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White House Cyber Chief Rob Joyce Raises Concerns on US Intellectual Property Theft

Rob Joyce, White House cybersecurity coordinator, has said U.S. companies could fall victim to intellectual property theft when revealing their source code to foreign governments in order to do business in other countries, FCW reported Tuesday. Joyce said at the Washington Post’s Cybersecurity Summit that the security aspects of source …

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SEC Chairman Jay Clayton Discloses 2016 Cyber Breach of Disclosure Document Collection System

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton issued a statement Wednesday saying the agency found in August that a previously identified cyber incident “may have provided the basis for illicit gain through trading,” MeriTalk reported Thursday. Clayton refers to a 2016 breach of the test filing component of SEC’s Electronic Data …

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DARPA Eyes Digital Tech for Coastal Urban Operations; John Paschkewitz Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has introduced a program that aims to create digital tools to support the U.S. military’s expeditionary operations in complex urban locations such as coastal cities. DARPA said Thursday the Prototype Resilient Operations Testbed for Expeditionary Urban Scenarios program seeks a software platform for tablets and other personal devices to facilitate adaptive …

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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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IARPA, NIST Launch Facial Recognition Software Design Challenge

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity and the National Institute of Standards and Technology have introduced a prize competition for facial recognition software developers, MeriTalk reported Wednesday. IARPA’s Face Recognition Prize Challenge aims to create technologies that will work to  analyze non-cooperative images wherein the subjects are unaware when the pictures are taken. Interested developers can register …

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NASA Launches Challenge to Accelerate Design Software Operations on Supercomputer

NASA has launched a competition for computer programmers to modify the agency’s design software to speed up operations by 10,000 times on NASA’s Pleiades supercomputer. The High Performance Fast Computing Challenge calls on participants to reduce the computational time of the FUN3D software without affecting accuracy in an effort to boost NASA’s aviation research, the …

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Navy Updates Tomahawk Weapons Control System for Surface, Subsurface Platforms

The U.S. Navy has added an updated a Lockheed Martin-built weapons control system to the service branch’s fleet that includes Arleigh Burke-class destroyers and nuclear powered cruise missile submarines. The Tomahawk Weapons System Program Office, designated as PMA-280, updated the Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System‘s processors and software in an effort to avoid hardware obsolescence …

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NASA Publishes Updated Catalog of Free Software Products

NASA has published the third edition of a catalog that lists free software products designed for various technical applications. The agency said Wednesday the 2017-2018 software catalog includes contributions from NASA centers on data processing and storage, business systems, operations, propulsion and aeronautics. Some software products include codes for drones and …

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