Sentinel-1 satellite Copernicus Masters Launches Annual Competition for Best Apps Employing EO Data

The annual Copernicus Masters competition seeks participants to submit ideas, applications and business concepts using Earth observation data that could lead to significant changes to the status quo in a number of fields. The international competition, with a deadline of July 13, offers cash prizes and support valued at more than 300,000 euros.

Technology developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory uses the truly random spin of light particles as defined by laws of quantum mechanics to generate a random number for use in a cryptographic key. Allied Minds is commercializing the technology, which will be available soon. Cyber Technology Transitions From the Lab to the Street

Quantum encryption technology created in a national laboratory will be available this summer to government and commercial clients. The system provides faster and more cost-effective cryptographic services with long-term system security.

DHS S&T has awarded two Innovation Prizes to companies offering solutions for first responders. DHS S&T Announces Winners of Innovation Prize Competition

The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate today announced the winners of S&T’s first innovation prize competition: The Vreeland Institute Inc., Copake, New York., and Certa Cito LLC, Rochester, New York.

NASA, DHS Chat Up Solar Storm Research on Twitter

Engineers from several government agencies and industry partners have teamed up to explore solutions to better predict, and thus mitigate, adverse impacts solar storms have on power grids.

DARPA has developed a variety of robotic systems, including the Boston Dynamics Big Dog, though traditional developers. The RFT effort aims to engage developers who do not usually work with the government. Nontraditional Roboticists to Hit DARPA’s Fast Track

Small-scale robot developers who do not normally work with the federal government will be given a chance to do just that under DARPA's new Robotics Fast Track effort.

Survey: U.S. Government Still Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks Despite Major Security Investments

The U.S. government is just as vulnerable to cyberthreats—if not more so—compared to two years ago, according to a new survey of federal information security professionals. Nearly half of approximately 1,800 respondents indicated that security has not improved in the federal space, while another 17 percent stated their organization’s security posture is actually worse off.

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