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  • House Passes Cyber R&D Bill - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    House Passes Cyber R&D Bill

    The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday passed H.R. 4061, the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2009 by a vote of 422-5. The bill reauthorizes the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) and the National Institute for Standards and Technology’s (NIST) unclassified network security and computer programs. The bill is designed to enhance cooperation on federal and private cybersecurity […] More

  • Innovative? NSF has the Challenge for You - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Innovative? NSF has the Challenge for You

    The National Science Foundation is soliciting proposals for projects which will design innovative cyber infrastructure but is currently not receiving federal funding. “Eligible projects include development, deployment, research, and education necessary to create cyber infrastructure, or creation of cyber infrastructure that will enable innovative science and education,” according to the announcement. “Proposals submitted to STCI […] More

  • Dr. José Muñoz Appointed as CTO of NSF's Cyber Office - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Dr. José Muñoz Appointed as CTO of NSF's Cyber Office

    The National Science Foundation’s Office of Cyberinfrastructure has announced the appointment of Dr. José Muñoz as chief technology officer effective June 1, 2010. Muñoz, who has been serving as acting director of OCI, will focus on relations with external communities on IT and cyber infrastructure, enhance the outreach activities of NSF units involved with research […] More

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    Rutgers Researchers Demonstrate Smart Phone Hack

    Two computer scientists from Rutgers University, Vinod Ganapathy and Liviu Iftode, along with support from the National Science Foundation, tasked graduate students with developing malware for smart phones that would escape the notice of the user. The method used by the researchers is described below: “The team decided to inject software components known as rootkits […] More

  • Learn to Hack on the Government's Dime - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Learn to Hack on the Government's Dime

    Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 4061, the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act, which is the first major cybersecurity legislation to pass the House within the past year. The bill provides increased guidance for the role of NIST and NSF, looks to promote education and awareness efforts, coordinate R&D in the cyber realm and seeks […] More

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    CSC Helps Train NextGen Cyber Pros

    CSC has announced a research grant to move educational efforts for future cyber professionals forward. The grant was provided to the CyberWatch Center, which is funded by the National Science Foundation. The CyberWatch Center is tasked with advancing cyber security education by helping to develop curriculum and Collegiate Cyber Defense Competitions. CSC presently serves in […] More

  • 10 Cybersecurity Game Changers to Watch in 2010 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    10 Cybersecurity Game Changers to Watch in 2010

    The field of cybersecurity is becoming increasingly relevant to discussions on national security. President Barack Obama placed cybersecurity in the forefront of his national security policy. In his speech May 29, 2009, Obama stated: “From now on, our digital infrastructure“¦will be treated as they should be: as a strategic security asset. Protecting this infrastructure will […] More

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    Hunting for the Next Generation of Cyber Professionals

    The 6th Annual Cyber Security Awareness Week, developed and run by students at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, is set to kick off later this month. The graduate students in the Information Systems and Internet Security Lab, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, developed a series of cyber-war games in which students from […] More

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