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  • Army to build drone base in Texas

    Army to build drone airport in Texas

    The Army’s Corps of Engineers has awarded a $33 million contract to SGS to build an airport for the Gray Eagle and Shadow UAVs at Fort Bliss in Texas.

  • Map of the World deployed to AWS commercial cloud by Lockheed Martin

    Lockheed lifts Map of the World to AWS commercial cloud

    The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency launched its Map of the World within Amazon Web Services’ Commercial Cloud Services (C2S) environment.

  • tech transfer portal for federal labs

    Federal Laboratory Consortium launches tech transfer tool

    FLCBusiness provides a searchable database of federal lab capabilities and know-how, facilities and equipment available for public and private utilization, lab-specific programs and funding opportunities.

  • Boston moving licensing and permitting to the cloud

    Boston moving licensing and permitting to the cloud

    Working with Accela and OpenCounter, the city will create a system that will work across departments to coordinate workflow, integrate a variety of backend systems and provide an improved public experience.

  • Louisville debuts mobile-first website

    Louisville debuts mobile-first website

    The city of Louisville, Ky., unveiled a new website incorporating a mobile-first design and using the Drupal content management system.

  • Social media use growing in law enforcement

    Social media use growing in law enforcement

    A new report looks at law enforcement’s current social media practices and processes and how the landscape has changed over the last two years.

  • States leveraging group purchasing for procurement efficiency

    An analysis of state and local spending finds that although the number of bids has declined, overall spending is equal to or higher than last year.

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  • NIST revises cryptographic specs

    NIST revises cryptographic specs

    NIST is requesting comments on its revision of SP 800-90A, Recommendation for Random Number Generation Using Deterministic Random Bit Generators.

  • Mozilla releases Firefox browser built for developers

    Mozilla releases Firefox browser built for developers

    Mozilla released what it calls the first browser for developers. Firefox Developer Edition includes tools for building, testing and scaling all from one place.

  • Expedition 39 flight engineer and NASA astronaut Steve Swanson activates the Veggie plant growth system and Veg-01 experiment in the Columbus module on the International Space Station.

    Galactic Grant Competition to fund space station research

    Massachusetts announced a Galactic Grant Competition for commonwealth-based life science companies to conduct research on the International Space Station.