Inside Advanced Scale Challenges|Sunday, October 23, 2016
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U.S. Announces First Cyber Chief

A retired Air Force General has been tapped to be the nation's first chief information security officer, the Obama administration announced this week. Retired Brig. Gen. Gregory Touhill previously ...Full Article

NSA Looks to IT Industry to Harden Vulnerable U.S. Nets

U.S. intelligence agencies, including the National Security Agency, are increasingly turning to commercial solutions in their efforts to head off the alarming number of cyber attacks that culminated in ...Full Article

Critical Infrastructure Goes Open Source

The electrical grid, water, roads and bridges—the infrastructure we take for granted—is seldom noticed until it's unavailable. The burgeoning open source software movement is taking steps to help rebuild ...Full Article

A Call for National Action: HPC ‘At the Frontier of Competition’

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a Washington D.C. think tank with close ties to the Office of Science and Technology Policy and government broadly, today released an ...Full Article

U.S. Spy Master to Hire CIO

The U.S. intelligence apparatus is looking for a spy to come in from the cold to serve as its first chief information officer. The Office of the Director of ...Full Article

Building Better Public/Private HPC Partnerships Is Focus of Pending NCSA Study

The most powerful computer systems in the world reside in the public sector – principally, at federally funded supercomputer centers. Yet some of the most demanding workload requirements reside ...Full Article

Data Transfer Deal Already Under Fire

It didn't take long for dents to appear in the proposed E.U.-U.S. Privacy Shield. The trans-Atlantic data transfer agreement designed to replaced a 15-year-old Safe Harbor arrangement struck down ...Full Article

Cloud Vendors Address EU Safe Harbor Ruling

Cloud vendors are responding to last month's data privacy ruling by a European court with security upgrades to cloud storage and orchestration services aimed at helping customers meet stricter ...Full Article

Workshop Plots U.S. Course on Exascale

Perhaps self-evident but among the benefits flowing from National Strategic Computing Initiative discussions are clarification of specific obstacles in the path to exascale and the forcing of specific choices ...Full Article

IronNet, Founded by Ex-NSA Boss, Gains Funding

A cybersecurity startup with a wealth of insider knowledge and a plan to leverage high-performance computing along with advanced visualization techniques has attracted the attention of well-known investors. IronNet ...Full Article
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