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5 Weeks and Counting: New NOAA Weather Satellite Readies for Launch

December 19, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

Scientists gear up to launch revolutionary technology into deep space that will provide the most advanced solar storm warning system to date. The spacecraft includes new research systems that also will better monitor Earth's atmosphere and land. 

Cybersecurity Breaches Making Users More Savvy, but Vulnerabilities Persist

December 17, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

Sensational data breaches such as the recent hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment, in which employees’ personal information such as Social Security numbers, salary details and emails not only were stolen but publicly disseminated, make for great headlines and capture people’s attention—mainly because the public can relate to the breaches. The headline-grabbing attack leaves people thinking that this could happen to them.

NGA Wants Your Intelligence Data in the Cloud

December 12, 2014
By George I. Seffers

With the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's interactive Map of the World now residing in the cloud, the intelligence agency plans to expand the tools and content.

Drone Airlift Project Could Drop Food, Medicine to War Refugees

December 10, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

After witnessing the depressing impact of starvation and lack of medicine for Syrian refugees encamped in Turkey, Maj. Mark Jacobsen, USAF, embarked on a project that he hopes one day will use unmanned aerial vehicles in his Syrian Airlift Project to airdop lifesaving supplies for victims of war-ravaged nations.

Defense Department's Massive JRSS Effort on Track to Deliver, Halvorsen Says

December 5, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

The first wave of testing of the U.S. Defense Department’s joint regional security stacks now underway at military bases in Texas and Europe shows the hardware and software tasked with improved protection of the department’s network, expected to deliver unprecedented cyber situational awareness, is on track to deliver as anticipated, according to the department's acting chief information officer.

Behavioral Analytic Tools Could Shore Up Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities

December 5, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

Behavioral analytic tools might just open new horizons for better cybersecurity that would let experts better prioritize alerts and collect actionable intelligence, giving them an advantage for more rapid responses to breaches. Or might they open new doors for hackers?

Government Agencies Move to Secure Data on Non-Government Systems

November 18, 2014
By George I. Seffers

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published for public review draft recommendations to ensure the confidentiality of sensitive federal information residing on the computers of contractors and other nonfederal organizations working for the government.

Soldiers Stand Up New Cyber CIO Focal

December 1, 2014
By Rita Boland

The U.S. Army has established a Cyber Chief Information Officer Focal within the acquisition community, responding to the ever-expanding role cyber now has in the service branch.

VA Using Technology to Help Quash Disparities For Rural Vets Needing Health Care

November 18, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

Technology plays a central role in helping the Department of Veterans Affairs work smarter, not harder, to medically treat veterans, particularly those who live in rural areas of the nation.

Students to Learn Cybersafety With New Program

November 14, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

Intel Security partnered with Discovery Education to launch a three-year national education initiative with a goal of reaching at least 35 million students with a brand new program to teach safe cyberpractices. “Think Before You Link” is the first and only Discovery Education-supported initiative to focus on cybersecurity education with a first of its kind digital safety curricula.

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