DARPA Program Aims to Help Counselors Spot Signs of Stress, PTSD

July 1, 2014
By Sandra Jontz
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DARPA is funding a new program to help combat depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and military suicides. It has tools to analyze facial expressions, body gestures and speech, both content and delivery, and inform experts on a user’s psychological state of mind or alert them to behavioral changes that could indicate problems.

(l-r) Dr. Velizar Shalamanov, NATO Communications and Information Agency; Lt. Gen. Mark O. Schissler, USAF, NATO Military Committee; panel moderator Maj. Gen. Koen Gijsbers, RNA (Ret.), NATO Communications and Information Agency; Melissa Hathaway, Hathaway Global Strategies, and Lt. Gen. Johannes Kert, NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Center.
U.S. Defense Department Acting Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen describes some of the severe challenges looming in meeting defense cybersecurity needs.
(l-r) Vice Adm. Jan E. Tighe, USN, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command; Rear Adm. Marshall B. Lytle III, USCG, Coast Guard Cyber; Brig. Gen. Robert J. Skinner, USAF, Air Forces Cyber; Col. Dewey Jordan, USMC, Marine Forces Cyber Command; Col. Jennifer G. Buckner, USA, U.S. Army Cyber Command; and panel moderator Lt. Gen. Rhett Hernandez, USA (Ret.), West Point Cyber Research Center.

Different Circumstances, Different Approaches Define Cybersecurity Thrust

June 25, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman
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No single solution, no single course of action, no single training regimen exists for combating cybermarauders on the Internet. Cyber officials are striving to establish guidelines for cybersecurity, yet they acknowledge that every organization in every nation has varying needs and must pursue different tracks to achieve what they determine is effective cybersecurity.

Number of STEM College Degrees and Jobs on the Rise

June 19, 2014
By Sandra Jontz
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Both the number of degrees awarded, and the number of jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, have increased over the past decade, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office, which studied STEM educational programs because of researchers' disagreement about whether there are enough STEM workers to meet employer demand.