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DARPA Creates Easier Process to Vie for Biotech Funding

November 6, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

The U.S. Defense Department’s research agency has simplified the process for researchers trying to break into the federal marketplace and earmarked up to $700,000 in seedling funds for cutting-edge biotech ideas.

Cyborg Cockroaches Step Up to the Microphone

November 6, 2014
George I. Seffers

NC State University researchers have developed technology that allows cyborg cockroaches, or biobots, to pick up sounds with small microphones and seek out the source. The technology is designed to help emergency personnel find and rescue survivors in the aftermath of a disaster.

Jet Aviation Promotes Moorehead to Manager, Operations, 2nd Shift

November 6, 2014

Jet Aviation St. Louis, Cahokia, Illinois, has promoted Tony Moorehead to manager, operations, second shift. 

Lang Promoted to Business Operations Manager, Jet Aviation

November 6, 2014

Jet Aviation St. Louis, Cahokia, Illinois, has promoted Tony Lang to business operations manager, refurbishments. 

Bauwens Promoted to Business Operations Manager, Jet Aviation

November 6, 2014

Jet Aviation St. Louis, Cahokia, Illinois, has promoted Brian Bauwens to business operations manager.

Hollandsworth Promoted to Director, Backshops, Jet Aviation

November 6, 2014

Jet Aviation St. Louis, Cahokia, Illinois, has promoted Rick Hollandsworth to director, Backshops. 

American Systems Appoints Smith as President, CEO

November 6, 2014

American Systems, Chantilly, Virginia, has appointed Peter Smith as president and CEO.

Jones Assigned to Chief of Naval Operations Office

November 6, 2014

Capt. Keith M. Jones, USN, has been selected for the rank of rear admiral and will be assigned as reserve director, Logistics Programs and Business Operations, Chief of Naval Operations, N-41, Washington, D.C. 

Pecha Assigned to Medical Officer of the Marine Corps

November 6, 2014

Rear Adm. Brian S. Pecha, USN, will be assigned as deputy to the Medical Officer of the Marine Corps and deputy director, Medical Corps Reserve Component, Arlington, Virginia. 

Guest Blog: Finding the Bug in Your Appstack

November 4, 2014
By Chris LaPoint

Sixty million malware programs are written annually, according to McAfee President Dave DeWalt. That is up from 3 million in 2007. With attacks aimed at virtually anything connected to the Internet and coming at networks from all entry points, finding the bug in an agency's appstack can prove quite difficult. Guest blogger Chris LaPoint outlines how taking a holistic view of the appstack and optimizing visibility into the entire information technology environment is key to running a healthy organization.

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