The National Institute of Standards and Technology is beginning a new initiative to help cities around the world collaborate on using advanced networked technologies to address challenges like traffic management, improve services or promote economic growth.
The Federal Aviation Administration said that an upstate New York international airport has been approved to conduct research into integrating drones into the national airspace.
Researchers at IBM have developed a new ultra-low power, brain-inspired computer chip that could revolutionize military use of mobile robots and remote sensors where electrical power is limited, among other applications, company and government officials said Aug. 7.
The majority of U.S. businesses and government agencies do not take adequate steps to secure their email and ensure that customers and business partners can tell if emails coming from their domains are genuine or forged, a new report finds.
A prototype electronic warfare system may soon help Navy and Marine Corps forces defend themselves against jamming and return the favor to enemy forces.
The Army said it's simulating a battlefield environment in a laboratory to better address cyber threats to new technologies before they're tested by soldiers in the field.
Federal law enforcement officials are investigating a computer attack on a government contractor's network that performs background security checks for Homeland Security Department personnel and other agencies, the contractor said Aug. 6
The U.S. government has made progress in developing policies for sustainably using and recycling electronic equipment in federal agencies, according to a new interagency report.
The State Department is partnering with online crowdfunding platform RocketHub to find alternative funding and accelerate public service projects.
The Energy Department has launched a new web portal to increase public access to scholarly publications and digital data generated by department-funded research.
The Veterans Affairs Department is seeking information on its latest iteration of a sweeping $12 billion contract to modernize its IT systems. The request for information involves the VA's Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology Next Generation contract that's set to run through June 2016.
An internal Health and Human Services Department audit found insufficient oversight in ensuring that certified electronic health records securely protected patient health data.
The Consular Consolidated Database, or CCD, suffered a major performance breakdown resulting from a standard, scheduled software update, according to the department. Yet, the actual root cause of the incident and the details of what may have impacted the systems—either software or hardware failures—have not yet been determined, officials said.
The White House is reaching out to the nation's technology and agricultural sectors to develop new methods to monitor and respond to climate change, especially capabilities to ensure that crops and food distribution systems can cope with future climate-related disruptions.
The National Science Foundation recently announced funding for two teams of university researchers who will work on new approaches to enhance cybersecurity for information systems as weell as provide education and training around the issue.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking public comment on a draft updating a guide designed to help agencies and others better assess how they're protecting federal information systems and networks.
The Government Accountability Office said agencies provided incomplete and inaccurate information about such assistance awards - totaling about $619 billion - on USASpending.gov, a publicly accessible website designed to improve transparency and accountability on federal spending.
A bipartisan Senate bill seeks to protect student educational records by limiting how that information is shared with private companies. The Protecting Student Privacy Act, introduced on July 30 by Senators Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, requires that data security safeguards be put in place for sensitive student data held by private firms.
The Reforming Federal Procurement of Information Technology, or RFP-IT, Act was introduced July 30. The legislation proposes to enhance competition for government IT contracts, promote innovation, and strengthen accountability by creating a new government office.