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New Mexico Electric Car Challenge to Rev STEM Students' Imaginations

By Sandra Jontz

Students from 27 middle schools across New Mexicosome who might aspire to be automotive engineerswill vie this Saturday for top honors in the New Mexico Electric Car Challenge held in Albuquerque.



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Communications Technology Company Expands Production to European, Middle East Markets
By Sandra Jontz

A mobile operations fusion kit that provides easy, rapid and on-the-go interoperability for mobile field operations and communications will be developed in European and Middle Eastern military markets as well as in the United States.

U.S. Commerce Department Releases Web Tool to Foster Export Law Compliance
By George I. Seffers

The U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C., today announced the consolidated screening list (CSL), a streamlined collection of nine different screening lists from the U.S. Departments of Commerce, State and the Treasury that contains names of individuals and companies with whom a U.S. company may not be allowed to do business due to U.S. export regulations, sanctions or other restrictions.

Disposable Cyber Systems to Stay Ahead of Adversaries
By George I. Seffers

Northrop Grumman officials say they are developing a new kind of cyber system—a disposable system tailored for a single mission. The concept, they say, will make it more difficult for adversaries to penetrate or maneuver inside user networks.

Sponsor Blog: Big Data Analytics a Better Bet to Battling Cyber Attacks
By Jay Aceto

Many information technology organizations are taking a different approach to cybersecurity that radically reduces the time to detect and respond to attempted cyber attacks.

(ISC)2 Foundation Announces First Recipients of U.S.A. Cyber Warrior Scholarship For Veterans
By Sandra Jontz

A new program aims to help veterans seeking work in the field of cybersecurity earn certifications. "The scholarship opens doors for veterans seeking continued service to their country ... and at the same time helps to fill the growing need for cybersecurity professionals."

The Bottom Line: Does Military Service Make a Difference?
By Maryann Lawlor

Time spent as a soldier, sailor, Marine, airman or Coast Guardsman—whether it’s four years or 40, on active duty or in the reserves—instills a sense of working toward a common goal that is often rare in the civilian world.

Real-Time Coverage from TechNet Asia-Pacific

SIGNAL's real-time reporting will begin with the opening remarks by Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, USA, December 9, and will continue throughout the conference.

DARPA Creates Easier Process to Vie for Biotech Funding
By Sandra Jontz

The U.S. Defense Department’s research agency has simplified the process for researchers trying to break into the federal marketplace and earmarked up to $700,000 in seedling funds for cutting-edge biotech ideas.

Cyborg Cockroaches Step Up to the Microphone
George I. Seffers

NC State University researchers have developed technology that allows cyborg cockroaches, or biobots, to pick up sounds with small microphones and seek out the source. The technology is designed to help emergency personnel find and rescue survivors in the aftermath of a disaster.

Guest Blog: Finding the Bug in Your Appstack
By Chris LaPoint

Sixty million malware programs are written annually, according to McAfee President Dave DeWalt. That is up from 3 million in 2007. With attacks aimed at virtually anything connected to the Internet and coming at networks from all entry points, finding the bug in an agency's appstack can prove quite difficult. Guest blogger Chris LaPoint outlines how taking a holistic view of the appstack and optimizing visibility into the entire information technology environment is key to running a healthy organization.


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