DOD wants cyberterrorism-prediction software

DARPA seeks proposals for new software that can scour social media and other sites to predict cyberterrorism events.

Army's 'Kraken' puts data from many sensors onto one screen

With troop drawdowns in Afghanistan, the Army will use computerized surveillance technology to improve perimeter security and help protect small units in remote outposts.

Advanced radar would 'see' through jungle to catch drug smugglers

The project is one of many at the U.S. Army's SouthCom that combines IT expertise from multiple agencies, including foreign ones, to support forces in the field.

Unified comm is the next step in 911's evolution

The FCC and Transportation Department are working to establish a transition path to the next generation of 911 services.

MIT chip could power wireless sensors

A chip that collects energy from light, heat and vibrations could keep low-powered sensors running without batteries.

Will your next government co-worker be a robot?

An MIT study says "telepresence workers" will be ready to perform manual labor by 2014 and be controlled from up to 1,800 miles away.

Big data just got a little smaller

A new way of using hard drives could help government agencies wrestle with the problems associated with big data.

Can government turn gold in computers to green?

The United Nation estimates $21 billion in gold is put into new computers every year. Can government tap that motherlode before it's exported as e-trash?

With new recruiting app, the Army is going to tempt me yet

The Army releases a Web comic app for iPhone and Android that describes what it's like to be a soldier in the Army.

Heat sink revolution: Sandia Cooler smaller, quieter, 30X more efficient

Sandia Lab researchers take a radical approach to keeping computers and other electronics cool.

Army's 'sense and avoid' radar will let drones fly in domestic airspace

Tests show that drones guided by the system can detect and avoid other aircraft, which will allow unmanned training flights any time day or night.

When storms attack, Smart Grid could reduce outages, speed recovery

Bad weather in the past year has done what terrorists haven’t managed – disrupt power for a week or more at a time. Officials say Smart Grid technology could ease the pain.

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