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DARPA Develops Search Technologies to Locate Online Perpetrators of Human Trafficking Crimes

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency continues ongoing work on the development of next-generation search technologies designed to locate online perpetrators of slavery and human trafficking crimes, DoD News reported Wednesday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Wade Shen, program manager in DARPA’s information innovation office, told DoD News in an interview that the Memex …

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ODNI Eyes Social Media as Information Source

Office of the Director of National Intelligence leaders are continuing their efforts to issue a security executive agent directive that will set policies and guidelines on social media usage, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Nicole Ogrysko writes that the directive — still under review at the Office of Management and Budget — looks to detail ODNI …

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NASA Opens Up Space App Proposals to Worldwide Public

NASA recently picked 770 proposals for space exploration hardware and applications from  9,147 participants in an April competition, GCN reported Wednesday. NASA conducted the event across 48 countries for two days and developers built software, hardware, visualization, mobile applications and web tools, which the agency says will help further its …

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NSF Invests $20M in Cyber Research Projects

The National Science Foundation has awarded three research contracts totaling approximately $20 million to university researchers for cybersecurity-related work, FedScoop reported Friday. Cory Bennett writes NSF issued the awards to respond to several security concerns regarding healthcare, cloud computing and Web privacy. David Kotz will lead Dartmouth College’s team that will work …

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No New Fed Websites for Rest of This Year

A freeze on new federal websites will continue through the remainder of this calendar year, said a memo on behalf of new federal chief information officer Steven VanRoekel. The freeze is part of a White House effort to streamline the federal government’s online services and maintain efficiency. The White House …

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