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DARPA working to reduce IT vulnerabilities in complex military systems

The massive, monolithic technology platforms upon which U.S. defense systems rely are inflexible, increasingly difficult to manage and hostile to advances in technology, said the director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. They're also vulnerable to malicious actors,  said  DARPA Director Arati Prabhakar during a Nov. 12 event hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Ex-Navy serviceman sentenced to 2 years in prison for hacking, stealing personal records

A former Navy nuclear systems administrator and co-founder of a computer hacking group was sentenced to two years in prison for hacking into the Navy and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, among others, and stealing and releasing thousands of personal records, a U.S. attorney announced Nov. 21.

DoD's Kendall worries about decline of US military's technological superiority

A top Defense Department official said the U.S. military's technological dominance is being threatened by budget constraints, complacency and China's investments.

Cyberspace needs 'peace-time norms' to achieve stability, says State Department cybersecurity expert

The State Department is trying to refocus an international conversation about how traditional military concepts and international law apply in cyberspace to "the next level down" as a way to achieve stability, said a cybersecurity official with the department.

Marines test 'augmented reality' system to train soldiers on outdoor field

The Marine Corps recently tested an augmented reality – or simulation-based – system on a field that could help soldiers better prepare and train for battle from anywhere.

Navy research lab helping Marine Corps intelligence improve cybersecurity posture

A Naval research laboratory is helping Marine Corps intelligence improve its cybersecurity environment, and these activities could potentially be expanded across the entire service, Defense Department and other governmental organizations.

Air Force-developed 3-D sound technology holds promise for numerous aviation applications

New, Air Force-developed 3-D sound technology that lets pilots distinctly hear and separate simultaneous voices through their audio systems has potential applications for air traffic control and remotely piloted vehicles.

Rogers: NSA shares most of the vulnerabilities it finds

In the wake of reports that the National Security Agency may have known about April's Hearthbleed bug and exploited it for surveillance before sharing information about the bug with industry, NSA Director Adm. Michael Rogers said the agency shares most cybersecurity information with the public as it is discovered.

DoD rolling out more secure 'chip and PIN' cards in January for its travelers

The chip-and-PIN system is being increasingly adopted in more and more places because it offers additional security to credit card users and merchants  –  namely a two-step authentication system that protects against identity theft. Cards with a magnetic strip and signature system are relatively easy to counterfeit.

Navy Department's year-long, 100-person task force seeks to better understand, improve cyber posture

The Navy Department wants to get a better handle on its current cyber posture, and it's putting significant resources toward the cause – 100 people for one year in an effort called Task Force Cyber Awakening.