Eric Goldstein, the executive assistant director for cybersecurity at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), has warned that proposed budget cuts, such as the proposed 25% reduction, could have “catastrophic” consequences. During a House Homeland Security subcommittee hearing, Goldstein explained that these cuts would greatly diminish CISA’s ability to monitor threats on federal networks, leaving them more vulnerable to cyberattacks from adversaries like Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea. CISA officials have repeatedly stressed that budget reductions would severely hinder their work, impacting the agency’s mission in critical ways.
Contract Opportunities to Watch: Sentar
Sentar Inc. secures PAX Functional Services and Support Contract, expanding its role to assist the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Huntsville, with a focus on customer training, helpdesk support, and quality assurance. April Nadeau, Senior Vice President, expressed enthusiasm for the company’s extended Army presence in Huntsville.
Key Employer in the Cleared Industry: ClearanceJobs
Sigma Defense Systems breaks ground on a state-of-the-art production facility in Perry, GA, showcasing the company’s commitment to advancing defense technology and generating over 30 new jobs, reinforcing the local economy. Perry Mayor Randall Walker lauds Sigma Defense’s dedication to innovation and job creation in the community, recognizing the company’s role in advancing critical defense technologies for the armed forces. Scott Ritchie, Co-founder and Executive Vice President & Systems General Manager of Sigma Defense, expresses pride in contributing to the Perry community and fostering economic growth while bolstering national defense capabilities through cutting-edge technology. The facility is expected to be operational by April 2024.