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Defense Dept. seeks advantage over adversaries with next-gen processors that combine materials on a single silicon chip.
Agency plans to install next-generation architecture in satellite ground stations to replace outdated systems.
Soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan can find information on medical care, benefits, and other aid, using smartphones.
Department aims to debunk common mistakes children make when learning about science through a new mobile apps contest.
Intelligence and military agencies license the game engine behind Gears of War and Mass Effect to simulate decision-making, medical, and crime-scene scenarios.
Chicago-based ICAP Ocean Tomo will sell three portfolios comprising 12 patents as part of NASA's strategy to transfer innovations to the private sector.
Farm Service Agency wants cloud service to host aerial images of farm boundaries for agency programs.
CIA.gov now available in Arabic, French, Spanish, Chinese, and Russian.
City of Chicago, Cook County, and state of Illinois back Metro Chicago Data Convergence Cloud to give citizens access to government data from one Web portal.
National Counterterrorism Center gets more leeway to access and analyze data collected about possible terrorist activities.
Effort to help people manage electricity usage expands, with backing from nine utilities, a developer challenge from the DOE, and third-party Web and mobile apps.
Aims to generate revenue and bolster city’s profile for business, tourism, and other activities.
After a year of testing, the state's Office of Enterprise Technology has moved nearly 39,000 workers to Office 365 for collaboration and email.
NIST offers $2.6 million grant for research in new methods to overcome the limits that existing CMOS technology will reach in the next 10 to 15 years.
Army mobile apps store starts off with 12 apps for iPads and iPhones, with Android apps to come later.
Anticipating increased shipping in Arctic seaways, agency looks for new methods--such as underwater sensors--to make the harsh region safe for human activities.
VA, HUD, HHS, and rocker Jon Bon Jovi launch Project REACH to help homeless veterans connect with medical, housing, and other services.
Agency ends two-week QR-related contest--promoted only through Twitter, Facebook, and other social networks--without anyone finding all 7 posters with special codes.
Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research will focus on innovations such as firefighting robots and unmanned underwater vehicles.
Department of the Interior plans to buy 20 new Apple tablets to streamline business operations.
Federal agencies struggle with transparency into their Freedom of Information Act responses, finds Congressional watchdog report.
Glove that complements the strength of the human hand could help astronauts and auto workers alike reduce muscle stress from gripping tools for long periods of time.
NSA's Ozone data-sharing network will be foundation for system that Army will test as part of its next Network Integration Evaluation.
Agency's first female director will take a senior executive position at the search giant.
Military warns soldiers and their families that posting location information on sites like Facebook and Foursquare could pose a security threat.
Digital mapping system, gravesite database, and other tools should improve accountability and management, Army's cemeteries director says.
Latest federal data transparency site also delivers information on White House visitors, travel payments, and more.
New law will give the public unprecedented access to public government data and supports the city's IT innovation efforts, said Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Developer challenge will reward novel ways to program small space station satellites to autonomously approach and capture objects using Velcro.
White House updates IT investment open-data site to include new accessibility features.
DARPA-funded Cheetah robot sets sprightly pace of up to 18 miles per hour. In another project, a robotic arm achieves human tasks autonomously.
Air Force Mobility Command awards $9.36 million contract to Executive Technology to procure up to 18,000 iPads to serve as electronic flight manuals.
Defense Information Systems Agency has second outage incident in about four months.
Agencies must find environmentally friendly ways to dispose of or recycle PCs, laptops, mobile devices, printers, and other electronics used in federal offices.
Common, inexpensive technologies are being used by foreign adversaries to build ‘military grade' systems, the Defense agency testifies.
In-Q-Tel, the CIA's investment arm, has partnered with Mersive to bring high-definition video to a new level.
Researchers aim to develop a cloud computing environment that could immediately recognize and fend off a cyber attack, much like the human body fights a virus.
As agencies adopt cloud services, a new report helps set some guidelines around SLAs, security, and privacy.
New instrument aboard Suomi Earth-observation satellite will
monitor the ozone layer's recovery during the coming decades.
GAO report says network, which just got $7 billion in funding, lacks many key voice capabilities, forcing use of current system for another 10 years.
Prize money will go to developers of Web, PC, or mobile apps to support the BusinessUSA initiative promoting business growth.
Department will consider Web-based suites as it looks to replace current hodgepodge of Microsoft Office versions.
Special Operations Command had planned to acquire nearly 3,000 iPads to transfer paper-based flight information and technical manuals to an electronic format.
DoD, DHS, and DoE have instituted new internal reviews and practices to help consolidate and modernize IT infrastructure, software, and other systems.
QuitSTART, an application to help people stop smoking, joins apps from the IRS, NASA, U.S. Post Office, and numerous other agencies at app portal.
DARPA will use computational imaging, digital holography, and other methods to better track and identify targets.
TechAmerica report pushes state and local governments to quickly embrace the cloud to cut costs and improve services.
General Services Administration simplifies federal procurement of wireless equipment and services, expands its smartphone use to iPhones and Android-based devices.
Agency will spend $11.8 million in first phase of new Mobile Hotspots program, which aims to develop a 4G mobile backhaul network for remote fighters.
Space agency's proposed $17.7 billion budget for 2013 includes $699 million for space technology, an increase of 18%.
