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NSF Invests Millions in Academic Cloud Computing Testbeds

By Rita Boland

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has initiated two $10 million projects to create separate cloud computing testbeds called Chameleon and CloudLab. Through the efforts, the academic research community will develop and experiment with novel architectures and architecturally enabled applications of cloud computing.



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Technology Both Aids, Hinders Intelligence Transparency
By Robert K. Ackerman

Technology-spawned information has become too untamed for government to manage it.

Are Intelligence Leaks Caused by Overclassification?
By Robert K. Ackerman

The flood of leaks from the intelligence community may be caused in part by classifying too much information as secret.

Internet of Things Strong on Theory, Not a Reality Yet
By Robert K. Ackerman

The Internet of Things offers the potential of a networking revolution. But, while the theory is sound, its realization must overcome many hurdles first.

Internet of Things Will Be Fertile Ground for Cybermarauders
By Robert K. Ackerman

The Internet of Things will be everything to malevolent cybermarauders. Terrorists, criminals and hackers will have a field day out-innovating the defenders of cyberspace.

Intelligence Spot-on With Ukraine, ISIL Tougher
By Robert K. Ackerman

The U.S. intelligence community had a good read on the unfolding events in Ukraine and with ISIL in Syria and Iraq. However, even the community's prescience has its limits.

Insider Revelations Devastate U.S. Intelligence Capabilities
By Robert K. Ackerman

Snowden and Manning have done serious damage to U.S. intelligence capabilities, and adversaries are adjusting their activities in response.

Government, Industry Must Expand Cyber Intelligence Sharing
By Robert K. Ackerman

Cyber intelligence sharing must change its nature as well as expand its reach.

Know Thyself to Defeat Cyber Intruders
By Robert K. Ackerman

Organizations cannot hope to counter cyber intruders if they don't fully understand their own network and why they are targeted.

Everyday Information Now Vital Intelligence Target
By Robert K. Ackerman

Food, water, disease and energy increasingly are becoming disruptive to global security. Accordingly, they are moving up the intelligence priority list.

What Does the Intelligence Community Really Want?
By Rita Boland

The intelligence community is striving to determine how it can work with industry early, before requirements for capabilities are confirmed, to get out ahead of challenges.


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