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DARPA launches challenge to help create hacker-proof software

The Cyber Grand Challenge, set to launch for the first time two weeks from now, aims to encourage the development of computing systems that can seek out cybersecurity weaknesses better than humans can.

Tags: DoD , DARPA , cybersecurity , Cyber Grand Challenge , Michael Walker , Jared Serbu ,

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 01:48pm EDT
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Richard Rast finds cost-effective method to detect space debris

If only Sandra Bullock's character in "Gravity" had known Richard Rast, she might've avoided a space collision. The Partnership for Public Service named Rast as a 2014 Science and Environment Medal finalist for his innovated work.

Tags: Richard Rast , Sammies , Service to America Medals , Air Force Research Laboratory , Michael OConnell , In Depth , Air Force

Friday - 05/16/2014, 02:25pm EDT
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DHS' push for clearer cyber authorities moves to the House

Larry Zelvin, the director of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center in DHS's National Protection and Programs Directorate, is expected to tell the House Homeland Security Committee Wednesday that the implementation of the advanced intrusion detection and prevention program known as Einstein is hampered by the lack of clarity of the exact role DHS is allowed to play under the current set of cybersecurity laws.

Tags: DHS , Larry Zelvin , FBI , Joseph Demarest , cybersecurity , information sharing , Congress , House Homeland Security Committee , Heartbleed , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 06:10am EDT

Another perspective on data centers

Ken Parent and Manny Mencia of ByteGrid, will discuss how their company can help your agency secure and protect its data.
May 20, 2014

Tags: Ken Parent , Manny Mencia , ByteGrid , wholesale data center , multi-tenant data center , IaaS , data center outsourcing , data center consolidation , hybrid cloud , FISMA compliant , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 08:31pm EDT
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Sascha Meinrath, New America Foundation

Security breaches in government and the private sector show that no network is completely safe. Now with funding from the State Department and USAID, the New America Foundation is promoting the idea of what it calls mesh networks small, home-built communications systems that don't rely on the Internet. Sascha Meinrath is the founder of the Open Technology Institute at the New America Foundation. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive and said the networks can support things like phone service, file sharing, and instant messaging.

Tags: Sasha Meinrath , New America Foundation , Open Technology Institute , mesh networks , information sharing , privacy , Federal Drive

Monday - 05/19/2014, 09:42am EDT
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Marion Royal, Director of Data.gov, GSA

A signature open-government initiative of the Obama administration is turning five years old this week. The website Data.gov is home to more than 100,000 individual agency data sets. It's also the destination of app developers hoping to turn federal data into useful information. Marion Royal is the director of Data.gov, which is run by the General Services Administration. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss how the website has progressed over the years.

Tags: Marion Royal , GSA , Data.gov , open data , Federal Drive

Monday - 05/19/2014, 02:27pm EDT
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Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: Air Force budget cuts, military readiness, DoD mobility

Inside the DoD's Reporter's Notebook is biweekly feature focused on news about the Defense Department and defense community as gathered by Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu. Submit your ideas, suggestions and news tips to Jared via email.

Tags: Inside the DoD Reporter , Jared Serbu , DoD , Air Force , Samuel Cox , A-10 , House , NDAA , House Armed Services Committee , Android , mobile , Veterans Affairs , Eric Shinseki , Robert Petzel

Monday - 05/19/2014, 03:15am EDT

Inside the Reporter's Notebook: GSA takes 18F on a magical mystery tour

In this edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Executive Editor Jason Miller shares news and buzz about the IT and acquisition communities.

Tags: Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Dan Tangherlini , Dave McClure , 18F , GSA , cybersecurity , Matt Chessen , State , Roger Waldron , PTO , sequestration , Tony Scardino , HSPD-12 , DoD , Phyllis Schneck

Friday - 05/09/2014, 03:27pm EDT

Kathy Frisbee, Veterans Health Administration

Veterans Affairs officials want veterans to be able to access their services on mobile devices. They also want to boost employee productivity with mobility. But developing business-grade apps is no simple matter. Kathy Frisbee, co-director of Connected Health in VA's Office of Informatics and Analytics, has developed a rigorous app methodology that any agency could use. She joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss the first fleet of apps the agency has developed.

Tags: Kathy Frisbee , Veterans Affairs , mobile apps , mobility , Federal Drive

Friday - 05/16/2014, 02:52pm EDT
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Senate committee eyes new cyber hiring authorities for DHS

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said Thursday the committee plans to mark up a bill on May 21 to give DHS more tools to hire cyber workers more easily.

Tags: cybersecurity , DHS , Tom Carper , Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , AFFIRM , workforce , training , FISMA , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/16/2014, 12:24pm EDT
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