Tag Archives: Harvard University

Senate Bill Would Establish Security Requirements for Internet-Connected Devices

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Four senators have introduced a bipartisan bill that would require federal suppliers of internet-connected devices to ensure that their products are free of “hard-coded passwords” and cyber vulnerabilities, patchable and comply with industry standard protocols. The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017 calls for the Office of Management and Budget to …

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FCC’s David Bray to Serve as First NGA Chief Ventures Officer

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David Bray, chief information officer of the Federal Communications Commission, will join the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency next month as the organization’s first chief ventures officer in July, MeriTalk reported Monday. He will be responsible for helping drive NGA’s internal and commercial innovation efforts in his new position, according to the report. He led FCC’s information technology …

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IARPA Kicks Off Quantum Computing Tech R&D Project

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The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has launched an effort to research and develop “quantum enhanced” computers. The Quantum Enhanced Optimization program aims to develop technology that can speed up the training of machine learning algorithms; support circuit fault diagnostics on larger circuits; and accelerate optimal scheduling of multiple machines on multiple tasks, the Office of …

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David Glawe to Be Nominated DHS Undersecretary for Intell, Analysis

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President Donald Trump intends to nominate David Glawe, assistant commissioner of the Customs and Border Protection agency, as the next undersecretary for intelligence and analysis at the Department of Homeland Security. Glawe is a more than 24-year law enforcement and national security veteran who previously held various positions at the FBI, Office of the Director …

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University Teams to Develop Computer Algorithms for IARPA Object Recognition Challenge

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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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Profile: James Baker, FBI General Counsel

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In January 2014 James Baker was appointed the general counsel for the FBI. He was an associate general counsel for Bridgewater Associates prior to his current appointment. Under the attorney general’s honors program, Baker joined the Justice Department‘s criminal division in 1990 as a federal prosecutor for the division’s fraud …

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NSF, DOE Form Cyber Threat Profiling Working Group

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The Energy Department‘s Energy Sciences Network and the National Science Foundation‘s Cybersecurity Center of Excellence have organized a working group tasked to develop a threat profile for open science organizations. ESnet said Wednesday the working group comprises scientists and security professionals from HUBzero, iRods, the San Diego Supercomputer Center, California Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Northwestern …

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Stephen Preston, Wendy Sherman to Join White House Intelligence Advisory Board

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Stephen Preston — chairman of law firm WilmerHale defense, national security and government contracts practice — has been selected to join the White House’s Intelligence Advisory board. Obama announced an intent to appoint Preston for a membership in the president’s intelligence advisory board in a release posted Friday. Preston has previously served as general counsel for …

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Andrew Mayock Nominated OMB Deputy Director for Management

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Andrew Mayock, a senior adviser to the Office of Management and Budget director, has received a nomination from President Barack Obama to the position of deputy director for management at OMB, the White House said Thursday. Mayock has held his current position since November and has previously served as associate director for …

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