data

Lawrence Livermore explores the shape of data, expanding query-free analytics

The national lab is using a new technique, topological data analysis, to extract meaning from large and varied data sets through a collaboration with commercial DARPA spinoff, Ayasdi Inc.

password

2014: A tipping point for password authentication

With advances in research on new token-based and biometric identification systems, it's time for the government to bid adieu to the common password.

chess

Cyberthreats for 2014: Not just the usual suspects

Public-sector cybersecurity experts predict that threats will not change dramatically in 2014 but will seek new platforms, including bring your own cloud, the Internet of Things and wearable computing.

DARPA vacuum tube based amplifier

DARPA innovation could spawn ultra-fast wireless nets, sensors that see through clouds

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency researchers have broken a barrier in the use of solid-state electronics that could lead to gigabit-speed networks and sensors that see through clouds.

Watson

IBM introduces Watson to the public sector cloud

The IBM Watson Developers Cloud could help agencies tap the cognitive computing for fraud analysis, intelligence surveillance and more.

plant

DLA using botanical DNA to prevent tech counterfeiting

The Defense Logistics Agency is using botanical DNA marking technology to battle a rise in counterfeit electronic parts and devices.

PhoneSat

Latest PhoneSats will test cross-satellite data sharing, space weather monitoring

NASA's PhoneSats will demonstrate how off-the-shelf consumer devices can lead to a new, distributed means of problem-solving in space.

Titan supercomputer

Oak Ridge gets help to manage Titan's massive data stream

National lab installs smaller supercomputers whose sole purpose is to sift through the massive amount of data being generated by Titan.

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How quantum key distribution works

QKD uses a photon's polarization and spin to verify an unobserved key transmission.

power lines

Threats to privacy become a focus of Smart Grid planning

NIST's revised guidance for Smart Grid cybersecurity reflects changes in power grid technology, which will put a lot of personal information on the grid.

photon

Can quantum cryptography work in the real world?

Battelle has implemented the first quantum-key distribution system for production use in the United States, but NIST researchers remain skeptical about moving it from the lab to large-scale use.

Kyocera glass

Revolutionary way to transmit sound is being heard

Kyocera’s proprietary Smart Sonic technology transmits sounds via the air and through body tissue -- mitigating background noise and traveling through ear plugs.

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.