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.

Intel Security's World Password Day website Good Cyberhygiene Starts With One Word, and a Character, and a Number

If the confession of evil works is the beginning of good works, as Saint Augustine is quoted as saying, today might prove quite cathartic. It’s World Password Day!

A bomb disposal robot removes a suspicious package during a training operation at Sandia National Laboratories. (Photo by Randy Montoya) Bomb Squads Model Robots at Annual Rodeo

Giddy up! Military and civilian bomb squad operators are taking to a capabilities exercise robot rodeo to showcase proficiencies and uses of robotics in the field. For the first time in nearly a decade, organizers included unmanned aerial vehicles in the competition.

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