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Robert DuPree

Robert DuPree

Robert DuPree is manager of government affairs at Telos Corporation, a position he has held since 2008. He is responsible for monitoring, analyzing and reporting on legislative and political developments in the U.S. Congress and the executive branch that might impact Telos operations and future planning, particularly with respect to the federal budget, appropriations process, national defense and cybersecurity. He serves as a liaison for Telos Corporation with public officials at the congressional and state levels.

Prior to joining Telos, Robert worked in Washington, D.C., for over two decades, serving as legislative director for a senior member of the U.S. House of Representatives and then as a government relations professional and senior executive with a national manufacturing trade association.

He also spent thirteen years as a local government official, serving on the Loudoun County (Va.) Planning Commission and the Loudoun County School Board, and was chosen by his peers to chair both bodies. Robert is a graduate of the University of Virginia, and has been a resident of Ashburn for over 25 years.

Cybersecurity News in Review

Robert DuPree
March 19, 2020

This week’s cybersecurity news in review includes articles on the possible cyber risks posed by federal employees teleworking due to the Coronavirus, various cybersecurity recommendations by the Cyberspace Solarium Commission, and GAO criticism of the cyber risks from OMB’s 2019 data center policy.

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The Shutdown Ends, But Elected Leaders Shouldn’t Expect Applause

Robert DuPree
January 30, 2018

Congress may have ended the brief government shutdown after three days, but nobody in government should be expecting applause.  This doesn’t even warrant a “golf clap.” That’s because passing another CR is what I call the “BME” – bare minimal effort.

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Sustained Commitment to IT Modernization Will Realize Security Benefits, Savings

Robert DuPree
November 6, 2017

The federal government is on the precipice of a huge move, as they strive to cut the cord to outdated legacy IT systems and embrace the cloud — a move far too important to be delayed due to inadequate funding.

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Trump Gives Green Light on Federal IT Modernization

Robert DuPree
April 13, 2017

According to the White House, President Trump said at a meeting April 11 with business leaders that his Administration plans a “massive program to modernize” government computer systems.  Citing the high cost of simply maintaining current systems, the President indicated it would be better for the taxpayers to buy entirely

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LPTA Reform – A Welcome Change in DoD’s Cyber Security Acquisition

Robert DuPree
January 12, 2017

To protect our national interests, cyber security contracts need to be awarded based on quality or value, not price. LPTA is a welcome change.

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White House Proposals Don’t Address Most Critical Cybersecurity Needs

Robert DuPree
January 22, 2015

But Congress Won’t Act, Either

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