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Video: How Navy’s Augmented Reality Helmet Brings Underwater Missions into Focus

August 19, 2016 Navy divers face one persistent problem in underwater missions: low visibility. The Naval Surface Warfare Center has been developing its own solution, the Divers Augmented Vision Display, or DAVD. The system includes a see-through device that goes inside a dive helmet. Divers get real-time visual display of sonar, text messages,...

IG Reminds DOD of Access Control Weakness

August 18, 2016 The Defense Department inspector general reiterated a few shortcomings in the department’s cybersecurity stance as part of a review mandated by the 2015 Cybersecurity Act. The legislation required federal inspectors general to report on the policies, procedures and practices for securing computer networks and IT systems with emphasis on five...

VIdeo: Tips to Personalize Windows 10

August 18, 2016 Microsoft pushed customization as a major selling point for Windows 10, but some users need a little help tweaking their settings. CNET shares tips to make Windows 10 to your liking. Getting too many notifications? Visit the systems menu to mute programs you don’t want to interrupt you. The video...

Video: The Tech That Drives Tesla's Autopilot

August 17, 2016 Radar, ultrasonic sensors, cameras and high-precision GPS: The equipment on a Tesla Model S sounds more like what you’d find on a high-tech drone than a car. Together, the tech enables Tesla’s self-driving autopilot function, which the company calls a “driver assistance tool.” A driver can turn on autopilot and...

70 Years of the Navy Turning Science Fiction to Fact

August 16, 2016 Though federal agencies—and the Defense Department in particular—are searching for innovative technology through outside partnerships with Silicon Valley, 70 years ago the Navy looked inward. After the second World War, Congress mandated a science and technology-focused command to ensure American troops technological superiority. From its inception, the Office of Naval...

Video: NASA Preps Space Station for Commercial Craft

August 15, 2016 NASA is prepping a welcome mat for future commercial crew spacecraft visiting the International Space Station. To accommodate Boeing and SpaceX craft, two NASA astronauts will install the first of two international docking adapters. On Aug. 17, ground crew will use a robotic arm to remove the adapter from a...

Lawmakers: Will Census Tech Be Ready to Test or Not?

August 11, 2016 The House oversight committee asked the government’s watchdog to figure out whether the Census Bureau is ready for the upcoming test of the 2020 Census tech. The bureau’s plan to modernize how it captures census data, called the Census Enterprise Data Collection and Processing program, is scheduled to start year-long,...

White House Cyber Commission Wants To Hear From You

August 10, 2016 The White House cyber commission wants input on how to keep Americans safe in cyberspace. The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity today posted a request for information in the Federal Register for broad input about cybersecurity in the digital economy today and in the future. “Steps must be taken to...

Carper: ‘Election Security is Critical’

August 8, 2016 The Homeland Security secretary’s remarks about designating election systems as critical infrastructure earned support from the ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. “Designating election systems as critical infrastructure could improve and expand our nation’s ability to prevent and to respond to potential cyberattacks originating both...

DHS Chief: ‘We Are Actively Thinking About Election Cybersecurity’

August 4, 2016 After the Democratic National Committee hack and Donald Trump’s invitation for Russia to hack Hillary Clinton’s emails, the Homeland Security Department is discussing whether elections should be categorized as critical infrastructure, according to the DHS head. “I do think we should carefully consider whether our election system is critical infrastructure...