Top Stories

  • Emergency communications take multi-path approach

    The Department of Homeland Security’s National Emergency Communications Plan aims to allow first responders and public safety officials to better share information and enhance situational awareness.

  • Air Force to issue smart travel cards

    The Air Force will start providing chip and PIN travel cards to protect against fraud and identity theft.

  • Census tests tech for 2020

    The Census Bureau will leverage the Internet, mobile technology and geographic information systems as it counts up the country’s population and tries to hold the line on costs.

  • Cloud ‘Commons’ would accelerate biomedical research

    The National Institutes of Health is supporting the launch of an electronic “Commons,” a shared cloud and high-performance computing ecosystem to support the biomedical research community.

  • 2015 augurs newer, more devastating exploits on the unprepared

    Big data, mobile and hybrid cloud technologies are creating challenging security environments for which half of organizations in a recent study had no disaster recovery plan.

  • VA seeks cemetery tracking system

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking a system to help it with digital mapping, internment notices and remains tracking in its 131 cemeteries.

  • AWS adds features to GovCloud

    Amazon Web Services announced a set of updates to AWS GovCloud, an isolated AWS Region designed to allow government agencies and customers to work with sensitive workloads in the cloud.

  • 2015 mobility mantra: manage data, not devices

    Government mobility managers are racing to stay ahead of the proliferation of mobile devices with strategies that focus on data and applications rather than devices themselves.

  • INDUSTRY INSIGHT

    Is antivirus software still relevant?

    No matter how useful antivirus software can be, its drawbacks are causing information security professionals to take a second look at antivirus protection – and the alternatives.

  • Windows 10 may sport new lightweight browser

    The lightweight browser, codenamed "Spartan," will ship alongside Internet Explorer 11 when Microsoft releases Windows 10 and will run on desktop computers as well as mobile devices.

  • NOAA forecasts more accurate weather predictions

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will increase the capacity of its supercomputers for more accurate weather predictions.

  • Turtle Mike speeds multichannel emergency response

    The Department of Homeland Security has developed a bridging technology that enables public safety response teams to unite land mobile radio and broadband to help coordinate rescue and speed emergency response.