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DHS CISA Advises on Mobile Device Security

The Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has released a set of recommendations on mobile device privacy. CISA said Tuesday that it advises the public to be aware of mobile apps before downloading. Apps access their users' personal information and the agency warns on potentially harmful apps that may threaten security.

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USAF Ends AC-130U Gunship’s Final Combat Deployment

The U.S. Air Force has concluded the final combat deployment of the AC-130U gunship as the service branch prepares the aircraft's successor for use, Military.com reported Wednesday. The service branch's 1st Special Operations Wing holds the two returning AC-130U or Spooky units that will remain in station as reserve aircraft.

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U.S. Army Research Lab Awards 3D Systems $15M Contract to Develop World’s Largest, Fastest Metal Powder 3D Printer

3D Systems announced on Thursday that the Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has awarded the company a $15 million contract to create the largest and fastest metal 3D printer in the world.

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NAVSUP Rolls Out New Data Analytics Platform

Naval Supply Systems Command or NAVSUP's Business Systems Center has deployed a new platform designed to support decision making via data analytics. The Navy Data Platform applies analytics to business processes supporting strategic and tactical decision making, the U.S. Navy said Tuesday.

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NIST Releases Reference Document for Federal Community Clouds

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a document detailing the need for transparent monitoring procedures and methods of distribution for federal community clouds to improve the efficiency of, and make cloud processes and transactions easier for, the members of these cloud environments.

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DHS S&T Implementing Blockchain Tech for Homeland Security Operations

The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate is launching an effort to promote research and development in blockchain technology for government and industry applications. DHS said Tuesday that the project, supported by S&T’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program, seeks to foster public-private partnerships to test blockchain technology and develop relevant security, interoperability and privacy standards and specifications.

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NASA-Led Team Deploys Synthetic Aperture Radar to Detect Infrastructure Risks

A team of scientists led by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has developed a satellite data analysis technique for identifying vulnerabilities in infrastructure such as bridges that may lead to catastrophic events. NASA said Tuesday that the group comprised of NASA, the University of Bath in England and the Italian Space Agency used synthetic aperture radar data to measure relative displacement and structural changes in the Morandi Bridge in Italy from 2003 through its collapse in August 2018.

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U.S. Naval Research Laboratory ‘Connects the Dots’ for Quantum Networks

Naval Research Laboratory has created a quantum science technique designed to release single photos or individual light particles of the same color. NRL said Monday that its new technique compresses quantum dots to produce photons that could be less than millionth a meter away from each other.

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Coast Guard: Ships Should Augment Cybersecurity Measures

The U.S. Coast Guard is urging vessels to update their cybersecurity systems amid a recent malware attack on a deep draft ship en route to New York, The Hill reported Monday. The agency advised the service branches to create employee logins, segment networks, develop patches and install antivirus software to deter foreign actors from accessing ships.

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