Satellite orbiting Earth

NASA revs up tech transfer with open code catalog

NASA’s new software catalog, which pulls together programs from across the agency, is the initial effort of what could eventually result in a huge repository of NASA-developed code that will be made available to users outside of the organization.

Tools for HR

Buy or build workforce apps? It depends.

Human resources tools now on the market are likely to offer some combination of analytical and predictive features.

Big data analytics for Human Resources

Can big data solve government's HR challenges?

A new generation of workforce applications, from recruitment to insider threat analysis, promises to bring big data tools to government's complex human resources challenges.

Phone call in a noisy room

Is the federal government ready for HD voice services?

Federal agencies would lead a global transition to IP-based high-definition voice services under a plan promoted by telecom advocates.

Smartphone on SPHERE at International Space Station

NASA to test Google 3D mapping smartphones

Project Tango, Google's prototype 3D mapping smartphone, will be used by NASA to help the international space station with satellite servicing, vehicle assembly and formation flying spacecraft configurations.

Q-warrior

DOD may get helmet-mounted display

BAE’s Q-Warrior increases the soldier's situational awareness by providing textual information on warnings and threats as well as enhanced visual tools.

Alaska

Alaska's scale puts USGS mapping systems to the test

A USGS project to create 3D maps of the continental United States uses special high altitude, cloud-penetrating radar to collect data across Alaska’s remote expanses.

chip

Scientists develop chips for super fast cloud data transfers

The technology could download an ultra-high definition 4K movie or 40,000 songs from the cloud in seconds at speeds of 200 to 400 gigabit/sec, IBM said.

DARPA

DARPA seeks to automate battlefield decision aids

Advanced algorithms, software and human-machine interfaces are needed to help battlefield commanders manage the growing scale and complexity of operations.

flooding

Flood-risk planners await next-generation laser mapping

USGS, NOAA and FEMA use LiDAR elevation mapping technology to improve flood-risk assessments.

Navy virtual reality

Virtual reality headset helps Navy simulate future workspaces

The Office of Naval Research, working with USC's Institute for Creative Technologies, has developed a way to give Naval leaders a virtual view of their operational future.

Army CoCreate

Army taps crowd for rapid, tactical tech solutions

The Army's Rapid Equipping Force partnered with Local Motors to develop ArmyCoCreate, an online platform that lets soldiers and civilians collaborate on Army solutions.

Topic Resources

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