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Report: DIUx Obligates $100M to Fund Pilot Programs

The Defense Department‘s Defense Innovation Unit Experimental organization has so far awarded approximately $100 million to fund 45 pilot programs in multiple technology areas, Defense News reported Friday. The report said DIUx issued contract awards approximately three months after the agency collected responses to solicitations and collaborated with service branches interested …

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George Mason University-Led Consortium to Manage DHS-Funded Criminal Network Analysis CoE

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has selected George Mason University to lead a consortium of academic, government, laboratory and industry partners that will operate a new Criminal Investigations and Network Analysis Center of Excellence. DHS said Wednesday the center will work alongside federal, state and local law enforcement agencies …

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IARPA Launches Satellite Imagery Analysis Automation Challenge

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has launched a prize competition for interested participants to develop machine learning algorithms and automated methods to detect and categorize satellite imagery points of interest. IARPA’s functional Map of the World challenge seeks to automate identification of land, building and facility use through recognition and categorization of …

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UN Survey: Nearly 100 Countries Lack National Cyber Strategy

The United Nations’ International Telecommunication Union has found that 50 percent of 195 countries surveyed have not implemented a national cybersecurity strategy, Reuters reported Wednesday. ITU has also identified a gap between countries in terms of capacity to implement appropriate cybersecurity tools, strategies and programs. “Cybersecurity is an ecosystem where …

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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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DoD Lab Day Features More Than 80 Technical Projects

The Defense Department showcased more than 80 technical projects from 63 defense laboratories and warfare and engineering centers during an event held Thursday at the Pentagon Center Courtyard, DoD News reported Thursday. Mary Miller, acting assistant defense secretary for research and engineering, highlighted innovation efforts within the defense laboratory enterprise at the department’s second …

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