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Friday, 22 December 2017 12:32

IARPA Launches “MATERIAL” Program

WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announces today a multi-year research effort to develop language processing software, known as Machine Translation for English Retrieval of Information in Any Language—“MATERIAL”— that will enable users to quickly develop and deploy fully automatic systems that will allow English-only speakers to accurately and efficiently identify foreign language documents of interest across social media, newswire, and broadcasts—to name a few.

Reauthorizing Section 702 before it expires is vital to keeping the nation safe. Let us be clear: if Congress fails to act, vital intelligence collection on international terrorists and other foreign adversaries will be lost. The country will be less secure.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 15:40

US Attributes WannaCry 2.0 to North Korea

White House Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossert briefed the press on 19 December 2017 regarding the US Government's finding that North Korea was responsible for the WannaCry 2.0 Ransomware attack in May, which disrupted computer operations in more than 150 countries.

What do officials know about the attempted morning attack of a New York subway and the motives of the alleged bomber? Director Rasmussen joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the difficulties of preventing such attacks and the chances of another 9/11-style event.

Closing out his tenure as director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Nicholas J. Rasmussen discusses the evolving challenges of a complex terrorism threat environment. Carnegie President William J. Burns moderates.

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