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  • 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.

  • 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.

Topic Resources

  • Improve Agency Processes -- Focus Here First

    View this on-demand presentation to learn how agencies can use process improvement to put the U.S. Digital Services Playbook into action. Leading experts used real-world case studies to illustrate how Business Process Management (BPM) can help agencies save resources and meet customer expectations, regardless of location, device, or communication method.