Weekly News Kick Off: Kicking Off National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Does the Military Need a Multi-Cloud Strategy? - (Archived)

Welcome to the Weekly News Kick Off from the FedPulse blog. As Defense and civilian agencies look at ways to utilize cloud services, the issues of cybersecurity in the cloud will likely be a topic of conversation. It will be interesting to see where that conversation leads during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. For now, we’re almost through the end of the fiscal year—time to celebrate!

Washington Post Hosts Cybersecurity Summit October 1, 2014

The Washington Post is kicking off Cybersecurity Awareness Month with a Cybersecurity Summit on Oct. 1, 2014, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Policy, industry and agency leaders will share the latest in cybersecurity and defense, including who will protect the systems we depend on – and how? Lockheed Martin, in partnership with the Cybersecurity and Policy Research Institute at George Washington University, is sponsoring the half-day event. You can attend this summit live, or watch a live stream.

Is it Time for the Military to Adopt a Multi-Level Approach to Cloud Computing?

Dave Mihelcic, chief technology officer at the Defense Information Systems Agency, believes that a multi-level approach to cloud computing is a requirement for the U.S. military’s missions, Breaking Defense reported.

USAF Looking to Combat Cloud for Future Operations

The U.S. Air Force continues to look for ways to share information and combat-related data in air and space. Cloud-based technologies and associated collaborative work with other services in order to share combat information may be in the works, C4ISR & Networks reported Monday.

Study: Biometric Smartphones Revenue to Grow 40% Annually Through 2019

Biometrics will be a mature technology by 2019 and be considered an alternative to existing authentication tools for mobile devices, according to a study released by Frost & Sullivan.

John Kerry: US Could Open $6T Renewable Energy Market Through Grid

Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. could modernize its nationwide electricity infrastructure and facilitate wider adoption of energy, moves he believes could help open up a $6 trillion renewable energy market, Reuters reported.

APL Builds Model to Track RF Interference From ‘Space Bubbles’

Phycisists at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory have developed a computer model to predict how radio interference sources in the atmosphere could affect communications. APL physicists designed the model to detect the movement of “space bubbles” after they form and predict the plasma bubble’s course by collecting data from satellite-based systems and using wind models. By identifying these bubbles and their paths in real time, soldiers may be able to predict when and where they will experience radio interferences and adapt by using a different radio frequency or some other means of communication.

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