Marines want smart phone for classified, commercial systems

The Marine Corps is looking for a new generation of secure mobile devices that can work in both classified government domains and the commercial marketplace.

White House launches $200M 'Big Data R&D' initiative

Six agencies, with more to follow, will work on ways to dig pertinent information out of the growing mountains of data.

ViewSonic PHD5523

This projector brings high-def video to life

The ViewSonic PJD5523w makes use of its HDMI port to bring cutting-edge graphics and sounds from source to screen.

Beyond rugged: Plastic 'bleeds' when damaged, then heals itself

Researchers' self-healing plastic, which turns red when damaged, could eventually be used in everything from smart phones and tablets to aircraft and bridges.

Cellcontrol

Tool can stop texting while driving in its tracks

Cellcontrol plugs into a user's vehicle and shuts its assigned phone off if the vehicle is moving, making it easy to enforce mobile policies.

Smart phone all wet? Resurrection is in the bag.

It's not magic, but the science inside the Bheestie bag can bring submerged electronics back from their watery graves.

DARPA: Dump passwords for always-on biometrics

The agency's Active Authentication program would analyze typing patterns and other behavioral traits so that a user's ID is continuously being confirmed.

HAMR smashes storage barrier, 60T hard drives on horizon

Seagate says its magnetic recording technology is ready to produce 6T hard drives now and 60T within a decade, at prices comparable to today's drives.

Navy's 'Hunger Games' lab will put robots to survival tests

The multiclimate LASR research facility features desert, rain forest and other environments for testing robots and unmanned vehicles in harsh climes.

Scrap the warp drive: New test shows neutrinos not faster than light

Experiment finds that neutrinos can keep up with light, but can't go faster, refuting an earlier controversial claim and upholding Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity.

Neutrinos carry text message through solid rock

Whether neutrinos are faster than light is still up in the air, but researchers find they can take communications through stone.

Pi Day: How the 'irrational' number pushed the limits of computing

The never-ending number has led to ingenious algorithms used to calculate it with precision, in the process expanding the boundaries of what computers can do.

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.