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Man-powered Submarine Debuts in Netherlands

March 23, 2015
By Maryann Lawlor

A team of students from Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, will use this year's Undersea Defence Technology exhibition to present a revolutionary man-powered submarine. The group, known as WASUB, designed the craft to break the world speed record for a single-person propeller driven submarine. 

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President Names Departments to Lead Broadband Initiatives
March 23, 2015
By Maryann Lawlor

The U.S. Commerce Department and U.S. Department of Agriculture have been named co-chairs of the Broadband Opportunity Council, a new federal government initiative aimed at increasing broadband investment and reducing barriers to broadband deployment and adoption. 

Disrupting Intelligence
March 20, 2015
By Bill Nolte

Guest blogger Bill Nolte discusses the need for a strategic review of America's intelligence.

Improved Security Slipping Through the Video Vortex
March 18, 2015
By Maryann Lawlor

Nearly all participants in a survey about video surveillance technology agreed that with the quantity of video data exploding, the potential for enhanced situational awareness and better intelligence is massive, but only if it is analyzed.

Asia-Pacific: Fastest Growing Biometrics Market Worldwide
March 18, 2015
By George I. Seffers

According to a new report by Strategic Defence Intelligence (SDI), Asia-Pacific will be the fastest growing government biometrics market globally, due to large-scale government national identification and e-passport programs. 

Agile Contracting is on the Horizon
March 16, 2015
By Suzanne Petrie Liscouski

Guest blogger Suzanne Petrie Liscouski recaps one panel discussion from the AFCEA Homeland Security Conference on agile principles in procurement and goals, including successes with agile development and agile operations and maintenance.

A Commentary on Paper Clips, Dry Holes and Moving Cheese
March 16, 2015
By George I. Seffers

For our March PEO Spotlight column, Maj. Gen. Daniel Hughes communicates in the clear about the things that bug him most.

The Bottom Line: And the Beep Goes On
March 13, 2015
By Maryann Lawlor

Nearly a dozen years ago, consumers were afforded some protection against receiving unwanted phone calls—the National Do Not Call Registry. But it's up to consumers to make sure it works. 

DHS S&T Launches New Accelerator Program
March 11, 2015
By George I. Seffers

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate has announced its first business accelerator program, EMERGE!, aimed at entrepreneurs who have innovative ideas that address the unique needs of the homeland security community and whose wearable technologies could be adapted for first responder operations.

European Research Consortium Aims to Advance Cryptographic Technology
March 11, 2015
By George I. Seffers

The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, announced this week a major research initiative called HEAT, which will pilot advanced cryptographic technologies that enable European citizens and businesses to process sensitive data in encrypted form.

Cybersecurity Information Sharing a Tool for Situational Awareness
March 10, 2015
By Sandra Jontz

Knowing the cybersecurity threat might be half the battle toward mitigating problems, but the popular push and mounting trend toward increased information sharing, particularly between industry and the federal government, is not the be all and end all.


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