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Northrop Grumman and UMBC Open Incubator Program to Develop Innovative Solutions to Meet the Growing Cybersecurity Threat

Five Directions and Rogue Networks Are the First Companies to Join the Cync Program BALTIMORE, April 21, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Research Park Corporation officially opened the Cync Program today, an incubator dedicated to cultivating companies developing solutions to counter cybersecurity threats. The […]

DHS tests three radiation detection systems at Belmont Stakes race

DHS officials recently announced that it had tested three developmental systems designed to detect radiological weapons at the Belmont Stakes horse race in New York held on Saturday, 11 June; DHS tested two mobile Stand-Off Radiation Detection Systems; the third device tested was a Roadside tracker which scans for radiation sources in vehicles DHS officials […]

China software bug makes infrastructure vulnerable

By Jim Finkle NEW YORK | Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:28pm EDT (Reuters) – Software widely used in China to help run weapons systems, utilities and chemical plants has bugs that hackers could exploit to damage public infrastructure, according to the Department of Homeland Security. The department issued an advisory on Thursday warning of vulnerabilities […]

Analysis: Venture capitalists bulk up in computer security

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO¬†|¬†Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:09pm EDT (Reuters) – Silicon Valley venture capitalists are betting big on new technologies to protect computer networks, hoping they will profit from a spate of high-profile cyber attacks on corporate and government bodies. Many security start-ups are focusing on protection at the network level, rather than […]

House drastically cuts DHS science and technology

The Republican majority in the House last week passed a proposed DHS budget which drastically cuts the department’s Science & Technology Directorate’s (S&T) budget by 52 percent, from $827 million to $398 million; the Obama administration has requested $1.2 billion for that program in fiscal year 2012, which begins on 1 October; the S&T reductions […]

House Panel Wants To Cut Border Tech Funding

House Panel Wants To Cut Border Tech Funding Despite all of the concern over U.S. border security and the billions sunk into supporting technologies, a House Appropriations Committee markup of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) budget proposes cutting border control technology efforts. While the committee wants the Coast Guard to have an additional […]