Collaboration Tools

4 keys to advancing environmental priorities through collaboration

Tackling climate change requires continued cross-agency collaboration and the right enabling technologies.

Wickr secure collaboration platform picked up by AWS

Amazon Web Services has acquired Wickr, a secure cloud-based collaboration platform provider that offers an end-to-end encrypted, ephemeral platform specifically developed to support government enterprise deployments.

How agencies can leverage social media to build trust with constituents

By engaging authentically and meaningfully with constituents over social media, agencies can vastly improve trust and strengthen constituent relationships.

How the IT service desk can help agencies advance workforce modernization

Leveraging a tool like the service desk for HR processes can help agencies prioritize and fulfill employee needs quickly and efficiently.

VR scenarios help DHS research arrest-related fatalities

A use-of-force simulation experiment used virtual reality to study factors that might help reduce deadly encounters between law enforcement officers and civilians.

Treasury expands list of ‘Do Not Pay’ databases

Twelve databases will be added to the Treasury Department’s multiagency, governmentwide Do Not Pay portal.

CISA tests cloud log aggregation to ID threats

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is testing how well aggregated cloud logs can feed its cybersecurity analysis efforts and improve cloud network visibility.

Keeping cloud collaboration after CVR winds down

Commercial Virtual Remote, spun up last year to support pandemic telework, goes away this summer. DISA's Global Directory is the key to ensuring the cloud collaboration continues.

Tweet analysis uncovers how COVID conspiracy theories evolved

Building a machine learning model to filter analyze 120 million tweets gave researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory clues about how to combat online misinformation.

Scientists are on a path to sequencing 1 million human genomes and use big data to unlock genetic secrets

The National Institutes of Health’s All of Us program aims to collect genetic information, medical records and health habits from surveys and wearables of more than a million people in the U.S. over the course of 10 years.

VR, AR training helps forward observers direct fire support

The Office of Naval Research has developed augmented and virtual reality tools to make it easier to train the Marines who help protect infantry by keeping an eye on the ground situation and calling in necessary air artillery, mortar and naval gunfire.

Online dispute resolution offers traffic courts COVID-safe justice

The technology offers traffic courts a way to ensure COVID safety without compromising justice, customer service or a local government’s bottom line.

Bandwidth issues haunt National Weather Service

A recent systemwide failure at the NWS College Park data center that impacted networks nationwide illustrates the agency’s struggles to supply web access for increasingly complex weather models.

Pandemic tests electronic records management

Between the rush enable more virtual collaboration, stalled digitization of archived records and managing records that reside in datasets, records management executives are sorting through new challenges.

Creating a culture of collaboration in public safety

To save time and deliver better outcomes in emergencies, agencies must use solutions that allow them to better coordinate incident response and share real-time data and communications among multiple responder teams or agencies.

Building interoperability standards for computer-aided dispatch

The CAD2CAD project aims create an interoperable public safety ecosystem that supports multidiscipline response to regional, multistate or national events.

A real-time mapping platform built from volunteered information

The ground-up approach makes PlanetSense a scalable, location-based intelligence-gathering platform.