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  • Worried about Java? Get Groovy, baby

    Groovy, a subset of Java, is so easy to work with it, it could one day replace the ubiquitous programming language.

  • From shipments to socks and ants, RFID is tagging everything

    Modern RFID tags are only a few millimeters in size and comprise a chip, antenna and in some cases a battery (active). Some forms of RFID tags (passive) have no battery, but actually take power from the electromagnetic beams of a reader, and then send data back to the source. These tags can theoretically last forever, since they only send data or require power when actually being pinged by a reader device. Almost all RFID tags can be inserted into almost anything and do not require line of sight back to a reader. Some tags are so tiny that they have been glued to the backs of ants to track their behavior.

  • Wires

    Don't get your wires (and cables) in a twist

    PigTails offers a unique, clear way to label cords and cables.

  • How do you catch a cloud and pin it down? Archive service may have answer

    Sonian File Archive offers a secure way to store files in the cloud.

  • Sensor array maps a first responder's location, movements

    A prototype developed at MIT can automatically map a hazardous environment as a responder moves through it.

  • Why is ICANN selling government-sounding domain names?

    An investment group that applied for 307 generic top-level domains, including .army, .airforce and .medical, is raising concerns over the potential for fraud.

  • Is nothing sacred: Ubuntu goes commercial?

    The most counter-culture OS adds Amazon-sponsored links, but there is a reason.

  • Energy adapts its PKI to handle old and new technologies

    Although PIV cards are intended to be a standard source for PKI certificates, legacy hardware and software and the emergence of mobile devices have led DOE to adopt a gateway encryption appliance for secure e-mail.

  • 3D printing grows up, can now arm itself

    As the administration funds research into the technology, one hobbyist shows he can print a working semi-automatic rifle.

  • NOAA, Navy swimming with the SHARCs

    Unmanned ocean-going Wave Gliders proving useful for research and, perhaps, much more.

  • New smart-card, CAC reader built for government

    Belkin says its the first reader built specifically for use in defense and civilian agencies.

  • New software gets GPO over the XML hurdle

    The XML Professional Publisher system will replace a 30-year-old homegrown system and enable the direct formatting of XML documents for electronic and print publication.

  • Leap's 3-D technology could change the way you work (and play)

    Leap Motion's forthcoming $70 interactive system might make you forget the mouse, touch pad or touch screen.

  • D-Link cameras stream surveillance data to the cloud

    The new cameras can be monitored via smart phone, freeing security personnel from their monitors.

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.