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  • 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.

  • Processsor future smart phones

    Smart phone of the future: A chip in your head?

    Speculation that, in 75 years or so, a brain microchip could enable communications sounds like science fiction, but such as technology would have practical applications.

  • Tron MIT cyber defense gaming

    How a ‘Tron’ model can improve agency IT security

    MIT engineers develop a game interface for protecting networks that puts the human element, and a bit of fun, into the mix.

  • Louisville

    3D printing can’t build a city (yet), but it can help plan one

    ‘Vision Louisville’ invites the public to use 3D models to plan what the city will look like in 2040.

  • Win 8

    If migrating to Windows 8, leave no app behind

    Laplink’s PCmover can automate the process and can solve some of the difficulties of moving from an older versions of Windows.

  • NASA Cropped

    NetworKing game puts users in charge of space communications

    NASA's NetworKing game is aimed at the kind of people the agency wants to open up to careers in science, maybe even at NASA.

  • NASA Networking

    How NASA games the system to find new talent

    NetworKing is a pretty challenging game aimed at the kind of people the agency wants to open up to careers in science, maybe even at NASA.

  • Windows 8

    5 ways Windows 8 can be great for agencies

    Innovative security, a friendly (for real) cross-platform interface, and handy support for telework and BYOD could do a lot for public-sector organizations

  • What to do when the help desk is 160 million miles away

    How did NASA reprogram the Curiosity rover from Earth after it landed on Mars? Very carefully.

  • Printable guns wiki weapon

    Will 3D printing have to be regulated?

    With a Wiki Weapon project afoot to share files for printing guns, this burgeoning technology could draw the attention of regulators.

  • Giving military robots the brains to think for themselves

    The PackBot, used for sweeping bombs in Afghanistan, is taking its first steps toward autonomy.

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.