The National Security Agency surveillance charges brought by Edward Snowden have not negatively affected relationships with foreign counterparts, said NSA Director Adm. Michael Rogers. The corporate sector, nation states and foreign intelligence counterparts have not fundamentally walked away from the NSA, he added.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is getting another step closer in its quest for a robotic suit that would help warfighters fight fatigue and stay safer.
To help soldiers improve their performance on the battlefield, the Army is researching technology to help them become more aware of their bodies.
An internal watchdog found that delays in the Commerce Department's effort to migrate its export license processing and referral functions to a new IT platform could cost several million dollars as it continues to use its old system.
The Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation, or GEDI, lidar-- a remote, laser-based sensing system used to examine Earth's surface-- will be the first instrument to systematically examine the depths of the planet's forests from space. One goal of the tool is to get a better handle on forests' role in the carbon cycle.
The Energy Department has set aside $8 million to set up microgrids-- contained grids that are usually connected to the more traditional electric grid but can also disconnect to operate autonomously and help alleviate grid disturbances – in Alaska, California, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, Tennessee and Washington. Each received about $1.2 million.
As part of its efforts to combat rising cyber threats and attacks, the Army is launching the Cyber Protection Brigade and could start a new cyber branch as soon as the second week of October, an official said.
At the two-day Wales summit, the alliance issued pledges and decisions in a number of areas-- including cybersecurity-- to better meet various security challenges. It adopted an Enhanced Cyber Defence Policy that lays out the principles for its members to defend against cyber threats and attacks as they become more frequent, complex and potentially damaging.
Started in February, Open Catalog now includes peer-reviewed publications and other material from the agency's Biological Technologies Office and Defense Sciences Office. Overall, the website now offers open source software, peer-reviewed publications and other materials from the majority of programs in DARPA's Information Innovation Office.
DARPA's Electrical Prescriptions, or ElectRx, program is working on new, implantable, high-precision and minimally invasive technologies for adjusting nerve circuits to restore and maintain human health.