Hackers take on DARPA’s $10 million voting village


The Oregon-based verifiable systems firm Galois is designing the voting system. And Darpa wants you to know: Its endgame goes way beyond securing the vote. The agency hopes to use voting machines as a model system for developing a secure hardware platform—meaning that the group is designing all the chips that go into a computer […]


DARPA to Bring its Smart Ballot Boxes to DEF CON for Hacking

Dark Reading

“We are providing the source code specifications, tests, and actually even providing participants at DEF CON with an easy way of actually putting their own malicious software into [the devices],” explains Daniel Zimmerman, principal researcher with Galois, a DARPA contractor working on the project. “We’re not daring them but actually helping them break this.”


Galois partners with Microsoft to enable verifiable elections with ElectionGuard

Today Microsoft announced our joint work on ElectionGuard, a software development kit that will enable anyone to build verifiable and secure elections technology. Leveraging ElectionGuard, voting systems can become end-to-end verifiable and allow for individual voters to confirm their votes were counted, as well as for third parties to validate that an election hasn’t been […]

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Galois Spins Out Systems Re-engineering Company Tangram Flex

Startup to revolutionize how large and complex embedded systems are created and modernized Dayton, OH, August 9, 2018 – Galois today announced it is spinning out Tangram Flex, a software re-engineering company that provides smart tooling to quickly reconfigure large and complex embedded systems.  This enables the reuse of existing components alongside new capabilities, while assuring […]

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Matt Clark joins Galois as Principal Scientist

We’re pleased to announce that Matthew A. Clark is joining Galois as a Principal Scientist. Mr. Clark was previously the lead for Autonomous Manned-Unmanned Teaming for the Aerospace Systems Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). During his tenure at AFRL, Mr. Clark also served as the supervisor of the Autonomous Controls Branch, Power and Control […]

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DHS Awards Galois Contract To Enable Sensitive Network Data To Remain Encrypted When Shared And Analyzed

Cryptographic tool will be leveraged by DHS and, over time, government agencies and corporations seeking to enable cyber security solutions and safeguard sensitive data Galois today announced that it has been awarded a two-year, $800K contract by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) to develop a tool suite for organizations […]

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Navy Beefing Up At-Sea Enterprise Network

National Defense Magazine

From the article: The CAVES program employs automated reasoning to identify central problems in cryptographic designs early in the design phase, he said. “If you’re exploring a wide variety of possible algorithms … you will quickly rule out the ones that might have security issues,” he added. “You get the benefits of higher security and […]


Achieving memory safety without compromise


“As embedded software developers, the tools we rely on must provide us with low-level control of the functionality and performance of the systems we build. There must be an ability to manipulate hardware registers to write device drivers, and we must be certain that no runtime system will interrupt our tasks and lead to missed […]