A lithium ion battery the size of a grain of sand printed out of electrochemical inks

Tiny 3D printed battery could power devices of the future

A research team prints a lithium ion battery the size of a grain of sand out of electrochemical inks, opening the door for microscopic medical implants, communications devices and other gear.

Ballista allows a single operator to simultaneously manage multiple unmanned vehicles

New drone OS allows control of multiple types of UAS

DreamHammer's Ballista is the first commercial software that can be integrated into the military's UCS architecture.

Augmented reality view of people in an airport

Augmented reality comes into focus for government

Advances in AR technology are opening up the field to a wide array of public-sector uses, a Deloitte report says.

Labor iPhone app can help employees keep the boss in check

Labor Department's smart phone application helps workers keep track of hours.

Concept of global internet

Cybersecurity's best bet: An Internet that learns to defend itself

During the first 40 years of the Internet, security has been about patching mistakes; the future will be about creating an environment that is secure by design and protected by big data.

Encryption via quantum computing

Unbreakable encryption remains a pipe dream, even on a quantum Internet

Despite efforts to use the principles of quantum computing to create unbreakable encryption, the system fails outside a lab or highly controlled setting.

Expanding use of cameras and sensors creates huge stores of data

Emerging protocol can help manage the Internet of Things

MQTT, proposed as an OASIS standard, can help agencies manage all the data generated by sensors, mobile devices and other machine-to-machine networks.

Game controller

With a different online game, agencies can be the winners

Lockheed Martin looks to combine gamification with analytics to develop games that deliver valuable data to sponsoring agencies.

Large Hadron Collider Photo by Maximilien Brice/CERN

Internet2 backbone serving national supercomputer network

The XSEDE research network operators say bandwidth and networking tools are key to moving large files between high-performance systems.

PhoneSat 1 during high altitude balloon test

NASA's smart-phone satellites launch new era in space communications

The small satellites built around Android phones, launched Sunday, mark a trend toward small, inexpensive satellites for a variety of uses.

Matterform 3D scanner

Scanner to provide 3D printing's missing link

The Photon scanner uses laser lines and an HD camera to create the CAD files needed for 3D printing.

Rescue squad interoperable communications

Ultimate public safety network is far off, but there are comm options

While first responders wait for the creation of a single nationwide public safety network, a variety of technologies are already providing interoperability.

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.

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