Tag Archives: Internet of Things

Maarten Bron: Underwriters Laboratories, White House Plan to Launch ‘Internet of Things’ Security Certification

Maarten Bron, director of innovations at Underwriters Laboratories, has confirmed that UL is in talks with the Obama administration to introduce a certification standard intended to safeguard Internet-connected devices from cyber threats, InformationWeek’s Dark Reading reported Monday. “What the White House is trying to achieve is to foster collaboration between private …

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4 Senators Ask GAO to Look Into Internet of Things Market

A bipartisan Senate group has requested that the Government Accountability Office determine the impact Internet of Things technology has on the U.S. economy and end users. The request came after the Senate passed a bipartisan resolution that calls for the government to develop strategies to drive adoption of connected systems, …

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DARPA Eyes Near-Zero-Power Tech to Extend Sensor Operational Life

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is seeking proposals on near-zero-power sensor technologies as part of the Near Zero Power RF and Sensor Operations program to address current power limitations of remote wireless military sensors. DARPA said Monday the N-ZERO program aims to develop sensing functions that enable passive monitoring and eventual activation …

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Senate OKs Resolution to Incentivize Use of IoT Technology

The Senate has unanimously passed a resolution that aims to drive adoption of Internet-connectable devices in the United States through an incentive-based approach. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) said Wednesday the measure promotes Internet of Things innovation to help address economic, societal and consumer challenges. Booker developed the platform with Deb Fischer …

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Robert Cardillo: NGA Pledges to Continue Data Transparency Efforts

Robert Cardillo, director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, has said NGA will continue to embark on open data initiatives to make geospatial resources publicly available, FCW reported Tuesday. Cardillo, an inductee into Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 list for 2015, estimates 25 percent of the agency’s data are currently available online for public …

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Dan Kaufman: DARPA Continues Work on IoT Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity has become a national security concern as military and government agencies face increasingly frequent cyber attacks of growing sophistication, according to Dan Kaufman, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s Information Innovation Office. Kaufman told Lesley Stahl during the “60 Minutes” episode that aired Feb. 8 on CBS that his office works on building both …

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Richard Hale: Joint Staff Sets Cyber as Acquisition Requirement for Defense Systems

The Joint Chiefs of Staff has now included cybersecurity under the survivability key performance parameter for the acquisition of new defense technologies with embedded computing systems, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. Sydney Freedberg Jr. writes that JCS made this move in an effort to help prepare the Defense Department for the Internet of Things. “Whether …

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