Crime Ring Revelation Reveals Cybersecurity Conflict of Interest | Scientific American


It is not uncommon for cybersecurity companies to research and hype threats that could drive sales.

The cybersecurity market and its customers would benefit from government regulation and research to help buyers separate good and bad security products and get objective reports on emerging cyber threats

via Crime Ring Revelation Reveals Cybersecurity Conflict of Interest – Scientific American.

FCC presses Telcordia on parent Ericsson’s U.S. telecom ties | Washington Business Journal

Neustar Inc. (NYSE: NSR) is fighting tooth and nail to prevent Telcordia Technologies from taking over a massive number-portability contract with the telecom industry.

via FCC presses Telcordia on parent Ericsson’s U.S. telecom ties – Washington Business Journal.

Lockheed Successfully Links Live, Virtual F-16 For Training Exercises | defensenews.com

Lockheed Martin has taken a major step forward in advancing live, virtual and constructive (LVC) technologies with a training exercise that linked a pilot flying an F-16 in the air with a ‘wingman’ flying an F-16 on the ground, fighting against computer-generated adversaries.

via Lockheed Successfully Links Live, Virtual F-16 For Training Exercises | Defense News | defensenews.com.

FBI’s Facial-Recognition Technology Goes Live | Nextgov.com


The other newly deployed service is the Interstate Photo System, a facial-recognition program that will allow law-enforcement agencies, including probation and parole officers, to cross-reference photographic images with criminal databases.

via FBI's Facial-Recognition Technology Goes Live – Nextgov.com.

Economy Lead | India to launch Project Mausam to counter China Silk Road


Titled Project Mausam: Maritime Routes and Cultural Landscapes Across the Indian Ocean, the project has the potential to control and limit China’s influence in the Indian Ocean region.

via Economy Lead | India to launch Project Mausam to counter China Silk Road.

Economy Lead | India signs 7 deals with Vietnam in defense, energy, finance and aviation


India and Vietnam signed 7 agreements, including one for direct flights between their capitals, for scouting for oil, and an extended line of credit for purchase of defense equipment.

via Economy Lead | India signs 7 deals with Vietnam in defense, energy, finance and aviation.

What coffee is served at the White House? | The Boston Globe


A recipe for beer brewed by the White House? The Obama administration happily shares it. A list of wines served at state dinners? No problem.

But what about the First Family’s coffee habits?

Caffeine consumption in the West Wing has, apparently, become a state secret.

via An enduring mystery: What coffee is served at the White House? My mug is empty – Politics – The Boston Globe.

Not Just Silicon Valley: Feds Have a Gender Tech Gap, Too | Nextgov.com

.. women on average make up only about 30 percent of all employees in the big four Silicon Valley companies — Facebook, Apple, Google and Twitter.

For IT-related jobs specifically, that gap widens practically to a chasm, with women accounting for an average of just 16 percent of those roles

via Not Just Silicon Valley: Feds Have a Gender Tech Gap, Too – Nextgov.com.

Why is Ikea a Non-profit? | OnlineMBA.com

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Why choose to be a nonprofit?

And how can a company with 135,000 employees in 44 countries with $27 billion in annual sales, possibly justify being a not-for-profit?

via Why is Ikea a Non-profit? – OnlineMBA.com.

China Created ISIS, Too | The Diplomat


It’s no secret that while the U.S. fought the Iraq War, it was China and Iran who won it.

Since the 2003 U.S. invasion, Chinese energy companies have invested some $10 billion in Iraq’s nascent oil industry.

In recent years, China has been the destination for around half of Iraq’s oil exports.

via China Created ISIS, Too | The Diplomat.