Technology

NIST Issues Revised Manuals on Cybersecurity Mgmt

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released new versions of two manuals on computer security, aiming to help information technology workers prevent cyber attacks. Each document includes methods and techniques intended to protect virtual networks and information systems from suspicious programs and applications that can damage or disrupt …

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NSF Invests $20M in Cyber Research Projects

The National Science Foundation has awarded three research contracts totaling approximately $20 million to university researchers for cybersecurity-related work, FedScoop reported Friday. Cory Bennett writes NSF issued the awards to respond to several security concerns regarding healthcare, cloud computing and Web privacy. David Kotz will lead Dartmouth College’s team that will work …

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Report: Coast Guard Interested in iPad Navigation Apps

The U.S. Coast Guard has put out a request for proposal for a course-plotting iPad application without special security requirements, Nextgov reported Friday. Aliya Sternstein writes that the nature of the purchase calls for cybersecurity safeguards to prevent malicious code or hackers from getting sensitive flight information or hijacking the …

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Navy Retrieves NASA’s Orion Capsule in Dockside Demo

The U.S. Navy has recovered a mock-up NASA spacecraft from a well deck filled with water during a dockside demonstration at Norfolk Naval Station, the Virginian-Pilot reported Aug. 16. Diane Tennant writes Navy crews aboard five small vessels towed the Orion model capsule into the well deck of transport dock …

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Genome Research Institute Wants Big Data Software, Analysis Method Ideas

The National Human Genome Research Institute wants ideas from the biomedical research community on how to develop data analysis procedures and software services for the National Institutes of Health’s Big Data to Knowledge Initiative. NGHRI wants input on methods for data compression or reduction, data visualization, data provenance and data wrangling with a Sept. …

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GovTribe Updates Govt Contracting Mobile App; Nate Nash Comments

GovTribe has rolled out its second version of its mobile application for iPhone users to monitor contracting opportunities with the federal government. Hord is designed to give subscribers access to contract information from government agencies and publish real-time updates on a project’s activity, GovTribe said Thursday. “Our goal with hord …

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DISA Mulls Analytics Cloud for Defense Agencies

The Defense Information Systems Agency wants to build an analytic cloud platform intended to help boost cybersecurity and services for the Defense Department‘s agencies, FCW reported Monday. Amber Corrin writes the cloud environment called Acropolis will work to gather, correlate, analyze and minimize threats with the goal of helping the DoD …

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