• Gitmachine creates FISMA compliant virtual machines

    GitMachines offers IT admins a 'virtual depot' of software tools

    An open-government group strives to create "compliant-ready" free software tools so IT administrators can easily build and launch open-government projects.

  • Nogales

    Cities take licensing, permit services to the cloud

    Arizona and Massachusetts cities streamline services and save on infrastructure.

  • Upright fan in the middle of a data center

    Should you warm up your data center? First, weigh the costs

    A recent survey shows data center operators are gradually moving to warmer data centers –- at lower costs.

  • Map showing location of Coresite data center in relation to federal buildings in Washington DC

    Data center trades on its location for split-second access to federal data

    Data centers in Washington, D.C, have a latency advantage over those located farther away in the race to take advantage of breaking federal economic data.

  • 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.