Department of Homeland Security, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Department of Energy are among the agencies that will likely see budget boosts in fiscal 2013.
Space agency shuts down last IBM Z9 computer at the Marshall Space Flight Center.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration wants to cut costs by switching to Apple iPhones and getting rid of its RIM smartphones in June.
Users can use the app to watch IRS videos and check their tax return status on iPhones and Android devices.
Advanced instrument on polar-orbiting satellite is helping scientists better forecast weather and study the climate.
Through new Fixed Wireless at a Distance program, military hopes to make connections over both commercial and traditional military mobile devices more reliable.
After a failed attempt to award Microsoft the contract to move to hosted email and collaboration services, the department is shopping for a new provider.
Survey finds that 62% of agencies encourage staffers to bring
their own mobile devices to work to save the agencies money. Close to half of federal employees are doing just that.
Military unit will replace paper manuals and navigational charts with up to 18,000 iPads or other tablet devices.
Agency puts out call for flight demos of small satellites that can do more, while being launched more quickly and more cheaply, to provide new opportunities for space research and communications.
New tool uses interface based on Google Earth plus modeling and simulation to predict how car or truck bombs would impact the streets of lower Manhattan. Goals include safer buildings and better escape routes.
RIM hopes new government security certifications and a device management platform will bolster the platform's position against iOS, Android.
Council recommends focusing on 16 technologies, from radiation mitigation to solar power, in pursuit of NASA's goals relating to space exploration and better understanding of Earth.
Site promises to be 'your front door' to government data, apps, and tools useful to businesses; includes data sets and resources for small businesses and entrepreneurs.
Digital images could be directly projected onto lenses to improve soldiers' situational awareness.
Government IT departments at all levels are embracing virtualization, mainly for data center consolidation, survey finds. But they'll have to jump implementation hurdles.
Space agency uses technology to generate up to 100 computerized forecasts to better predict the path and effect of solar storms.
Storage software upgrade caused Military Health System to shut down access to records for a day.
Page delivers education-minded data sets from various federal agencies, visualization tools, classroom resources, applications, and developer tools.
Agency has awarded a $20.76 million contract to CGI Group to host its websites in a public cloud.
Florida, Virginia, and California are using LiveBallot, based on Microsoft's Windows Azure platform, for U.S. 2012 primary elections.
Largest solar storm since 2005 has big potential to disrupt telecommunications, power grid.
Administration plans a series of online events using Google+ Hangout video chat.
GAO criticizes the agency for plan to spend $320 million over 10 years to improve its online services without clearly defining what the changes will be.
An interactive map lets you break down and visualize data from nine industry groups on 2010 emissions in the United States
The Air Force wants ideas on how to out-innovate its adversaries using technologies such as telecommunications, cyber-enhanced rocket engines, and satellites.
California researchers use data released by space agency to discover some of the smallest planets yet orbiting a star beyond the Sun.
Agency seeks ideas on a new enterprise storage infrastructure to replace aging systems.
Survey suggests a faster and wider shift to a mobile government workforce than anticipated, Bluetext says.
Federal standards organization NIST seeks participants for upcoming conference that will focus on search techniques for large, challenging data collections.
At CES 2012, Raytheon is showing off mobile units with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and other capabilities; plans call for installation in 2,400 LASD vehicles.
IBM, Lockheed Martin, and HP will help the military consolidate data centers and provision IT via a private cloud.
Upgraded system supports 50,000 calls per hour, a volume that's nine times higher than was logged during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Personnel in the Air Force Special Operations Unit will begin accessing flight information and technical manuals on mobile devices.
Official site for federal government CIOs will be moved over to new hardware to avoid such disruptions in the future, OMB says.
Code.nasa.gov will showcase the agency's open-source projects and invite public engagement.
Agency wants to send mini robots into space to recycle and reuse antennas from more than 1,300 dormant satellites in geostationary orbit above the earth.
Generates digital mosaics from scanned images taken aboard early 1970s moon missions.
The two spacecraft in the GRAIL mission aim to create a new gravity map of the moon. They will go into orbit one after the other on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
Department of Veterans Affairs solicits information to transform its telephone infrastructure to a voice-as-a-service platform.
Small satellites powered by modified Android-based Samsung Nexus S handsets act as astronaut assistants on the International Space Station.
Space agency hires contract to develop communications systems to allow unmanned aerial vehicles to safely fly alongside manned aircraft.
TechStat IT oversight program saved more than $900 million, offers insights for IT managers from all sectors.
Curam Software will bolster IBM's Smarter Cities strategy to help governments use technology to better deliver citizen services.
U.S. Trademark and Patent Office turns to crowdsourcing for an algorithm to speed the patent approval process.
Space agency and its partners move ahead with plans for spacecraft that can transport crew and cargo into space.
Security concerns mean Los Angeles Police Department and other law enforcement agencies won't move to Google's cloud-based e-mail suite.
Nationwide 4G service owners fire back against government report that wireless broadband service interferes with systems that alert pilots to approaching terrain.
Startup will use the money to bolster a fellowship program
and launch two others to create new Web-based apps for cities.
California's eCrime Unit's priorities include identity theft, email scams, and computer equipment theft.