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USO’s Jack Dyer Crouch Named Defense Policy Board Chair

Jack Dyer Crouch, president and CEO of the United Services Organization, has been appointed as chairman of the Defense Policy Board. Defense Secretary James Mattis also announced the addition of five new members to the board, the Defense Department said Thursday. Crouch previously held roles of increasing responsibility at QinetiQ North America such as …

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NASA Awards Early-Stage Space Tech Research Grants to 13 Universities; Steve Jurczyk Comments

NASA has awarded grants worth up to $500,000 each to 13 universities to research and develop early-stage technology platforms for up to three years under the agency’s Space Technology Research Grants Program. The space agency selected 13 research proposals that cover technologies in various areas, such as additive manufacturing, electric propulsion, parachute inflation dynamics, …

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University Teams to Develop Computer Algorithms for IARPA Object Recognition Challenge

Three university-led teams have been chosen for a program to map, understand and mathematically re-create visual processing in the brain in response to an Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity challenge that aims to close gaps between computer and human recognition. Sandia National Laboratories said Nov. 2 that participants of IARPA’s Machine Intelligence from …

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Army Reserve, Carnegie Mellon University Establish Database to Support Cyber Talent Identification

The U.S. Army Reserve and Carnegie Mellon University have developed a database designed to support cyber talent identification tasks of the reserve unit and help track skills soldiers develop in civilian jobs. The Army said Friday its reserve component has discussed plans with the Army Cyber Command on the potential adaptation of the Cyber Warrior …

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Cyber Training Course Goes Online for Officers & First Responders

The International Association of Chiefs of Police has partnered with the FBI to provide a free online cyber training program for all local, state, tribal, territorial and federal law enforcers and first responders. The Cyber Investigator Certification Program features nine modules on software, hardware, the internet and social networks, encryption, …

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Tim Ruland: Census Bureau Partners With Carnegie Mellon University to Build Up Insider Threat Program

The U.S. Census Bureau has collaborated with Carnegie Mellon University to build up its insider threat program as part of the agency’s risk management framework, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Meredith Somers writes Tim Ruland, chief information technology security officer at the Census Bureau, said the bureau also concluded two phishing exercises …

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Intel’s Patty Hatter to Serve on NIST Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board

Patty Hatter, Intel‘s security group professional services business unit vice president and general manager, will join the National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board on a four-year term. NIST said Tuesday the 20-year leadership veteran will fill a role under the membership category defined in the ISPAB charter as four members from …

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John Thompson: Census Bureau Selects ‘Hybrid’ Commercial, In-House Platform for 2020 Census

The U.S. Census Bureau plans to integrate a commercial off-the-shelf platform with systems developed by in-house experts to collect and process data for the 2020 census. Census Bureau Director John Thompson wrote in a blog post published Thursday that the bureau’s development teams are working on prototypes that could aid digital data collection for 2020 census field tests and help the …

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