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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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New TSA PreCheck Program On- and Off-Airport Locations Open
By Sandra Jontz

Number of U.S. Transportation Security Administration’s PreCheck application centers increases.

U.S. Navy Awards $2.5 Billion in CANES Contracts
George I. Seffers

The estimated, cumulative value of the multiple award contract is $2,529,500,000. CANES serves as the bridge to the future of Navy afloat networks, consolidating existing legacy and standalone networks, providing the necessary infrastructure for applications, systems and services to operate in the tactical domain.

AFCEA Leadership Series: Leaders Are the Sum of Their Life's Work
By Sandra Jontz

In a video slightly longer than six minutes, Adm. Thad Allen, USCG (Ret.), steadily delivers messages of collaboration and team building and addresses his most trying times as a leader.

My Day (Not at All) Playing Video Games
By Rita Boland

It's very easy to fall into the trap of viewing simulated training as a game. But it really, really isn't.

Some Cyber Attackers Lie Low
By George I. Seffers

Lockheed Martin officials report that some attackers against their networks have disappeared—for now.

Fly Through Customs
By Maryann Lawlor

U.S. Customs and Border Protection now offers an app that expedites the entry process for U.S. citizens and Canadian visitors into the United States.

The Bottom Line: The World Is Full of Journalists
By Maryann Lawlor

New media entrants have quietly emerged: John Q. Public as the on-the-spot reporter.

NIE Introduces New, Earlier Cyber Elements
By Rita Boland

The U.S. Army is introducing new cyber features into its semiannual Network Integration Evaluation to better identify, understand and defend against threats.

U.S. Army Provides Intelligence Systems to Afghanistan
by George I. Seffers

The Army program executive officer-intelligence, electronic warfare and sensors (PEO-IEW&S) office is providing the Wolfhound man-portable signals intelligence system to the Afghan National Army (ANA). The 201st ANA Corps received the system and was trained on its use earlier this year.

WriteRight: Take Your Words to the Next Level
By Ali Cybulski

Every writer can use a good editor. Enter WriteRight, an English/Spanish text editor for Apple devices that helps you polish your prose.


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