State Department looks to biometrics for border security

Biometrics could provide a way to automate visitor exits from the United States and identify with more certainty who remains in the country.

As robotics becomes more prominent, 'robot rodeos' are all the rage

A recent 'robot rodeo' for bomb squads in Oklahoma is the latest in a series of events that reflect the growing role of robotics.

Power of play: Gamers solve 15-year scientific puzzle in 3 weeks

Making AIDS research into a game pays off big for scientists working toward a cure, which opens the door to using online games for other research.

GSA wins race to the e-mail cloud

The General Services Administration migrated its increasingly mobile 17,000 e-mail users from an aging and outdated system to the secure, cloud-based and collaborative Google Apps for Government platform.

DHS tests predictive analysis system for 'sensing' crime

The Future Attribute Screening Technology Mobile Module (FAST), which uses non-intrusive sensors, is based on the premise that certain physical behaviors could indicate that a person is about to commit a crime.

Smart systems get boost from NIST contract

The University of Maryland College Park has won a contract to partner with the National Institute of Standards and Technology in developing a framework for the development and testing of intelligent control systems.

DOE completes first cross-country 100-gigabit network

The prototype ESnet, being built with Internet2, is part of DOE’s plan for a next-generation high-speed — and eventually terabit — science and research network.

TSA expands use of noninvasive body scanners

The millimeter wave AIT machines give screeners a view of a generic human outline rather than a specific naked person.

At NASA challenge, a 2-hour flight for $7 in electricity

The winning plane in the CAFE Green Flight Challenge achieved the equivalent of 403.5 passenger miles per gallon, representing a breakthrough in electrical-powered aviation.

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New modeling, analytics can help cities solve their fiscal crises

Without new analytic modeling technologies, cities might be in the dark about the best ways to solve some of their more complex financial problems.

How data wizardry can revive America’s cities

Struggling with flat budgets and severe cost-cutting, cities are turning to advanced software analytics to find hidden savings.

Return on 911 investments not always measured in dollars

911 systems that contain more personal information about the callers can help emergency responders shave off critical seconds in getting to someone in need.

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.