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Quantum-Safe Blockchain Claim by Russian Researchers Met with Skepticism

The Russian Quantum Center today announced it has overcome the threat of quantum cryptography by creating the first quantum-safe blockchain, securing cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, along with classified government communications ...Full Article

DOE’s HPC4Mfg Leads to Paper Manufacturing Improvement

Papermaking ranks third behind only petroleum refining and chemical production in terms of energy consumption. Recently, simulations made possible by the U.S. Department of Energy's HPC4Mfg program helped a ...Full Article

What’s Up with Hyperion as It Transitions From IDC?

If you’re wondering what’s happening with Hyperion Research – formerly the IDC HPC group – apparently you are not alone, says Steve Conway, now senior VP of Research, Hyperion. ...Full Article

Cloud-Based Weather Network Launched

Access to huge volumes of weather data—volumes that will likely soar after the November launch of the U.S. GOES-R weather satellite—has been limited to a few users at great ...Full Article

U.S. Needs IoT Strategy, Study Urges

The U.S. requires a national strategy to coordinate private sector efforts to deploy the Internet of Things (IoT) that includes data security and interoperability standards, according to a report ...Full Article

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
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