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As the US Air Force Turns Its Focus to Space, This Small Team Could Lead the Way

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Lawmakers to Agencies on FITARA: Get It Together

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IT Modernization Bill Heads to President

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HP Inc. CEO: We got into 3-D printing to get ahead of the inevitable manufacturing disruption

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Startup-Friendly Bill Would Remove Visa Caps, Regulations For Entrepreneurs

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Here's How New Yorkers Think Cybersecurity Should be Handled

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Meet the 17-Year-Old Who Hacked the U.S. Air Force

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The Future of Computing Is Holograms
Right next to the canal that separates Brooklyn from Queens in New York, is a massive brick building that used to be a glass factory. Now it houses artists, metalworkers, and a company called Looking Glass. The latter could upend how we use computers every day. Looking Glass today (Nov. 21) announced its HoloPlayer One, a new portable device about the size of a laptop that can display interactive, three-dimensional holograms   Read More ...
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As the US Air Force Turns Its Focus to Space, This Small Team Could Lead the Way
KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M.— “I believe we will be fighting in space in the next 10 years,” Gen. David Goldfein warns the dozen-or-so Air Force officers gathered in a conference room here. What’s more, the fighter pilot-turned-chief of staff says, “Space superiority is going to be central to who we are as a service.” As the Air Force — and policymakers at the Pentagon and in Congress — rethink how the military should build and retain this space superiority, it’s clear that the service needs faster, cheaper ways to put spacecraft on orbit   Read More ...
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A Fight Is Brewing Between Congress and the Military Over Cyber War
U.S. military commanders want more authority to launch cyber operations. But Congress is mulling new restrictions and reporting requirements, setting up a showdown that will shape American defense in the network era. In one corner, you have commanders like Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone. The head of U.S. Army Cyber Command recently said that his service is producing hackers who are better than their peers in the civilian world by orders of magnitude   Read More ...
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The Dangerous Data Hack That You Won’t Even Notice
A recent wave of cyberattacks—from WannaCry and Equifax to the alleged Russian influence on the US election—has demonstrated how hackers can wreak havoc on our largest institutions. But by focusing only on hackers’ efforts to extort money or mess with our political process, we may have been missing what is potentially an even scarier possibility: data manipulation. Imagine that a major Big Food company gets hacked   Read More ...
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More Than 50 Experts Just Told DHS That Using AI for “Extreme Vetting” Is Dangerously Misguided
A group of experts from Google, Microsoft, MIT, NYU, Stanford, Spotify, and AI Now are urging the Department of Homeland Security to reconsider using automated software powered by machine learning to vet immigrants and visitors trying to enter the United States. The controversial program, which hasn’t yet been implemented, would screen social media posts and other digital information to determine whether the person is a “positively contributing member of society,” and if they pose a threat to the United States   Read More ...
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Silicon Valley's Worship of Innovation Can Get in the Way of Actual Change
The tech industry prides itself on innovation, taking any opportunity to talk about cutting edge, pioneering, or revolutionary ideas. But too often it skips past what it means to make innovation work, especially at scale. As a tech CEO for the past 13 years, I have seen thousands of good notions fade away because the creative came without consideration to the practical, functional or secure   Read More ...
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Lawmakers to Agencies on FITARA: Get It Together
In Congress’s fifth assessment of federal technology upgrades, lawmakers instructed agencies—the highest and lowest scorers alike—to try harder. The House Oversight Committee questioned officials from the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Energy Department about their performance on a Congressional scorecard assessing factors such as their ability to manage software licenses. USAID achieved an A-, the scorecard’s highest rating and a stark increase from a D in 2015   Read More ...
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IT Modernization Bill Heads to President
What began as an attempt by one Texas congressman to provide federal agencies new means to modernize their old and outdated systems will head to President Donald Trump’s desk for a signature. The Senate Thursday passed the National Defense Authorization Act that contained a modified version of the Modernizing Government Technology Act, introduced by Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, in the House and Sens   Read More ...
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Why the U.S. Fails at Worker Training
When asked about Donald Trump’s June 2017 executive order calling for the expansion of apprenticeships, Anthony Carnevale says it’s just “good PR.” Carnevale—the research professor and director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce—believes the high costs of apprenticeships and the U.S.’s dark past with job training will stymie the effort, which aims to help people find jobs in an economy that is rapidly changing primarily because of technological advances   Read More ...
