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.
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 National Science Foundation said it's funding academic research to develop and experiment with innovative cloud computing architectures. It announced Aug. 20 two $10 million projects to create cloud testbeds- one called "Chameleon" and the other, "CloudLab."
An internal probe found that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's computer systems were hacked into three times- including twice by foreign entities- within the past three years
The custom-made $250,000 system features five 55-inch screens that wrap 180 degrees around users, creating a view akin to real driving experiences. Users can build virtual scenarios that include freeways, country roads and urban streets, and imitate how various vehicles would perform in different weather and lighting conditions.
The Transportation Department's inspector general recently said the implementation of an advanced system to help manage air traffic — which the watchdog warned in a previous report could fall short of capabilities, go over budget and over schedule — is still at risk.
The department's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center rolled out the NERSC Exascale Science Applications Program as a way to provide training and other expert assistance so the scientific community can modify their applications to run on Cori, scheduled to be deployed in mid 2016.
At a time when the Air Force Academy has cut a number of majors, it has developed a new computer network security major designed to help cadets better understand and gain proficiency in cyberspace, the institution said recently.