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CSBR Member Organization win NIAC Grant – Phase I from NASA

Posted: May 3, 2019

George Sowers from Colorado School of Mines was awarded a Phase I NIAC grant. The technology submitted was Thermal Mining of Ices on Cold Solar System Bodies: Proposes using a unique heat application on frozen volatiles and other materials for resource extraction. Read details here: https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/niac/2019_Phase_I_Phase_II/Thermal_Mining_of_Ices_on_Cold_Solar_System_Bodies/

 

6 People Joined/Renewed to CSBR This Past Week!

Posted: May 3, 2019

CSBR would like to thank all of the following people for joining CSBR this past week!

New:

  • Kat Hakola

CSBR would also like to recognize the following people who renewed their membership last week. Thank you for joining us for another year!

Renewed: 

  • Bill Doyle - General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems

  • Craig Gravelle - General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems

  • Clare Martin - General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems

  • Raven Moreland - General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems

  • Becky Yoder - General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems

Remember -- you can search all CSBR members on the website.
 

Upcoming Event - 2019 DOE Cyber Conference

Posted: May 3, 2019

When: May 13-16, 2019
Where: Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center

The Department of Energy's (DOE) Cyber Conference brings together the DOE enterprise, the federal interagency, academia, international partners, and private industry to advance cyber and IT modernization efforts across DOE's diverse and shared missions.

The Conference provides an interactive forum for communication, collaboration, and training, as well as a platform for sharing information and best practices to support the Department's energy, science, nuclear, and national security missions.

The agenda consists of plenary sessions to highlight the latest developments and innovations, breakout sessions to foster new cooperation and partnerships, and practical training exercises to enhance the capabilities of the information technology and cyber workforce.

Learn More Here!

 

NCC and Space ISAC Partnership

Posted: April 26, 2019

Right now, spinning over our heads, there are 4,857 satellites in orbit around the world. Many of those satellites are operational and transmitting data to and from various locations on Earth. Some of them are civilian and some are military. All of them have the potential to pose very real cyber-threats. The answer? Insert drumroll here...the creation of the very first Space Information Sharing and Analysis Center (S-ISAC), a new nonprofit designed specifically to track space cyber-threats and share critical information across its member organizations and government agencies.

This new Space Information Sharing and Analysis Center will be housed in Colorado Springs, Colorado, within our very own National Cybersecurity Center. The NCC will be that operational arm, acting as a sort of home base and portal for the new Space ISAC.

“I think the greatest threat facing our space assets would be a cyber threat," said Vance Brown, CEO of the National Cybersecurity Center, "and to have a public, private partnership that is responsible for sharing information related to any kind of cyber threats to our space assets is very important." Brown added, “Think of our space assets – if they were somehow shut down then that shuts down some core infrastructure for not just our economy, not just business, but certainly from a military perspective.”

Kratos Defense and Security Solutions is the founding company of the new S-ISAS and in a recent press release noted that the ISAC was created in response to long-recognized “information sharing gaps within the cybersecurity and space community.”

Although there are currently at least 24 ISACs that share information about cyber-threats for industries including finance, energy, health care, and communications, this will be the first one dedicated to keeping cyber-space safe. The partnership will include an expansion of the NCC facility to include a laboratory as well as new training programs for those involved will begin next month.

Oh, and about those 4,000 plus pieces of flying tech above us...well there's about to be a whole lot more. Amazon just applied for approval for a constellation of 3,236 satellites. And right alongside Amazon, are Elon Musk’s SpaceX, Facebook, and others.

Kratos, a contractor for the DOD and other federal agencies, specializes in unmanned systems, satellite communications, cyberwarfare, microwave electronics, and missile defense.

 

Techstars Seeks Participants for Space Tech Accelerator Program

Posted: April 26, 2019

Techstars will select companies to join a three-month accelerator program jointly launched with Starburst to support space-based national security efforts, Politico reported Friday.

Matt Koslov, a managing director at Techstars, said the company will recruit and mentor participants in the Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator initiative through daily meetings, whiteboarding strategies and fundraising sessions.

He added that the company looks to incorporate non-space capabilities such as power generation, battery technology, fuel cell and artificial intelligence into the program.

The accelerator is sponsored by the U.S. Air Force, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Maxar Technologies, Lockheed Martin, Science Applications International Corp. and Israel Aerospace Industries' North American arm. Techstars will announce qualified applicants for the program in July.


To learn more about Techstars click here.

 
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