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NSWC Dahlgren Evaluates Safety of G/ATOR Radar; Bill Shea Quoted

NSWC Dahlgren

Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Dahlgren Division has tested a ground/air radar system designed to detect ground weapons and provide air surveillance for any platform of the U.S. Marine Corps. He leads the program team for G/ATOR and serves as the radar operations manager for NSWCDD's sensor software engineering branch.

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DHS S&T Finances Pilot Testing of Emergency Comms Infrastructure Cybersecurity Tech

DHS

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate is funding SecuLore to test a technology designed to protect emergency communications infrastructure from cyber threats. SecuLore Solutions is testing a system that uses predictive analytics to detect threats targeting emergency communications centers. SecuLore will use the pilot testing's results to inform how ECCs would handle and deploy the technology.

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NASA Approves Computing System for Artemis I Mission; Mike Van Houten Quoted

NASA Artemis

NASA has certified the computer system that would process the data of an upcoming uncrewed lunar flyby, which will serve as a prerequisite to future astronaut missions. The spacecraft command and control system (SCCS) is designed to address the information capacity and speed requirements of NASA's Artemis I mission, the space agency said Thursday.

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DARPA to Develop Circuit Tech for Low-Temperature Supercomputer Processing; Jason Woo Quoted

Low-Temperature

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched a program that focuses on expanding the computational power capacity of high-performance computing systems in line with energy efficiency standards. DARPA said Thursday that the Low-Temperature Logic Technology (LTLT) program is focused on developing a device/circuit capability that can achieve a performance and power improvement of 25 times compared to room-temperature central processing units.

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White House Eyes New Regulations for Securing Software Supply Chain

Software Supply Chain

President Biden plans to issue an executive order that will focus on addressing recent cybersecurity issues that could impact the software supply chain. Jeff Greene, acting senior director for cybersecurity at the National Security Council (NSC), told attendees at a Cybersecurity Coalition event that binding requirements under the executive order will be established after at least six months.

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Space Force Releases Space Systems Command Structural Framework; Gen. John Raymond Quoted

Gen. John Raymond

The U.S. Space Force has created an organizational framework for its Space Systems Command (SSC) ahead of the component’s official establishment in summer. The Space Force said Thursday that it intends to use the Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base as the new command’s headquarters.

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Air Force Releases New Mission Statement; Gen. Charles Brown Quoted

Gen. Charles Brown

The U.S. Air Force has introduced a new mission statement - “To fly, fight, and win…airpower anytime, anywhere” - to highlight the capabilities and competitive advantage that airpower brings to the country and joint operations as they counter near-peer adversaries. Gen. Charles Brown, chief of staff of the Air Force, said the service consulted enlisted airmen, officers, guardsmen, civilians and reservists to come up with the mission statement. 

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Seven Chinese Supercomputer Developers Added to Commerce’s Entity List; Gina Raimondo Quoted

Gina Raimondo

The Department of Commerce (DOC) has named to the entity list seven Chinese supercomputer developers for activities that threaten the country’s national security and foreign policy interests. “The Department of Commerce will use the full extent of its authorities to prevent China from leveraging U.S. technologies to support these destabilizing military modernization efforts,” said Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo.

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NIC’s Global Trends 2040 Report Cites Demographics, Environment, Economics & Technology

Office of the Director

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) posted the National Intelligence Council's (NIC) Global Trends 2040: A More Contested World, a quadrennial report that details factors that could affect the national security environment over the next two decades. Demographics, the environment, economics and technology are the four structural forces highlighted in the Global Trends 2040 report.

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Navy Announces Availability of AWS Secret Region for Impact Level-6 Projects

AWS Secret Region IL-6

The research and development arm of the Department of the Navy has launched an Amazon Web Services-supported cloud environment where Impact Level 6-classified information can be stored and processed. The AWS Secret Region IL-6 environment enables classified secret level workloads to be tackled through the commercial cloud.

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