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  • DOD wants to rebuild trust with the technology industry

    The U.S. Department of Defense must rebuild trust with Silicon Valley because it needs new technology partners to fight against cyberattacks, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said Thursday.

    Written by Grant Gross24 April 15 06:14
  • FCC moves toward 'historic' spectrum sharing plan

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has approved what some commissioners called a "historic" plan to allow private mobile broadband services to share spectrum with incumbent military users.

    Written by Grant Gross18 April 15 03:03
  • Atlas Unplugged: DARPA challenge robot gets major makeover

    The 6-foot, 2-in. tall humanoid robot that many teams in the finals of the DARPA Robotics Challenge will be using in June has gotten a major makeover. And the teams using it in the finals got their first look just last week.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin22 Jan. 15 22:23
  • Google teams up with PwC on military cloud bid

    Google is adding its muscle to PriceWaterhouseCoopers' bid to build a new cloud-based healthcare system for the military that would support its more than 9.7 million beneficiaries.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin17 Jan. 15 08:25
  • House approves effort to limit NSA searches of US data

    The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to limit the National Security Agency's ability to search U.S. records, after a similar provision was stripped out of a bill intended to rein in the agency.

    Written by Grant Gross20 June 14 13:17
  • Emails shed light on Google's work with NSA

    Two sets of emails obtained by Al Jazeera America under a Freedom of Information Act request suggest that Google's cooperation with the National Security Agency may have been less coerced than the company has let on.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan07 May 14 06:24
  • Lawmakers fail to ask NSA chief about agency's malware plans

    U.S. lawmakers had a chance to pose questions to the director of the National Security Agency on Wednesday but declined to ask him about reports that the agency plans to install malware on millions of computers.

    Written by Grant Gross12 March 14 22:09
  • US funding for key IT research programs could be slashed

    While the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency may get more money in 2015 to study sensors and robots for use in warfare, the hot area of cognitive computing research could lose out.

    Written by Agam Shah05 March 14 21:39
  • Cloud Security Alliance offers ultra-high cloud security plan

    The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is putting forward an innovative encryption-based security architecture for software-defined networks and cloud environments that draws some of its inspiration from high-security networks used by the U.S. Department of Defense and intelligence agencies.

    Written by Ellen Messmer06 Dec. 13 15:28