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NSF to Award Cornell University $2.5M Grant to Develop Cryptographic Mechanisms for Software Security

The National Science Foundation will award up to $2.5 million in federal funds to Cornell University to develop cryptographic mechanisms to secure software platforms. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-New York) said in a statement published Friday that Cornell will create cryptographic systems with the use of a programming language and the Viaduct platform. Viaduct is designed to convert …

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Sens. Kirk, Gillibrand Push New Bill to Speed Up Electronic Warfare Acquisition

Sens. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) have proposed a bill that seeks to provide the Defense Department with more flexibility in terms of allocation of funds for electronic warfare platforms. The proposed Electronic Warfare Enhancement Act would also incorporate EW platforms into the Rapid Acquisition Authority Program in an effort to …

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Senate Panel Oks Full Funding for Israel Missile Defense Program

The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved $621.6 million in U.S. funding for Israel’s missile defense program,  Yeshiva World News reported Thursday. The cooperation seeks to strengthen security in the Mideast region and ensures continued development of the Iron Dome, an all-weather mobile air defense system capable of neutralizing short-range projectiles …

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State Dept. Creates Cybersecurity Post

When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the findings of a State Department review and laid out a new strategic vision for the agency, WikiLeaks, which published a trove of secret and, often, embarrassing diplomatic cables was the elephant in the room. So, it’s no surprise the State Department’s  reorganization …

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Lawmakers Push Obama to Shore up State Dept.’s Cyber Efforts

Two high-profile New York lawmakers urged President Barack Obama to bolster the State Department’s cybersecurity efforts, saying the recent attacks against private companies who cut off business with whistle-blower site WikiLeaks demonstrate the pressing need for new authorities. According to a report on NY1 television in New York, the proposals …

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