Iran's oil protected from cyberattacks

Iran's oil protected from cyberattacks

TEHRAN, June 3 (UPI) --Any threats regarding cyberattacks are kept at bay because of close monitoring by security officials, a defense official at Iran's Oil Ministry said Tuesday.
Daniel J. Graeber

CNS resumes takeover of nuclear plants

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 10 (UPI) -- Preparations for Consolidated Nuclear Security LLC to manage and operate two U.S. nuclear plants are restarting following dismissal of contract award protests.

Russian lawmaker says Snowden asylum period to be extended

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. secrets leaker Edward Snowden won't be pressured to leave Russia any time soon, a major Russian lawmaker said Friday.

Persian Gulf oil industry 'vulnerable to cyberattacks'

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Middle East oil and gas companies need to beef up their defenses against cyberattacks, security specialists say, with the Persian Gulf particularly vulnerable because of the high concentration of energy resources in the turbulent region.

Romania seeks F-16 weapons, support

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The government of Romania has asked the United States for weapons, equipment and support for a dozen F-16 MLU Block 15 aircraft it is buying from Portugal.

Booz Allen Hamilton wins $413M support task order

MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A $413 million task order for U.S. Air Force systems integration support has been given to Booz Allen Hamilton Engineering Services LLC.
Snowden offered job at Russian social media company

Snowden offered job at Russian social media company

MOSCOW, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Russian social media mogul Pavel Durov has offered a job to Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who leaked details of a spying program.

New Navy contract for Booz Allen Hamilton

MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Booz Allen Hamilton said Friday it has won a U.S. Navy contract to for support for cybersecurity and C4ISR operations.
Company allegedly misled government on security clearance checks

Company allegedly misled government on security clearance checks

WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) -- Investigators say there is evidence the company that screened U.S. secrets leaker Edward Snowden for clearance misled the government about what it did.
Commentary: New world disorder

Commentary: New world disorder

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- Cybersecrets purloined and made public by a U.S. defector pale next to China’s all-encompassing electronic reach.
Putin hopes NSA case won't harm Russia-U.S. relations

Putin hopes NSA case won't harm Russia-U.S. relations

MOSCOW, June 25 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said he hopes the case of Edward Snowden, accused of espionage, won't harm "the cordial nature" of Russian-U.S. relations.

U.S. government charges NSA leaker Edward Snowden with espionage

WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- The United States has charged National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden with espionage and is seeking his return stateside to stand trial, officials said.

America strikes out

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- Using a baseball metaphor, in the field of national security, when the United States comes to bat, it often starts with 2 1/2 strikes against it.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

EU says safety online also means privacy

BRUSSELS, June 17 (UPI) -- Ensuring cybersecurity in the European Union should not come at the expense of personal privacy, a European data protection supervisor said Monday.

ACLU sues Obama administration officials in NSA phone surveillance case

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- A civil liberties watchdog Tuesday sued a clutch of Obama administration officials in federal court in New York, challenging its phone surveillance enterprises.
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Booz Allen
Adam Scott, last years Booz Allen Champion, draws a crowd as he tees off from the eighth tee during the third round of the Booz Allen Classic, held at the Congressional Country Club in Potomac, Maryland on June 11, 2005. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

Booz Allen Hamilton, or more commonly Booz Allen, is a private consulting firm headquartered in McLean, Virginia, with 80 other offices throughout the nation. Ralph Shrader is its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer - the seventh since Edwin Booz founded the firm in Chicago circa 1914, making it one of the nation’s oldest consultancies.

Booz Allen's core business is contractual work completed on behalf of the US federal government, foremost on defense and homeland security matters, with limited engagements of foreign governments specific to U.S. military assistance programs. In this vein, Booz Allen’s services include strategy design, operations improvement, information technology work, systems engineering, organizational change efforts, modeling and simulation, program management, specialist staff augmentation, assurance and resilience, and economic and business analysis. Booz Allen is somewhat unique in that it competes for business with both pure systems integrators and defense contractors such as SAIC, BAE Systems, and Lockheed Martin, as well as with broader management consulting firms with a considerable stake in the public sector market such as Deloitte, BearingPoint, and Accenture. In 2008, Vault.com, an entity which provides survey based ‘prestige’ rankings of various professional industries, placed Booz Allen Hamilton second only to McKinsey & Company in the category of ‘Technology Consulting Firms’ (the sole grouping it was considered for), indicative of the fact technological issues in the broadest sense pervade a substantial portion of Booz Allen’s revenue stream.

As of July 31, 2008, what was formerly Booz Allen Hamilton’s parent company (which used the Booz Allen name itself) divided into two wholly separate entities, based on a vote by Booz Allen’s senior vice presidents and vice presidents. As a result, the Booz Allen Hamilton moniker would be retained by the half focusing on U.S. governmental matters, with spinoff Booz & Company taking sole control of its commercial and international portfolio. As a consequence, Booz Allen Hamilton is now majority owned by private equity firm The Carlyle Group, while Booz & Company is owned and operated as a partnership. The split was engendered by several endemic differences between the two business units, namely: profitability (i.e. government work was both more profitable than most of the commercial operations and exhibited less volatile earnings), internal culture (e.g. the government side frequently retained mid-level consultants for several years, whereas the commercial side had greater staff turnover due to an up-or-out policy), and recruiting philosophy for mid-to-senior level employees (Booz Allen recruited a relatively high proportion of bachelor's, non-business master’s, and doctoral degree holders from a wide array of schools compared to Booz & Co.'s primary focus on elite MBA graduates).

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