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Nextgov: DARPA Program Aims to Characterize Cyber Criminals, Forecast Attacks

A Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program aims to characterize cyber criminals and their strategies and forecast where future attacks could take place, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Aliya Sternstein writes that the Enhanced Attribution Program looks to provide visibility into all aspects of a cyber operator’s activities using “vantage points” such as laptops, smartphones …

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Navy OKs Intranet Connectivity for iOS, Android Devices

The Department of the Navy has authorized its component organizations to procure, implement and connect Android and iOS mobile devices to the Navy Marine Corps Intranet network. The Navy intends for current NMCI users to transition from BlackBerry to authorized iOS or Android devices as the military branch’s existing BlackBerry …

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NASA to Back Up ISS Robots with Google-Built Smartphones; Chris Provencher Comments

NASA plans to install Google-developed mobile devices with three-dimensional sensors into robots that perform routines inside the International Space Station, Reuters reported Monday. Noel Randewich writes Google’s smartphones will serve as “brains and eyes” for the Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites robots. NASA intends for the SPHERES machines to …

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Marine Corps Wants Info on Secure Mobile Phones

The U.S. Marine Corps is asking industry to submit information about Android-powered mobile phones that the branch could potentially utilize for secure communications. USMC wants a smartphone that runs Android 4.0 or later versions and is capable of operating over domestic and international 3G or 4G LTE networks, the service …

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