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MITRE in the News - 2011
Georgetown Journal of International Affairs
Article Title: "The Stuxnet Enigma: Implications for the Future of Cybersecurity"
"...There are several valuable lessons that policy leaders can glean from the development and deployment of the Stuxnet worm. In order to begin a dialogue about what the virus means at a national policy level and to mitigate the risk of a similar virus attacking other infrastructures, policymakers must recognize that current security measures may not be sufficient to guard against a sophisticated cyber assault of this type. [MITRE Principal Information Security Engineer Irving Lachow]..."
Air & Space Power Journal
Article Title: "Cursor on Target: Inspiring Innovation to Revolutionize Air Force Command and Control"
"...In this article, [former MITRE Sr. VP] Ray Shulstad tells a compelling story of the power of technology inspired by a concept of operations that puts technology to work directly for commanders—no endless list of requirements, no overreach for impossible technology. Using a simple organizing principle of 'cursor on target' allowed everyone to visualize the same goal and focus on a comprehensive solution. There is no better example of engineers, industry, operators, and commanders being on the same page and delivering technology that has saved many lives on the battlefield. [Gen John P. Jumper, USAF, Retired]..."
Hanscom Air Force Base
Article Title: "ESC Helps U.S. Coast Guard Improve Tactical Communications"
"...Commanders need to stay in constant contact with their ships on the tactical edge," said Carmen Corsetti, MITRE project lead for Joint Expeditionary Force Experimentation. "We looked at what technology already existed and how we could leverage it in a cost effective manner to enhance that capability..."
Hanscom Air Force Base
Article Title: "Antenna Can Help Speed Communications"
"...Recent flight tests conducted by a combined team from the Electronic Systems Center, the Space and Missile Systems Center, MIT Lincoln Laboratory and MITRE Corp. have shown that the low-profile Advanced Multi-band Communications Antenna, installed on a wide-body aircraft, can effectively support high speed Ka-band and EHF communications..."
Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology
Article Title: "MITRE's Gary Pagan Recognized as One of '40 Under 40' by Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology Magazine"
"...His proudest professional achievement has been working for the U.S. Air Force Cryptologic Systems Group (CPSG), when 'I helped create the first wireless crypto key-loading devices to support the F-22 (jet fighter) program...'"
Homeland Security Today
Article Title: "Taking the Hunt Underground"
"...To overcome the obstacles confronting other tunnel detection technologies, Mitre has designed its sensors to go underground..."
For the Record
Article Title: "A Service-Oriented Approach: Can SOA Help Healthcare Meet the Challenges of Data Sharing and Interoperability?"
"...SOA is a way of structuring an IT system. It's a model for encapsulating data behind well-defined services that make use of the data," says Marc Hadley, principal engineer with The MITRE Corporation, a not-for-profit organization providing systems engineering, research and development, and IT support to the government..."
Life as a Healthcare CIO
Article Title: "Cool Technology of the Week"
"...The folks at MITRE have implemented project hData noting that 'Current electronic health data standards are complex, hard to implement, and difficult to manage.'"
Article Title: "New England Cybercenter Opens"
"...Founded in 2010 at MITRE Corp., the Advanced Cyber Security Center is the product of a three-year development effort that began with a Mass Insight/McKinsey study on the IT and defense sectors in Massachusetts..."
Article Title: "Cyber Security Certification Program Launches"
"...Sypris Electronics, LLC, a subsidiary of Sypris Solutions, Inc. partnered with Career Technical Education Foundation, Inc. (CTEF) and The MITRE Corporation to develop, establish, and host a cyber security curriculum for local and national high school students..."
Article Title: "Feds Begin Race to the Cloud"
"...Government entities that are implementing cloud computing are primarily doing so in one of three ways, according Marie Francesca, director of engineering operations, and Geoff Raines, senior principal software systems engineer, at The Mitre Corp., a government contractor based in Arlington, Va..."
Joint Forces Quarterly
Article Title: "Cyber War: Issues in Attack and Defense"
This article [coauthored by Dr. Irving Lachow, a principal information security engineer at The MITRE Corporation] tries to go beyond [terminology issues] and consider some operational problems in both cyber defense and cyber attack.
