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  • Sandy

    NOAA, FEMA Twitter feeds can help navigate Frankenstorm

    Twitter feeds from federal, state and local agencies have become a prime source of helpful, up-to-the-minute news and tips.

  • Facebook Sponsored stories

    How Facebook could chase away government users

    The company wants to use your "Likes" to endorse products, whether you like it or not.

  • Dart code

    Is Google Dart a replacement for Java?

    Java’s security troubles have led some people to wonder whether the ubiquitous programming language is more trouble than it’s worth. Google offers an alternative.

  • Cash

    Intell community wants to show developers the money

    A coding pilot would pay full price for apps that meet agencies’ criteria, ODNI official says.

  • Innocon Mini Falcon UAV software

    UAV video quality gets a boost from new software

    Software such as Inmint’s Vidhance lets UAVs track objects, reduce blur and stabilize video feeds.

  • WiFi 11ac 60MHz beamforming

    High-wireless act: Can high-frequency WiFi be practical?

    The 60 GHz band to be used with the 802.11ac will add a huge amount of bandwidth, but risks signal loss over distance. "Beamforming" could solve the problem.

  • NASA X1 robotic exoskeleton

    NASA’s ‘Iron Man’ technology could help people walk again

    The X1 robotic exoskeleton, which fits around the body, can help a user stand, walk and, importantly, stop.

  • Maryland online voter registration

    Report: 2 states' online registration systems vulnerable to hackers, fraud

    Flaws in the voter databases in Mayland and Washington state would allow hackers to effectively prevent people from voting, the New York Times reports.

  • New GCN

    Welcome to the new GCN.com

    Our new look highlights analysis and commentary on the latest technology, tools and tactics in public sector IT.

  • ThinkPad X1 Carbon

    What an agency ultrabook should be: Tough and light

    The sleek ThinkPad X1 Carbon has the performance, toughness and security features you need — and the same thing that makes it light is what makes it rugged.

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.