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Silicon Valley Should Be Governed by “Star Trek” Regulations
Star Trek has inspired many technologies we now take for granted. Communicators, touch screens, replicators, ultra-powerful computers, and artificial intelligence all feature prominently throughout the franchise’s history. Today we thumb through endless scrolling feeds tailored to our whims and enjoy a level of technical sophistication not previously imaginable. We may not be able to fling ourselves around the cosmos at the push of a button yet, but we are on the verge of causing a profound change in the very fabric not of space-time, but of our culture   Read More ...
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White House Discloses Rules on Weaponizing Software Vulnerabilities
The Trump administration pledged Wednesday to release an annual report outlining the government’s decision-making about when it discloses newfound computer vulnerabilities to the public and when it will hoard them to hack and spy on U.S. adversaries. The move marks a significant step forward for the government’s “vulnerabilities equities process,” which transparency advocates have complained is far too opaque and too often leaves citizens’ personal information vulnerable when those undisclosed exploits, known as zero days, are discovered by criminals   Read More ...
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Pros and Cons of the New Digital Pills That Connect to Your Smartphone
The health-care community lit up in conversation after news broke that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the world’s first digital drug. It’s a pill that contains a minuscule chip—made of magnesium, silicon, and copper—that can send information from inside the body to an adhesive patch that’s placed on a patient’s torso. The patch can send data to a doctor’s office, as well as to a special smartphone app for those who wish to monitor themselves, until the chip is naturally digested   Read More ...
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1 in 8 Government Emails Received in October was Phony
One out of every eight emails sent from what looked like a government address in October was a phony email sent by hackers and spammers, according to data released Friday and Monday by the cybersecurity firm Proofpoint. About 10 percent of those spoofed emails came from IP addresses outside the U.S., the company said. In the case of one agency that Proofpoint doesn’t name, 80 percent of spoofed emails that appeared to come from the agency actually originated from Russian IP addresses, Proofpoint said   Read More ...
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How Robots Will Help the US Navy Avoid Future Collisions
Among the recommendations offered in theU.S. Navy’s new review of the year’s warship-related mishaps are some that will help prepare the fleet for interaction with the autonomous vessels that will soon be crowding the seas. For example: accelerate plans to upgrade today’s electronic navigation systems. Teach crewmen to use automatic identification systems to broadcast their location to nearby ships. Improve methods for human systems integration   Read More ...
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Adidas partners with Carbon 3D for first consumer-ready 3D printed sport shoe
Keywise Capital Management CIO Fang Zheng on investing in Alibaba and the latest innovation in 3D printing technology.   Read More ...
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Adapting to AI: Generations have different challenges in world of emerging technology
There was a time when the calculator was cutting edge and the only way to place a call was to walk over to the wall phone. For generations of Americans, the good life used to be working one job with one employer for much of your adulthood until retirement. Today, students are taught they could count on switching careers multiple times as society tries to keep pace with the flood of new gadgets and gizmos   Read More ...
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Platonics Ark: World’s First 3D Printer Designed For Architects
The instruments for presenting the concepts of architects have been revolutionized through the development of Platonics Ark. It is the world’s first 3D printer designed specifically to meet the needs of architects. The developer, Platonics, is based in Helsinki, Finland. The company has been creating the first 3D printer for architects for almost two years. Its goal is to make 3D printing efficient, easy, and fast for architects, and now, the company has come up with the first 3D printer that would transform architects’ ideas into reality   Read More ...
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New Matter Rolls Out New Generation Of 3D Printers - socaltech.com
Pasadena-based desktop 3D printer maker New Matter, which is backed by Idealab, said today that it has rolled out its second generation of its 3D printers, the MOD-t (2nd Gen). According to New Matter, it is launching the new generation of 3D printer via a Kickstarter campaign, allowing users to pre-order the device through that campaign. MOD-t said the first 100 users will get the MOD-t (2nd Gen) for $149, the next 250 for $199, and other pre-order users an purchase the device for $249 via that campaign   Read More ...
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3 Storytelling Tips for Brands in Emerging Tech Sectors
The brand that tells the best tale will win, so flex your storytelling muscles and get to work.   Read More ...
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HP Inc. CEO: We got into 3-D printing to get ahead of the inevitable manufacturing disruption
