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Cyber Defense Exercise

Naval Academy wins NSA cyber challenge

For four days in mid-April, teams from service academies in the United States and Canada competed in the 15th annual Cyber Defense Exercise – a contest in which cadets design and build computer networks and then and defend them against intrusions by the National Security Agency and Canada's Central Security Services. When the April 13-17 exercise was complete, the U.S. Naval Academy emerged as the winner, capturing its third trophy since the contest began in 2001.

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Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 10:13 AM0 comments


Philadelphia forks Analytics.USA.gov for local use

Philadelphia forks Analytics.USA.gov for local use

When the General Services Administration's 18F unveiled the Analytics.USA.gov dashboard for federal website traffic, it also posted the code on GitHub.  Now the Philadelphia city government has put that open-source project to use for its own sites with analytics.phila.gov.

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Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 8:00 AM0 comments


Army eyes virtual training

Army eyes cloud-based virtual training

The Army is making plans for a cloud-based fully immersive training environment that aims to make soldiers’ time in the field more productive and meaningful.

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Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 8:27 AM0 comments


USGS: 18 million electronic maps downloaded

USGS: 18 million electronic maps downloaded

The U.S. Geological Survey, through the National Geospatial Program, announced that more than 18 million US Topo quadrangles and Historic Topographic Maps have been downloaded in the past six years from the USGS Store or The National Map Viewer.

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Posted on Apr 09, 2015 at 8:21 AM0 comments


NASA gets practical with 3D printing

NASA gets practical with 3D printing

Remember the film [insert any space drama here] with the damaged space ship and the astronaut who needs a specific tool to return to Earth? Sorry Hollywood, you need a new plot.

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Posted on Apr 09, 2015 at 8:21 AM0 comments