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Army Explores Small Drone Countermeasures


The U.S. Army‘s Rapid Equipping Force and Asymmetric Warfare Group have partnered to create methods and tools for military personnel to counter threats posed by small unmanned aerial systems, the Army News Service reported Tuesday. Gary Sheftick writes the REF is working to test anti-UAS technology platforms while AWG is developing techniques, procedures and …

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CIA’s John Brennan: Tech Proliferation, Nation-State Instability Affect US Cybersecurity Efforts

John Brennan

CIA Director John Brennan has said work to monitor cybersecurity threats has become a challenge for U.S. intelligence agencies due to the proliferation of modern technologies, destabilization in nation states and lack of cyber policy frameworks, GW Today reported Wednesday. “Because of the capabilities that exist [to perpetrate cyber crime]… sub-national …

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Tony Scott: Leadership, Skills, IT Development Key in Tech Adoption

Tony Scott

Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott has highlighted what challenges agency leaders and private sector executives must address in order to accelerate their technology adoption efforts, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. Scott told a discussion panel at ACT-IAC’s Executive Leadership Conference in Virginia that information technology and acquisition leaders must focus on …

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Jerry McGinn: DoD Should Use Analytics to Predict Industrial Base Performance

Jerry McGinn

Jerry McGinn, the Defense Department‘s principal deputy director for manufacturing and industrial base policy, believes DoD can better measure industry’s technology efforts against national security requirements with business intelligence tools, FCW reported Monday. Sean Lyngaas writes McGinn also recommended that the department adopt a predictive analytics approach to determine key …

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NASA Taps 27 Organizations for Science Education Collaborative Agreements; John Grunsfeld Comments


NASA’s science mission directorate will award $42 million in cooperative agreements to 27 universities and research institutions to develop new approaches in order to encourage students to participate in NASA’s science, technology, engineering and math education programs. Selected organizations will craft programs that support activities in heliophysics, Earth science, planetary science …

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Arati Prabhakar: Research, Tech Adoption Key to Nat’l Security Efforts

Arati Prabhakar

Arati Prabhakar, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has discussed the agency’s goal to apply technology and research in an effort to address national security issues, DoD News reported Thursday. Prabhakar made her remarks at DARPA’s three-day “Wait, What?” technology forum that kicked off Wednesday in St. Louis, Cheryl …

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