Posts from GovConDaily 04/11/2017

Symantec: Cyber Espionage Group Used Tools Described in CIA ‘Vault 7’ Leak

Symantec has found that a cyber espionage group dubbed “Longhorn” has used tools and protocols specified in the Vault 7 leak of alleged CIA hacking devices. The company said Monday Longhorn has used the tools and techniques to launch cyber attacks against an estimated 40 targets in 16 countries across the Middle East, Europe, Asia and Africa…
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DARPA to Brief Proposers on Hardware Security Program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency seeks industry expertise to address security vulnerabilities in electronic hardware and plans to hold an event in Arlington, Virginia, to discuss the project with interested companies…
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DHS to Help Develop AUV Platform for Coast Guard’s Under-Ice Data Collection Efforts

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has partnered with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and DHS’ Arctic Domain Awareness Center to build an autonomous underwater vehicle to help the U…
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Parsons Holds NSA Cybersecurity Exercise in Maryland; Carey Smith Comments

Parsons has begun to host a five-day cybersecurity event at its Columbia, Maryland-based facility in an effort to train representatives from military organizations on information assurance and network security…
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Accenture Study: 74% of US Citizens Lack Confidence in Agencies’ Data Security, Privacy Measures

A new Accenture study has found that 74 percent of U.S. citizens said they do not feel confident with government agencies’ capacity to ensure the security and privacy of digital personal data. Accenture said Monday it commissioned Market Strategy Group to conduct an online survey of 3,469 U…
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FAA to Release Initial UAS Facility Maps by April 27

The Federal Aviation Administration aims to release an initial batch of facility maps for small unmanned aircraft systems by April 27 in a move to help remote pilots depict areas and altitudes near airports where UAS platforms will be allowed to operate…
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NIST Launches Indoor Navigation App Devt Challenge

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has launched a challenge to foster the development of a smartphone application for indoor navigation. NIST said Friday the PerfLoc competition aims to give app developers and small companies access to NIST-collected data to aid the creation computer algorithms for indoor localization tools…
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VIDEO: X2 Technology™ The Foundation for Future Vertical Lift

Designed for speed, maneuverability and scalability, X2 Technology™ is the foundation for Lockheed Martin’s support to Future Vertical Lift. Sikorsky has invested in and proven X2 Technology™ to illustrate its commitment to developing future capabilities that are achievable and affordable for both military and commercial applications…
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