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Labor iPhone app can help employees keep the boss in check

Labor Department's smart phone application helps workers keep track of hours.

ThinkPad X1 Carbon

What an agency ultrabook should be: Tough and light

The sleek ThinkPad X1 Carbon has the performance, toughness and security features you need — and the same thing that makes it light is what makes it rugged.

Polling Place VoterHub

VoterHub app a one-stop shop for election info

State and local election officials contributed data on polling places and ballot to an AT&T-led effort that can help get informed voters to the polls.

4 waves of cloud: Are agencies along for the ride?

The public sector has moved toward cloud computing, but has it been enough of a catalyst to ensure interoperability?

Windows 8's winding path to agency networks

Wholesale migrations aren't expected soon, but IT managers say there are several ways the new OS could start slipping in through the side doors.

Mining big data, no data scientist required

Discovery/Alert 7.0 can help government analysts and clinicians find value in data across multiple sources without specialized training. The FBI and DHS are on board.

Louisville

3D printing can’t build a city (yet), but it can help plan one

‘Vision Louisville’ invites the public to use 3D models to plan what the city will look like in 2040.

Win 8

If migrating to Windows 8, leave no app behind

Laplink’s PCmover can automate the process and can solve some of the difficulties of moving from an older versions of Windows.

Divide the password process to defend against attacks

An innovative cryptographic scheme does away with trusted third parties to protect stored and scrambled passwords on separate servers.

TVA Operations Center

TVA's new deal: From call center to world-class ops center

How TVA upgraded its hub from what was basically a help desk to a full-fledged IT operations center.

Cloud

Discount cloud: Market lets agencies tap unused capacity

NJVC and Virtustream will give public-sector agencies an automated way to compare the cost of cloud provider services via a Web portal.

Smart App

Army app market to let customers have it their way

In the six-month pilot, users will be able to post requirements that developers can try to fill with existing or custom-made solutions.

Back in the real 2D world, agencies still need printers

HP releases a couple of workhorses that would be right for small to mid-size public-sector offices, for those times when you’re not printing an airplane.

US spectrum allocations

Why the new WiFi standard means fast times for wireless nets

It’s all about spectrum allocation, and devices with access to the 60 GHz band, 802.11ac devices would have enough to transmit uncompressed video, for example.

Sandia Labs’ virtual Android network is part of a larger project to emulate large-scale networks to help understand and defend complex online environments.

How to secure 300,000 smart phones? MegaDroid can help.

Sandia Labs’ virtual Android network is part of a larger project to emulate large-scale networks to help understand and defend complex online environments.