Weekly News Kick Off: New Policies Could Address Cybersecurity Talent Shortage, NIST Updates Cybersecurity Guidelines for Smart Grid Tech - (Archived)

Welcome to the Weekly News Kick Off from the FedPulse blog. It is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and there is much happening in the government around increasing cybersecurity measures—including looking at ways to attract cybersecurity talent to federal agencies. Enjoy these highlights!

Is Content King in B2G Marketing?

Learn how your marketing cohorts in B2B are using content marketing to increase brand exposure and drive sales opportunities. How do these marketing tactics apply to the B2G community? Immix Group is hosting a summit November 20 that will provide insights. Early bird registration has been extended to October 15, 2014.

Incentive Policies Could Help Address Cybersecurity Talent Shortage

Agencies could attract IT specialists by offering a competitive salary package, continuing education programs and a flexible work schedule, according to BlackBerry‘s Jeffrey Ait in an opinion piece for Nextgov.

NIST Updates Interoperability, Cybersecurity Guidelines for Smart Grid Tech

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a new framework that aims to help utilities modernize electric power systems as well as develop interoperable smart grid equipment. Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards 3.0 contains 74 protocols and strategies, including seven measures not found in release 2.0. NIST also revised its Guidelines for Smart Grid Cybersecurity to include new sections regarding testing, certification, cyber-physical threats and privacy regulations.

Telecom Industry Faces Market ‘Pivot’ to Cyber, Cloud Tech

Diana Gowen believes the telecommunications industry faces a challenge in getting both business and personnel to adjust to the market pivot toward cloud computing, managed services and other emerging technologies, she told FCW in an interview published Monday.

Managed Security Services Customers Value Data Integration

The managed security services market will become a $3.25 billion industry by 2018, up from $1.81 billion in 2013, a new research report from Frost & Sullivan says.Frank Dickson, network security industry principal at Frost & Sullivan, said Tuesday tenured vendors will have the edge because companies would likely favor new technologies to derive action-oriented insights from.

NASA Awards 56 Contracts Under Potential $20B Government-Wide IT Products, Services IDIQ

NASA has awarded 56 contracts under a potential 10-year, $20 billion vehicle that covers information technology products and services for the space agency’s centers and other federal agencies. Congratulations to the SEWP V awardees.

GovConIndex Launches to Track Leading Publicly Traded GovCon Companies

Executive Mosaic Inc. launched the GovConIndex; a composite index that tracks 30 of the leading publicly traded Government Contracting (GovCon) Companies. The goal of the index is to measure the health and performance of the GovCon industry through changes in the aggregate price of the component stocks.

PSC Unveils “As-a-service” Research Findings at Annual Conference

After speaking with hundreds of federal government and private sector leaders, PSC, in partnership with Market Connections, will release the results of its industry-wide study on the ongoing convergence of technology and services in the federal marketplace today at its annual conference.

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