Technology

DHS Picks UCSD, USC for New DDOS Defense Contracts; Reginald Brothers Comments

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has awarded $3.1 million in contracts to the University of California San Diego and University of Southern California Information Sciences Institute to develop defense tools against distributed-denial-of-service attacks. UCSD will work to develop platforms and processes to advance the use of source address …

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ONR Develops Cyber Tool for Shipboard Systems; Mathias Winter Comments

The Office of Naval Research has developed a cybersecurity tool that works to protect shipboard systems from viruses and similar attacks by controlling access to programmable logic controllers. ONR said Sept. 18 the Resilient Hull, Mechanical, and Electrical Security system targets viruses rather than data theft and utilizes programming diversity to ensure attacks …

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NASA Tests Traffic Aware Planner App’s Flight Planning Support Functions

NASA‘s Traffic Aware Planner application is currently in use at Virgin America and Alaska Airlines as part of tests on the technology’s capability to support traffic-aware strategic aircrew requests. The space agency said Tuesday the software connects with an aircraft’s Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast receiver to provide air traffic information and uses Internet connectivity …

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CIA Vet Charles Allen: Drones to Replace Manned Reconnaissance Aircraft

CIA veteran Charles E. Allen has predicted unmanned aerial systems will soon replace manned aircraft to carry out reconnaissance operations in an interview with Breaking Defense published Tuesday. “I think we’ll move almost solely to unmanned reconnaissance, whether it’s long range in the class of Global Hawk or whether it deals with Predator A’s (or) Predator …

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HHS Updates Federal Health IT Plan; Karen DeSalvo Comments

The Department of Health and Human Services has released the final version of a federal plan intended to help improve the national health information technology infrastructure. The agency’s Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology updated the plan with input from various sectors gathered last year via public comment, collaborations, health IT policy …

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CSIS: Internet of Things Tech Presents Opportunities to Military

A Center for Strategic and International Studies report outlines what it calls opportunities and potential applications of Internet of Things technologies in order to drive cost savings, efficiency and effectiveness in U.S. military operations. The September 2015 report by Denise Zheng and William Carter said the Defense Department currently falls behind in …

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