Press Releases

CyberCore Discusses WindRose Supply Chain Threat Assessment Center; Neal Frick Quoted

Neal Frick

CyberCore launched the WindRose Supply Chain Threat Assessment Center to provide the federal and commercial sectors insight into customers and contractors in 2019. As security threats increase, federal government contractors’ accountability for security breaches continues to grow. WindRose has leveraged artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to assess business and product risk of the Supply Chain Network

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DoD Names Sites to Test COVID-19 Vaccine; Hon. Tom McCaffery Quoted

Hon. Tom McCaffery

The Department of Defense (DoD) has named five DoD locations to participate in the Phase III trial evaluating the vaccine candidate under development by AstraZeneca for Operation Warp Speed (OWS), the department’s goal to deliver safe and effective vaccines and therapeutics for COVID-19 by 2021. The study will investigate people who are at an increased risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection. 

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AFWERX Starts Reimagining Energy for the DoD Challenge; Col. Charles Bris-Bois, Mark Rowland Quoted

AFWERX

AFWERX, the U.S. Air Force's innovation arm has launched the Reimagining Energy for the DoD Challenge, to advance resilient energy production, transmission, use and storage, the unit reported on Friday. With AFWERX’s innovations, the Department of Defense (DoD) will be able to demand for petroleum and modernize the energy infrastructure.

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VMware Launches 5G Telco Cloud Platform; Shekar Ayyar Quoted

Shekar Ayyar

VMware has launched the company’s 5G Telco Cloud Platform, a cloud solution featuring a field proven, carrier-grade and high-performance cloud native infrastructure with intelligent automation, the company reported on Sept. 1. The VMWare platform will include Tanzu Kubernetes Grid, an embedded Kubernetes distribution, that will allow Communication Service Providers (CSPs) to reliably build, manage and run containerized workloads across private, telco, edge and public clouds.

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DHS Issues Electromagnetic Pulse Program Status Report; Ken Cuccinelli Quoted

Ken Cuccinelli

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released a report to provide updates on DHS’ efforts to address vulnerabilities posed by electromagnetic pulses and improve the resilience of the country’s electrical grid and other critical infrastructure against an EMP attack.

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GAO: DoD Should Initiate Steps to Better Understand Nature, Scope of Independent R&D Projects

Pentagon

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended that the Department of Defense perform annual reviews of independent research and development projects and determine whether to require contractors to provide additional data on IR&D projects for inclusion in its database to understand the scope and nature of such initiatives.

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CISA, EAC Launch Election Risk Profile Tool; Christopher Krebs Quoted

Christopher Krebs

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the Election Assistance Commission (US EAC) have unveiled a new tool designed to help local and state election officials assess and mitigate election security risks. The Election Risk Profile Tool can help federal agencies and election officials manage cybersecurity threats to the election infrastructure subsector

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Aaron Weis: Navy to Implement Microsoft-Built Enterprise Collaboration Platform in 2021

Aaron Weis

Aaron Weis, chief information officer of the U.S. Navy and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the service is transitioning away from a Microsoft-built collaboration tool temporarily deployed for telework operations, C4ISRnet reported Wednesday. Office 365, which includes document-sharing and telephony tools, is expected to replace the CVR platform currently supporting around 200,000 DoD users.

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AFRL to Pursue New Studies on Ionosphere, Cislunar Space

AFRL

Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has unveiled plans for two new space projects administered by AFRL's space vehicles directorate, Space News reported Wednesday. The first project will experiment on low orbit satellite instruments, and the second one will test sensors designed to monitor the space between Earth and the moon.

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NSF Supports Institutes for Data Science Research, Education

NSF

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has launched a five-year effort to produce and gather research on data science, with regard to the areas of algorithm development, cyberinfrastructure and education. NSF said Tusday that its institutes under the Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science (TRIPODS) program will work to foster data science innovation.

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