• Patent search engines aim to open innovations to the world

    The Lens open search engine provides access to 100 million documents in 90 countries, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office makes Chinese patent documentation searchable via the PTO website.

  • 1940s motion simulator rehabbed for tech testing at sea

    The Navy is refurbishing a 96,000 pound platform used to train World War II-era machine gun operators into a test site for high-tech communications.

  • Texas opts for General Dynamics CloudBroker services

    General Dynamics' CloudBroker portal helps customers procure and manage cloud infrastructure and services.

  • First software-as-a-service platform gets FedRAMP OK

    Originally developed for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Concurrent Technologies Corp.’s Unclassified Remote Hosted Desktop is the first SaaS solution to be authorized by FedRAMP.

  • NIST seeks comments on crypto management system

    The draft profile contains requirements for the design, procurement, management and use of Cryptographic Key Management Systems by federal organizations.

  • FDA cures data-entry backlog with digital scanning, crowdsourcing

    The Food and Drug Administration tapped a Web-based digital scanning service to overcome a monthslong backlog of reports submitted to its drug safety database.

  • BlackBerry to invest in government-focused security innovation center

    BlackBerry will invest in a government-oriented security innovation center and return to making keyboard-based smartphones.

  • COBOL just keeps hanging on

    Even at its advanced age, COBOL powers government's legacy IT systems and more than 70 percent of the world's business transactions.

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  • National Guard training center to host open-source UAV research

    Multi-agency program seeks to identify cost savings and drive innovation for government unmanned aerial vehicle systems.

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  • Karen Jackson named Va. secretary of technology

    Virginia's Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe announced last week that he had chosen Karen Jackson to serve as secretary of technology.