News of Note—Cybersecurity, Viasat, Huawei and more

news of note

> Data breach concerns remain high among chief information security officers, with 67% saying their companies will be breached or attacked in 2018, an Opus Global survey has found. Bloomberg BNA article

> Worldwide semiconductor revenue is projected to increase 7.5% from $419 billion in 2017 to $451 billion in 2018, according to Gartner. Release

> The newest laptops on display last week in Las Vegas are acting more like phones, with continuous LTE connectivity, prolonged battery life and processors related to those embedded in smartphones. CNET article

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> Viasat was awarded an IDIQ contract with an initial ceiling of $350 million for advanced equipment, systems, services and support to significantly modernize ground/air situational awareness, tactical data links, terrestrial networking, tactical satellite communications, information assurance, network management, cybersecurity for Special Operations Forces and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR). Release

> Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, introduced legislation barring the federal government from contracting with firms that use equipment from Chinese vendors Huawei and ZTE. The Hill article

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