responsible for overseeing BI’s information technology systems and software development team, a key role in BI achieving its enterprise-wide strategic goals. She will also be charged with analyzing and reworking existing business processes and identifying and developing the capability to use new tools that will support BI and its customers.

“Marsha is respected for her organizational, management and strategic skills, especially in highly technical engineering and manufacturing environments,” said Jock Waldo, Divisional Vice President, BI Incorporated. “Marsha’s experience will be critical as BI further develops its continuum of location monitoring products, software, security, and data-driven services.”

Ms. Williams has 20 years of experience in information technology systems. Most recently, she was Chief Information Officer and Technology Director for E-470 Public Highway Authority, a role she held since 2011. Specifically, she was responsible for overseeing implementation of roadway automation, RFID, imagery, transaction and billing management, call center and command center services, planning and more. The highway authority’s integrated platform handles 250 million transactions annually.

Additionally, Ms. Williams has been a respected independent consultant, working in diverse and complex environments in which she was tasked with redesigning systems, developing technology roadmaps, and strategic planning for large enterprises.

Ms. Williams earned a Master of Technology Management from the University of Denver and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Management and Science from Metropolitan State College. She is a judge and FIRST Robotics Colorado; on the technology advisory board for United Launch Alliance; and she was a board member for the Society for Information Technology. She was named “Woman of the Year” by the Mile High Business and Professional Women’s Association in 2002.

About BI Incorporated (www.bi.com)

Established in 1978, BI Incorporated is the largest provider of GPS, alcohol and RF monitoring technology and services in the United States. An original equipment manufacturer, BI provides a full continuum of monitoring technologies and related monitoring services for parolees, probationers, pretrial defendants and illegal aliens involved in the U.S. immigration court process. BI is part of The GEO Group’s GEO Care division, which delivers a range of community-based alternatives to detention, including evidence-based treatment and training for youth and adult offenders.

CSRA wins $116M contract to revamp Justice Department IT systems


FALLS CHURCH, VA Oct. 13, 2016 CSRA Inc. (NYSE: CSRA) was competitively awarded a $116 million task order to streamline, maintain and upgrade the IT systems of seven offices and bureaus operating under the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), whose mission is to increase public safety and improve the fair administration of justice across America through innovative leadership and programs. The task order was administered through the NIH NITAAC CIO-SP3 indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract vehicle. The period of performance for the task order is five years.

CSRA's integration and modernization of OJP's IT systems will enable the organization to take advantage of shared services, e-Gov initiatives, and data consolidation activities which will provide greater flexibility, increased efficiency and position the organization as an innovative technology leader within the DOJ. Through CSRA's support, OJP will continue to provide billions of dollars in federal funds to state, local and private organizations to develop crime-related strategies and ensure the safety of citizens across the nation.

"We're leveraging our institutional knowledge, stemming from more than 10 years of working with OJP, and expertise in next-generation technologies to modernize numerous IT systems to help our customer achieve their critical mission goals," said Sally Sullivan, CSRA executive vice president, Homeland Security Group. "Our innovative digital strategy will enable OJP to take advantage of various capabilities and services that will improve work collaboration, flexibility and productivity."

About CSRA Inc.

Every day CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) makes a difference in how the government serves our country and our citizens. We deliver a broad range of innovative, cloud-enabled, next-generation IT solutions and professional services to help our customers modernize their legacy systems, protect their applications, infrastructure, and assets and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of mission-critical functions for our warfighters and our citizens. Our 18,000 employees understand that success is a matter of perseverance, courage, adaptability and experience. CSRA is headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia. To learn more about CSRA, visit www.csra.com.

TCI wins contract to provide IT services to ICE criminal identification initiative


ALEXANDRIA, VA Oct. 9, 2016 TRI-COR Industries, Inc. (TCI), a leading provider of information technology services, was awarded a multi-year multi-million-dollar contract by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO). TCI’s team of dedicated professionals will perform Agile software development and operations, and maintenance support for various CAII systems, subsystems, and web services.

