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NOAA announces significant investment in next generation of supercomputers

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced last week the next phase in the agency’s efforts to increase supercomputing capacity to provide more timely, accurate, reliable, and detailed forecasts. By October 2015, the capacity of each of NOAA’s two operational supercomputers will jump to 2.5 petaflops, for a total of 5 petaflops -- a nearly tenfold increase from the current capacity.

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Federal grand jury indicts Mohammed Hamzah Khan for allegedly attempting to support terrorism overseas

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A southwest suburban Bolingbrook, IL man who was arrested in October has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly attempting to travel overseas to join a foreign terrorist organization operating inside Iraq and Syria, federal law enforcement officials announced Friday. The defendant, Mohammed Hamzah Khan, 19, a U.S. citizen, was charged with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in a single-count indictment returned late Thursday.

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DigitalGlobe human geography data and satellite imagery aid international Ebola response

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The Longmont, CO-based National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) recently released a series of Image City Map products, derived from DigitalGlobe satellite imagery and human geography data sets, which are playing a key role in the international effort to combat the Ebola crisis in western Africa.

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Hikvision Canada Inc. is established to better serve the needs of the Canadian market

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City of Industry, CA-based Hikvision, a supplier of innovative and award-winning video surveillance products and solutions, has established Hikvision Canada Inc., which will focus on the video surveillance market in Canada. This achievement represents the company’s strong commitment to the Canadian market and speaks to its rapid growth in Canada, North America, and across the globe.

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New research reveals more than three quarters of organizations have suffered a DNS attack

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Seventy-six percent of organizations in the U.S. and U.K. have suffered a Domain Name System (DNS) attack, with 49 percent experiencing one in the past 12 months. The most common DNS threats reported were DDoS (74 percent), DNS exfiltration (46 percent), DNS tunneling (45 percent) and DNS hijacking (33 percent) by those who had suffered an attack. That’s according to an independent research study undertaken by Vanson Bourne and commissioned by Cloudmark, Inc.

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Final rule requires safety management system for airlines

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a final rule that requires most U.S. commercial airlines to have Safety Management Systems (SMS) in place by 2018. The rule aims to build on the programs many airlines already use to identify and reduce aviation risk.

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Virtustream joins McAfee Security Innovation Alliance partner program

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Washington, D.C.-based Virtustream, an enterprise-class cloud software and services provider, has announced that it has joined the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance (SIA) partner program. McAfee SIA is a security industry technology-partnering program with a mission to accelerate the development of interoperable security products and simplify the integration of these products with complex customer environments.

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Departments of State, Homeland Security launch immigration executive action awareness campaign

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of State have launched the next stage of an aggressive campaign to make clear the national security, border security, and public safety priorities that are now in effect, and to clarify the criteria for filing requests for deferred action under the Executive Actions recently announced by President Obama.

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SecureKey granted U.S. FedRAMP provisional authority to operate

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Toronto-based SecureKey Technologies has announced that its U.S. cloud-based briidge.net exchange has been granted provisional Authorization to Operate (pATO) from the Joint Authorization Board (JAB) of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP).

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2015 hurricane zone predictions: Stronger season with three U.S. hot spots

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Ocala, FL-based Global Weather Oscillations (GWO), a hurricane cycle prediction company, says, "The 2015 Atlantic Basin hurricane season will be the most active and dangerous in at least 3 years, and the next 3 seasons will be the most dangerous in 10 years."

CEO David Dilley says GWO has issued "the most accurate predictions of any organization 6 years running, and GWO is the only organization to predict the correct number of hurricanes in 2014 and that an El Niño would not form.”

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