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US Military Academy Launches Cyber Research Org

The U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. has formed a new organization that will research methods for helping Pentagon organizations to fight cybersecurity threats, Army Times reported Monday. Joe Gould writes the Army Cyber Institute will aim to develop a new generation of cyber professionals and train operational cyber forces. …

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FAA Seeks Partners to Build UAS Research, Training Hub

The Federal Aviation Administration is on the lookout for government, industry and academic partners to build a center of excellence for unmanned aerial systems within the next year. FAA officials issued a presolicitation notice for the project on March 31 and plans to award UAS research cooperative agreements and project funding …

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UK Allocates $120M for Big Data Analytics Projects

The U.K. government plans to spend $120 million on 55 big data analytics programs for research areas such as transportation and healthcare, FutureGov reported Monday. Kelly Ng writes the government intends for the funding to help form big data research centers at universities. The Medical Research Council is tasked with …

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Adam Russell: IARPA Explores Methods to Build Human Analytical Skills

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has kicked off a multi-year collaborative research effort to design new tools and work to help analysts solve complex problems. IARPA launched the Strengthening Human Adaptive Reasoning and Problem-Solving project to further study cognitive skills in healthy and high-performing people, IARPA said Monday. “The long-term …

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Arati Prabhakar: National Security Requirements for Space Can Be Too Costly

Arati Prabhakar, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has expressed concern on the cost of performing research in space for national security requirements, the American Forces Press Service reported Monday. Cheryl Pellerin writes that Prabhakar told a American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics-hosted conference that now is the time to …

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DOE, NSF Explore Software-Based Networking in Research

The Energy Department and National Science Foundation have invested in research projects that aim to develop software-defined networking tools to address complex networks, FCW reported Monday. John Moore writes DOE’s Energy Sciences Network program is exploring the use of an SDN-based communications protocol to manage data-intensive scientific workloads. Several academic …

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NASA, CASIS Open ISS Lab for Microgravity Stem Cell Research

NASA and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space have opened the International Space Station to stem cell research in a move aimed at addressing medical conditions both in space and on Earth. Scientists can study non-embryonic stem cell properties using the ISS U.S. National Laboratory’s microgravity environment, …

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IARPA Kicks Off Research on Conceptual Knowledge; Brad Minnery Comments

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has launched a research project to explore the human brain’s conceptual knowledge in a move aimed at helping the intelligence community analyze data. IARPA intends for the multi-year Knowledge Representation in Neural Systems program to identify how the brain organizes conceptual knowledge in order …

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