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U.S. military bases and ports are increasingly interested in using a small, hand-held device able to quickly scan various forms of identification, check them against a wide range of existing data bases and instantly determine who should or should not be let past security and into the facility. Gate security re-entered the spotlight after the March […]

The Navy has established a special new unit designed to protect computer networks and improve cyber security across the service called Task Force Cyber Awakening, or TFCA, service officials said. Created in August of this year, TFCA is a 100-person force dedicated to establishing protocols, identifying vulnerabilities, increasing cyber awareness and shoring up security and […]

The rhythm, timing and tactile characteristics of how a person types on a computer keyboard or presses keys on a smartphone screen can be used to verify identify and prevent hacking and computer fraud, according to an ongoing project with the Pentagon’s research arm and Louisiana Tech University. Computer scientists with Louisiana Tech University are […]

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was the latest U.S. leader to name China as one of the leading threats to U.S. cyber security when he made a speech on his trip to Singapore over the weekend. “The United States has expressed our concerns about the growing threat of cyber intrusions, some of which appear to be […]

Pentagon Science & Technology leaders said government, academic and industrial innovators must embrace an investment strategy aimed at advancing key “thrust” areas such as electronic warfare (EW), cyber, counter-space and counter– weapons of mass destruction. Alan R. Shaffer, acting assistant secretary of defense for Research and Engineering, outlined these priorities as something specifically designed to […]