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  • Cranking up Google Apps for Work, using an actual key

    If the password isn't dead, it ought to be, shout headlines. Security experts almost universally despise the use of the password as almost the only form of end-user authentication, but there simply aren't that many alternatives.

  • Researchers make a 3D-printed jet engine

    A group of researchers at an Australian university, along with its spinoff company, have used 3D printing to make two metal jet engines that, while only proof-of-concept designs, have all the working parts of a functioning gas turbine engine.

  • Smart gun inspires smart mouse

    Glenn Kaufman, a cybersecurity engineer at defense contractor Raytheon, had been searching for ways to improve computer authentication. He read about an effort to use pressure sensitive gun grips to authenticate a gun owner, and wondered if something similar might work for a computer mouse.

  • Premier 100 IT Leader: Christine Shimizu

    Christine Shimizu, vice president and CIO for the Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS) division of Raytheon, keeps an eye on the future while focusing on what her company and its clients need today.

  • Raytheon acquires cybersecurity vendor Pikewerks

    Defense and aerospace systems vendor Raytheon has acquired cybersecurity vendor Pikewerks in an effort to add to Raytheon's capabilities to defend against sophisticated threats facing customers in the intelligence, defense and commercial sectors, the companies announced Monday.

  • Exascale computing seen in this decade

    SEATTLE -- There is almost an obsessive focus at the supercomputing conference here on reaching <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9209918/Obama_sets_126M_for_next_gen_supercomputing">exascale</a> computing, a level of computing power that is roughly 1,000 times more powerful than anything that is running today, in this decade.

  • The grill: Cheryl Whitis

    Cheryl Whitis is vice president and CIO for Raytheon's Network Centric Systems, a group with 13,000 employees, 8,000 of whom are engineers and scientists. Working in the aerospace and defense field is a passion for her, one she discovered almost by accident with her first job at Northrop Worldwide Aircraft Services. The industry holds a personal significance for her as well: Both her father and father-in-law are career Army servicemen, and Whitis takes pride in the fact that she contributes to U.S. national defense and the protection of its war fighters.