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Michael Leiter, Executive Vice President for Strategy and Business Development, Leidos

It may be unpopular, but bulk data collection by the National Security Agency is effective. Technology can't replicate what bulk data collection can do for intelligence. But more effective methods could be developed so that the collection and use of data is more targeted and controlled. Those are among the findings from a major study of signal intelligence practices. The study was just completed by the National Academies. It was requested by the President and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence a year ago. Michael Leiter is an executive vice president at Leidos and a member of the committee that authored the report. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the findings.

Tags: Michael Leiter , NSA , data collection , technology , intelligence , DNI , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 10:45am EST
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SAIC, Leidos founder dead at 90

J. Robert Beyster (1924-2014) died Monday of natural causes. As the founder of SAIC and Leidos, Beyster believed in solving national security problems for the federal government at a fair price.

Tags: J. Robert Beyster , SAIC , industry , national security , contracting

Tuesday - 12/23/2014, 10:02am EST

Rob Zitz, senior VP and chief systems architect, Leidos

The cyber attacks on the Government Printing Office and Government Accountability Office are the latest in a trend of heavier attacks on small agencies. Darren Van Booven, the chief information security officer and assistant chief administrative officer for the House of Representatives, tells Federal News Radio attackers are more sophisticated and they're starting to target small agencies. Rob Zitz is senior vice president and chief systems architect at Leidos, formerly part of SAIC. He's my guest for Industry Chatter today. He's my guest for Industry Chatter today. He says better cybersecurity starts with three letters: CDM.

Tags: GPO , GAO , Rob Zitz , cyber threats

Thursday - 07/24/2014, 05:47pm EDT
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Homeland Security Cybersecurity Market Report

The Department of Homeland Security is focused on the growing cybersecurity threat. Damage from cyber-attacks is not limited to denial of services. It can involve significant financial losses, theft of intellectual property, impact our national security, and can destroy key parts of the critical infrastructure that citizens depend on for their day to day lives.

Tags: technology , homeland security , cybersecurity , Cedric Sims , Robert Zitz , Sam Gordy

Monday - 06/02/2014, 03:27pm EDT

Defense Health Agency awards electronic health records contract at DoD

The Defense Health Agency awards a $71 million bridge contract to support electronic health records at the DoD.

Tags: DHA , DoD , Science Applications International Corporation , EHR , electronic health records , Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application , Fort Lewis , Nextgov

Friday - 05/16/2014, 11:07am EDT