Pulse

Pulse

  • Massachusetts readies IP-based, interoperable 911 system

    General Dynamics will set up an IP-based system that prepares Massachusetts to add new technologies, including smart phones, texting, video and web services, to its first-response arsenal.

  • Maryland moves HR to the cloud

    The state of Maryland will replace and consolidate its legacy, on-premise human resources software with a unified system from Workday.

  • CANES tech will propel future Navy networks afloat

    The Navy’s Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services project will standardize and consolidate systems the Navy’s afloat network.

  • DISA approves AWS for more sensitive workloads

    The Defense Information Systems Agency authorized Amazon Web Services as the first commercial cloud approved at “security impact levels” 3-5 for highly sensitive workloads.

  • Benchmark compares Hadoop systems

    The Transaction Processing Performance Council's TPCx-HS benchmark was developed to provide performance, availability and energy consumption metrics of big data systems.

  • DARPA challenges teams to predict virus spread

    Teams will build models that predict the spread of the Chikungunya virus in the Americas; the tools could be applied to other diseases and inform responses to emergencies.

  • Commerce plans database of state business incentives

    SelectUSA, a Commerce Department effort to encourage business investment in the United States, wants to build a database of business incentives offered by states.

  • Satellite Internet coming to small public sector offices in Texas

    Texas will offer satellite-based broadband Internet access to government councils, school boards and other publicly funded affiliates.

  • Texas towns consolidate 911 services, boost response times

    The newly formed North Texas Emergency Communications Center will dispatch emergency support for Carrollton, Coppell, Farmers Branch, and Addison communities.

  • National lab shops for wearable gear for first responders

    The Pacific Northwest National Lab is looking for organizations to partner with to create wearable advanced communications devices for emergency responders.