emerging technology
 
  • NASA Curiosity game

    How NASA puts Earth-bound explorers in the driver's seat on Mars

    Scientists at NASA's JPL are using gaming to build tele-exploration platforms, letting PC and Xbox Kinect users drive the rovers that navigate the Red Planet.

  • Man behind virtual prison bars at home checking smartphone

    Can virtual prisons improve rehabilitation?

    A Deloitte report touts the idea of using technologies such as risk analysis, geospatial tracking and gamification to get better results from home detention.

  • Agile development graphic

    Agile is key to making the most of public-sector IT

    Agile development tactics break projects into smaller chunks, let IT teams keep up with changes, and prevent “scope creep.”

  • Machine learning digital face

    Machine learning a growing force against online fraud

    Sift Science uses new machine learning techniques to spot unusual fraud patterns as soon as they appear on the network.

  • Fingerprint electronic matching AFIS

    Law enforcement, NIST making fingerprint files easier to search

    Group has developed a standard features set to use for fingerprint identification, and NIST now has the technical specs to make searches interoperable.

  • Machine language of 1s and 0s

    What is M2M, and why is it the future of code?

    The Internet of things will soon contain 50 billion devices, and machine-to-machine programming is how they will talk to each other.

  • People voting

    Hack shows risks, but not the folly, of online voting

    A recently revealed attack on a Florida voting system isn't a reason to abandon online voting, but a reminder that we need to secure the entire system.

  • Energy Systems Integration Facility illustration from SmithGroup JJR

    The world's most efficient data center

    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory will open a facility this summer that will reuse every bit of its energy.

  • AR Drone controlled by AstroDrone app flies toward simulated international space station

    How a game helps improve robotic space flights

    The European Space Agency combines real-world and virtual components with AR.Drone to improve its software for space flight and docking with the International Space Station.

  • Picture of blogger John Breeden in a Matrix setting

    Are we all living in a simulated world?

    If we create simulated universes, then statistically speaking there's a chance we're already living in one, according to one theory. Is it worth finding out?

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.