Agencies harness social media for Haiti relief efforts

Social media, satellite communications spring into action to help earthquake-devastated nation.

Got USPS mail? There's an app for that!

A free iPhone app from the Postal Services helps users find post offices and track mail via mobile phones.

Cybersecurity

South Korean military bans USB flash drives

In the wake of recent hacking attempts, the South Korean military plans to ban portable flash drives, according to reports.

Social media provides new ways for agencies to listen

Organizations should use social media to broadcast messages and to listen to what the public has to say, an expert says at Consumer Electronics Show.

Emerging Tech

ASUS debuts bamboo-covered computer

Renewable materials such as bamboo will help make computers more environmentally friendly, according to ASUSteK Computer's chairman.

Emerging Tech

The problem with portability: power

New ways to charge devices and get emergency power are a hot topic at Consumer Electronics Show.

D.C. snow day could be telework learning experience

The unexpected closure of federal offices in Washington D.C. today could be a day for learning the ins and outs of successful teleworking, suggests the director of a teleworking group.

State & Local

Public or private, the cloud makes its business case

The Defense Department and Arlington County, Va., chose different paths to cloud computing.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Cloud computing could pave way for open government

Federal agencies might need cloud computing as a way to meet new mandates to share information with the public, experts say. Meanwhile, the Defense Department falls in line with President Barack Obama's directive for open government.

Game changer: Open Government Directive puts new onus on agencies

White House lays out new data transparancy mandates—with deadlines.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Cloud Computing Shoot Out targets federal adoption of the technology

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra will moderate the event, and is expected to discuss how cloud computing can decrease capital costs and streamline IT infrastructures for federal agencies.

NASA chooses Diaz to lead IT consolidation project

Deborah Diaz will lead NASA’s $4 billion IT consolidation project, an official confirmed today.

Emerging Tech

Facebook plans DC event for application developers

Facebook will hold an event to help software developers create government applications for the social networking site.

Emerging Tech

Military uses social media to share info on Fort Hood shootings

Facebook and Twitter quickly became a way to communicate during and after the attack.

Emerging Tech

DARPA to host wild balloon chase

DARPA’s new contest challenges people to use the Internet to find 10 red weather balloons displayed across the United States for a day.

Lockheed lands electronic warfare deal

Lockheed Martin Corp. will help the Navy develop surface electronic warfare technology under a new $9.9 million contract.

Cybersecurity

Army cooks up new technology in AKO lab

A new test lab for the Army Knowledge Online and Defense Knowledge Online (AKO/DKO) Web portal gives service officials a safe and efficient way to test new applications and technologies for the site.

Cybersecurity

What you can do on AKO

Here are some of the features on the Army Knowledge Online and Defense Knowledge Online (AKO/DKO) Web portals.

VA halts 15 technology projects

Of 45 Veterans Affairs projects halted in July, 15 have been suspended or had funding cuts.

Data & Analytics

DISA ordered to contribute to geospatial intelligence suite

DISA and other DOD organizations must contribute to a suite of geospatial intelligence visualization tools, according to memo from DOD Deputy CIO Dave Wennergren.

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