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Tom Coburn: Government Must Protect Itself from Cyberattacks

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla) has urged the federal government to first safeguard its information technology networks from cyber attacks before proposing cybersecurity measures for the private sector, Federal Times reported Wednesday. Andy Medici writes Coburn, a ranking member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released a report citing …

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CBO Pegs Nuclear Weapon Program Costs at $355B Through 2023

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the Obama administration will need $355 billion between fiscal years 2014 and 2013 to manage the country’s arsenal of nuclear weapons. That figure is intended to reflect the costs of operating and maintaining current systems as well as plans by the departments of Energy …

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DOE, NSF Explore Software-Based Networking in Research

The Energy Department and National Science Foundation have invested in research projects that aim to develop software-defined networking tools to address complex networks, FCW reported Monday. John Moore writes DOE’s Energy Sciences Network program is exploring the use of an SDN-based communications protocol to manage data-intensive scientific workloads. Several academic …

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Energy Dept to Build Supercomputers to Model Nuclear Explosions

Congress is asking the Energy Department to develop fresh supercomputers over the next 10 years to model nuclear weapons explosions, Nextgov reported Monday. Bob Brewin writes that language in the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act asks for exascale computers that work to perform quintillions of operations per second for weapons …

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