After Hewlett Packard split into two companies, Dion Weisler, the president and CEO of the newly formed HP Inc., crystallized his computer and printing company's ultimate goals. "This is why we got into the production side of 3-D printing. We weren't terribly interested in home-based printing," the CEO told "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer in an exclusive interview. "We see this not as the $5 billion market it is today   Read More ...
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Designer 3-D printed shoes to be showed off at Portland fashion event
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Technology and sustainability take center stage at this year's fashion week in Portland. The four-day FashioNXT event began Wednesday night. The highlight of the event will be the first designer collection of 3-D printed shoes to ever hit a runway. Lucy Beard is founder and chief cobbler of the 3-D printed shoe company Feetz. Eight weeks ago, she teamed up with Portland designer and Project Runway winner Seth Aaron to make the first-ever designer collection of 3-D printed shoes   Read More ...
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This 3-D printing company churns out lightweight car parts that are ready for the road
D printers that can churn out parts that are ready to use in cars, planes, computers and more. Many 3-D printers can form prototypes but not components that are structurally sound enough to be used in final products, especially if those products need to fly or drive. According to Impossible Objects CEO Larry Kaplan, the company's technology works something like a laminator on steroids: "You feed a stack of sheets into our printers that are made of non-woven textiles like carbon fiber, Kevlar or what have you   Read More ...
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How 3D Printing Is Empowering SMBs in Manufacturing's Digital Transformation
Share Add to Technology America's Small Business Heroes How 3D Printing Is Empowering SMBs in Manufacturing's Digital Transformation Additive manufacturing is radically transforming the $12 trillion global manufacturing industry, to the benefit of smaller businesses.   Read More ...
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Microsoft’s Satya Nadella Shares the Leadership Lesson in Watching Amazon Win the Cloud Business
At a talk in New York yesterday (Sept. 27) to promote his new book, Microsoft chief Satya Nadella revealed what he learned about leadership in 2009, after watching the tech giant fall woefully behind Amazon in the multibillion-dollar cloud services business. In conversation with Steve Swartz, Hearst president and CEO, at Hearst’s headquarters, Nadella explained that Microsoft missed an opportunity to jump into the cloud services marketplace early, even though it had the capabilities in place   Read More ...
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Startup-Friendly Bill Would Remove Visa Caps, Regulations For Entrepreneurs
A bipartisan group of senators wants to usher in a prosperous new era for domestic startups, and on Thursday introduced a wide-ranging bill that aims to make it easier to form new ventures. The Startup Act proposes to create 50,000 limited visas for foreign students who obtain advanced science, technology, engineering and math degrees in the United States, helping them get green cards to pursue domestic jobs   Read More ...
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Here's How New Yorkers Think Cybersecurity Should be Handled
U.S. efforts to improve cybersecurity across technology development, business operations and government policy should be defined by one word, according to a new report. That word? Leverage. Leaders in every realm of cyber defense should be asking themselves whether a new product, policy or procedure gives defenders more leverage against attackers and how much it moves the dial, according to the report from the New York Cyber Task Force, a new organization whose members hail from industry, academia and think tanks   Read More ...
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Original Prusa i3 MK3: the Smartest 3D Printer!
Prusa Research releases the new, fully improved, Original Prusa i3 MK3 3D printer. The new features offered by the MK3 are largely to help extend its usability, and encourage 3D printer adoption by casual users. Developed in collaboration with Tennessee 3D printer component manufacturer Ultimachine, the EINSY RAMBo motherboard, says Průša, “is the most advanced 3D printer board out there.” This addition allows the machine to monitor power outage, hosts the Trinamic for layer shift detection, and makes the MK3 “OctoPrint ready” – adding a Raspberry Pi Zero W to the unit will allow users to monitor 3D printing progress online and control print jobs remotely   Read More ...
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How U.S. Digital Service’s Login.gov Team Works With Other Agencies
The team working on Login.gov, a single authentication system that could let citizens access many government services online, has a staff dedicated to peddling that product to other agencies, according to Joel Minton, who directs login.gov. The Login.gov module is currently used by Customs and Border Protection for the CBP Jobs App, which lets applicants track the status of their job applications   Read More ...
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7 Questions About Twitter's Doubled Character Limit
On Tuesday evening, Twitter announced that it is experimenting with doubling the length of. To start, the feature will only be available to a random set of users on the service. But if adopted by the platform as a whole, the change will constitute one of the most fundamental changes to Twitter’s core product in years. “This is a small change, but a big move for us,” said Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s chief executive officer, in one of the firt uperized   Read More ...
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The Coming Software Apocalypse
