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NASA Funds UAV Detection and Tracking Research

July 24, 2017

Researchers at North Carolina State University are launching a project to find new ways to detect and track unmanned aircraft in U.S. airspace.

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Quenching the Thirst for Battlefield Energy
July 24, 2017

An aluminum nanomaterial recently designed by U.S. Army scientists produces high amounts of energy when it comes in contact with water.

University’s Institute for Cybersecurity to Build Cyber Range
July 21, 2017

Officials with the Institute for Cybersecurity at Regent University announced the school is building a state-of-the-art cyber range training facility at its Virginia Beach campus.

U.S. Army Opens Cyber Analytics Lab
July 20, 2017

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory opened the Army Cyber-research Analytics Laboratory.

One Small Step Taken. One Giant Leap Needed.
July 20, 2017
By Julianne Simpson

Even though my parents, teachers and peers told me I could be anything, and I truly believed them, I was never encouraged to be a scientist or pursue a career in STEM. It was a bit outside my comfort zone.

IARPA Seeks to Create Functional World Map
July 17, 2017

IARPA has announced the functional Map of the World (fMoW) challenge, which officially kicks off in August.

Rapid Reaction Technology Office Seeks Cyber Solutions
July 13, 2017

) will conduct a solutions meeting in late October.

A Golden Age in Federal Technology Procurement
July 12, 2017
By Ray Potter

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's benchmark for encryption modules has seen recent innovation, opening the playing field for competition.

5 Ways Technology Has Changed the World
July 11, 2017
By Maryann Lawlor

While it seems appropriate that octogenarians tell stories that begin with, "When I was your age...," now people only in their 30s are marveling at the capabilities the younger generation enjoys.

IARPA Announces Two Proposer Day Conferences
July 10, 2017

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity will host two proposers’ day conferences later this month

Awareness and Collaboration Can Improve FITARA Scorecard
July 5, 2017
By Julianne Simpson

For the first time since Congress began composing the biannual Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) scorecard, more agency grades declined than improved.


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