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Fidelis Security's Kurt Bertone explains whether the Air Force's block of the New York Times and other sites will stop future WikiLeaks leaks.
There are consequences to posting those Wikileaks documents. The Air Force has blocked access on its network to more than two dozen media outlets who have posted them. The Pentagon has warned personnel not to go to the Wikileaks site, but this takes it a step further. Meaning, US Air Force personnel will not be able to get to those sites from their military networks. Among those blocked are the Guardian and the New York Times.
High-resolution computer systems capable of networking around the world are being used by researchers at the Air Force Research Lab to build a new supercomputer. It holds the distinction of being one of the cheapest - and one of the greenest - supercomputers in the world because the systems being used are Sony PlayStation 3 game consoles - over 17-hundred of them. It's called the Condor Cluster project and it's being built entirely from off-the-shelf commercial components. Its creators say it could change the supercomputing landscape. The system is capable of making 500 trillion calculations per second -- and represents new ways for supercomputers to increase computational resources while using less energy. The Condor is currently considered the seventh-greenest computer in the world. It cost only 2 million dollars to build, whereas the cheapest comparable supercomputers would cost $50 million or more.
Politico reports that Boeing may be at a disadvantage to EADS for winning the Air Force tanker contract award.
Learn more in today's DoD report
The Air Force will move forward to finding a contractor for its refueling tanker, despite a mail mix-up between rival contractors.
learn more in today's DoD Report
This week on Federal Security Spotlight host Tom Temin talks to Riley Repko, the senior advisor for cybersecurity to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Requirements at the Air Force.
November 18, 2010
The Air Force is warning its troops to be careful when using Facebook and other popular networking sites because some new features could show the enemy exactly where U.S. forces are located in war zones.
The service is giving careful thought to the human side of the cybersecurity equation. The top commander of the Air Force's Space Command said it's no longer a matter of information assurance, and it's all about mission assurance.