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INCOMPAS, a trade association representing internet and competitive networks, elected five new members to join its board of directors through 2021, at its annual membership meeting on Nov. 8.






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A new study suggests that organizations should shift their cybersecurity focus to defending non-Windows infrastructure, such as Linux, while deemphasizing attribution of Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) to any particular nation-state.






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Research firm Gartner published its list of technologies that can address the pressing challenges that public-sector CIOs face over the next 12 to 18 months, with a focus on rethinking existing concepts to better meet the challenges agencies face.






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Cybersecurity services provider CrowdStrike said in its latest half-year report that it tracked a big spike in electronic crime (eCrime) exploits in the first half of 2019, and concluded that perpetrators have continued to mature their ability to offer criminal services for hire.






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NTT Data Services Federal Government announced Sept. 30 that it won a $114 million contract with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).






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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced the first-annual President’s Cup Cybersecurity Competition, an interagency effort to identify, challenge, and reward the “best personnel supporting cybersecurity and cyber excellence” in the government.






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Accenture has announced the appointment of Aaron Faulkner as head of the Federal Cyber practice at Accenture Federal Services. He is the vice president of cybersecurity at ECS.






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The National Academy of Public Administration on Sept. 16 announced the selection of 51 leaders in the field of public administration for the group’s 2019 Class of Academy Fellows.






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On Sept. 13, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and government and industry members on the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) Task Force voted to approve the recommendations of three of the four constituent Working Groups.






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The U.S. Navy is set to announce appointments to several senior IT leadership positions next week, said Thomas Modly, who began performing the duties of the Navy Secretary in July, at the Professional Services Council’s (PSC) Tech Trends Conference today.






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The General Services Administration (GSA) announced Sept. 12 that it selected Carahsoft Technology and Grant Thornton for the first task orders under its NewPay blanket purchase agreement that aims to modernize Federal payroll services.






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The Business Roundtable trade group asked House and Senate leaders in Congress for action on a “comprehensive consumer data privacy law that strengthens protections for consumers and establishes a national privacy framework to enable continued innovation and growth in the digital economy.”






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While two teams made up of Federal and industry IT executives battled for honors out on the cricket pitch under brilliant sunshine on Saturday, the biggest winner of the day was the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore (USO-Metro), which raised thousands at the annual event to benefit members of the U.S. military and their families.






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The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) announced Aug. 3 that Margaret McCarthy will join the industry group as its new senior director of government affairs.






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