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IARPA Launches Satellite Imagery Analysis Automation Challenge

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has launched a prize competition for interested participants to develop machine learning algorithms and automated methods to detect and categorize satellite imagery points of interest. IARPA’s functional Map of the World challenge seeks to automate identification of land, building and facility use through recognition and categorization of …

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UN Survey: Nearly 100 Countries Lack National Cyber Strategy

The United Nations’ International Telecommunication Union has found that 50 percent of 195 countries surveyed have not implemented a national cybersecurity strategy, Reuters reported Wednesday. ITU has also identified a gap between countries in terms of capacity to implement appropriate cybersecurity tools, strategies and programs. “Cybersecurity is an ecosystem where …

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NSA Updates Patent Portfolio Under Tech Transfer Program

The National Security Agency has updated a list of patented tools NSA aims to bring into the commercial market through a technology transfer program, Nextgov reported Monday. NSA’s updated patent portfolio covers multiple research and development projects that aim to address big data, cyber, internet of things and mobility challenges. The …

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NSF to Award Cornell University $2.5M Grant to Develop Cryptographic Mechanisms for Software Security

The National Science Foundation will award up to $2.5 million in federal funds to Cornell University to develop cryptographic mechanisms to secure software platforms. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-New York) said in a statement published Friday that Cornell will create cryptographic systems with the use of a programming language and the Viaduct platform. Viaduct is designed to convert …

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DoD Lab Day Features More Than 80 Technical Projects

The Defense Department showcased more than 80 technical projects from 63 defense laboratories and warfare and engineering centers during an event held Thursday at the Pentagon Center Courtyard, DoD News reported Thursday. Mary Miller, acting assistant defense secretary for research and engineering, highlighted innovation efforts within the defense laboratory enterprise at the department’s second …

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DHS, Netherlands-Based Partners to Invest in Cybersecurity Research Projects

The Department of Homeland Security‘s Science and Technology Directorate and its partner agencies from the Netherlands will invest up to $2.6 million in collaborative cybersecurity research projects. DHS S&T will collaborate with the Netherlands’ organization for scientific research and national cyber security center in efforts increase research and development collaboration between cybersecurity researchers from both …

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IARPA, NIST Launch Facial Recognition Software Design Challenge

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity and the National Institute of Standards and Technology have introduced a prize competition for facial recognition software developers, MeriTalk reported Wednesday. IARPA’s Face Recognition Prize Challenge aims to create technologies that will work to  analyze non-cooperative images wherein the subjects are unaware when the pictures are taken. Interested developers can register …

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DHS to Introduce 8 New Cyber Tech at Demo Day in Washington; Robert Griffin Comments

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate will demonstrate eight new cybersecurity technologies built under S&T’s Transition to Practice program at a ‘Demonstration Day’ event in Washington, D.C. DHS said Thursday that researchers at federally funded laboratories and academic research centers developed the technologies which will be offered to clients …

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