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IBM to Acquire WDG Automation to Expand Automation Capabilities; Denis Kennelly, Robson Felix Quoted

Denis Kennelly

IBM has developed a definitive agreement to acquire WDG Automation, a Brazilian software provider of robotic process automation (RPA) to expand its AI-infused automation capabilities across business processes and IT operations, IBM reported on Wednesday

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Hanwha Energy Corporation Selects Jacobs to Advance Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant; Patrick Hill Quoted

Patrick Hill

Jacobs has been selected by Hanwha Energy Corporation to deliver owner's engineer services to support the design, engineering, procurement, construction, installation, testing and commissioning of a new 100 megawatt alternating current (MWac) solar photovoltaic power plant in Malaysia, Jacobs announced on Thursday.

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NTIA Announces Formation of Communications Supply Chain Risk Information Partnership

NTIA

The Department of Commerce’s (DOC) National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has announced the creation of a program to facilitate sharing of information on supply chain-related security risks with communications service providers and equipment suppliers.

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Army Researchers Explore Noise, Security Properties of Quantum Information

Army Research Laboratory

The U.S. Army has discovered a new method to approach quantum information security as parties continue to leverage quantum science for advanced information applications. The service branch said Tuesday it sees quantum paradigms as potential tools to transform, streamline, accelerate and better protect the process through which battlefield information moves.

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Air Force Develops Data Call List for Civil Engineers

U.S. Air Force

The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center (AFIMSC) and the Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) have partnered to create a data call list of deliverables that will guide base civil engineers in mapping projects and requirements. Each data call includes snapshots of timelines and a list of actions meant to help installations complete tasks within specific timeframes. 

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NOAA Releases Strategies for Cloud, Data Initiatives

NOAA

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued its data and cloud strategies aimed at improving the agency’s use of data to support related strategies in areas such as artificial intelligence and unmanned systems.

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NIST Updates Publication for Controlled Unclassified Information

NIST SP 800-172

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released an updated draft publication that lists new requirements regarding controlled unclassified information. Draft NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-172 tackles federal CUI security from advanced persistent threats that use physical and cyber means to breach systems and access information with no authorization. 

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