IC in the News

IC in the News

Government computer scientists are asking industry for information that could lead to new levels of computational performance with dramatically lower power, space, and cooling requirements than the high-performance computing (HPC) systems of today.
Bored with classes? Carnegie Mellon University and one of the government’s top spy agencies want to interest high school students in a game of computer hacking.
“The thinking behind this program is to help build a diverse intelligence community,” said Mark Ross, Chief of Outreach and Policy in the DNI’s Chief Human Capital Office. “Not just diverse in terms of diversity and background, but where in the United States they come from. The idea is to promote diversity and to develop a pipeline of talent for the intelligence community.”
James Clapper and other intelligence officials testified about current and future threats to the United States. Among the topics they addressed were cybersecurity threats, the Obama administration’s counterterrorism policies, and how their agencies might respond to terrorist and other worldwide threats to the U.S.
Alternate-reality games are no longer just for geeks and corporations that want to sell you stuff. America’s intelligence agents now think these interactive games could make for a better way to study human psychology and social behavior.
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