The Energy Department's Systems Biology Knowledgebase, or KBase, will help biologists analyze, store and share data. Led by Lawrence Berkeley, Argonne, Brookhaven and Oak Ridge national laboratories, KBase gathers data available on plants, microbes, microbial communities and the interactions among them in order to improve the environment and energy production.
About $56.8 million in grants awarded to the North Georgia Network and Appalachian Valley Fiber Network have resulted in a 3,000-mile fiber-optic Education Exchange that links 30 kindergarten through 12th-grade school districts with more than 330 facilities and 250,000 students. The network will enable schools to share web-based instructional resources, online course material and videoconferencing services via a 10-gigabit private education cloud.
Started in February, Open Catalog now includes peer-reviewed publications and other material from the agency's Biological Technologies Office and Defense Sciences Office. Overall, the website now offers open source software, peer-reviewed publications and other materials from the majority of programs in DARPA's Information Innovation Office.
Invented by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory's and others in partnership with the New York City Fire Department, the system is based on an active RFID tag that firefighters carry and works much like how E-Z Pass tracks inventory.
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.