Tag Archives: JHU APL

Recent Events May Provide Opportunity for U.S. to Explore ‘Defend Forward’ Cyber Strategy Against Iran

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Recent U.S.-Iran engagements may be an opportunity for the U.S. personnel to explore the ‘defend forward’ strategy that involves carrying out cyber operations in non-U.S. networks, Fifth Domain reported Thursday.

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DoD Looks to Cut Regulations, Processes for Rapid Tech Acquisition

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The official managing the Department of Defense’s acquisition enablers initiative sets policy updates and less acquisition regulations and cybersecurity standards as top priorities to accelerate adoption of new military capabilities, National Defense Magazine reported Wednesday. “If we can create a more modular approach to the way that we buy capabilities, we can deliver them faster,” Stacy Cummings, principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for acquisition enablers, said at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference.

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NASA Studying Asteroid Behavior Ahead of Planetary Defense Test Launch in 2021

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NASA is facilitating observations of a binary asteroid and its small moonlet to serve as the target for the Double Asteroid Redirection Test intended to demonstrate kinetic impact for planetary defense, NASA said Monday. The agency is studying the behavior of the asteroid Didymos A and its moonlet Didymos B using telescopes at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., as well as other locations around the world.

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Ellen Lord Says Defense Will Issue New Cybersecurity Standards for Contractors

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Ellen Lord, the undersecretary for acquisition and logistics at the Pentagon, said officials plan to issue new cyber security standards for the industry to follow when competing for defense contracts, Fifth Domain reported Tuesday. The Department of Defense is working with the National Institute of Standards and Technology to create metrics on minimum cyber security practices.

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JHU APL Demonstrates Light-Based Communications Technology in Navy Experiment

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Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory engineers demonstrated light fidelity or Li-Fi networking technology during a trip aboard the USS Carl Vinson. The technology uses light-emitting diodes that turn on and off for more than a million cycles in a second to send data between wireless communication devices, JHU APL said Thursday.

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Former NASA Chief Michael Griffin to be Nominated DoD Acquisition Deputy Undersecretary

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President Donald Trump will nominate Michael Griffin, former NASA administrator, as principal deputy defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, Reuters reported Saturday. Once confirmed, Griffin is expected to transition to the role of defense undersecretary for research and engineering by February 2018 as part of a reorganization plan the Defense Department announced in …

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