• ransomware

    Ransomware can interfere with elections and fuel disinformation – basic cybersecurity precautions are key to minimizing the damage

    As with most cybersecurity problems, the ransomware threat can be minimized by implementing common-sense best practices – many of which have been recommended for decades but often are not followed. 10/30/2020

  • act iac igniting innovation awards

    DARPA scouting for ‘revolutionary’ ideas

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is looking for unconventional approaches that challenge conventional wisdom and have the potential to radically change established practices. 10/30/2020

    election security

    Cybersecurity threats to the 2020 presidential election

    Threat actors are looking for ways to disrupt the election with tactics such as stealing sensitive information, modifying votes after they have been cast to sway the outcome and spreading misinformation. 10/30/2020

  • Responders react to a simulated natural disaster during exercise Vigilant Guard (DOD)

    Can AI and connected tech foster better disaster decision-making?

    Researchers at the University of Central Florida are studying how artificial intelligence and smart technologies can advance collective decision-making to reduce community vulnerability and enhance resilience. 10/30/2020

  • AF servicemember wearing mask (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Magbanua)

    DOD: digital contact tracing key to force readiness

    The Defense Health Agency envisions personnel wearing an unobtrusive device that supports proximity logging and recording in all military environments, including those disconnected from wide-area networks, to guard against coronavirus spread. 10/30/2020

  • teleworker at desk (elenabsl/Shutterstock.com)

    DOD lays foundation for permanent, secure telework

    The Defense Department’s Commercial Virtual Remote environment will need to go to a cloud security Impact Level 5 to support higher sensitivity, controlled unclassified information and mission critical information. 10/29/2020

  • RS3 firefighting robot (LAFD/YouTube)

    Firefighting robot joins LA force

    The Los Angeles City Fire Department’s new robotic firefighter, the Thermite RS3, was on the job just a day after it arrived. 10/29/2020

    government cloud

    Is Big Tech a big election security risk?

    Advocacy groups are questioning whether companies that provide cloud services are doing enough to safeguard voter data and prevent interference in the 2020 election. 10/29/2020

  • military voter (Photo by Sgt. Lynette Hoke, U.S. Army)

    Americans living and serving overseas could tilt the 2020 election – if only they voted

    The three million Americans living abroad could decide a presidential or congressional race with narrow margins. 10/29/2020

  • Interior to test drone

    IoT protocol helps drones collaborate

    Researchers have designed a cloud-based framework that uses an internet-of-things messaging protocol for communications among drones, autonomous ground vehicles and responders. 10/28/2020

  • NOAA partners with Google on AI

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has tapped Google to help apply artificial intelligence and machine learning to its troves of satellite and environmental data. 10/28/2020

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