The National Institute of Standards and Technology said Aug. 22 that it wants the public to weigh in on a voluntary approach designed to help organizations develop, evaluate and improve their cybersecurity plans for critical infrastructure.
The National Science Foundation said it's funding academic research to develop and experiment with innovative cloud computing architectures. It announced Aug. 20 two $10 million projects to create cloud testbeds - one called "Chameleon" and the other, "CloudLab."
The system, called the Mission Package Automated Inventory Information System, or MPAIIS, is a radio-frequency identification system that operates inside metal tool cabinets and doesn't require any modification.
An internal probe found that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's computer systems were hacked into three times - including twice by foreign entities - within the past three years
DARPA launched the Ground X-Vehicle Technology, or GXV-T, program to investigate revolutionary ground-vehicle technologies that would improve the mobility and survivability of vehicles through means other than adding more armor. Such a vehicle would let ground forces more efficiently and cost-effectively operate in unpredictable combat situations
The custom-made $250,000 system features five 55-inch screens that wrap 180 degrees around users, creating a view akin to real driving experiences. Users can build virtual scenarios that include freeways, country roads and urban streets, and imitate how various vehicles would perform in different weather and lighting conditions.
A consumer privacy group is alleging that 30 U.S. companies, including Adobe, AOL and Salesforce.com, are collecting personal data on European Union citizens without their consent or knowledge, violating an international framework.
IG memo to FAA: Eliminate risks to air traffic control automation system deployment, rein in rising costs
The Transportation Department's inspector general recently said the implementation of an advanced system to help manage air traffic — which the watchdog warned in a previous report could fall short of capabilities, go over budget and over schedule — is still at risk.
Recipients of the 36 Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research, or EAGER, grants will develop conceptual and physical tools, such as real-time whole brain imaging, new theories of neural networks, and next-generation optogenetics
The department's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center rolled out the NERSC Exascale Science Applications Program as a way to provide training and other expert assistance so the scientific community can modify their applications to run on Cori, scheduled to be deployed in mid 2016.
With mosquito season in full swing, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is closely watching one disease the insects carry and spread to humans - and is seeking help to track it.
The technology - called Skate - is a portable, adaptable and customizable small unmanned aircraft system, or SUAS. Users send the square black device out like a remote-controlled airplane, which records video that warfighters can watch to understand the vicinity, giving them a clearer picture of where they are, much like police officers who walk their beats.
Languages are at risk of extinction, and not just because of e-mail, text and Twitter shorthand. In fact, a recent National Science Foundation-supported study found that somewhere in the world a language loses all its remaining speakers every three months.
The former director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency violated government ethics rules by using her government position to endorse a product she developed for a company she founded, an internal Defense Department probe found.
The Army will help provide independent software analysis of the U.S. military's next-generation stealth jet known as the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
In its Aug. 15 report, the EPA inspector general said the agency's poor oversight of its cloud projects led to missed opportunities for savings. Agency management also doesn't have a "reasonable assurance" that the initiatives will be effective and efficient because adequate policies and procedures weren't developed.
At a time when the Air Force Academy has cut a number of majors, it has developed a new computer network security major designed to help cadets better understand and gain proficiency in cyberspace, the institution said recently.
Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency contractor who leaked thousands of classified documents last year about the U.S. government extensive surveillance programs, revealed a new secret cyberwarfare program that could not only block a cyber attack, but automatically go after the attacker.
The Federal Aviation Administration Aug. 13 approved Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University's program as the last of six congressionally mandated test sites that will conduct research into the integration of drones into civilian airspace.
A seven-year-old Energy Department program that helps fund innovative, high-impact energy technologies has generally managed projects in an effective and efficient manner, but a recent departmental watchdog report said it also found some irregularities with two award recipents.