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Competition Calls on Students to Solve Wireless Technology Problems

December 19, 2014
By Maryann Lawlor

Engineering competition challenges middle school, high school and college students to identify a problem or process that needs improvement and offer solutions using a wireless technology.

Files of More Than 40,000 Federal Workers Breached in Cyber Attack

December 19, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

Cyber attackers might have compromised computer files of more than 40,000 employees following an attack on federal contractor KeyPoint Government Solutions, according to the Office of Personnel Management.

3-D Printing in Space Becomes Reality

December 9, 2014
By George I. Seffers

The 3-D printer recently installed on the International Space Station has printed a replacement part for itself, proving the process works in space and potentially paving the way for long-term space expeditions.

U.S. Commerce Department Releases Web Tool to Foster Export Law Compliance

November 20, 2014
By George I. Seffers

The U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C., today announced the consolidated screening list (CSL), a streamlined collection of nine different screening lists from the U.S. Departments of Commerce, State and the Treasury that contains names of individuals and companies with whom a U.S. company may not be allowed to do business due to U.S. export regulations, sanctions or other restrictions.

(ISC)2 Foundation Announces First Recipients of U.S.A. Cyber Warrior Scholarship For Veterans

November 17, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

A new program aims to help veterans seeking work in the field of cybersecurity earn certifications. "The scholarship opens doors for veterans seeking continued service to their country ... and at the same time helps to fill the growing need for cybersecurity professionals."

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.

TSA's Halloween Travel Tip: Don't Pack Replica Explosives. Really.

October 27, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

You would think it would go without saying, but apparently not. So a U.S. Transportation Security Administration representative wrote a brief blog on a few Halloween travel tips if travelers are taking flight with costumes in tow.

New Smaller Multi-Spectral Imaging System to Give Jitter-Free Images From Smaller Platforms

October 27, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

Engineers are packing more powerful sensors into smaller and smaller forms for use on lighter aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles, giving the U.S. military unprecedented high-end multi-spectral capability from greater distances.

NIST Releases Final Cloud Road Map Documents

October 22, 2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published the final version of the "U.S. Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap, Volumes I and II," which focuses on strategic and tactical objectives to support the federal government’s accelerated adoption of cloud computing.

DHS Science and Technology Directorate Unveils Goals

October 22, 2014

Reginald Brothers, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) undersecretary for science and technology, today announced the new visionary goals for the department’s Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate.

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