Networks Communications

Context aware security with software defined networking

Software-defined computing enables context-aware IT

Move to SDN said inevitable in new world of mobility, social, big data and cloud computing.

Labor iPhone app can help employees keep the boss in check

Labor Department's smart phone application helps workers keep track of hours.

Florida court virtualizes language interpretation

Court's virtualized interpreters bridge linguistic and digital divide

A Florida circuit court's Virtual Remote Interpreting system helps it meet the needs of an increasingly multilingual society.

National Broadband Map

The state of broadband resources, all in one place

The National Broadband Map, the biggest dataset of its kind, supports the drive to extend high-speed Internet service to everyone.

DIA Multi Domain Dissemination System

DIA message system slashes clearance-level red tape

Two-stage DIA protocol preps documents to move at 'moment's notice' across separate security domains.

TVA Operations Center

TVA's new deal: From call center to world-class ops center

How TVA upgraded its hub from what was basically a help desk to a full-fledged IT operations center.

Smart App

Army app market to let customers have it their way

In the six-month pilot, users will be able to post requirements that developers can try to fill with existing or custom-made solutions.

US spectrum allocations

Why the new WiFi standard means fast times for wireless nets

It’s all about spectrum allocation, and devices with access to the 60 GHz band, 802.11ac devices would have enough to transmit uncompressed video, for example.

College campus

With eduroam, university users get secure WiFi access to the cloud

The wireless Internet service, widely used in Europe, is being expanded in the United States by Internet2, the University of Tennessee and the National Science Foundation.

Android malware builds 3D model of user's environment

A team from Indiana University frames PlaceRaider as a potential tool for burglars, but what if it got into government buildings?

Graded on a curve: How feds lead the way on IPv6

Most agencies missed the Sept. 30 deadline, but industry observers say it's not the raw numbers but the shape of the curve that matters.

White House follows its own order, gets to 'green' on IPv6

With just days to go before OMB's deadline for agencies to enable public facing resources with IPv6, the White House complies.

802.11ac WiFi could help agencies cope with BYOD

The emerging WiFi standard could double the speed of your agency's wireless network ... once you have the equipment to take advantage of it.

Use of IPv6 showing signs of life

A survey by the five Regional Internet Registries shows there still isn't a lot of IPv6 traffic, but the trend is upward.

From shipments to socks and ants, RFID is tagging everything

Modern RFID tags are only a few millimeters in size and comprise a chip, antenna and in some cases a battery (active). Some forms of RFID tags (passive) have no battery, but actually take power from the electromagnetic beams of a reader, and then send data back to the source. These tags can theoretically last forever, since they only send data or require power when actually being pinged by a reader device. Almost all RFID tags can be inserted into almost anything and do not require line of sight back to a reader. Some tags are so tiny that they have been glued to the backs of ants to track their behavior.

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