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Trump Cancels Plans to Ink Cybersecurity Executive Order

President Donald Trump postponed plans to sign Tuesday an executive order that would seek to build up the country’s defensive and offensive cyber capabilities and commission a government-wide assessment of cyber risks, The Hill reported Tuesday. Jordan Fabian writes the White House did not offer a reason behind the canceled signing ceremony …

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NIST Evaluates RF Signal Performance in Factory Settings

A research team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology has examined the propagation of radio frequency signals in three different factory settings. The study was part of NIST’s Wireless Systems for Industrial Environments project that engages private sector partners in efforts to boost the security and reliability of industrial wireless communication platforms, the …

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FCC White Paper Outlines Plan to Mitigate Cyber Risks

The Federal Communications Commission has published a white paper that details FCC’s strategy to help the telecommunications sector address cybersecurity risks. FCC aims to promote cyber risk management best practices; urge providers to incorporate cyber during the development of new products and services; and tighten network outage and data breach reporting requirements, according to the …

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IARPA Launches Challenge to Facilitate Biometric Fingerprint Collection System Development

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has unveiled a competition that seeks to develop new biometric systems designed to recognize and capture complete fingerprints without the need for human operators. The Nail to Nail Fingerprint Challenge aims to increase matching performance for forensic and live fingerprint recognition through technology platforms …

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Navy Obtains Trademarks for Sea Glider Teaching Aid

The U.S. Navy has registered trademarks for a sea glider that serves as a teaching aid for science, technology, engineering and math classes. The service branch said Tuesday that Joseph Teter, director of technology transfer at the Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Carderock division, collaborated with intellectual patent attorney Michael Badagliacca to obtain the trademarks for SeaGlide …

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