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  • President Obama giving the 2013 State of the Union address

    The state of the union for 3D printing is strong

    If there were any doubts about the potential for this quirky, fascinating technology, its place in the president's State of the Union speech should erase them.

  • Visually impaired computer user

    Section 508 compliance doesn't get lost in the cloud

    The move to cloud services and mobile access hasn't changed agencies' focus on ensuring access for people with disabilities.

  • DARPA image of dissolving electronics

    Electronics that dissolve when not in use?

    DARPA wants to develop 'transient electronics' that will degrade into the environment when left behind on the battlefield.

  • Demo of Hybrid 4 Dimensional Augmented Reality at Virginia Tech

    Take a picture, and 4D app gives you the details

    Hybrid 4-Dimensional Augmented Reality, developed at Virginia Tech, can give responders situational awareness, detail what's inside a building or tell how something works.

  • Tape backup library

    Tape storage systems are down, but not out

    Agencies are moving more of their data to the cloud and considering disk systems for local storage, but tape isn't quite dead yet.

  • Image of Mona Lisa sent to moon via laser

    How NASA beamed Mona Lisa to the moon, one pixel at a time

    The space agency has been using its Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter to map the moon's surface, which made it a perfect platform to test out laser communications across space.

  • Screengrab from Army edition of Virtual Battlespace 2 game

    The military wants to step up its training game

    When recruits already know elaborate games like Far Cry 3, a five-year-old simulation like the Army’s Virtual Battlespace 2 doesn’t cut it.

  • White House response to Death Star petition on We the People website

    No Death Star, but a good use of technology anyway

    The failed attempt to successfully petition the White House to build a Death Star nevertheless highlights a worthwhile way to use technology to engage the public.

  • Gesture controlled computer

    Gesture control: Great innovation or Tower of Babel?

    Operating a computer with no-touch hand gestures is the hot new thing in user interfaces, but without standards we'll need to know a different "language" for every device.

  • Man looks quizzically at VHS tape

    Oklahoma jail's lesson: Don't get fooled by familiar tech

    Too many agencies stick with the tried, true and the outdated rather than upgrading to more efficient new technology.

  • LG OLED TVs

    Are ultra high-res OLEDs finally ready for their close-up?

    The thin, flexible light screens with 4K resolution are four times sharper than LED or LCD monitors, but they could find limited use at first.

  • Abandoned trucks rusting in a ghost town

    A once mighty supercomputer to be dismantled, sold for parts

    New Mexico's Encanto, which five years ago was the third fastest machine in the world, is now practically on the scrap heap.

  • Router

    Wi-Fi service to monitor, reallocate local router usage

    Qualcomm's cloud-based service could keep wireless applications from using more bandwidth than they need.

  • Raspberry Pi

    $25 computer could help create the techies of tomorrow

    The Raspberry Pi, a small single-board computer that can teach kids the basics of computer science, is also a robust computer, now with its own app store.

Topic Resources

  • Three Essential Steps in Navigating the Unified Communications Landscape

    Unified Communications (UC) enables a wealth of opportunity for federal, state and local governments, allowing agencies to be more mobile and flexible than ever before. Join us for an informative discussion about how to navigate the UC landscape.

  • Managing Regulatory and Compliance Requirements with a Quality Management Tool and Process

    This webcast will focus on a major healthcare organizations journey to use better Quality Management approaches to address challenges that were impacting their ability to achieve compliance for regulatory requirements.

  • 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.

  • Securing the Mobile Workforce: Device Security is Not Enough

    For the Public Sector, the ability to secure information on mobile devices – especially sensitive information such as intellectual property and classified data, can be daunting. Managing an array of mobile devices, and protecting the data on them is an IT security nightmare; add to this the BYOD paradigm, and you have a perfect storm. Join Raytheon’s Ashok Sankar, Senior Director of Product Strategy and Chris Hazelton, Research Director for Mobile & Wireless, 451 Research, as they discuss how to break through the barriers to mobile device adoption for work environments.