In the shadow of the Air Force Research Laboratory, more than 100 civic hackers will spend their weekend at the military branch’s first ever hackathon.
Samsung announced earlier this week that a suite of its mobile devices can handle the full range of classified information for the U.S. government.
The Federal Trade Commission has hired privacy and technology expert Ashkan Soltani to serve as the commission’s chief technology officer.
Through a number of different programs and technological advances, scientists, engineers and war fighters can easily detect biological or chemical agents from various sources. However, DARPA wants to make it easier. These agents are often detected through spectroscopic chemical sensing — a measure of how matter absorbs or scatters light in order to pinpoint its molecular identity — but those devices are often tied to a desk in a lab or have measurements affected by other agents in the atmosphere, like ozone or chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). In order to enhance the power and scale of this technology, DARPA’s Defense Sciences Office…
The winners of IARPA’s first ever public challenge have created a predictive analysis tool that Yoda would be proud of.
Top Silicon Valley leaders made a plea to Washington Wednesday: Fix the NSA’s surveillance practices or risk great harm to the American economy.
By adapting a software used in the Mars rovers, the U.S. Navy can remotely deploy “swarm boats” to protect high-value targets at sea. The Navy said its biggest threat comes from small boats used in suicide attacks.
Twitter filed a lawsuit against the federal government alleging that it censored the microblogging platform’s scope in producing transparency reports on NSA requests to monitor users’ accounts.
The National Security Agency spends about $30 million a year on its privacy and civil liberties compliance programs and has several active research efforts underway focused on developing privacy-enhancing technologies, according to a new transparency report released Tuesday.
For government usage, the BlackBerry Passport and the 10.3 operating system might be the right balance of functionality and security.
A comprehensive review of the Military Health System released Wednesday found that the Pentagon’s 56 hospitals and 361 clinics generally provide the same quality of care found in the private sector, but the department lacks concrete data and analysis capabilities that could help it improve performance, safety and access to care, especially at facilities found to be significantly underperforming in certain categories.
Some leading health IT experts say the key to finding new ideas to modernize the health care industry is to not look in the health care industry. So where are those ideas hiding?
The Defense Department is drafting plans that will give the military services the authority to contract for their own cloud services using a soon-to-be-developed common business case analysis template, the Pentagon’s acting Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen confirmed Tuesday.
From the Digital Government Strategy to bringing increased transparency to IT investments through the PortfolioStat initiative, former U.S. Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel is credited with giving the federal government its “permission slip to innovate.” But questions remain about whether the former Microsoft executive was aggressive enough in transforming government.
James B. Comey is only the seventh director in FBI history. And with only a year on the job, he is spearheading a quiet revolution in how the 106 year-old institution recruits, trains, organizes and develops its leadership.
The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction wants to know why the State Department spent millions of dollars on telecommunications towers that were either never used or transferred to the Pentagon as “excess” property.
The effort to move the 17 agencies in the U.S. intelligence community away from stovepiped IT systems and toward a cloud-based shared services environment is well under way. But a new study by the Intelligence and National Security Alliance suggests the private sector may find it difficult to fully support the effort without fundamental changes to the contracting and procurement processes intelligence agencies use to buy applications and infrastructure.
DARPA wants to be able to take things built at a really, really small level and scale them for production in really big systems.
With the nation facing an unprecedented shortage of workers with skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, some women technology leaders would like to see changes in the education system so that children — especially girls — are taught at a younger age that STEM subjects are both cool and important to society.
The Defense Department is launching a new long-range research and development effort designed to ensure the nation’s military can maintain its technological edge over a growing list of potential adversaries, from the traditional high-tech armies of Russia and China to a myriad number of terrorist groups proliferating throughout the Middle East and Southeast Asia.