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  • Concept of global internet

    Cybersecurity's best bet: An Internet that learns to defend itself

    During the first 40 years of the Internet, security has been about patching mistakes; the future will be about creating an environment that is secure by design and protected by big data.

  • Astronaut in space reaching for a pizza

    NASA could take 3D food printing to Mars, and beyond

    The agency wants to test 3D food printing for long space flights, a plan that could have larger implications down the road.

  • Fingerprint scan

    Biometrics: Better than passwords but not bulletproof

    Government and industry experts think biometric authentication is poised to take off, but fingerprints, iris scans and voice recognition are not foolproof forms of ID.

  • User manipulating map with Leap gesture controller

    Leap Motion shows how gesture control can beat touch screens

    The company's new controller, due in July, can give desktop users touch-like control, without the touch, of Windows 8.

  • Quantum computer at D-Wave

    NASA, Google to explore quantum computing in AI project

    The new Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab at NASA Ames will use the incredible speed and unique approach of quantum computing to try to advance machine learning.

  • Encryption via quantum computing

    Unbreakable encryption remains a pipe dream, even on a quantum Internet

    Despite efforts to use the principles of quantum computing to create unbreakable encryption, the system fails outside a lab or highly controlled setting.

  • Image of Earth pieced together from data transmitted from NASA PhoneSats

    NASA's PhoneSats send travel pics to fans on Earth

    In an example of "citizen science," NASA invited the amateur radio community to help piece together an image of Earth sent from PhoneSat cameras.

  • NASA Fermi telescope nearly collides with Cosmos spacecraft

    NASA's close call underscores the dangers of space junk

    Agencies rely on satellites more than ever, but it's getting crowded up there.

  • Engineers monitor the smart grid at Florida Power and Light

    Nation's first smart grid goes online in Florida

    Florida Power & Light's network ties together 4.6 million smart meters and 10,000 other devices.

  • Sumat Dagar model for Braille phone

    World's first Braille smart phone will soon be a reality

    A developer in India has produced a mobile device for the visually impaired that expands the range of mobile accessibility.

Topic Resources

  • Best Practices in Web-based Application Security

    Security experts make it clear: The application is the new network perimeter. Agencies looking to ensure the security of their networks and systems need to ensure the security of the application layer. Fortunately, even as Web applications come under increasing attack, security professionals are developing strategies to address these vulnerabilities. In this webcast, a federal expert will share best practices and lessons learned in devising Web-based application security that is both robust and scalable.

  • High Speed Guard: Understanding the Business Case for Cross Domain Data Sharing Solutions

    The need for information sharing across operational domains has never been greater. Agencies in law enforcement, defense and other public sectors need to ensure that mission-critical data is available to users across network boundaries -- quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively. But they also need to ensure that those transfers happen securely. In this webcast, Shaheen Parks, an analyst with Forrester Research, will discuss the business case for an automated cross domain information transfer solution, such as Raytheon’s High Speed Guard.

  • GameChanger: NoSQL

    Big data is big business for government. It’s clear in the funding provided for big data-related projects, and it’s clear in the response from agencies at all levels of government. Download this informative whitepaper to learn how NoSQL can expand possibilities by tapping into the unrealized value of your organization’s big data.

  • The STAND: Cybersecurity

    Advanced persistent threats. Zero-day attacks. Insider threats. Cybersecurity experts say that if IT leaders are not concerned about the ongoing evolution of the cyber landscape, it just means they are not paying enough attention. The problem is that these and other emerging cyber tactics are designed to evade traditional cyber defenses and escape detection until it’s too late. The good news is it’s not a lost cause. In this special report, two subject matter experts discuss cybersecurity technologies and strategies that can help agencies defend their systems and data against the latest cyber threats, today and into the future.