Tag Archives: software

Navy-Partnered Academia Team Explores New Cyber Mitigation Methods; Binoy Ravindran Quoted

Cyber Mitigation

Professor Binoy Ravindran leads a U.S. Navy-supported team of students studying how to address cyber vulnerabilities in ways that do not interfere with a system's functions. The team from Virginia Tech is pursuing this three-year project under the Naval Engineering Education Consortium (NEEC), with the support of Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division. 

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Nicolas Chaillan Steps Down as Air Force Chief Software Officer

Nicolas Chaillan

Nicolas Chaillan announced on Thursday that he has stepped down from his post as chief software officer at the Department of the Air Force (DAF), where he served as the focal point for software, DevSecOps, cloud and cybersecurity-related efforts. Prior to serving as the Air Force CSO, he worked as a special adviser for cloud security and DevSecOps at the Pentagon.

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Rep. Rick Larsen Highlights Need for U.S. Investment in Military Software Capabilities

Rep. Rick Larsen

Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash., said the U.S. should invest in military software capabilities, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence, to better compete with China. He also noted that the Pentagon is taking advantage of AI investments the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has made in the past four decades and that 5G networks should not be easily breached.

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DOE Funds 5 Supercomputer Research Projects to Advance Quantum, Chemical Studies; Secretary Jennifer Granholm Quoted

Jennifer Granholm

The Department of Energy (DOE) has allocated $28 million to support five software development projects aimed at improving supercomputers in support of its scientific studies toward clean energy. The selected teams will work on computational methods, algorithms and software to advance U.S. capabilities in quantum information science and chemical reactions, the agency said Friday.

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NIST Seeks to Improve Software Supply Chain Security With Two Guidelines

Critical Software

The National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST) has issued two documents meant to improve the integrity and security of the software supply chain in accordance with an executive order seeking to strengthen U.S. cybersecurity. NIST developed the two documents by hosting virtual workshops and seeking position papers to seek feedback and insights from the public.

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NIST Seeks Position Papers on Standards to Improve Software Supply Chain Security

USAID Privacy Program

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking position papers that will shape the agenda for a two-day virtual workshop in June as part of efforts to improve software supply chain security and comply with a White House executive order meant to strengthen U.S. cybersecurity.

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Kathleen Hicks: DOD 2022 Budget Request to Focus on Software, Munitions

Kathleen Hicks

Kathleen Hicks, the deputy secretary of defense and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient said the Pentagon's 2022 budget request will put more emphasis on munitions and software than large weapon systems. She said at the Aspen Security Forum that software and munitions create a critical difference in the military's capabilities. The budget submission is expected later this month.

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VMware and Dell Technologies Announce Spin-Off Agreement; Zane Rowe Quoted


The VMware Special Committee of independent directors and Dell Technologies announced that they have agreed to terms for VMware to be spun-off from Dell Technologies on Wednesday. The terms will simplify the corporate structure and include an $11.5-12.5 billion special cash dividend declared by the VMware Board to all VMware stockholders just before the spin-off and subject to all closing conditions' satisfaction. 

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Vertosoft and Digital.ai Announce Partnership to Deliver IT Services to the Federal Government; Chet Hayes Quoted


Vertosoft announced Wednesday a partnership with Digital.ai to sell, market and distribute the Digital.ai platform to the U.S. government. Digital.ai will combine software orchestration and agile planning with application quality, security and artificial intelligence and machine learning in an integrated platform that enables agencies to transform their digital initiatives and drive outcomes.  

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