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NSA Selects 6 Labs for Security Research Initiative

The National Security Agency has awarded five-year contracts to six multidisciplinary laboratories at U.S. research institutions to support security research efforts and transition ideas to real-world application. NSA said Wednesday the awardees are small laboratories located at the Carnegie-Mellon University, International Computer Science Institute, North Carolina State University, University of Illinois-Champaign, Vanderbilt University …

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Report: Jeff Boleng Named DoD’s Special Assistant for Software Acquisition

Jeff Boleng, acting chief technology officer at Carnegie Mellon University’s software engineering institute, will serve as special assistant for software acquisition at the Defense Department starting Monday, April 16, Defense News reported Friday. Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment and a 2018 Wash100 recipient, announced Boleng’s appointment to the …

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USO’s Jack Dyer Crouch Named Defense Policy Board Chair

Jack Dyer Crouch, president and CEO of the United Services Organization, has been appointed as chairman of the Defense Policy Board. Defense Secretary James Mattis also announced the addition of five new members to the board, the Defense Department said Thursday. Crouch previously held roles of increasing responsibility at QinetiQ North America such as …

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Army Concludes Micro-Robotics R&D Project with Industry, Academic Partners

The U.S. Army has concluded an autonomous micro-robotics research project that involved collaboration between the Army Research Laboratory and multiple industry and academic partners over the past 10 years. The Micro Autonomous Systems and Technology program was completed during a capstone event which featured 17 demonstrations and presentations of ground and air …

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NASA Awards Early-Stage Space Tech Research Grants to 13 Universities; Steve Jurczyk Comments

NASA has awarded grants worth up to $500,000 each to 13 universities to research and develop early-stage technology platforms for up to three years under the agency’s Space Technology Research Grants Program. The space agency selected 13 research proposals that cover technologies in various areas, such as additive manufacturing, electric propulsion, parachute inflation dynamics, …

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University Teams to Develop Computer Algorithms for IARPA Object Recognition Challenge

Three university-led teams have been chosen for a program to map, understand and mathematically re-create visual processing in the brain in response to an Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity challenge that aims to close gaps between computer and human recognition. Sandia National Laboratories said Nov. 2 that participants of IARPA’s Machine Intelligence from …

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Army Reserve, Carnegie Mellon University Establish Database to Support Cyber Talent Identification

The U.S. Army Reserve and Carnegie Mellon University have developed a database designed to support cyber talent identification tasks of the reserve unit and help track skills soldiers develop in civilian jobs. The Army said Friday its reserve component has discussed plans with the Army Cyber Command on the potential adaptation of the Cyber Warrior …

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Cyber Training Course Goes Online for Officers & First Responders

The International Association of Chiefs of Police has partnered with the FBI to provide a free online cyber training program for all local, state, tribal, territorial and federal law enforcers and first responders. The Cyber Investigator Certification Program features nine modules on software, hardware, the internet and social networks, encryption, …

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Tim Ruland: Census Bureau Partners With Carnegie Mellon University to Build Up Insider Threat Program

The U.S. Census Bureau has collaborated with Carnegie Mellon University to build up its insider threat program as part of the agency’s risk management framework, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Meredith Somers writes Tim Ruland, chief information technology security officer at the Census Bureau, said the bureau also concluded two phishing exercises …

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Intel’s Patty Hatter to Serve on NIST Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board

Patty Hatter, Intel‘s security group professional services business unit vice president and general manager, will join the National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board on a four-year term. NIST said Tuesday the 20-year leadership veteran will fill a role under the membership category defined in the ISPAB charter as four members from …

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