waterways

EPA site taps a deep well of water data

The How's My Waterway website and mobile app delivers easy-to-find, plain-language information on the condition of the nation's waters, drawn from the depths of EPA's technical databases.

security

Security tool keeps data safe across collaboration systems

CipherPoint data security software prevents privileged IT administrators, attackers from accessing sensitive information across on-premise and cloud-based collaboration systems.

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.

cloud money

Cloud gaining traction as state and local cost-cutter

Nearly half of the government IT professionals in a survey said their state or municipality has migrated or plans to move applications to the cloud, according to a Unisys study.

police crowd

California PD tests the limits of cellphone tracking

Mountain View police recently tested an opt-in system from Polaris and found that it mostly works, though there are trade-offs.

Managers concerned about IT budgets, cybersecurity

IT managers: The biggest threat to infrastructure isn't cyber

Reducing costs, improving security, boosting efficiency are the top priorities for federal, state and local agencies, according to a Cisco survey.

Young girls fishing in a small creek

EPA's How's My Waterway app delivers transparency, environmental awareness

EPA's How's My Waterway web application was designed to conserve technology, operate across multiple devices and maintain a bond of information transparency to the public.

VALET

Visual analytics app gives police a nearly omniscient view

Purdue University researchers' VALET combines crime, traffic, geospatial, weather and other data on one screen for real-time situational awareness and predictive capabilities.

USS San Antonio

Navy's 4G LTE network signals new era in ship-to-ship communications

The Long-Term Evolution network lets personnel on the two ships receive real-time video streaming from air nodes mounted on helicopters, which in turn allows officers to make quicker and more accurate decisions based on what advance units are doing.

Go pass

Public transit gets on the bus with smartphone ticketing

Dallas-Fort Worth and Portland are among the latest to let customers buy bus and rail tickets with their smartphones, and riders are responding.

storm damage

After Sandy hit, Coast Guard comm got ... better

The TRIDENT mobile ad-hoc network, pressed into service after Superstorm Sandy, improved communications for a fraction of the price, and is now being deployed elsewhere.

GPS

Juniper app works to correct GPS errors

The app, which works with the company's Mesa Geo rugged notepad, takes into account a user's mode of transportation in considering the accuracy of signals.