The Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded a total of $40 million to four major universities and minority-serving institutions to establish new research centers of excellence as part of its Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority-serving Institutions (HBCU/MI) Research and Education Program.

The Department of Defense (DoD) has announced awards for 147 university researchers, totaling $59 million, to finance the purchase of research equipment and enable universities to perform state-of-the-art research that augments current capabilities and develops new ones.

The Department of Defense (DoD) has announced that 60 minority-serving institutions will be given awards totaling $28.5 million as part of the fiscal year (FY) 2022 DoD Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI) Research and Education Program.


The Department of Defense (DoD) has launched the DoD University Consortium for Cybersecurity (UC2) to better facilitate communication between the Secretary of Defense and academia, and fulfilling a requirement from the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, DoD announced Jan. 10.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) confirmed it will be tracking Santa’s Christmas journey this year, marking its 66th anniversary of tracking Santa’s whereabouts as he and his reindeer travel around the globe on Dec. 24.

The Department of Defense (DoD) is awarding $50 million under the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) to 150 university researchers that will enable universities to perform research that boosts the United States’ technological edge.


The Federal government is looking forward to implementing 5G wireless services as they become available, but building security into 5G services from the beginning will be key to a successful implementation, said officials from the Department of Defense (DoD), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the General Services Administration (GSA).

A report issued May 31 by the New America Foundation’s Cybersecurity Initiative recommends that the Federal government consider three “priority efforts” to help state governments advance their own efforts to improve cybersecurity, including “designating specific cybersecurity funding that is linked to national priorities.”

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) rare public alert last week about a large-scale Russian cyber campaign targeting U.S. infrastructure raised a piercing alarm about vulnerabilities in the nation’s power grid, and underscored what officials have meant when talking about the need for a whole-of-government and whole-of-nation approach to cyber defense.

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