Tag Archives: IoT

Riverbed’s Davis Johnson: Software-Defined Wide-Area Networking Could Support Digital Transformation Demands

Davis Johnson, U.S. public sector vice president at Riverbed Technology, has said software-defined wide-area networking could support federal agencies’ digital transformation initiatives amid challenges posed by legacy information technology. Johnson wrote in a guest post published Thursday on GCN that SD-WAN works to provide agility, automation, visibility and flexibility to support the needs of key …

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Iridium to Integrate Asset Monitoring Service With Komatsu’s Vehicle Tracking System

Iridium has agreed to integrate its asset tracking and monitoring service into vehicle monitoring systems built by Japan-based construction and mining equipment maker Komatsu. McLean, Virginia-based Iridium said Thursday its network will aim to provide real-time vehicle location, health, diagnostics and proactive maintenance data for Komatsu’s KOMTRAX system under the contract. Ichiro Nakano, …

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M2M-Link Labs Partnership Aims to Develop Wireless WAN for Connected Devices

M2M Spectrum Networks and Link Labs have entered into a partnership agreement with the goal to create a low-power, wide-area network for internet of things. M2M SN said Tuesday it will incorporate its licensed spectrum with Link Labs’ carrier-grade IoT wireless system designed with high throughput capacity, updated wireless firmware, low-powered repeaters and bi-directional messaging …

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Andras Szakal: IBM, Cloud Service Providers Adapt Offerings to Meet Client Demands

Andras Szakal, vice president and chief technology officer of IBM‘s U.S. federal business, has participated in a panel discussion that tackled how public sector organizations utilize and acquire cloud services, Sys-Con Media reported Wednesday. Dana Gardner writes Szakal discussed how cloud service providers have created purpose-built cloud environments for federal government entities …

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Unisys’ Casey Coleman: Agencies Should Proceed With Caution in ‘Internet of Things’

Casey Coleman, group vice president for federal civilian agencies at Unisys, has said the adoption of internet of things could help federal agencies change the way they deliver government services. Coleman wrote in a Federal Times article published Friday that IoT offers opportunities for agencies to update aging infrastructure as well as …

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DARPA Unveils Initiative for Companies With Limited DoD Contracting Experience

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched a new process to encourage companies that have limited contracting experience with the Defense Department to propose novel technology platforms that could have potential applications for the commercial sector and DoD. DARPA’s microsystems technology office introduced the Commercial Performer Program Announcement in an …

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Symantec: Cybercriminals Use Consumer IoT Devices to Launch Attacks Against Companies

Symantec has published new research that indicates cybercriminals work to hijack home networks and consumer Internet of Things devices to launch distributed denial of service attacks against large companies. The company said Thursday its security response team has found that cybercriminals gain cheap bandwidth through a web of consumer devices to spread malware and create zombie networks …

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CompTIA Survey Indicates Govt Employee Confidence in Smart Cities Services; Tim Herbert Comments

A new survey from the nonprofit technology industry association CompTIA has indicated high confidence among government officials in what the organization brands as benefits of smart cities tools and services. CompTIA said Tuesday 50 percent of local, state and federal government personnel surveyed believe the Internet of Things and smart cities will provide value to their …

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IDC: Systems Integrators Key to Federal IT Transformation

A new IDC report has highlighted the role system integrators play in helping the federal government transition to digital platforms through the 3rd platform technologies mobility, cloud, big data and analytics and social business. The report evaluates the system integrators’ relationship with each other and with the factors the report …

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IBM Opens South Africa Research Lab to Focus on Healthcare, Digital Urban Ecosystem, Astronomy

IBM has established a research laboratory in Johannesburg, South Africa to facilitate  collaborative programs in the areas of data-based healthcare, digital urban ecosystems and astronomy. The facility, located at the University of the Witwatersrand, is built through IBM’s 10-year investment program with the South African trade and industry department and partnership with the country’s science and technology …

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Intelsat Launches Second Satellite for C- and Ku-Band Capacity in EMEA Region

Intelsat has launched a Boeing-manufactured high throughput satellite aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle on Wednesday from French Guiana as part of a project designed to bring C- and Ku-band capacity to Africa, Europe, Middle East and Asia. Intelsat said Wednesday Intelsat 33e, the second of a planned seven EpicNG satellite project, will join Intelsat 29e to …

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DARPA Taps Georgia Tech-Northrop Team for Internet of Things Security Project

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded a $9.4 million grant to a Northrop Grumman-Georgia Institute of Technology partnership to develop a wireless monitoring method for Internet-of-Things devices. Georgia Tech said Monday the method will work to analyze side-channel signal emissions released by electronic devices that perform certain programs. The Computational Activity …

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PFP Cybersecurity to Study Cyber Threat Detection in Analog Domain for IoT-Connected Tech

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded PFP Cybersecurity a contract to study cybersecurity technologies designed to provide threat intelligence and detection to secure Internet of Things and embedded systems. PFP said Friday the new technology will work to protect IoT-connected devices such as power grids, smart devices and cars against cyber attacks. The company will work …

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WISeKey Aims to Help Secure Connected Devices Through Microsoft’s City Transformation Initiative

WISeKey has joined a Microsoft-led global initiative that aims to help connect government agencies, businesses and citizens with urban services through the use of technology. WISeKey said Monday it will provide an integrated object identity management and cybersecurity tool for cities to securely connect to the Azure cloud computing technology and other Microsoft-made platforms under the CityNext initiative. “Government employees and city …

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