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DoD to Demo, Assess Counter-UAS Tech at Black Dart Event

The Defense Department aims to demonstrate air and missile defense interoperability and cooperation across the services and assess existing capabilities in counter-UAS at an ongoing joint technology demonstration in California, DoD News reported Saturday. Lisa Ferdinando writes that the two-week Black Dart 2015 event at Naval Base Ventura County and the Sea Range at …

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NSA, DHS Name Walden University as Cyber Defense Education Center of Academic Excellence; Karlyn Barilovits Comments

The National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security have granted Walden University a designation as a national center of academic excellence for cyber defense education. Walden said July 16 the award confirms the university’s compliance with NSA and DHS standards for information assurance and cyber defense. The designation is effective …

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GSA’s 18F Unveils Open Source Style Guide for Project Documentation

The General Services Administration‘s 18F organization has released a new style guide for the documentation of open source projects at government agencies. Melody Kramer of 18F’s content team writes Wednesday that the Open Source Style Guide provides a checklist to help ensure that the documentation is clear to both internal and external …

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Georgia Tech to Help DARPA, AFRL Study Data Transfer Security

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and Air Force Research Laboratory have awarded $4.2 million to Georgia Tech’s College of Computing to support research on how to secure data transfers. Georgia Tech said Thursday the four-year “Theia” project aims to track the movement of data between computers and Internet hosts to determine if malicious code …

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Energy Dept Seeks Industry Partners to R&D Advanced Reactor Tech

The U.S. Energy Department has pledged to invest up to $80 million to fund multiyear public-private research and development projects focused on advanced nuclear reactor systems. “We believe this funding opportunity will foster scientific innovation to advance the goals of the department in developing clean energy technologies,” John Kotek, DOE …

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Army to Set Up Cyber Center; Robert Goldsmith Comments

The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center plans to set up a campus to provide cybersecurity support for government agencies, the Army said Thursday. Carlotta Maneice writes the ARMDEC Cyber Campus will be based in Redstone Arsenal, Alabama and is scheduled to be operational in 2017. Robert Goldsmith, …

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Army CIO Robert Ferrell Issues Cloud Tech Migration Guidelines

Lt. Gen. Robert Ferrell, the Army‘s chief information officer, has released guidance describing how the military branch should migrate and use commercial cloud computing platforms. The guide states that Army organizations must utilize the branch’s cloud hosting contract vehicle to acquire services from a Defense Department-certified commercial cloud provider. The …

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