Undirector of Engineering

At times, we have advertised to hire a Director of Engineering, but the first line of the job description says “Director of Engineering is a role, not a job title, and we don’t call it Director of Engineering anyhow.” What does that mean? To explain, I’d like to talk about two ideas driving how we […]

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CyberChaff at Reed College

Formaltech, a Galois subsidiary, and Reed are excited to celebrate CyberChaff’s first month of service at Reed. Formaltech’s CyberChaff allows you to deploy low-cost, secure decoy hosts on a network. The hosts alert administrators when an attacker is detected while also slowing down key steps in the attacker’s workflow. In March, Galois and Formaltech engineers […]

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Galois Announces ISC: The Imperfect Stitch Compiler

Portland, OR (April 1, 2016) — Galois is known for building perfect software. But is our software too perfect? The imperfect stitch, or Persian flaw, is a deliberate error in an otherwise perfect work of art. The term derives from the proverb, “a Persian rug is perfectly imperfect, and precisely imprecise.” It signifies the inherent […]

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ICFP Programming Contest set to take place this weekend

We’re excited to be organizing this year’s ICFP Programming Contest, the annual programming contest of the International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP).  This year, the contest starts on Friday 7 August 2015 at 12:00 UTC and ends on Monday 10 August 2015 at 12:00 UTC. There will be a lightning division, ending on Saturday 8 […]

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On the promises of technology for elections: Joe Kiniry speaks at the Voting and Elections Summit

Earlier this month, the Ninth Annual Voting and Elections Summit examined the most critical and persistent issues surrounding U.S. elections and voter participation. Joe Kiniry, Galois’ election systems expert, gave a talk on the promises of technology to increase the transparency and trustworthiness of elections. Dr. Kiniry discussed the trade-offs that election officials face when […]

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Computing on private and secure data: An article for the IEEE

Dr. David Archer, our cryptography research lead, and Prof. Kurt Rolloff of the New Jersey Institute of Technology recently wrote an article for the IEEE Security and Privacy magazine on the topic of computing on sensitive, encrypted data without decrypting it. The new, groundbreaking process of computing on encrypted data has major implications for businesses that would […]

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60 Minutes features DARPA, highlights Galois R&D work

Galois helped demonstrate security vulnerabilities in modern automobiles and small UAVs as part of a “60 Minutes” profile of DARPA. We also demonstrated our secure UAV autopilot technology as an alternative to the currently available software systems that are prone to remote takeovers and other security vulnerabilities. Watch the quadcopter demo below: The world’s most […]

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Innovation Week: Experiments, prototypes and new skills

During the first week of October, Galois held “Innovation Week,” a time for everybody to explore new ideas, recharge our creativity, have fun and share what we’ve learned and done with each other. Throughout the week, Galwegians worked on a diverse set of side projects: running experiments, building prototypes, solving puzzles and acquiring new skills.

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John Launchbury to Join DARPA as Program Manager

John Launchbury, Galois’ founder and former Chief Scientist, will be joining DARPA’s Information Innovation Office this summer as a program manager. In this position, Launchbury will be overseeing the existing High-Assurance Cyber Military Systems (HACMS) and Programming Computation on Encrypted Data (PROCEED) programs, as well as new projects still under development. Read more about the […]

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