Weekly 7 Trending Topics in Federal Government Contracting! 06/01/12

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This weekly blog pinpoints huge happenings in the world of Federal government contracting. Check out more on our Twitter account: @RIVA_Solutions. And search our new hashtag, #FedBuzz, for daily updates and join the conversation! Want to know what happened this week? Read on!

1. Lockheed Martin Wins $496 Million Contract With Justice, U.S. Marcshals

Lockheed Martin was selected to provide security and information technology services to the Justice Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and U.S. Marshals Service for a seven-year contract worth up to $496 million, a spokeswoman for the company confirmed.

Read more at: http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2012/05/lockheed-martin-awarded-496-million-contract-justice-us-marshals/56016/?oref=ng-flyin

2. Backdoor in chip used by military: Blame software, not China

The recent discovery by British researchers of an intentionally placed backdoor in U.S. chips used in defense and industrial systems set off a brief frenzy of finger-pointing toward China, with claims that Chinese manufacturers were prepping the chips for a series of Stuxnet-type attacks on U.S. systems.

Read more at: http://gcn.com/articles/2012/05/30/china-not-behind-backdoor-in-military-chip.aspx

3.  54 contractors named to $20B CIO-SP3 contract
The National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC) has named 54 companies to its Chief Information Officers-Solutions and Partners 3 governmentwide acquisition contract with a ceiling of $20 billion.

Read more at: http://washingtontechnology.com/articles/2012/05/30/nih-ciosp3-awards.aspx

4.  DOD, Navy developing pirate-fighting apps

In the ongoing global fight against pirates, the Defense Department is looking to develop apps that will help target threats on the high seas, according to a release from DOD’s Armed with Science blog.

Read more at: http://fcw.com/articles/2012/05/29/navy-icode-mda-anti-pirate-apps.aspx

5. White House launches botnet attack group

The White House launched a new initiative Wednesday to combat botnets by creating a public-private partnership between the between the White House Cybersecurity Office and the Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security, who coordinate with private industry to lead the Industry Botnet Group.

Read more at: http://fcw.com/articles/2012/05/29/navy-icode-mda-anti-pirate-apps.aspx

6. The Digital Government Strategy sounds great, but will it work? What the rise of social media means for gov’t

We’ve been talking a lot about the Obama administration’s Digital Government Strategy in part because technology is really chainging how people deal with government. But it’s also important to get insights about how feasible this strategy actually is. Will it work?

Read more at: http://www.govloop.com/profiles/blogs/the-digital-government-strategy-sounds-great-but-will-it-work-wha

7. NIST: Cloud reliability, information security remain ‘open issues’

A new publication from the National Institute of Standards and Technology summarizes major classes of cloud computing technology and their benefits, but also notes 23 “open issues” regarding the cloud computing technology overall.

Read more at:  http://www.fiercegovernmentit.com/story/nist-cloud-reliability-information-security-remain-open-issues-cloud/2012-05-31#ixzz1wXU8h7yy

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