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Navy nearing implementation of 'first-of-its-kind' automated inventory information system

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.

Group files complaint, charging that US companies are violating EU citizens' privacy

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.

National Science Foundation funds research into 'catching the brain in action'

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

DARPA launches $150K challenge for new predictive model to track mosquito-spread virus

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.

Ongoing government project aims to preserve and document endangered languages

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.

IARPA wants to know if it's possible to measure a person's future cognitive performance

The agency recently issued an RFI for neural tools that could directly measure the brain. While traditional tools and measures- including academic achievement, pencil-and-paper exams, and previous experience- can help predict an individual's future performance, the agency said recent research shows these new brain-based predictive tools might help.

Expert: Cybersecurity, privacy and government policy must adapt to a changing, complex environment

Vast and rapid technological changes are affecting government, the IT industry and society as a whole. How organizations and individuals respond to those changes, especially when it comes to enacting security policies, will have a major impact on the Internet's future and personal freedoms, a top security industry analyst and thinker said.

NIST helping cities globally connect to the Internet of Things to solve challenges

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is beginning a new initiative to help cities around the world collaborate on using advanced networked technologies to address challenges like traffic management, improve services or promote economic growth.

FAA OKs upstate NY site to test civilian use of unmanned aircraft

The Federal Aviation Administration said that an upstate New York international airport has been approved to conduct research into integrating drones into the national airspace.

Study: Government and businesses not deploying enough email authentication technology

The majority of U.S. businesses and government agencies do not take adequate steps to secure their email and ensure that customers and business partners can tell if emails coming from their domains are genuine or forged, a new report finds.