Cybersecurity

Cyber workforce education plan eyes industry sectors, K-12

The National Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Education plan will focus on industry-specific sectors and K-12 cyber education.

Cybersecurity

And the winners of the Cyber Challenge are...

More than 2,000 students from 169 high schools in 32 states and three territories took part in the challenge, which is designed to help build up the cyber workforce.

Emerging Tech

Navy's undersea robots get smarter

The U.S. Navy is developing new software programs to make its ocean-going robots more independent.

Cybersecurity

Oregon sysadmin wins SANS NetWars competition

NetWars is a cornerstone in the U.S. Cyber Challenge, a multipronged effort to identify and recruit the thousands of cybersecurity professionals needed to secure the nation's critical infrastructure.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Power of play: Gamers solve 15-year scientific puzzle in 3 weeks

Making AIDS research into a game pays off big for scientists working toward a cure, which opens the door to using online games for other research.

Cybersecurity

Michigan to build its own cyber command center

The economically hard-hit state of Michigan is hoping to become a national leader in cybersecurity with the development of a new cyber command center.

Emerging Tech

New modeling, analytics can help cities solve their fiscal crises

Without new analytic modeling technologies, cities might be in the dark about the best ways to solve some of their more complex financial problems.

Cybersecurity

The security singularity: When humans are the biggest problem

A growing number of observers see human users, not technology, as the greatest threat to cybersecurity.

Sandia tool puts disaster models into one picture

Researchers have developed software, called SUMMIT, that allows different disaster models and simulations to share data to create a real-time picture.

Cybersecurity

How your agency can land a future cyber rock star

With the demand for security professionals exceeding supply, government and industry are ramping up efforts to identify, recruit and train thousands of skilled IT employees.

Emerging Tech

Virginia police deploy 3-D tech to reconstruct accident scenes

A multi-jurisdictional police forensics team is using two secondhand 3-D scanners to build models of crash and crime scenes.

Data & Analytics

FEMA iPad tool helps rescuers visualize disaster scene

The tool enables linking modeling and simulation tools with the underlying event data, thereby improving the emergency planning, training, evaluation and response cycle.

Cybersecurity

Can the nation get smart about cybersecurity?

The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education seeks to improve security awareness, education and the IT workforce, but depends on cross-sector cooperation.

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity moves to post-grad level at Mason

George Mason master’s degree program will teach executives how to speak the language of technology and manage cybersecurity programs.

Cloud & Infrastructure

How I solved the budget crisis

With Budget Hero 2.0, you can take a crack at cutting the deficit and balancing the budget. And you'll realize this ain't no game.

Army's new modernization plan: IT on a tight budget

With its 2012 Modernization Plan, the Army is taking a close look at how it will use its fiscal 2012 budget to achieve its most critical goals and re-balance the force.

Cybersecurity

Future cybersecurity workforce heads to summer camp

The U.S. Cyber Challenge, launched two years ago to address a critical shortage of skilled professionals, is expanding efforts to attract, engage and educate students for careers in cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity

To defeat phishing, Energy learns to phish

Filters won't catch every threat, so Energy and other agencies have gone phishing themselves, using training and penetration tests to beef up employees' knowledge of attacks.

Uncle Sam wants you...to fly drones

At a time when equipment cuts are happening across the board, the Air Force wants to double the number of unmanned attack aircraft. And somebody has to fly them.

A whiteboard you can take everywhere, without carrying it

With the eBeam Edge and a projector, you can create an interactive whiteboard on any flat surface. Price is its only downside.

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