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FBI uses cybersecurity heavyweights to tackle fuzzing attacks

Using a DARPA grant and its own money, the FBI has enlisted researchers at George Mason University to try out so-called fuzzing attacks.

Tags: FBI , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , technology

Monday - 07/16/2012, 09:06am EDT

State Dept. competition expands horizons of social networking

A contest sponsored by the State Department mobilized people online to find and photograph three individual (fictional) criminal suspects in five global cities in just 12 hours.

Tags: technology , crowdsourcing , science , State Department , TAG Challenge , Manuel Cebrian , Joshua deLara , social networking , law enforcement , DoD , Jared Serbu

Monday - 04/09/2012, 05:22am EDT
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White House, agencies commit $200M to solving 'big data' quandary

Federal technology leaders unveiled an initiative to develop better ways of harnessing the rapidly growing volume of increasingly complicated data sets, known as big data. The push is led by a joint solicitation from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health to develop the core technologies for reigning in big data. All told, six federal departments and agencies will take part in the program committing more than $200 million in research-and-development investments.

Tags: NIH , DoD , Energy , USGS , NSF , OSTP , John Holdren , Subra Suresh , Francis Collins , Marcia McNutt

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 08:53pm EDT
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DARPA: DoD 'limited' in cyber defense capabilities

Staying ahead of evolving cyber threats means developing technology and people, according to several defense officials testifying to the Senate Armed Services subcommittee on emerging threats and capabilities.

Tags: Ken Gabriel , DoD , technology , cybersecurity , Senate , Cybersecurity Update , In Depth , Francis Rose

Friday - 03/23/2012, 05:37pm EDT

DARPA switches to cyber offense

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is switching to offense on the cyber field. DARPA Director Regina Dugan said new research will address military-specific ways to actually create cyber threats, not just develop ways to defend against them.

Tags: DoD , technology , cybersecurity , In Depth , Francis Rose , Cybersecurity Update

Friday - 03/16/2012, 06:58pm EDT

DARPA puts call out for satellite wranglers

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is calling on programmers everywhere to help wrangle old satellites stuck in space for salvage.

Tags: DoD , DoD Update , Federal Drive , technology

Monday - 03/12/2012, 09:43am EDT

New NIH center translates research into real-world use

This month the National Institutes of Health created the new National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) to bridge the gap between scientific research and usable drugs or medical devices.

Tags: NIH , NCATS , Thomas Insel , FDA , Federal Drive

Friday - 01/13/2012, 11:07am EST
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DARPA aims to cut time to develop weapons by 80 percent

DoD researchers are trying to figure out a way to build big weapons systems in two years instead of 10, by following the lead of the IT industry. DARPA plans to test the concept with the Marine Corps, fulfilling their need for an amphibious combat vehicle.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , Paul Eremenko , Nathan Wiedenman , rapid acquisition process , Marine Corps , expeditionary combat vehicle , technology , Jared Serbu

Monday - 12/12/2011, 05:07am EST
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San Francisco team solves DARPA's shredder challenge

The winners of the series of ultra-complex puzzles used custom-designed software to detect the proper places for thousands of shards of shredded paper.

Tags: Jared Serbu , Regina Dugan , DoD , shredder challenge

Friday - 12/02/2011, 07:46pm EST
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