Large Hadron Collider Photo by Maximilien Brice/CERN

Internet2 backbone serving national supercomputer network

The XSEDE research network operators say bandwidth and networking tools are key to moving large files between high-performance systems.

PhoneSat 1 during high altitude balloon test

NASA's smart-phone satellites launch new era in space communications

The small satellites built around Android phones, launched Sunday, mark a trend toward small, inexpensive satellites for a variety of uses.

Matterform 3D scanner

Scanner to provide 3D printing's missing link

The Photon scanner uses laser lines and an HD camera to create the CAD files needed for 3D printing.

Rescue squad interoperable communications

Ultimate public safety network is far off, but there are comm options

While first responders wait for the creation of a single nationwide public safety network, a variety of technologies are already providing interoperability.

Gamer in office

Agencies should know the 4 types of gamers

Agencies getting into gamification need to know their audience, starting with which of the four types of gamers they want to attract.

Liquid Robotics Wave Glider SV3

Upgraded aquatic robot 'a server rack at sea'

The Wave Glider SV3, with room for an 8U rack, not only takes sensor readings but processes the data, only sending back the results.

Wisconsin National Guard member training on core leadership skills using the Virtual Battlespace 2

High score: Gaming moves to the forefront in government

It was viewed not long ago as the violent realm of teenage activity, but agencies are embracing gamification as a powerful tool for education, training and outreach.

NASA Curiosity game

How NASA puts Earth-bound explorers in the driver's seat on Mars

Scientists at NASA's JPL are using gaming to build tele-exploration platforms, letting PC and Xbox Kinect users drive the rovers that navigate the Red Planet.

Agile development graphic

Agile is key to making the most of public-sector IT

Agile development tactics break projects into smaller chunks, let IT teams keep up with changes, and prevent “scope creep.”

Machine learning digital face

Machine learning a growing force against online fraud

Sift Science uses new machine learning techniques to spot unusual fraud patterns as soon as they appear on the network.

Fingerprint electronic matching AFIS

Law enforcement, NIST making fingerprint files easier to search

Group has developed a standard features set to use for fingerprint identification, and NIST now has the technical specs to make searches interoperable.

Machine language of 1s and 0s

What is M2M, and why is it the future of code?

The Internet of things will soon contain 50 billion devices, and machine-to-machine programming is how they will talk to each other.

Topic Resources

  • Transforming Customer Service: Building a Smarter Service-Oriented Workforce

    Whether a public contact center or an internal help desk, government offices managing customer service play a vital role in supporting their agencies missions. Unfortunately, many service centers lack the tools they need to deliver high-quality services in a timely fashion. In this webcast, Michelle Earley, USAJOBS Program Manager at OPM, and Stephanie Wade, Director, Innovation Lab at OPM, will discuss how they are transforming USAJOBS, the federal government's official jobs site to improve the hiring process and elevate the level of customer service that applicants receive. The transformation is comprehensive, involving the adoption of human-centered design principles, the use cloud-based DevOps to create new services, and the modernization of foundational technology, including the cloud.


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