Cutting-edge cyber tech will be essential for protecting new ‘war fighting domain’ of space

When the U.S. Space Force was created by an act of Congress in 2019, it was an acknowledgement by government leaders that the country needed military-level protection on more than just the ground. A combination of technology advancement and cybsersecurity threats had forced the U.S. to protect public and private assets orbiting the Earth — and potentially other planets in the not-too-distant future.

“We now see space as a war fighting domain,” said Maj. Gen. John E. Shaw (pictured, left), commander of the Combined Force Space Component Command, U.S. Space Command and Commander of the Space Operations Command, U.S. Space Force, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. “There’s nothing that we do on the cutting-edge of space that isn’t heavily reliant on the cutting-edge of cybersecurity. Space and cyber are forever intertwined.”

Shaw spoke with John Furrier, host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming studio, during the Space & Cybersecurity

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Tecogen Announces Issuance of Two Additional US Patents Protecting Its Ultera Emissions Reduction Technology

Waltham, MA – ( NewMediaWire ) – September 24, 2020 – Tecogen Inc. (OTCQX: TGEN), a clean energy company providing ultra-efficient and clean on-site power, heating and cooling equipment, is pleased to announce that on September 15, 2020 the US Patent and Trademark Office issued two additional patents to Tecogen relating to its Ultera emissions reduction technology.   

The technology covered by US patent No. 10,774,720 titled, “NOx Reduction Using a Dual-Stage Catalyst System with Intercooling in Vehicle Gasoline Engines under Real Driving Conditions,” improves the removal of Non-Methane Organic Gases (NMOG) and Carbon Monoxide (CO) from vehicle emissions.  The improved performance, consisting of up to 90% reductions in NMOG and CO results from increased oxidation of NMOG and CO due to a lower temperature environment in the second stage catalyst.  Conventional single stage catalysts reform NOx in the high temperature environment of the vehicle exhaust. The second stage catalyst provides

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What’s in the law protecting internet companies

By Jonathan Weber, Elizabeth Culliford and Nandita Bose

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday unveiled a proposal to reform a legal immunity for internet companies and follows through on President Donald Trump’s bid from earlier this year to crack down on tech giants.

The proposal aims to curb Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which offers big tech platforms like Alphabet’s Google <GOOGL.O> and Facebook <FB.O> protections from liability over content posted by users.

WHAT IS SECTION 230?

The core purpose of Section 230 is to protect the owners of any “interactive computer service” from liability for anything posted by third parties. The idea was that such protection was necessary to encourage the emergence of new types of communications and services at the dawn of the Internet era.

Section 230 was enacted in 1996 as part of a law called the Communications Decency Act, which was

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Protecting Satellite Communications – SpaceNews

A secure system that allows troops at the tactical edge to communicate securely

The U.S. Space Force acquires, operates and maintains a constellation of Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellites that are reserved for strategic, high-priority military missions, providing secure, jam-resistant communications.

While tactical military forces do use AEHF, its primary mission is to provide 100% assured communications for the national command authority and strategic or nuclear forces.

The Department of Defense recognized a need for a tactical alternative to AEHF to guarantee U.S. warfighters and allies have access to secure satellite communications during critical missions and during the heat of battle. The solution: Protected Anti-Jam Tactical Satellite Communications or PATS.Advertisement

“We built upon some of the strengths of AEHF, but the real difference is that PATS provides more bandwidth, more resources, and allows for more users,” said John DeNorscia, product area technical director at Raytheon Intelligence & Space, one of

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