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Tech-based grant provides cybersecurity assistance to rural community

December 1, 2021

Most of us have been impacted by a cyberattack, whether we know it or not. Cyber adversaries aren’t just targeting major players on the world stage anymore; they are coming for rural America. These attacks can result in ransomware demands,...

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Adaptable cybersecurity solution for industry and infrastructure wins technology development award

October 21, 2021

Idaho National Laboratory’s OpDefender cybersecurity technology received a 2021 Far West Regional Award for Outstanding Technology Development from the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer. OpDefender is INL’s eighth Far West Regional Award in the past five years. The technology...

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From a small town to a national impact: Hartenstein’s journey to leading...

July 22, 2021

As he prepares to retire in October and transition to emeritus status, Steve Hartenstein, INL’s chief science officer for National and Homeland Security research, reflects on his 36-year career. Steve Hartenstein’s career has been dedicated to security research. The work...

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Teaching machines to find critical facilities for emergency response

July 8, 2021

Editor’s Note: This feature story series explores efforts by INL researchers to harness the power of machines to help humans make better, more informed decisions. Critical infrastructure in the United States is increasingly interdependent and interconnected. A natural gas pipeline,...

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Industrial cybersecurity program at ISU hits stride in new, growing field

May 20, 2021

As the world gets wise to the threat of industrial cyber sabotage, Idaho State University is defining a curriculum to train a new generation of gatekeepers and guardians. “We’re taking engineering technology students – mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, nuclear – and...

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Prepare and protect: INL research supports COVID 19 response

February 22, 2021

In April 2020, the U.S. government initiated Operation Warp Speed (OWS)*, which aimed to deliver millions of doses of safe, effective coronavirus vaccines to state and local governments for distribution to citizens. Nine months later, the mission is well underway...

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LINE Commission focuses on INL’s N&HS mission, introduces Wagner as co-chairman

February 4, 2021

Idaho National Laboratory Director John Wagner’s background is in nuclear energy. The state commission established to inform policymakers and the public about work conducted at INL is called the Leadership in Nuclear Energy (LINE) Commission. So, one might assume that...

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Finding the origins of a hacker

October 2, 2020

Sarah Freeman works on puzzles. It’s part of her job at Idaho National Laboratory (INL). But the puzzles Freeman solves aren’t fun and games. They are serious; sometimes deadly serious. What’s more, the need to solve those puzzles is growing...

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Making sense of electrical grid big data

August 26, 2020

Big data analytics is big in more ways than one. Big data – information that is voluminous and diverse – and its analysis play central roles in TV shows, movies and books. But big data analytics is also important in...

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INL team develops web app to help truck drivers move critical supplies

May 6, 2020

According to the American Trucking Association, when measured by weight, commercial trucks move 71% of nation’s freight each year. From furniture to food, and medicine to medical supplies, most products American consumers or businesses purchase are delivered by one of...

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