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Federal telework rates still something of a mystery

OPM's latest report says telework is on the rise, but changing ways of gathering data are clouding the results.

NYC adds free WiFi to pay phones, making them useful again

The pilot program expands the city's public wireless access, with costs being covered by the pay phone providers.

Analytics platform helps agencies fight cyber crime

SAS Security Intelligence platform uses a common infrastructure to detect and prevent threats across government agencies and industry.

Data center project could make DHS what it was meant to be

The department's multiyear consolidation lays the foundation of its future as a data-driven department.

PIV card specs to account for mobile, other new factors

Proposed changes in FIPS 201 reflect changes in the technology and environment in which the federal PIV cards for government workers and contractors are used.

NASA explores augmented reality with Spacecraft 3D app

The app for Apple mobile devices lets users put themselves into robotic crafts exploring Mars or orbiting the moon, with more to come.

Microsoft issues fix for XML flaw targeted in zero-day attacks

The patch for the XML Core Services flaw doesn't yet cover every version, but it does cover the version being attacked.

Mobile security guide catches up with smart phones, BYOD

NIST's revised guidance sharpens the focus of the original publication, released in 2008, excluding laptops and low-end cell phones, and covering both enterprise-issued devices and BYOD.

How EA can make IT procurement cheaper

Streamlining IT investments should start with reducing diversity and complexity through standardization, NASCIO report says.

Heat sink revolution: Sandia Cooler smaller, quieter, 30X more efficient

Sandia Lab researchers take a radical approach to keeping computers and other electronics cool.

'Destructive' cyber attacks ahead, NSA's Alexander warns

The National Security Agency chief wants network-speed info sharing with the private sector to protect critical infrastructure, but insists NSA won't have time to read your e-mail.

Army's 'sense and avoid' radar will let drones fly in domestic airspace

Tests show that drones guided by the system can detect and avoid other aircraft, which will allow unmanned training flights any time day or night.

Big data system being tailored for feds

Lockheed Martin and Cleversafe are developing a federal version of the Dispersed Compute Storage solution, which combines Hadoop MapReduce and Cleversafe's dsNet to handle massive computation and storage requirements.

When storms attack, Smart Grid could reduce outages, speed recovery

Bad weather in the past year has done what terrorists haven’t managed – disrupt power for a week or more at a time. Officials say Smart Grid technology could ease the pain.

Apple quits green IT program, putting government sales at risk

The company pulled its products from EPEAT, which is required for federal and other government buys. But the iPad and iPhone are exempt, for now at least.