Jerry Petersen

Johns Hopkins APL Researchers Seek to Enhance Drone Swarm Navigation Using Neuroscience

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Applied Physics Laboratory are attempting to enhance the navigational algorithms of autonomous robotic swarms using discoveries related to dynamic replanning — the cognitive mechanism that allows animals to navigate while on the move. The researchers will then study changes in …

Read More »

Tech Firms Endorse Software Vulnerability Info Sharing, Disclosure Effort

A coalition of multinational technology firms has volunteered to make public their company policies governing the disclosure and sharing of known software vulnerabilities. Signatories to the Cybersecurity Tech Accord announced Monday they were publishing their Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure policies, a concept endorsed by the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise, an international platform …

Read More »

ForeScout to Help Secure Energy Infrastructure in Collaborative Effort

ForeScout has been selected to help secure the country’s energy sector infrastructure. Ryan Brichant, ForeScout vice president and chief technology officer for critical infrastructure and operational technology security, said Wednesday that his company and seven other firms have been chosen to perform work under the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence’s …

Read More »

Lockheed to Help U.K. Build Spaceport, Cubesat Launcher; Rick Ambrose Comments

Lockheed Martin has secured two contracts worth up to $31 million combined to help the U.K. space agency build a small satellite deployment platform and a launch site, Space News reported Tuesday. The first contract instructs Lockheed Martin to support Scottish government agency Highlands and Islands Enterprise in establishing a vertical launch …

Read More »

Space and Aviation Industry Reps Press Congress for Regulatory Reform

Panelists representing the Air Line Pilots Association, United Launch Alliance, Blue Origin and SpaceX recently testified before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation about the necessity of government regulatory reform in commercial space transportation. Teslarati reported Tuesday that the panelists identified two primary areas where timely …

Read More »

Symantec’s Aubrey Merchant-Dest Calls for Adoption of ‘Defense-in-Depth’ Cybersecurity

Aubrey Merchant-Dest, federal chief technical officer at software company Symantec, wrote in an opinion piece published Thursday on Fifth Domain that approaching cybersecurity from a client-server perspective is no longer tenable due to the increasing civilian and military use of cloud services and mobile technologies. In the client-server model, cybersecurity is determined …

Read More »