Pulse

Pulse

  • West Virginia University providing free wireless access on its the Public Rapid Transit platforms whose trams carry about 15000 riders a day

    West Virginia U. brings Super Wi-Fi to campus

    The free "white spaces" network is the first of its kind on a U.S. campus, and it could lead to more rural deployments.

  • Spirit supercomputer at the Air Force Research Laboratory

    SGI's ICE heats up DOD's Spirit supercomputer

    The new system, the fastest dedicated to DOD, boosts performance by over 27 percent and is already being put to wide use.

  • Screenshot from VirtualUSA

    Partnership boosts geospatial data sharing across jurisdictions

    NISC adopts Esri's ArcGIS Online platform for Homeland Security's Virtual USA Program, which provides a 3-D platform of interactive maps showing critical assets during emergencies.

  • DARPA Unattended Ground Sensor

    DARPA takes a smart-phone approach to Android ground sensors

    The agency's ADAPT program is using reusable hardware and software and an open-source approach to app development in order to get new designs into the field more quickly.

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  • Network security firewall

    Gartner: Mobile, big data, advanced attacks shape threat landscape

    Gartner analysts discussed enterprise security trends at a recent three-day security and risk management summit. Here's a wrap-up of the event, in bite-sized chunks.

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  • Checkbook NYC financial transparency website

    NYC opens the books, and the source code, on Checkbook 2.0

    Other government organizations can use the code to build sites similar to Checkbook, which employs graphs and user-friendly tables to display up-to-date information on the city's finances.

  • PIV card with biometric background

    GSA wants ideas on next-gen ID management

    The agency is looking to offer better functionality and efficiency, and expanded customer support, in areas including system architecture, security, billing, reporting and service-level agreements.

  • NIH biomedical data

    NIH looking to build an online biomedical catalog

    The agency is looking for ways to search, cite and link to research data, similar to the way PubMed handles scientific publications.

  • Arial view of damage from Oklahoma tornado

    DHS taps BAE Systems for geospatial imagery and analysis

    BAE Systems' intelligence experts will process and disseminate geospatial data and airborne imagery to produce high-resolution maps that reflect current environmental conditions.

  • Thunderbolt prototype thumb drive photo by PC World

    Intel flashes 10-gigabit prototype Thunderbolt thumb drive

    The Thunderbolt technology used in the thumb drive can transfer data at a speed of 10 gigabits/sec, which is about twice as fast as the current USB 3.0 transfer.