• Penn State to auction its intellectual property online

    Penn State will be the first university in the nation to directly oversee an online auction, where winners will receive licensing rights to patents derived from faculty research in the College of Engineering.

  • IRS adds new features to mobile tax filing app, sees ROI

    Taxpayers can now check the status of their federal income tax refund and request their tax return with the updated IRS2Go mobile application.

  • Sensors, wireless tech protect police dogs from heat stroke

    Law enforcement units will begin to use wireless technology to monitor the internal body temperature of K9s to protect them from heat-related conditions.

  • Virginia Tech launches network exchange in Atlanta

    Mid-Atlantic Research and Education Exchange opens a new data network exchange to provide backup connectivity and direct peering links to major regional research institutions.

  • Defense teams rapidly deploy mobile, cloud biosurveillance tools

    Teams from the Naval Research Laboratory and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency use Android-based handhelds to test and transmit field information on tropical diseases.

  • DARPA to mine 'big code' to improve software reliability

    By combining principles of big data analytics with software analysis, DARPA wants to make significant advances in the way software is built, debugged, verified, maintained and understood.

  • What's next for predictive analytics?

    Increasingly, the technology is being used for retention analysis, fraud detection, medical diagnosis and risk assessment in both the public and private sectors.

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  • USGS to merge National Atlas and National Map programs

    The National Atlas of the United States and the National Map will be combined into a single platform.

  • Disorder in the court? Check your beacon

    Beacon technology has inspired ideas for the public sector applications including ones to help people find their way around a courthouse or to locate the nearest bailiff.

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  • Survey: Organizations seek better data governance tools

    A Rand Secure Data survey found that archiving, backup and ediscovery systems don't always meet expectations.