Seoul gets new defence startup incubator
Cho Dongyoun, a former military officer with Paris connections, will head Seokyeong University's new Future Defense Technology and Entrepreneurship Center. [...]
Signals Intelligence, or SIGINT, is the interception of telecommunications that has become an increasingly central part of intelligence-gathering. Depending on the country, SIGINT is carried out by a dedicated agency – such as the NSA in the US or GCHQ in the United Kingdom – or by specific departments in intelligence services – such as the technical departments of France’s DGSE or Germany’s BND. Edward Snowden’s revelations about bulk data collection by the NSA has created mixed feelings about the role of SIGINT in modern society. Since digital communications are increasingly encrypted, SIGINT needs ever more powerful calculators for decryption.
Assured Information Security was the big winner of the first two Agile Cyber Technology (ACT and ACT2) research and development contract vehicle from the Air Force Research Laboratory. [...]
Key geospatial intelligence chiefs who rose to prominence during the Obama administration, when James Clapper was Director of National Intelligence, are now working in the private sector while they await the outcome of next year's presidential elections. [...]