Technology

DARPA Seeks Crew Augmentation Tech for Ground Combat Vehicles

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is offering an research and development opportunity to potential partners on crew augmentation technologies as part of the Ground X-Vehicle Technologies program. DARPA said Tuesday the program seeks visualization, path planning, ally/adversary sensing, terrain classification and autopilot capabilities for ground-based armored fighting vehicles. DARPA wants crew augmentation to help boost situational awareness, ease operational …

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Michael Daniel: White House to Focus on ‘Smaller’ Cybersecurity Bills

Michael Daniel, White House cybersecurity coordinator, has said the Obama administration plans to pursue congressional approval on “smaller” cybersecurity legislation instead of comprehensive cyber measures, GovInfoSecurity reported Thursday. Daniel told a forum that the White House seeks to get Congress to enact cybersecurity legislation before lawmakers go on recess by the end of the calendar year, Eric Chabrow reports. …

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Oak Ridge Scientists Demo Wireless Vehicle Charging with 85% Efficiency

Scientists at the Energy Department’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have showcased a wireless charging unit that the lab says works at an 85-percent efficiency rate. DOE’s Allison Lantero wrote Thursday that 17 national labs are also exploring transportation technologies in an effort to improve air quality and minimize U.S. energy dependence on other countries. Researchers are developing …

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DHS’ Andy Ozment: CDM Program’s Second Task Order on Schedule

The Department of Homeland Security is moving into the second task order under Phase 1 of its continuous diagnostics and mitigation program to extend the list of covered agency networks, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jason Miller writes DHS recently received orders from the Office of Management and Budget to check the networks of more …

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Michael Daniel: Internet of Things Presents Challenge, Opportunity

White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel said the explosion of technology around the Internet of Things presents challenges as well as opportunities for the government from a cyber point of view, Nextgov reported Wednesday. The special assistant to the president cited a report that found the frequency of machine-to-machine communications …

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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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