There were six hours during the night of April 10, 2014, when the entire population of Washington State had no 911 service. People who called for help got a busy signal. One Seattle woman dialed 911 at least 37 times while a stranger was trying to break into her house. When he finally crawled into her living room through a window, she picked up a kitchen knife   Read More ...
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Government Agencies Compromised in Deloitte Breach
U.S. government agencies were among those affected by a data breach at the consultancy and accounting firm Deloitte, The Guardian newspaper reported Monday. It’s not yet clear which agencies were affected by the breach, which compromised client emails and planning documents and may also have compromised usernames, passwords, IP addresses and health information, according to the Guardian report. The Guardian first reported the breach Monday morning   Read More ...
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The Genomic Revolution Reaches the City Crime Lab
Lisa Ziegert disappeared from the gift shop where she worked on April 15, 1992, and her body was found four days later. From then until this past Monday, her murder remained unsolved. Then on Monday, the local district attorney’s office in Massachusetts announced the arrest of a 48-year-old man for Ziegert’s death. Among the clues that led police to him was a computer-generated “mug shot” based on DNA found at the crime scene 25 years ago   Read More ...
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NASA tests first 3-D printed rocket engine part made with two different alloys
Engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, tested NASA's first 3-D printed rocket engine prototype part made of two different metal alloys through an innovative advanced manufacturing process. NASA has been making and evaluating durable 3-D printed rocket parts made of one metal, but the technique of 3-D printing, or additive manufacturing, with more than one metal is more difficult   Read More ...
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The Air Force Will Dole Out $1 Billion for Cloud Migration
The U.S. Air Force will spend up to $1 billion over the next five years to migrate more than 750,000 of its users to cloud-based email, communications and other services. Three companies – Dell EMC, General Dynamics and Microsoft – partnered to win the Air Force’s new Cloud Hosted Enterprise Services contract, which is a follow-on to a previous Air Force pilot effort called Collaboration Pathfinder aimed at deploying Microsoft 365 across portions of the military branch   Read More ...
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Meet the 17-Year-Old Who Hacked the U.S. Air Force
Jack Cable is 17 years old. With a thin build and large, square glasses, he looks like any unassuming high school senior from the Chicago suburbs. Except he’s a military-grade hacker. Cable recently finished first in Hack the Air Force, a Pentagon-sponsored bug bounty program that recruited ethical hackers to find security holes within Air Force networks. In total, the service paid out $130,000 for 207 vulnerabilities hackers uncovered in the competition   Read More ...
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Hackers Broke Into SEC Computer Systems and May Have Traded on the Stolen Information
Hackers broke into the systems of the top US securities regulator last year, and may have used confidential information to trade in the stock market. The Securities and Exchange Commission said yesterday that criminals exploited a software vulnerability in its filing system. While the breach was detected in 2016 and the weakness patched, the SEC says it wasn’t until last month that the agency realized the information may have been exploited through stock market trades   Read More ...
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Symantec CEO: Get Commercial Software Off National Security Systems
The biggest security vulnerability in U.S. national security computer systems may be the commercial software they’re built on, Symantec’s CEO Greg Clark said Wednesday. The inner workings of Tomahawk missiles aren’t publicly available and the computer systems that store sensitive national security data shouldn’t be either, the leader of the anti-virus firm said during an address at George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security   Read More ...
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Is Trump's 'Wiretap' Claim Vindicated?
Viewed from the most obvious angle, the latest scoops about special counsel Robert Mueller investigating Paul Manafort are at best neutral news for the president and more likely bad news. The new reports say that U.S. officials got warrants to surveil Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman, before and after the 2016 election under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, and that Mueller told Manafort he would soon be indicted   Read More ...
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The Team-Building Rituals that Companies Love Can Actually Tear Workers Apart
If you’ve ever lost a glove somewhere on the streets of New York City, there’s a chance it’s found an unusual second life at the New York headquarters of OXO—the global housewares manufacturer. Enter the company’s open loft-style dining hall, and you’ll see a large white wall featuring hundreds of gloves, neatly organized in rows. Pinned beneath each glove (or pair) is a tag that tells the story of when and where the glove was found, and who did the finding   Read More ...
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Can the US Military Re-Invent the Microchip for the AI Era?
The coming AI revolution faces a big hurdle: today’s microchips. It’s one thing to get a bunch of transistors on an integrated circuit to crunch numbers, even very large ones. But what the brain does is far more difficult. Processing vast amounts of visual data for use by huge, multi-cellular organism is very different from the narrow calculations of conventional math   Read More ...
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