Feds grant five-year contract to Crofton's Force 3 [Cybersecurity Roundup] - Technical.ly Baltimore


May 29, 2014 9:15 am

Feds grant five-year contract to Crofton’s Force 3 [Cybersecurity Roundup]

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Crofton-based Force 3 was recently awarded a U.S. Department of Commerce contract to provide network equipment and maintenance, the Baltimore Business Journal reports. The five-year deal could be worth up to $150 million.

U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, a longtime advocate for expanding Maryland’s cybersecurity workforce, introduced a bill that would set aside $120 million to create a cybersecurity center at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, as Technical.ly Baltimore reported.

Protenus, a DreamIt Health graduate, is raising $750,000 as it builds a system to protect electronic medical records, as Technical.ly Baltimore reported.

Tenable Network Security announced Nessus Enterprise, a vulnerability assessment, scanning and compliance platform. Nessus allows companies to scan more devices more often, implement role-based access and share scanners and their results, according to a release from the Columbia firm, which employs 360.

Luminal was named one of the winners in the InvestMaryland Challenge, as Technical.ly Baltimore reported. The Frederick startup designs cloud-computing security systems.



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