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Illinois supercomputer center to head military cybersecurity effort

Hoping to thwart hackers, the military is launching a new research effort at the University of Illinois to improve the security of battlefield computers and communications systems. Officials at the school’s National Center for Supercomputing Applications on Thursday announced an initial $5.7 million grant from the Office of Naval Research to establish a new research center to develop technology against enemy hackers, NCSA director Dan Reed said. Other research projects will include developing remotely programmed radios and refining ways for monitoring battlefield environments. The NCSA, located at the university’s Urbana-Champaign, Ill., campus, is a high-performance computing center that develops and deploys computing, networking and information technology for government and industry. Full Story

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