FAA NextGen

Agency programs show outlines of future cyber ecosystem

Plans to develop automated systems for cybersecurity will build on models like DOE's Smart Grid and FAA's Next Generation air traffic control system.

Human network

How to build an immune system for cybersecurity attacks

Government researchers are using the human immune system as a model for building a cybersecurity ecosystem, whose features would include automation, interoperability and authentication technologies.


Could a cyber ecosystem automatically defend government networks?

A multiagency group hopes to create a cyber ecosystem that could learn to automatically assess and respond to threats. Where would humans fit in the loop?

Wave Glider

NOAA aquatic bots break the ice on climate research

Over the years, NOAA has sent various data-taking probes deep into the Arctic Ocean looking for answers about climate change. In this latest, extreme test of technology endurance, the agency's swimming robots deliver high science at low cost.

Innocon Mini Falcon UAV software

UAV video quality gets a boost from new software

Software such as Inmint’s Vidhance lets UAVs track objects, reduce blur and stabilize video feeds.

WiFi 11ac 60MHz beamforming

High-wireless act: Can high-frequency WiFi be practical?

The 60 GHz band to be used with the 802.11ac will add a huge amount of bandwidth, but risks signal loss over distance. "Beamforming" could solve the problem.

Maryland online voter registration

Report: 2 states' online registration systems vulnerable to hackers, fraud

Flaws in the voter databases in Mayland and Washington state would allow hackers to effectively prevent people from voting, the New York Times reports.


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ThinkPad X1 Carbon

What an agency ultrabook should be: Tough and light

The sleek ThinkPad X1 Carbon has the performance, toughness and security features you need — and the same thing that makes it light is what makes it rugged.


3D printing can’t build a city (yet), but it can help plan one

‘Vision Louisville’ invites the public to use 3D models to plan what the city will look like in 2040.

Win 8

If migrating to Windows 8, leave no app behind

Laplink’s PCmover can automate the process and can solve some of the difficulties of moving from an older versions of Windows.

Windows 8

5 ways Windows 8 can be great for agencies

Innovative security, a friendly (for real) cross-platform interface, and handy support for telework and BYOD could do a lot for public-sector organizations

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