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NASA readies laser comm for lift off

As radio frequency communications near the limit for sending data in outer space, NASA says ultra-fast laser-based technology is ready to fill the role.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Topic Resources

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    Unified Communications (UC) enables a wealth of opportunity for federal, state and local governments, allowing agencies to be more mobile and flexible than ever before. Join us for an informative discussion about how to navigate the UC landscape.

  • Managing Regulatory and Compliance Requirements with a Quality Management Tool and Process

    This webcast will focus on a major healthcare organizations journey to use better Quality Management approaches to address challenges that were impacting their ability to achieve compliance for regulatory requirements.

  • The Central Role of Content Management in Case Management

    MWD Advisors report on how Case Management technology can help drive effective outcomes & how a clear Content Management strategy underpins success in Case Management.

  • GameChanger: Microsegmentation

    In less than a decade, more than 87 million records with sensitive or private information have been exposed due to cyber-incidents on federal networks alone. Increasingly, organizations are beginning to realize that perimeter-based security just isn’t enough anymore. Download to learn how for many data centers, the solution is microsegmentation.

  • Converged Systems: Gaining Steam

    Government IT managers are beginning to see the value in converged systems for some of their workloads. They are finding that they not only save money and reduce complexity, but help IT better align with agency priorities. Converged infrastructure can increase application availability, centralize and simplify management, enable rapid provisioning of new systems and virtual machines, lower operation and maintenance costs, improve visibility and control, and reduce hardware footprint.