Cybersecurity

NIST pushes new encryption protocols for quantum, connected devices

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is inching closer to developing two new encryption standards to protect the federal government from new and emerging cybersecurity threats.

Cybersecurity

Congress bucks DHS on bid to move cyber research funding

Millions in cybersecurity research and development dollars will stay in DHS' Science and Technology directorate.

Cybersecurity

DARPA probes tech to solve supply chain uncertainty

DARPA and private companies are looking to improve supply chain security through the use of tiny chips and diamonds that can authenticate IT parts used by the government.

IT Modernization

DHS lays out research priorities

The Department of Homeland Security is looking to small business to innovate to improve capabilities in a range of technology areas.

IT Modernization

Cloud, cars and IoT could change grid cybersecurity

The proliferation of connected devices including electric cars could provide grid operators with an operational view of cybersecurity threats.

Quantum Consortium aims to keep U.S. research on pace

The new group allows participating companies to communicate with the National Institute of Standards and Technology about research needs without revealing proprietary secrets.

Lawmakers see advanced tech gap with China shrinking

At two hearings, members of Congress discussed ways to accelerate progress in quantum computing, AI, 5G and other emerging technologies.

Acquisition

DARPA funds next-generation AI

The $2 billion "AI Next" campaign aims to transform computers from specialized tools to partners with contextual reasoning capabilities.

Senate bill targets Chinese tech companies

Two senators want to make it the official policy of the United States to curb Chinese influence of the U.S. technology supply chain.

IT Modernization

DOE announces new funding for quantum research

The Energy Department opened a multimillion dollar funding pool for its national lab experts to further explore quantum computing.

Cybersecurity

IARPA wants help fending off invasive aquatic species

Researchers want to find new detection technology to help stem the tide of invasive sea creatures hitching rides into U.S. waterways and ports.

IT Modernization

Transcom head warns of cyber risks to civilian infrastructure

At a Senate hearing, Gen. Darren McDew said that the commercial companies the military relies on to move troops and material are too vulnerable to cyberattacks.

Cybersecurity

IARPA awards translator tech contracts

The intelligence community's research arm taps major research universities, NIST to create a universal text translator for analysis work.

Digital Government

Pentagon boosts emerging tech spend

The Department of Defense spent $7.4 billion in fiscal year 2017 on cloud computing, big data and artificial intelligence technologies, according to a recent Govini report.

IT Modernization

The future of algorithmic warfare

The Department of Defense is six months into Project Maven, an effort to leverage AI for warfighting.

Cybersecurity

Is the U.S. ready for a quantum leap in computing?

While widespread use of quantum computing is likely still years away, experts stress that government should ramp up preparations for a future that could disrupt the underpinnings of conventional encryption.

White House details 2019 R&D priorities

The administration is directing agencies to lean more on the private sector and to tilt their future research and development priorities -- and dollars -- toward defense technologies, border security, economic growth, efficient health care and low-cost energy sources.

Should robots kill?

Over 100 robotics and artificial intelligence experts worldwide warned the United Nations about a future of war that includes autonomous killing machines.

Drones and weather balloons team up in Arctic tests

A national laboratory paired drones and weather balloons to try to improve Arctic weather data collection.

IT Modernization

Gartner explains the hype

Blockchain, AI and IoT all have the potential to transform government IT, the research firm's latest analysis predicts.

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