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NIST Report Eyes ‘Quantum-Resistant’ Cryptography

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A report by the National Institute of Standards and Technology explores algorithms that can help mitigate the potential threats quantum computing poses on cryptography. NIST said Thursday the Report on Post-Quantum Cryptography outlines the agency’s plans to secure electronic information in the advent of quantum computers and suggests that organizations switch to safer encryption algorithms. “There has been …

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Ashton Carter: US to Offer $415M in Funds to Kurdish Peshmerga for Anti-Islamic State Campaign in Iraq

Ashton Carter

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said the U.S. will provide Kurdish peshmerga forces up to $415 million in funds and allow advisers to join Iraqi troops as part of its campaign against the Islamic State militant organization, DoD News reported Thursday. Jim Garamone writes Carter said in his testimony before the Senate …

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Bob Work Talks Regional Security, Technology Dev’t With Sweden’s Leaders

Robert Work

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work has visited Sweden to discuss regional security and the development of technologies in efforts to address the activities of potential adversaries in the Baltic Sea, DoD News reported Wednesday. Cheryl Pellerin writes that Work toured military facilities in Sweden including the Ronneby Air Base to talk about military-to-military cooperation, NATO partnership …

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Jet, Chopper, Ship Procurement Featured in HASC-Approved 2017 Defense Authorization Bill

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The House Armed Services Committee voted 60-2 Thursday to pass a $583 billion defense policy bill, Defense News reported Thursday. Joe Gould writes HASC’s version of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act would shift $18 billion from the overseas contingency operations funding to the Defense Department’s base budget. Such a proposal would leave …

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Marine Corps Sets Next Year’s F-35B Fighter Jet Deployment for Western Pacific; Scott Swift Comments

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The U.S. Marine Corps plans to deploy its version of the F-35 fighter jet in the late part of next year to the Western Pacific region, Navy Times reported Thursday. Adm. Scott Swift, chief of Pacific Fleet, said the Navy will station the F-35B variant will be stationed onboard an amphibious ship with a support escort …

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Steve Walker: Chicago Museum to Exhibit DARPA Tech Projects

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The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago will host an exhibit of various technology platforms developed or funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency from May 5 through Sept. 5. Titled “DARPA: Redefining Possible,” the event will feature interactive displays and activities for students and adults, DARPA said Thursday. “We hope the …

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DoD CIO Terry Halvorsen’s ‘Windows 10’ Remarks Draw Criticism From Software Trade Group

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The Software and Information Industry Association has reacted to comments Defense Department Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen made about the Microsoft-developed operating system Windows 10 on April 8 per a Fedscoop report. According to Fedscoop, Halvorsen said DoD plans to issue general guidance to department employees on the potential application of Windows 10 on their …

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