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DARPA Investing in Science, Engineering Projects to Develop New Military Capabilities

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has asked industry to suggest ideas for applying science and engineering in the development of military defense and national security technology, Defense Systems reported Tuesday. Joey Cheng writes that DARPA’s defense sciences office is interested in high-risk/high-payoff technology projects focused on the mathematics, transformative …

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Defense Department Awards Universities $39.9M in Research Equipment

The Defense Department has picked 149 university researchers to receive $39.9 million combined in research equipment funding. The Army Research Office, Office of Naval Research and Air Force Office of Scientific Research will grant the awards through the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program, DoD said Wednesday. The DoD intends for …

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Jeanne Holm: Data.gov Portal Stores 100K+ Public Data Sets

Jeanne Holm, Data.gov‘s evangelist, said the U.S. government’s open data portal features more than 105,000 datasets for public use and has attracted 4.5 million visitors since May 2009, FCW reported Tuesday. Mark Rockwell writes the Data.gov website is designed to give the public access to government data and tools that …

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FBI to Use Malware for Threat Intelligence Research

The FBI is looking for a contractor to supply different types of executable malicious files that the bureau intends to use for its cybersecurity research activities, Nextgov reported Thursday. Frank Konkel writes the FBI wants malware samples embedded in operating systems, PDF documents, spreadsheets, images and audiovisual records. “The collection …

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NSA Opening Cyber Research Labs at Univ. of Maryland, 3 Other Universities

The National Security Agency is investing nearly $8.2 million in cybersecurity research initiatives at four universities in the form of test laboratories, FCW reported Wednesday. Mark Rockwell writes that NSA has awarded science-of-security grants to the University of Maryland, North Carolina State University, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Illinois. Each …

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