A self-healing network and other new technology for government

Federal officials and industry representatives got together at AFCEA's Emerging Technology Symposium to go over the latest tools.

Single-atom transistor: The future of computing?

A transistor on a single atom raises tantalizing possibilities for quantum computing, though maybe not soon.

IPv6 networks face aggressive attacks for first time

According to respondents to Arbor Networks' Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report, cyberattacks are now targeting IPv6 networks more intensely, although the Internet protocol started implementation last year.

Two states climb aboard new, 100-gigabit fast train

Indiana and Ohio have announced links from academic research networks to the high-speed prototype network being built out by Internet2 with the Energy Department.

New Windows logo adopts Metro style

Microsoft's reveal and explanation of how it devised its new logo for Windows 8 is bringing us one step closer to the new operating system.

Was technology's future written in 1960s TV shows?

In the '60s, TV shows let fly with high-tech gadgets and Space Age technologies. On the eve of the 50th anniversary of John Glenn's historic space flight, we ask: Which had the best idea of things to come?

Where does the IT money go in 2013 budget proposal?

Obama's 2013 budget proposal aims to cut federal IT but increase its use when it makes government more efficient. Here's where 10 departments stand.

Budget reflects shift in scientific R&D, education

Funding requests for scientific research and development, including clean energy, bio and nano research and education, would increase under the president's 2013 budget proposal.

Windows 8 and its power-saving promise

More details are emerging about the power-saving capabilities of Windows 8 and how it works with applications.

If you need cool servers, open a window

Department of Energy scientists want to use outside air, and not much else, to cool the agency's new facility and supercomputer.

A race to restore the voices of the past

Energy Department physicists have developed an imaging system that allows libraries and museums to recover voices from audio recordings that have been mute for more than a century.

What you need to know about big data

It's not one thing, but a mix of technologies that can let you make use of the exploding data generated by sensors, mobile devices and broadband. And it's in everyone's future.

Topic Resources

  • Best Practices in Web-based Application Security

    Security experts make it clear: The application is the new network perimeter. Agencies looking to ensure the security of their networks and systems need to ensure the security of the application layer. Fortunately, even as Web applications come under increasing attack, security professionals are developing strategies to address these vulnerabilities. In this webcast, a federal expert will share best practices and lessons learned in devising Web-based application security that is both robust and scalable.

  • High Speed Guard: Understanding the Business Case for Cross Domain Data Sharing Solutions

    The need for information sharing across operational domains has never been greater. Agencies in law enforcement, defense and other public sectors need to ensure that mission-critical data is available to users across network boundaries -- quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively. But they also need to ensure that those transfers happen securely. In this webcast, Shaheen Parks, an analyst with Forrester Research, will discuss the business case for an automated cross domain information transfer solution, such as Raytheon’s High Speed Guard.

  • GameChanger: NoSQL

    Big data is big business for government. It’s clear in the funding provided for big data-related projects, and it’s clear in the response from agencies at all levels of government. Download this informative whitepaper to learn how NoSQL can expand possibilities by tapping into the unrealized value of your organization’s big data.

  • The STAND: Cybersecurity

    Advanced persistent threats. Zero-day attacks. Insider threats. Cybersecurity experts say that if IT leaders are not concerned about the ongoing evolution of the cyber landscape, it just means they are not paying enough attention. The problem is that these and other emerging cyber tactics are designed to evade traditional cyber defenses and escape detection until it’s too late. The good news is it’s not a lost cause. In this special report, two subject matter experts discuss cybersecurity technologies and strategies that can help agencies defend their systems and data against the latest cyber threats, today and into the future.

  • i2 Intelligence Analysis Platform

    IBM® i2® IBM® i2® Intelligence Analysis Platform is a scalable, extensible, service oriented intelligence analysis environment that is designed to provide organizations with access to intelligence when and where they need it, enabling faster, more informed decision making.