Technology

NSF Picks 28 Universities for Internet-Based Manufacturing Research Projects; James Kurose Comments

The National Science Foundation has awarded grants worth $6.5 million combined to research teams at 28 universities to conduct research, design and test Internet-based manufacturing operating platforms. Researchers will also work to develop new applications designed to help companies select manufacturing methods, streamline the production of various products and determine …

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NIST Launches Email Security Initiatives

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has launched two new projects to address email security threats. NIST said Tuesday that it has published a draft document meant to suggest actions for responses to common email exploits such as the authentication of email domain names and encryption of email between sender …

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Unisys Survey: Federal Execs Cite Decision Help, Risk Mgmt as Big Data Benefits

A Unisys-sponsored survey says advanced data analytics technology has helped 93 percent federal executives with big data projects boost decision-making quality and speed and their predictive and risk management abilities. The company said Tuesday 87 percent of the respondents also reported challenges, including their capability to analyze data and the compatibility of existing …

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Army Tests Gun-Based Platform Against 2 Enemy Drones

U.S. Army engineers have demonstrated a gun-based tool that works to counter threats from mortars, artillery, rockets and unmanned aerial systems, the Army website reported Monday. Researchers at the Army Research, Development and Engineering Center used the Extended Area Protection and Survivability platform to target two outlaw-class drones at approximately 1500 …

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