Pulse

Pulse

  • Survey finds few agencies are properly protecting their data

    Survey finds few agencies are properly protecting their data

    Budget constraints and concerns about network performance rank at the top of federal IT decision makers’ lists of why data is not properly encrypted.

  • Air quality monitoring takes a walk in the park

    Park benches equipped with pollution sensors and weather measurement tools stream data to help citizens better understand local air quality.

  • Cyber Defense Exercise

    Naval Academy wins NSA cyber challenge

    The annual Cyber Defense Exercise pits service academy teams against NSA experts in an attempt to teach real-world network defense skills.

  • Philadelphia forks Analytics.USA.gov for local use

    Philadelphia forks Analytics.USA.gov for local use

    Code developed by 18F is used to capture "big picture" analytics for websites citywide.

  • Army eyes virtual training

    Army eyes cloud-based virtual training

    The Army is making plans for a fully immersive training environment that will make soldiers’ time in the field more productive and meaningful, regardless of physical location.

  • NASA gets practical with 3D printing

    NASA gets practical with 3D printing

    The tools astronauts manufactured in space have been sent back to Earth for testing.

  • USGS: 18 million electronic maps downloaded

    USGS: 18 million electronic maps downloaded

    More than 18 million US Topo quadrangles and Historic Topographic Maps have been downloaded in the past six years from the USGS Store or The National Map Viewer.

  • Raising the bar on smartcards for physical access

    Raising the bar on smartcards for physical access

    New guidance from the Smart Card Alliance could speed and standardize procurements of physical access control systems.

  • NYC launches portal for city agency reports

    NYC launches portal for city agency reports

    New York City is now making city agency reports available in one consolidated hub.

  • Atlantic cod

    NOAA partners with fisherman to save cod populations

    The unusual partnership combines fishermen’s experience with unmanned underwater vehicles to locate and protect spawning clusters of cod.