“I am excited for the opportunity to apply our lessons learned and best practices established from years of experience to support ICE and I am extremely proud of yet another achievement by the TCI Team this year,” said Elizabeth El-Nattar, TCI CEO. “We are looking forward to doing a great job for our new customer in support of their mission.”

TCI is a CMMI Level 3 Appraised Information Technology Services provider headquartered in Alexandria, VA, with offices in O’Fallon, IL; Fort Gordon, GA; Dayton, OH; Denver, CO; and Kansas City, MO.

Panasonic celebrates 20 years of Toughbook mobile computers

NEWARK, NJ, Sept. 26, 2016 Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America (Panasonic), an industry leader in exceptionally reliable and innovative mobile computers, today celebrates the 20th anniversary of its industry leading Toughbook® mobile computers. During the past two decades, Toughbook computers have been an integral part of customer missions and expeditions around the globe. From the summit of Mt. Everest to the jungles of Borneo, across frozen Antarctica to the deserts of the Middle East, Toughbook mobile computers have continually evolved to deliver the durability, reliability and performance needed to keep pace with the ever changing mobile workplace.

Enjoying the past fourteen consecutive years as the undisputed market share leader of rugged laptops[i], Panasonic continues to pave the way in developing innovative new hardware, software and wireless capabilities—making Toughbook computers the choice for businesses and government customers around the world who are seeking a mobile computing device they can count on.

“The recognition of Toughbook computers and its dramatic evolution over the past two decades is a testament to our committed ecosystem of sales partners as well as our internal sales and engineering teams who take pride in the job they do and the customers we collectively serve,” said Magnus McDermid, Senior Vice President – Business Mobility Group of North America. “From our flagship Toughbook 25 computer to the industry’s first fully rugged detachable laptop, to our new handheld devices with voice capabilities, the team at Panasonic continues to lead the market with innovations in form factor, connectivity, reliability and performance, enabling us to deliver customized mobile computing technology based on direct feedback from our customers all over the world.”

Our strategy and vision align with what Panasonic is doing with its Toughbook product line, which is to build the best mobile and productivity services for today’s mobile-first, cloud-first world,” said Nick Parker, Corporate Vice President OEM Division, Microsoft Corp. “With Windows 10, we are pushing the boundaries of modern computing to bring exciting new software and services capabilities to the market, and industry partners like Panasonic are also pushing the limits with fantastic new hardware that brings these new experiences to life in remarkable ways.”

“Throughout the twenty year evolution of Toughbook computers, Panasonic engineers have taken full advantage of the computing power and reliability of Intel processors to create one of the world’s most rugged PCs,” said Navin Shenoy, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the Client Computing Group, Intel Corporation. “We’re proud that Intel technology has contributed to Toughbook's success, and we look forward to continuing the great work with Panasonic for years to come.”

In addition to Panasonic’s ongoing investments in mobile computing R&D, Toughbook mobile computer users also benefit from Panasonic’s extensive vertical market expertise, key technology partnerships and its ProServices support organization that helps reduce the complexity of deploying and managing mobility projects.

Key Toughbook Milestones

The Toughbook product line has continued to incorporate the latest innovations as it has evolved over the last 20 years. The following are some of the highlights of Toughbook product milestones over the years:


  • 1996 – Panasonic launched the first Toughbook product
  • 1999 – The world’s first mobile computer to offer GSM communication
  • 2003 – Panasonic was the first to feature a pivotal touch screen, which transformed into the popular convertible tablet PC
  • 2008 – The world’s first fully rugged ultra-mobile PC
  • 2012 – Debut of first Windows-based Toughpad
  • 2016 – The world’s first fully rugged detachable laptop (2-in-1)


To commemorate this milestone, Panasonic is also announcing the “Who’s The Toughest Contest.” To enter, members of the public are encouraged to submit a video of their oldest working Toughbook computer. The contest will run from Oct.6 – Dec.31, 2016 and the winner will win a trip to the Toughbook factory in Japan to build their very own Toughbook. For a list of contest rules and to register visit us.panasonic.com/Toughbook-20years.



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