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SAIC Plans $28.5 Million Charleston Site

The Berkeley County Council is due to vote on tax breaks for the facility on Feb. 26; the county anticipates the site would result in 200 "very good-paying jobs."

Knight Point Systems Nets $902M DISA Infrastructure Contract

The contract includes the provision of routers, switches, appliances, monitoring equipment, monitoring and reporting software and other supporting devices for use by the Department of Defense and DOD partners.

BDO Report Says Widescale DDoS Attacks Up 91 Percent Last Year

Petya was particularly significant not just because of the widespread destruction it caused, but because it was the first time that type of vector had been applied in such a large-scale attack.

Gail Slater to Take White House Cyber Role

Slater is currently general counsel at the Internet Association, which represents tech firms such as Google and Facebook. At the National Economic Council, she will advise President Trump on tech, telecommunications and cybersecurity issues.

2019 Budget: DHS to Hand Off Agro-Defense Lab to USDA

The NBAF will replace the 64-year-old  Plum Island Animal Disease Center, currently the only U.S. lab authorized to handle live foot-and-mouth disease virus, according to news reports.

OIG: DHS Needs to Improve its HSPD-12 Identification Program

The Homeland Security Program Directive 12 was introduced in 2004 to ensure that a secure and reliable form of identification was used to gain access to federally controlled facilities and information systems.

Government-Wide Cybersecurity Funds Would See Hike Under Budget

Proposed increases in cyber spending include a 23 percent bump at the Energy Department, a 33 percent hike at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and a 16 percent rise at the Veterans Affairs Department, Nextgov reported.

GAO: Army National Guard Needs to Monitor Internal Incentive Controls

The report follows $22 million of improper payments that the California Army National Guard (ARNG) made in cash bonuses and other incentives between 2004 and 2010.
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