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Air Force confident in GPS replenishment plan, GAO highlights schedule risk

The Air Force says it is back on track with its Global Positioning System satellites after some delays, while the Government Accountability Office says ground system operations pose a risk for continued hang-ups.

New industry paper recommends policymakers tread carefully in nurturing Internet of Things

As policymakers seek to nurture greater Internet of Things development, they should address issues like competition, standards, spectrum, security and privacy, among others, in a collaborative manner across all market sectors, a new industry white paper says.

Cybersecurity remains a weak spot, top intelligence official says

Although the possibility of a catastrophic cyberattack is remote, the unclassified information and communication technology networks that support government, military, commercial and social activities remain vulnerable despite efforts to protect them, the national intelligence director said.

New virtual reality therapy helps warfighters with PTSD

Warfighters suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder can relive the trigger events in order to better cope with them through new treatment using virtual reality.

GPS satellite problem emerges as Air Force plans to launch another system

On the heels of reports about a GPS satellite software glitch, the Air Force prepared to launch a new GPS system from its base in Los Angeles. A GPS message indexing problem was recently identified that affects some of the active GPS IIF satellites.

'War game' will determine if DoD can share well with others in the cloud

The Defense Department is pushing ahead with a plan that would permit commercial cloud computing providers operating in DoD facilities to serve non-federal government clients.

Language training could help cyber defense, report states

Defense language training could be integral to grooming much-needed cyber warriors, a new RAND Corp. report states.

Air Force unit addresses complex issue of cyber insider threats, vets technologies

A special programs unit operating at Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts has developed an approach to quickly identify and test government and commercially available technology for classified networks that can also deter insider attacks.

Military to have initial cyber offensive capabilities in 18 months, says Adm. Rogers

While U.S. Cyber Command is well positioned to protect Defense Department networks and even engage in "active defense," meaning it can launch a range of proactive measures against cyberspace adversaries, true cyber offensive capabilities have been lacking – until now.  

Clapper highlights cyber as top US security concern

As cyber attacks grow more sophisticated and persistent, the United States must be prepared for a cyber event of massive scale, said Director of National Intelligence James Clapper while delivering the Intelligence Community's "Worldwide Threat Assessment" to Congress.