emerging technology
 
  • Navy X-47B drone

    Is Navy's new drone the first real military robot?

    The X-47B stealth drone, designed to fly missions on its own, represents something of a breakthrough in robotic technology.

  • Streetlights at night

    Is the light spectrum the next frontier for wireless?

    A researcher in Scotland says LEDs can be used to transmit data, potentially making every street lamp into a high-speed Internet port.

  • NASA artist conception of warp drive travel

    NASA thinks warp-drive travel might be possible

    Scientists explore the idea of achieving faster-than-light travel within the laws of special relativity by warping space.

  • Fiber Optics

    Truly unbreakable encryption trips the light fantastic

    Scientists from Toshiba and Cambridge University use quantum physics to create completely secure communications over fiber optic cable.

  • HOBO Green Roof Monitoring System

    HOBO tends government's green roofs

    The system's instruments monitor everything from temperature to soil moisture.

  • Futuristic office computer display

    8 reasons agency IT will change course in 2013

    Next year is likely to be a tipping point when agencies will have to make landmark decisions about the types of client machines they use.

  • SCinet conference network

    High-performance confab runs super-fast network, temporarily

    In order to share results at the SC12 conference in Salt Lake City, volunteers from government, academia and industry designed and built SCinet, which links to many of the world's leading research networks.

  • Cell phones charging

    Smart-phone battery life could double -- without better batteries

    A power amplifier technology developed by an MIT spinoff would let mobile devices operate on half the power.

  • Intel Labs Display Without Boundaries

    Display lets you flick images from bowl to wall and back again

    Intel researchers' Display Without Boundaries takes an innovative approach to immersive, collaborative computing.

  • FAA NextGen

    Agency programs show outlines of future cyber ecosystem

    Plans to develop automated systems for cybersecurity will build on models like DOE's Smart Grid and FAA's Next Generation air traffic control system.

  • Human network

    How to build an immune system for cybersecurity attacks

    Government researchers are using the human immune system as a model for building a cybersecurity ecosystem, whose features would include automation, interoperability and authentication technologies.

  • Voting line

    Why can't Americans vote online?

    Why not set up mobile voting pavilions at polling stations where people could download a secure app and vote on their personal mobile device?

  • Cactus

    Could a cyber ecosystem automatically defend government networks?

    A multiagency group hopes to create a cyber ecosystem that could learn to automatically assess and respond to threats. Where would humans fit in the loop?

  • Mercury Wave Glider

    Wave Gliders survive Hurricane Sandy

    The folks over at Liquid Robotics, developer of the Wave Glider, are happy to report that one of their Wave Gliders named Mercury battled through Hurricane Sandy and successfully piloted through winds up to 70 knots, all the while transmitting weather data in real time.

Topic Resources

  • Update on Assessment & Authorization (A&A) Processes for Cross Domain Solutions

    As introduced in our latest certification and accreditation (C&A) basics webcast (“Navigating Certification & Accreditation – A Primer) C&A terminology is transitioning to assessment and authorization (A&A). See the associated white paper “From C&A to A&A – The RMF Shoe Has Dropped.” Continuing the transition discussion, Raytheon Cyber Products and Steve Welke are pleased to present a webcast updating the latest information on A&A processes for cross domain, multilevel security solutions. Join Steve Welke, an A&A industry expert, as he discusses the A&A principles, requirements and processes.

  • Increase Data Security through Your Print Solution

    You’ve consolidated your desktops with virtualization and moved your data to the cloud. What else can you do to obtain additional costs savings and increase security while keeping your network flexible? Connect print and digital information from across your organization with the people who need it, exactly when they need it. Join this webcast to learn how security software and printing solutions work together to eliminate extraneous printers at multiple sensitivity levels, allowing organizations to recognize significant savings from reduced hardware, space, power, support and supplies.

  • Everything Storage: Learn How to Store All Your Data Underneath a Single, Extremely Scalable, Software-Defined Architecture

    Join us as we discuss scalable, software-defined storage architecture and integration, along with hardware and software technologies that empower Everything Storage. You will also be introduced to the leading massive-scale, open-platform solution for object storage. Be sure to tune-in to learn and ask questions about how open-platform solutions can bring you enterprise-class reliability, performance and simplicity without vendor lock-in and the associated price tag.

  • IBM i2 National Security and Defense Intelligence Demo

    In this video IBM Product Manager James Vincent presents an overview and demo of IBM® i2® National Security and Defense Intelligence—a cost effective information exploitation solution that provides data acquisition, multi-faceted intelligence analysis and multi-agency and partner collaboration features.

  • 'Mocking' Reality: The Power of Service Virtualization

    A large government agency was struggling to provide stable test environments to support their partner landscape. Duplicating production using traditional methods would have resulted in infrastructure cost blowouts, misalignment issues and resourcing issues. This webcast will explore how the agency leveraged service virtualization to meet their evolving needs and the challenges and successes involved in the program.