Army developing laser-guided lightning bolts

Technique ionizes the air around the Laser-Induced Plasma Channel, allowing it to target anything that conducts electricity better than the ground it's sitting on.

Georgia project uses 'roadbots' for highway repair

Automated prototype detects and fixes cracks in the state's highways.

Wireless power charging: Tesla's 19th-century idea finally catching on

Wireless power adapters are making headway, more than 100 years after Nicola Tesla patented the idea.

Researchers twist light to send data at 2.56 terabits/sec

The experimental technology could break new ground in satellite communications, terrestrial links and even fiber optics.

DHS' expanded drone use in Caribbean targets drug runners

The plan calls for doubling the UAV coverage area along U.S. borders, but there are doubts about how well drones can work over water.

Microsoft Surface: Is this the tablet for government?

The company's foray into hardware has some great productivity features, such as a cover/keyboard and a USB port. But will it live up to government needs better than the iPad?

Cities using AI for pre-crime monitoring of surveillance videos

A system being installed by San Francisco's transit authority can flag suspicious activity and even shut down a train automatically.

Bills would require warrants for domestic drone surveillance

Companion bills in the House and Senate want Fourth Amendment protections applied to UAV use.

Ray Bradbury inspired technology but also warned against it

The sci-fi writer's visionary works inspired generations of techies, but his view of the future, or the present, wasn't rosy.

Echograph: The return of low-bandwidth animations?

Old is new again. The animated GIF makes a comeback, but in a new, easy-to-use form that gives you creative options.

Should domestic drone regs be loosened?

FAA regulations, including a requirement that UAS operators maintain a visual line of sight with the aircraft, are slowing scientific uses of technology, say developers.

Domestic drones: What are they good for?

It's not just surveillance. As drones used by the military come home, agencies from NASA to NOAA to USDA find they can go where piloted flights cannot.

Topic Resources

  • Flash Storage: The Next Generation of Storage has Arrived

    Today, Government IT organizations are being forced to do more with less due to budget cuts and increased requirements for performance, features and scalability. Storage infrastructure is a key component of overall database, virtual server and VDI environments that has a direct influence on performance. But the complexity and cost of creating the best storage environment to support high performance architecture can be daunting. Join this webcast to learn how to take the complexity out of storage infrastructure and deliver breakthrough performance for your tier-1 applications.

  • How DevOps can accelerate deployment of Healthcare systems with reduced cost and risk: Successes from multiple domains

    Change in Healthcare systems – driven by the new laws and regulations, demands for mobile services, and rising costs – can be delivered with greater speed and quality by integrating DevOps processes and tools into existing development and delivery environments. By applying lean and agile principles across the software delivery lifecycle, DevOps helps organizations deliver a differentiated and engaging customer experience, achieve quicker time to value, and gain increased capacity to innovate.

  • Enabling Government to Citizen Engagement through Mobility and Identity Solutions

    In today’s digital environment, citizens and employees have high expectations for government services. Whether they are checking employee benefits, access tax records, or conducting a transaction, they assume that information or services will be available whenever they need it and whatever device they are using. But to make this possible, agencies need to understand both the tools and tactics for delivering and securing mobile engagement. This webcast will provide agencies with insights into how to leverage the latest developments in mobile and identity technology.

  • Flash Storage: Optimizing the Infrastructure for Mission-Critical Operations

    Flash technology solutions are imperative in today’s mission-critical IT infrastructure. The requirements for performance, endurance, agility, scalability, security and reliability in the public sector are driving sophisticated flash memory solutions that require a new level of expertise. Join this webcast to learn how high-performance flash solutions can enable the warfighter’s data-focused, mission-critical applications from the core to the tactical edge.

  • Flash Storage: The Critical Piece in the Performance Puzzle

    Solid-state, flash-based storage promises relief from the ongoing purchase cycle of massive, expensive, low-performance disk. Flash is smaller, denser, more efficient, faster, and easier to manage than disk and is fundamentally changing how government agencies purchase and deploy storage systems. Join this webcast to help better position your organization to take advantages of the cost, performance, and simplicity benefits offered by flash-based storage systems.