emerging technology
 
  • mobile devices

    Some hidden pitfalls of government BYOD

    How competition among smartphone makers might pose problems for government mobile device management.

  • FAA releases road map for domestic drones

    The Federal Aviation Administration released its plan for drone integration into civilian airspace.

  • Titan supercomputer

    Oak Ridge gets help to manage Titan's massive data stream

    National lab installs smaller supercomputers whose sole purpose is to sift through the massive amount of data being generated by Titan.

  • social monitoring

    Police get tool for patrolling social media

    Social Media Monitor helps police use social media for investigations and to look for signs of criminal activity such as gang violence, drug dealing, crimes against children and human trafficking.

  • Dell fully rugged notebook

    Theater of the not-so-absurd: Dell dramatizes Mil-Std testing

    With its comic video depicting an unlucky lawyer running laptop endurance tests, Dell hopes to inspire its users to share their stories of rugged gear.

  • Motorola brings modular phones closer to reality

    Motorola will work with the Phonebloks community to help design and build an open hardware platform for creating highly modular smartphones.

  • Google barge

    Google's mystery barges keep world guessing

    If Google is involved, is a floating data center that far-fetched?

  • power lines

    Threats to privacy become a focus of Smart Grid planning

    NIST's revised guidance for Smart Grid cybersecurity reflects changes in power grid technology, which will put a lot of personal information on the grid.

  • binary

    How quantum key distribution works

    QKD uses a photon's polarization and spin to verify an unobserved key transmission.

  • photon

    Can quantum cryptography work in the real world?

    Battelle has implemented the first quantum-key distribution system for production use in the United States, but NIST researchers remain skeptical about moving it from the lab to large-scale use.

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.