Security Management Magazine
Article Title: "Sharing Helps First Responders"
"...Now Donald McGarry is a researcher at MITRE Corp., and his [past first-responder] experiences have spurred him to improve first-responder communications..."
Article Title: "Army Picks Android to Power Its First Smartphone"
"...A prototype device running Android called the Joint Battle Command-Platform, developed by tech nonprofit MITRE, is undergoing tests..."
DHS Releases White Paper Exploring Options for Improved Cybersecurity
On March 23, 2011, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a white paper, "Enabling Distributed Security in Cyberspace" on the DHS blog. Like naturally occurring ecosystems, a cyber-ecosystem comprises a variety of diverse participants—private firms, non-profits, governments, individuals, processes, and cyber devices (computers, software, and communications technologies)—that interact for multiple purposes. Intelligent adversaries exploit vulnerabilities and create incidents that propagate at machine speeds to steal identities, resources, and competitive advantages. The rising volume and virulence of these attacks have the potential to disrupt our national security, severely degrade our economic capacity and threaten basic services that underpin our way of life. To help address the cybersecurity challenges faced by our nation, DHS has taken a lead role in addressing these threats, vulnerabilities, and risks through the release of this paper.
The paper explores technical options for creating a safer, more secure and resilient network of networks. Specifically, it looks at how prevention and defense can be enhanced through three security building blocks: automation, interoperability, and authentication. According to Philip Reitinger, Deputy Under Secretary, National Protection and Programs Directorate, if these building blocks were incorporated into cyber devices and processes, cyber stakeholders would have significantly stronger means to identify and respond to threats—creating and exchanging trusted information and coordinating courses of action in near real time.
As operator and manager of the Homeland Security Systems Engineering & Development Institute (HS SEDI™) FFRDC, MITRE is proud to have partnered with DHS on the development of the discussion paper, exploring the idea of a healthy, resilient—and fundamentally more secure—cyber-ecosystem of the future, in which cyber participants are able to work together in near-real time to anticipate and prevent cyber-attacks, limit the spread of attacks across participating devices, minimize the consequences of attacks, and recover to a trusted state.
Article Title: "Air Traffic Overhaul Hinges on 'Human Factor'"
"...At MITRE Corporation's headquarters outside Washington, Domino runs flight simulations to improve how pilots will use GPS-based tracking and other emerging technology..."
Article Title: "MITRE Calls All Innovators for ID Contest"
"...Mitre Corp., a not-for-profit organization that advises the government on innovative technology coming from the private sector, has launched an identity recognition competition open to techies, amateurs and professionals, individuals, and teams alike..."
The New New Internet
Article Title: "Gary Gagnon of MITRE: Defending Against Cyber Attacks Continues to be a Challenge"
"...Gary Gagnon joined The MITRE Corporation 24 years ago and has been working mostly in information security. Today, he is the corporate director for cybersecurity, responsible for defining the corporate strategy for cyber as well as managing its execution. Additionally, Gagnon leads security efforts related to MITRE's IT infrastructure. Here, he talks to The New New Internet about MITRE's latest cyber efforts, the biggest cyber threat today and recruiting top talent..."
Healthcare IT News
Article Title: "ONC Provides Free Population Health Measurement Tool"
"...As the government gears up to develop standards for meaningful use Stages 2 and 3, the American Medical Association and MITRE Corporation, on behalf of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, are working on a project to help test the collection of population health 'in the real world'..."
Healthcare Technology News
Article Title: "HIMSS Session to Dissect PCAST Report"
"...Bruce Gordon, portfolio manager, HHS support, at MITRE Corp., will provide background on PCAST, summarize the report's major findings and recommendations, and discuss the range of responses to the report. McLean, Va.-based MITRE is a not-for-profit organization that manages federally funded research and development centers. Following Gordon's presentation, representatives of two HIE vendors—MobileMD and Medicity—will discuss how the PCAST recommendations could affect health information exchange..."
Article Title: "Draw the Curtains: Gigapixel Cameras Create Highly Revealing Snapshots"
"...Gigapixel images hold tremendous potential for providing law enforcement and the military with detailed reconnaissance and surveillance information. But these images provide only a narrow view, says Ravi Athale, a consultant to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and a senior principal scientist at MITRE Corp. in McLean, Va. He likens UAV images to seeing a battlefield or city through a 'soda straw' and satellite images to an injection needle..."
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