Technology

IARPA Seeks Info on Neural Tools to Forecast Cognitive Performance

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has asked industry to propose ideas for developing neural tools and methods to predict a person’s cognitive performance in different settings. IARPA seeks ideas regarding non-invasive structural and functional brain assays in order to identify brain-based prediction systems of an individual’s future cognitive performance, the agency said …

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Robert Ferrell, Barbara Hoffman Outline JIE Plans for Army and Navy

Lt. Gen. Robert Ferrell , the Army‘s chief information officer, and Navy Principal Deputy CIO Barbara Hoffman have detailed the measures that the Army and Navy are implementing for the Joint Information Environment, C4ISR & Networks reported Friday. During a roundtable discussion with reporter Barry Rosenberg, Ferrell and Hoffman said they agreed that JIE would support the Defense Department‘s efforts …

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NIST Unveils Security, Privacy Control Assessment Guide Draft; Ron Ross Comments

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a draft guidance for federal agencies, contractors and the intelligence community to evaluate the privacy and security controls used on federal information systems and information technology networks. NIST said Friday that the “Assessing Security and Privacy Controls in Federal Information Systems and Organizations: Building Effective Assessment …

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David Masters: MITRE, DHS, DoD Seek Geophysics Knowledge Through Underground Tunnel Program

MITRE, the Department of Homeland Security and Defense Department are researching ways to improve intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities underground to help border control and security forces detect tunnels, C4ISR & Networks reported Friday. Aram Roston reports that the Rapid Reaction Tunnel Detection program of MITRE, U.S. Northern Command and DHS’ science …

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Sonny Hashmi: GSA to Foster Open Source Tech Development

Sonny Hashmi, chief information officer at the General Services Administration, said the agency is prioritizing open source and open data over regular commercial tools as part of a new policy, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Reporter Jason Miller spoke with Hashmi in an online chat about GSA’s move toward open source …

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Jack Wilmer: DISA Invests in Cloud Analytics to Increase Defense Network Visibility

The Defense Information Systems Agency uses a cloud analytics platform to monitor security incident and anomalous behavior in networks across the Pentagon, Federal Times reported Wednesday. Amber Corrin writes that Jack Wilmer, DISA deputy chief technology officer for enterprise services, said the Cybersecurity Situational Awareness Analytical Cloud system is designed …

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