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  • Flirtey Zookal

    Literary drones ready to drop books instead of bombs

    In some parts of the world, drones overhead can send people diving for cover. But in Australia, drones may soon be delivering books and other reading materials across the continent.

  • LADEE launch

    NASA sets a record with laser space communications

    The agency's Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration sends data back from lunar orbit at 622 Mbps.

  • Kyocera glass

    Revolutionary way to transmit sound is being heard

    Kyocera’s proprietary Smart Sonic technology transmits sounds via the air and through body tissue -- mitigating background noise and traveling through ear plugs.

  • human geography

    DOD wants to use satellites to look inside other cultures

    The Defense Department's Special Operations Command is awarding a contract to GeoEye Analytics to build a geography information system that uses satellite imagery to help map human behaviors and culture.

  • Java rain

    Is 3D the next step for agency Web pages?

    Some easy-to-use CSS techniques can help create a new dimension on PC and mobile browsers.

  • computer man

    Computers getting closer to replacing people?

    They've already replaced some supermarket clerks, but can machine learning help them replace lawyers?

  • Bill Gates during recent interview at Harvard

    Windows' CTRL-ALT-DEL was a good 'mistake'

    It's been a part of Windows users' lives for decades and helped make NT attractive to government. Now Bill Gates says it never should have happened.

  • BOLD

    Rice University researchers take "BOLD" approach to big data

    With NSF-backed funding, researchers will create energy-efficient optical network -– with silicon photonic switches –- to handle massive amounts of data.

  • Quark chip

    New chips could power the Internet of Things

    Intel hopes to put its Quark X1000 processor family into the sensors and smart devices that will drive intelligent systems.

  • up

    Moore's Law bending, ready to break

    Even everyday computers are taking quantum-like leaps in processing power.

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.