Shawn P. McCarthy

Why rebuilding your architecture from scratch could be the best bet

Cloud computing, virtualized IT, an information-consuming public and demands from to do more with less are forcing agency IT shops to rethink their approach.

Avatar screens border-crossers in Arizona

CBP is testing a system that uses speech recognition and voice anomaly-detection software to detect signs that a traveler might be lying.

Air Force wants to eliminate radar interference from wind turbines

The proliferation of wind turbines especially near military installations has created risks to radar systems.

Army's MORPHINATOR: A shape-shifting approach to network defense

The cyber maneuver technology would randomize configurations and other aspects of a network to fool and foil intruders.

Air Force to expand use of cyber warfare training center

Illinois center will include more military commands, educational institutions and other federal agencies.

Microsoft’s Outlook.com an ideal tool for telecommuters

More than simply replacing Hotmail, the service puts just about every working function you need into one place.

If agencies could tap World of Warcraft

People have spent 6 million years of man-hours playing World of Warcraft. NOAA's Eric Hackathorn wonders: "What if we put that effort towards something real?"

Students 3D print a boat from milk jugs -- are jetliners next?

If a student team can build a homemade 3D printer that can produce a boat, the administration's $60 million foray into advanced manufacturing technology could hold promise.

DOD wants cyberterrorism-prediction software

DARPA seeks proposals for new software that can scour social media and other sites to predict cyberterrorism events.

Army's 'Kraken' puts data from many sensors onto one screen

With troop drawdowns in Afghanistan, the Army will use computerized surveillance technology to improve perimeter security and help protect small units in remote outposts.

Advanced radar would 'see' through jungle to catch drug smugglers

The project is one of many at the U.S. Army's SouthCom that combines IT expertise from multiple agencies, including foreign ones, to support forces in the field.

Unified comm is the next step in 911's evolution

The FCC and Transportation Department are working to establish a transition path to the next generation of 911 services.