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Lockheed Martin Readies ARES UAS For Flight Demo At Yuma Proving Ground

Lockheed Martin [LMT] is readying the Aerial Reconfigurable Embedded System (ARES) for a flight demonstration this fall, possibly as early as Oct. 16. The company’s Skunk Works is teamed with Piasecki Aircraft Corp. and Sierra Nevada Corp. on a design that includes twin tilting wing-mounted ducted fans providing vertical lift and then transitioning to deliver […]

The Bell V-247 autonomous tiltrotor was unveiled at Modern Day Marine, Sept. 25, 2018. (Photo by Dan Parsons)

Bell Unveils V-247 Autonomous Tiltrotor and It’s the Size of a Huey

Bell [TXT] unveiled the full-size mockup of its V-247 autonomous tiltrotor Sept. 25, and it is much larger than a scale-model suggests. Just outside the company’s booth at the Modern Day Marine in Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, passersby kept up an audible chorus of surprise as each caught a first glimpse of the unmanned aircraft […]

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DHS Issues RFI For Industry Help To Develop Cyber Supply Chain Risk Assessment Capability

Continuing its efforts to create a capability to assess risks to cyber supply chains, the Department of Homeland Security is conducting market research to learn about industry capabilities to identify and mitigate risks in the supply chains of information and communications technology (ICT). An Aug. 17 Request for Information (RFI) says the government is interested […]

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House Science Dems Ask GAO To Examine Cyber Threats To U.S. Electric Grid

Given the prevalence of cyber-attacks and intrusions against critical infrastructure globally, leading Democrats on a House panel have requested the Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigate cyber security threats to the U.S. electric grid. “The threats against our critical infrastructure are widespread, growing, and deeply concerning,” the ranking members on the Science, Space & Technology Committee, […]

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CSIS Says Costs Of Cybercrime Growing Globally

The cost to the global economy of cybercrimes has risen from an estimated $445 billion in 2014 to nearly $600 billion currently, according to a new study. The reasons for the benefit growth to cyber criminals include faster use of new technologies, more potential victims as online users increase, ease of criminal activity, and an […]

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DHS Launches Effort To Identify Supply Chain Risks In Government And Industry

Working with partners in government and industry, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has initiated an assessment of potential supply chain risks facing federal civilian agencies in their procurements and is also working with industry to understand these risks, a department official said on Wednesday. The initiative began this year and is in the early […]

Former Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.), the  Director of National Intelligence. Photo: U.S. Senate.

Cyber Still A Top Concern In Intelligence Community’s Global Threat Assessment

Cyber threats against the U.S. remain a top concern of the intelligence community, according to an annual threat assessment, which identifies Russia, China, Iran and North Korea as posing the greatest menace in this domain. The cyber threat “is one of my greatest concerns and top priorities,” Daniel Coasts, director of National Intelligence, told a […]

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DHS, NIST Kickoff Smart Cities Effort To Include Cyber Security, Privacy Concerns

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on Tuesday launched an effort aimed at enhancing the cyber security and privacy challenges associated with technologies and systems being developed for modern and future critical infrastructures. Through the new partnership, DHS and NIST are focused on designing in cyber […]

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Commerce Agency, Energy Sector Collaborating On Cyber Protections

A Commerce Department agency, energy sector and technology providers are partnering in a new initiative aimed at finding solutions for protecting critical assets used in the generation, transmission and distribution of power. The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), part of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, has initiated a new project, Energy Sector Asset […]

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DHS, Commerce Release Draft Cyber Security Report For Trump

The Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security on Jan. 5 released a draft of a report directed by President Donald Trump that outlines the challenges and opportunities in securing the Internet from cyber attacks. The report, which is due to be finalized by May 11, highlights six themes related to the threats and security of […]