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JIEDDO Holds Competition for New Counter-IED Systems

By Sandra Jontz

Military experts and defense contractors are testing technologies in Georgia to thwart the preponderance of roadside bombs that hamper U.S. military and coalition forces' combat and resupply missions. Participating defense contractors are competing for an existing $49.5 million contract.



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NIST Releases Final Cloud Road Map Documents

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published the final version of the "U.S. Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap, Volumes I and II," which focuses on strategic and tactical objectives to support the federal government’s accelerated adoption of cloud computing.

DHS Science and Technology Directorate Unveils Goals

Reginald Brothers, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) undersecretary for science and technology, today announced the new visionary goals for the department’s Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate.

CDC Apps Provide Easy Access to Health Information
By Rachel Lilly

With the Ebola outbreak dominating headlines and flu season looming, it's difficult to know where to turn for fast, reliable health information. That's where the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention comes in, offering a variety of apps to help you protect yourself.

Guest Blog: The Network of Today
By Anthony Robbins

Network modernization is becoming a priority for defense agencies—and for good reason. Much of our defense network infrastructure was conceived 20 years ago and put into place almost a decade ago. While the networks remain the same, the technologies that depend on them have advanced, and innovation can no longer be supported by outdated and ineffective infrastructure.

IARPA Names Winner of Trust Research Challenge
By Sandra Jontz

Two researchers have won the first public challenge contest sponsored by IARPA to predict people's trustworthiness.

The Bottom Line: STEM Is Our Future
By Maryann Lawlor

When it comes to STEM, it is time to stop talking about the need and the gap and the possible solutions and start doing something about them. Action not only requires that more students and future teachers major in STEM fields but also that governments and the private sector put their money where their mouths are by providing financial support to these students.

DARPA Seeks Technology to Detect, ID Substances from Great Distances
By Sandra Jontz

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) put a call out for technology that can detect and identify from great distances dangerous biological and chemical substances. 

DARPA Seeks 'Unhackable' Computer Software Programs
By Sandra Jontz

Calling all mathematicians: DARPA, the Defense Department’s main research arm, seeks help in developing a program that essentially would lead to "unhackable" computer software programs.

Situational Awareness for Border Security
By George I. Seffers

House Homeland Security Committee chair proposes technology mix for securing the southern border.

Army Researchers Win Supercomputing Time for Fuel Research
By Sandra Jontz

How many days equal a billion hours? Researchers from the U.S. Army Research Lab are about to find out. This week, they began modeling the engine spray mixture formation process using access to one billion hours of supercomputing time on some of the world's fastest computers.


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