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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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Cyberspace Is a Top FBI Priority
By Robert K. Ackerman

The FBI is focusing on cyberspace both as a tool for crime detection and prevention and as a venue for operations.

The FBI Reformats its Intelligence Organization
By Robert K. Ackerman

Always dependent on vital information for crime-fighting, the FBI has transformed itself into an integrated intelligence organization.

Networking Defines Air Force Intelligence
By Robert K. Ackerman

The global network that serves the U.S. Air Force also provides the connectivity it needs for intelligence operations.

Planners Aim to Broaden Navy Intelligence
By Robert K. Ackerman

The U.S. Navy is expanding its intelligence activities into areas that traditionally have been the purview of other services.

Interoperability Cornerstone Defines Marine Corps Intelligence
By Robert K. Ackerman

Because it operates in the same realms as all the other military services, the U.S. Marine Corps counts interoperability as its  intelligence.

Coast Guard Expands Intelligence Activities
By Robert K. Ackerman

The U.S. Coast Guard brings new capabilities to defense intelligence as it integrates operations with the other services.

Army Intelligence Branches Out
By Robert K. Ackerman

The U.S. Army is expanding its intelligence activities both within its own forces and interoperably with the other services.

Intelligence Disciplines Begin to Merge
By Robert K. Ackerman

The growing customer list for defense intelligence is blurring traditional lines of distinction among activities and missions.

Capability Areas Define Defense Intelligence Themes
By Robert K. Ackerman

New threats such as cyberterrorism complement traditional threats such as weapons of mass destruction among the defense intelligence capabilities underpinning future intelligence activities.

Concerns, Potential Breakthroughs Highlight Intelligence Technology Goals
By Robert K. Ackerman

Emerging and evolving threats join potential innovations as the drivers for intelligence technology development.


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