Volpe, the Transportation Department's National Transportation Systems Center, has been working with the Federal Aviation Administration on the recategorization, or RECAT, of wake turbulence – turbulence created by a plane rather than air conditions. It's studying data points of several aircraft design characteristics, rather than only aircraft certificated takeoff weight, to set new safety standards.
The Defense Department Aug. 25 officially issued a final, highly anticipated solicitation for a potential $11 billion program to modernize its electronic health record system.
An internal investigation recently found "signficant security concerns" with a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration next-generation environmental satellite program's ground system.
An internal investigation found that the U.S. Postal Service isn't backing up data in separate hardware following the recent loss of a database that kept track of computer incidents.
The U.S. Postal Service needs to adjust a geo-fencing application that's currently being tested with mail carriers to improve delivery service, the agency's inspector general said recently.
Researchers from more than a dozen government, academic and private organizations are combining forces to use high-performance computers to address major climate change issues in an ambitious, decade-long project.
More than 30 million records and about 83 million fingerprint cards were converted to digital form in the bureau's Next Generation Identification, or NGI, system, a state-of-the-art digital platform of biometric and other types of identity data.
The system, called the Mission Package Automated Inventory Information System, or MPAIIS, is a radio-frequency identification system that operates inside metal tool cabinets and doesn't require any modification.
A consumer privacy group is alleging that 30 U.S. companies, including Adobe, AOL and Salesforce.com, are collecting personal data on European Union citizens without their consent or knowledge, violating an international framework.
Recipients of the 36 Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research, or EAGER, grants will develop conceptual and physical tools, such as real-time whole brain imaging, new theories of neural networks, and next-generation optogenetics