Technology

Nat’l Science Foundation Issues $5M Grant for Tech to Support Data-Intensive Analysis

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $5 million grant to a team led by Indiana University to develop analytics technology that will support high-volume and dynamic data across the cyberinfrastructure. NSF said the project aims to leverage high-performance computing and the commercial Apache Big Data Stack to design and deploy a Middleware for Data-Intensive Analytics and …

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Michael Wehner: Berkeley Nat’l Lab Seeks to Address Input-Output for Big Data

Michael Wehner, a senior staff scientist at the Energy Department‘s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory computational research division, has discussed the laboratory’s work to produce large volumes of weather simulation data in an interview with Information Week published Friday. William Jackson writes climate researchers at the Berkeley lab have generated more than 400 terabytes of modeling …

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IARPA Issues $50K Automatic Speech Recognition Software Challenge

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity will award $50,000 in total for the winning participants to a prize challenge on automatic speech recognition software for single-microphone and multimicrophone recordings. IARPA said the Automatic Speech In Reverberant Environments Challenge seeks approaches that will enable consistent ASR performance in different acoustic environments and conditions. The agency will post on the ASpIRE challenge website …

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DARPA’s Kerry Bernstein: SRI Builds Instrument to Find Counterfeit Chips

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency research partner SRI International has delivered the Advanced Scanning Optical Microscope to the Naval Surface Warfare Center‘s Crane division to aid forensic analysis of integrated circuits and other microelectronics. DARPA said Tuesday the technology supports its Integrity and Reliability of Integrated Circuits program, which aims to detect …

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Andy Ozment: DHS to Measure, Guide Cybersecurity Progress of Federal Agencies

Andy Ozment, assistant secretary of the Department of Homeland Security‘s Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, says federal agencies are starting to fully acknowledge the importance of cybersecurity and cyber-risk management, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes that Ozment’s office plans to establish a scorecard to measure the progress of federal cybersecurity …

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Adm. Jonathan Greenert: ONR Develops ‘Swarmboats’ for Autonomous Warfighting

The Office of Naval Research has developed technology that works to utilize sensors for unmanned surface vehicles to swarm enemy vessels as they protect or escort U.S. Navy ships. ONR said Sunday that the service tested the Control Architecture for Robotic Agent Command and Sensing system in a demonstration, where 13 autonomous or remotely controlled USVs swarmed and …

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