Booz Allen to buy Laurel-based digital services provider for $250M

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As reported by the Washington Business Journal – Nov 29, 2016

McLean-based Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) announced Tuesday that it will acquire Laurel-based digital services provider eGov Holdings Inc., better known as Aquilent, for $250 million, according to a release.

Per the release, the transaction will “bolster Booz Allen’s growing technology capabilities and talent base, particularly its emphasis on building citizen-focused digital services.” Aquilent is a major provider of .gov and cloud solutions for the federal government.
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MISO Breach Latest in Hackers’ Effort to Reach Power Grid – Emile Trombetti quoted

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By Harry R. Weber, Bloomberg.com –  July 3, 2014

Operating cost data from participants in a power network stretching from the Midwest to the Gulf Coast was compromised in a computer breach that highlighted the rising vulnerability of the U.S. electricity infrastructure.

Midcontinent Independent System Operator Inc. said it was notified June 26 that a computer server tied to its independent monitor was breached. The grids serving California, Texas, New York and New England, which use the same market monitor, weren’t affected because their data isn’t housed on the same server, according to an e-mail MISO sent to market participants.
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RIGZONE – Cyber Risk to Help Shape Industry Trends in 2014

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RIGZONE – Cyber Risk to Help Shape Industry Trends in 2014 (Emile Trombetti quoted) .