emerging technology
 
  • voyager

    Could humans follow Voyager out of the solar system?

    People are pondering trips to Mars and beyond, but radiation is a threat. A "Star Trek"-inspired shield could be the answer.

  • Spacecraft 3D

    NASA's Spacecraft 3D shows what augmented reality can do

    The free mobile app can put spaceships in your living room or wherever you point your device, and hints at augmented reality's potential as a training tool.

  • D-wave

    Quantum computing explained: D-Wave on NASA's system

    D-Wave's Eric Ladizinsky explains how "we are harvesting the parallel worlds to solve problems in this one."

  • Samsung smart watch

    Can the Galaxy Gear change the fate of wearable tech?

    Samsung's new smartwatch has a few things going for it, but the track record on wearable computers, in government or out, isn't promising.

  • NASA laser

    Moon beams: NASA set to test laser space communications

    A lunar mission launching this month will test two-way laser communications, which will transmit six times the data at 25 percent less power.

  • processor

    MIT's 110-core processor could help boost efficiency

    Chips that can effectively take advantage of multiple cores could be useful in government, giving agencies a way to downsize data centers and make them more efficient without losing processing capacity.

  • data center robot

    Next role for robots: data center diagnosticians

    EMC, IBM offer robots that rove data centers in search of temperature anomalies and other indicators of how well the center is maintaining an efficient power curve.

  • 3D mapping

    How 3D maps can get more accurate

    A research team solves a common problem with robotic 3D mapping, leading to clearer, more detailed maps.

  • atomic clock

    A clock that measures time to 18 zeros is no small thing

    NIST's ytterbium-based atomic clock measures the difference between seconds to the quintillions part, and could have practical applications.

  • BESD

    Marines using biometrics to ID friends, foes in Afghanistan

    The Biometric Enrollment and Screening Device uses a combination of facial, thumb and iris scans matched against an internal database to identify persons encountered on the battlefield.

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.

  • Video Surveillance: Emerging Solutions for Securing Agency Assets

    Please note that this webcast, originally scheduled for 10/16, from 2:00-3:00pm ET, has been rescheduled to 12/10, from 2:00-3:00pm ET. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

    The Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013 put a spotlight on the stunning advances made in video surveillance and forensics technology and its use in law enforcement and security. The latest generation of video analytic tools and techniques makes it possible to extract valuable information with unprecedented speed and precision. In this webcast, Grant Fredericks, a pioneer in forensic video analysis applications, will provide expert insight into the world of video surveillance and forensics technology.

  • Government on the Go: Strategies for Leveraging Data in the Field

    This webcast will provide insights and lessons learned from one of the pioneering programs in government: The Command Post of the Future. CPOF is an essential piece of the Army's strategy to provide commanders with a common operational picture and enable them to collaborate and share data. Col. Jonas Vogelhut, Project Manager for Mission Command, will explain how CPOF ensures that the warfighters have access to the data need.