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Navy and Academia Enter Symbiotic Relationship

February 10, 2014
By Maryann Lawlor
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The University of Virginia’s Applied Research Institute has signed an agreement with the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division to support a variety of research efforts, including cybersecurity and big data analytics. 

'DARPA Dan' Profiles Agency Efforts on 60 Minutes

February 9, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
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In case you missed it, CBS’s newsmagazine "60 Minutes" this weekend featured a segment with Dan Kaufman, director of the Information Innovation Office (I2O) for DARPA, who talked about the office’s efforts to outsmart hackers, sex traffickers and those seeking to do harm to the United States.

McFarland's Three Nots

February 5, 2014
By Sandra Jontz
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Government, academia and industry all are struggling to find, train and retain the best and the brightest of engineers, scientists and mathematicians, compounding an already difficult challenge, said Katrina McFarland, assistant defense secretary for acquisition.

Insider Threat to Systems Growing

January 29, 2015
By Maryann Lawlor
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A survey of 200 federal government, military and intelligence information technology and information technology security professionals shows that staff members pose a larger threat to computer systems than external threats.

What's Hot in 2015 for the Evolution of Federal IT

January 28, 2015
By Ed Bender



With 2014 in the rearview mirror, federal agencies now are looking ahead to what the next year will bring. For information technology professionals working in the Defense Department and intelligence community, 2015 will be the year of the cloud, application stacks, security challenges and centralization.

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