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Recent U.S. Weapons Systems Hack Foreshadows Continued Investment in Cybersecurity

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A nonpublic report received by The Washington Post late last month has identified over two dozen major U.S. defense and weapons systems that were compromised by an extended cyber exploitation mission. The report was compiled in January 2013 by the Defense Science Board (“DSB”) Task Force on Resilient Military Systems, a senior advisory group to the Department of Defense (“DoD”). A public version of the report is available, though it does not include the specific systems and technologies targeted in the breach. The public version also does not directly accuse China of perpetrating the breach, though The Washington Post has reported that “senior military and industry officials with knowledge of the breaches said the vast majority were part of a widening Chinese campaign of espionage against U.S. defense contractors and government agencies.”

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July Defense Federal Technology Market Update

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We invite you to read our July 2012 Newsletter, featuring the following topics:

*Federal Sector Market Outlook

*Federal Sector Index Performance and Valuations

*Industry Updates

*Selected M&A Transactions

*Public Company Comparables

*Recent Industry M&A Transactions

Click the following link for a complete pdf file of the newsletter: ACP Monthly M&A Update – July Edition

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June Defense Federal Technology Market Update

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We invite you to read our June 2012 Newsletter, featuring the following topics:

*Selected M&A Transactions

*Industry Updates

*CIA Strategy Shift in Iraq

*Government Services Industry Performance

*Public Company Comparables

*Recent Industry M&A Transactions

Click the following link for a complete pdf file of the newsletter: ACP Monthly M&A Update – June Edition

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WSJ — U.S. Outgunned in Hacker War

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WASHINGTON—The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s top cyber cop offered a grim appraisal of the nation’s efforts to keep computer hackers from plundering corporate data networks: “We’re not winning,” he said.

Shawn Henry, who is preparing to leave the FBI after more than two decades with the bureau, said in an interview that the current public and private approach to fending off hackers is “unsustainable.” Computer criminals are simply too talented and defensive measures too weak to stop them, he said.

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February Defense Federal Technology Market Update

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We invite you to read our February 2012 Newsletter, featuring the following topics:

*Selected M&A Transactions

*Public Company Updates

*Government Services Industry Performance

*Public Company Comparables

*Recent Industry M&A Transactions

Click the following link for a complete pdf file of the newsletter: ACP Monthly M&A Update – February Edition

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