Pentagon using big data to uncover cyberespionage

April 9, 2012

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Source: The New New Internet

The government launched a big data research and development initiative Thursday.

The Defense Department, which among five agencies involved in the initiative launch, plans to pursue projects for autonomous systems.

The Pentagon will also allocate part of the $250 million investment for big data research toward developing methods to decode foreign secrets, NextGov reports.

As part of the big data initiative, the Pentagon will maintain a project that allows organizations to present new technologies to the National Security Agency that could help the military to make and break codes.

The agency will also extend the NSA-Central Security Service Commercial Solutions Center program, which employs cryptology specialists.

The center will host a vendor capability showcase where participants will present new technology compliant with the national security community and NSA-CSS requirements.

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