Image of Mona Lisa sent to moon via laser

How NASA beamed Mona Lisa to the moon, one pixel at a time

The space agency has been using its Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter to map the moon's surface, which made it a perfect platform to test out laser communications across space.

Man looks quizzically at VHS tape

Oklahoma jail's lesson: Don't get fooled by familiar tech

Too many agencies stick with the tried, true and the outdated rather than upgrading to more efficient new technology.

Navy X-47B drone

Is Navy's new drone the first real military robot?

The X-47B stealth drone, designed to fly missions on its own, represents something of a breakthrough in robotic technology.

HOBO Green Roof Monitoring System

HOBO tends government's green roofs

The system's instruments monitor everything from temperature to soil moisture.

Futuristic office computer display

8 reasons agency IT will change course in 2013

Next year is likely to be a tipping point when agencies will have to make landmark decisions about the types of client machines they use.

FAA NextGen

Agency programs show outlines of future cyber ecosystem

Plans to develop automated systems for cybersecurity will build on models like DOE's Smart Grid and FAA's Next Generation air traffic control system.

Human network

How to build an immune system for cybersecurity attacks

Government researchers are using the human immune system as a model for building a cybersecurity ecosystem, whose features would include automation, interoperability and authentication technologies.

Cactus

Could a cyber ecosystem automatically defend government networks?

A multiagency group hopes to create a cyber ecosystem that could learn to automatically assess and respond to threats. Where would humans fit in the loop?

Wave Glider

NOAA aquatic bots break the ice on climate research

Over the years, NOAA has sent various data-taking probes deep into the Arctic Ocean looking for answers about climate change. In this latest, extreme test of technology endurance, the agency's swimming robots deliver high science at low cost.

Innocon Mini Falcon UAV software

UAV video quality gets a boost from new software

Software such as Inmint’s Vidhance lets UAVs track objects, reduce blur and stabilize video feeds.

WiFi 11ac 60MHz beamforming

High-wireless act: Can high-frequency WiFi be practical?

The 60 GHz band to be used with the 802.11ac will add a huge amount of bandwidth, but risks signal loss over distance. "Beamforming" could solve the problem.

Maryland online voter registration

Report: 2 states' online registration systems vulnerable to hackers, fraud

Flaws in the voter databases in Mayland and Washington state would allow hackers to effectively prevent people from voting, the New York Times reports.

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.

  • Video Surveillance: Emerging Solutions for Securing Agency Assets

    Please note that this webcast, originally scheduled for 10/16, from 2:00-3:00pm ET, has been rescheduled to 12/10, from 2:00-3:00pm ET. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

    The Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013 put a spotlight on the stunning advances made in video surveillance and forensics technology and its use in law enforcement and security. The latest generation of video analytic tools and techniques makes it possible to extract valuable information with unprecedented speed and precision. In this webcast, Grant Fredericks, a pioneer in forensic video analysis applications, will provide expert insight into the world of video surveillance and forensics technology.

  • 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.