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IARPA Releases Smartphone Cooling System RFI

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has issued a request for information on potential form factor approaches to develop portable electronic cooling systems for mobile devices such as a smartphone. In a FebBizOpps notice posted Friday, IARPA said it wants a technology designed to protect the mobile device from internal heat …

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Qualcomm to Help DISA Test Multifactor User Authentication in Pentagon’s IT Systems

A Qualcomm division has received a contract to help the Defense Information Systems Agency implement a multifactor user authentication method into Defense Department information technology systems. Qualcomm said Thursday its cybersecurity solutions division will establish a pilot program for DoD personnel to access key department IT assess with an actionless authentication system. The system …

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MobileIron Supports DoD’s Mobile Derived Credentials; Sean Frazier Comments

MobileIron has integrated with the Defense Department‘s Purebred derived credentials in a push to eliminate the need for common access cards to authenticate mobile identity. The company said Wednesday its derived credentials technology works to help government agencies authorize employees’ use of mobile devices to access resources without using additional hardware such as smart card readers. Sean Frazier, …

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Treasury Dept Issues RFI on Mobile Device Mgmt System

The Treasury Department has begun its search for industry sources to support the implementation of a system for the department to manage mobile devices and applications. The department said in FedBizOpps notice published Friday it seeks potential vendors that can provide mobile device management integration, help desk and support services for approximately 100,000 users. The Treasury wants …

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Rockwell Collins to Facilitate Cross-Platform Data Link Comms Under DIUx Deal

Rockwell Collins has landed a Digitally Aided Close Air Support contract from the Defense Department‘s Defense Innovation Unit Experimental to facilitate cross-platform data link functions for mobile devices. Rockwell Collins said Tuesday it will offer an open source aggregation framework designed to support cross-platform data link communications on Android and Windows mobile devices …

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Esri, Waze Forge Public Sector Transportation Systems Partnership; Andrew Stauffer Comments

Esri and Waze have forged a partnership to develop intelligent transportation systems for government agencies to share publicly-available traffic information with their communities. Current government customers of the Esri ArcGIS platform will be able to exchange data and merge information into emergency dispatch and street maintenance systems through the Waze Connected Citizens Program, …

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BlackBerry, Zimperium Combine Mobile Threat Protection Offerings; Dave Kleidermacher, Shridhar Mittal Comment

BlackBerry and Zimperium have partnered to integrate the companies’ mobile security platforms in an effort to help government and other enterprise customers protect Android and iOS devices against threats. Zimperium combined its zIPS mobile threat management technology with BlackBerry’s BES12 mobile device management software and Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform as part of the partnership, the companies said Wednesday. Shridhar …

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Vencore Labs Continues ‘Applied’ Research Focus One Year Post-Launch; President Petros Mouchtaris on R&D Collaborations

The mission of Chantilly, Virginia-based contractor Vencore‘s internal technology development and engineering subsidiary remains the same year out from its initial rebrand and relaunch: transformative applied research for organizations in the government, utility and commercial arenas. More than 200 scientists, engineers and analysts now staff the Basking Ridge, New Jersey-headquartered Vencore Labs business and …

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Deloitte’s William Eggers Pens Book on Public-Sector Digital Tech Landscape

William Eggers, director of public sector research at Deloitte‘s services unit, has authored a book that examines how the public sector modernizes old systems with digital technology such as cloud computing, mobile and analytics platforms. The book, published by Deloitte University Press, also explains how digital innovators address silos, culture, procurement restrictions, workforce …

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CompTIA Study: Companies Work to Align Security Strategies with IT Operations

More than half of 500 U.S. information technology security professionals who responded to a Computing Technology Industry Association survey said their companies have changed their security approaches based on IT operation changes. CompTIA said Tuesday its Practices of Security Professionals study also found that 43 percent of respondents prioritize other technology needs in their companies over …

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Raytheon|Websense Releases Top Cyber Risk Predictions for 2016

Raytheon|Websense reports Internet of Things devices, mobile payment technology, generic top-level domains, data theft prevention, cybersecurity insurance and hacktivism are some of the trends information technology professionals should watch for in 2016. The company said Wednesday hacktivists could target political campaigns, platforms and candidates for next year’s U.S. presidential race …

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DHS Taps Northrop, UTC, HRL Labs to Help Develop Mobile User Authentication Tools

Northrop Grumman, United Technologies Corp.‘s research center and HRL Laboratories have received contracts to help the U.S. Department of Homeland Security develop user authentication platforms for mobile devices, Fedscoop reported Thursday. Greg Otto writes DHS awarded $2.2 million to HRL, $1.7 million to Northrop and $790,000 to United Technologies Research Center. Northrop …

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