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  • Washington county consolidates 911 systems

    Pierce County, Wash., creates South Sound 911, an 'interlocal agency' consolidating 911 and dispatch, records and technology services across 22 fire and 16 police departments.

  • IE 11 'Enterprise Mode' tackles browser compatibility

    An IE 11 browser running Enterprise Mode can automatically switch to emulate older Microsoft browser technologies, such as IE 8 technology, without requiring action from an end user.

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  • NARA crowdsources video captioning

    Amara allows individuals and organizations to add subtitles and captions to videos in dozens of languages.

  • Universities beef up cybersecurity, identity theft research

    The universities of Texas and Connecticut invest in cybersecurity research and development centers to build defenses and educate public on risks.

  • GPS satellites improve position accuracy, deter spoofing

    The Air Force is testing GPS messaging to encourage development of user equipment compatible with the civil signals.

  • Coastal flooding challenge uses cross-agency data

    NASA announced it will include a challenge focused on coastal flooding as part of its third annual International Space Apps Challenge

  • Group seeks tech-based solutions to sticky government issues

    Massachusetts non-profit is offering a $10,000 prize for innovative programs or promising ideas.

  • DARPA office to grow defense technologies with biology

    DARPA's new Biological Technology Office will create defense technology at the intersection of biology and the other physical sciences.

  • Simulation and Game Institute opens at GMU

    George Mason University and Prince William County have opened the Simulation and Game Institute on the school's Prince William Campus to encourage entrepreneurship in serious gaming.

  • 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.