Technology

Northrop Facilitates E-Gov Traveling with Launching GovTrip 2.0

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s GovTrip program reached an important milestone with the launch of GovTrip 2.0, an online-based travel service  streamlining reservations, travel authorizations, expense reimbursements and management functions for federal government travel. “Northrop Grumman has been committed to customer satisfaction in developing GovTrip 2.0, working collaboratively with GSA and government …

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Kindle, Not for Just Reading Anymore

Amazon has added two new free downloads for its Kindle, and this time around it is not e-books. Shuffled Row and Every Word are word games that can be delivered wirelessly via Amazon’s Whispernet–for free–to a Kindle. In Shuffled Row, the player is to create as many words as possible …

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Apps for the Army Contest Winners Announced

The Army has announced winners of the Apps for the Army application development challenge at the ongoing LandWarNet Conference in Tampa, Fla. The A4A is the Army’s first internal application development challenge. In 75 days, 141 soldiers and Army civilians registered to partake in the challenge. By the May 15 …

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Amazon Unveils Two New Kindles

Amazon announced today the release of two new members to the Kindle family: an improved third-generation device, and a lower-cost variant that comes with wi-fi instead of global 3G wireless. The third-generation Kindle boasts with a no-glare screen and a sleeker design that makes the device 21 percent smaller while …

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Pentagon Tech Expo Showcases Future in Defense

The Pentagon yesterday hosted its Technology Expo, with more than 40 companies exhibiting the latest in defense hardware and software. Armed with Science examined some of the most interesting products, including the X-treme Protection Series Shield Line and the XD-2i Explosives Trace Detector. X-treme Protection Series XPS Shield Line, which …

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DARPA, NIST Collaborate on Avant-Garde Translation Technology

The National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Department of Defense are working together on an cutting-edge voice-translation technology designed to enhance communication between the U.S. military and non-English speakers in Afghanistan. Called TRANSTAC, the DARPA project currently focuses on Pashto, but NIST has also assessed machine translation systems …

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FCC Hosts Forum to Discuss Health IT

Healthcare, technology, government and academic experts will convene to explore ways government can ensure the safety and reliability of wireless broadband-enabled medical devices while increasing their availability to consumers and healthcare providers, the Federal Communications Commission announced yesterday. Held in Washington, D.C., July 26-27, the meeting will feature panel and …

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DoD Social Media Hub Gets Facelift

The Department of Defense yesterday launched the newly improved Social Media Hub, designed to serve as an online resource for those who want to find out how to register their own social media page, ask social media-related questions, or stay current on the latest DoD social media news. DoD has …

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NIST, Commerce Complete Cybersecurity Initiative

The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration and National Institute of Standards and Technology last week announced completion of an initiative with ICANN and VeriSign to strengthen cybersecurity. The announcement marks full implementation of Domain Name System Security Extensions, which will help protect Internet users against cache poisoning …

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FCC to Funnel Funds into Broadband Health IT

The Federal Communications Commission today introduced a new healthcare connectivity program that would expand investment in broadband for medically underserved communities across the country. Through the new program, patients in rural areas will have access to diagnostic tools usually available only in the largest and most sophisticated medical centers. The …

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House Passes Telework Bill

The House yesterday approved the Telework Improvements Act, legislation allowing federal employees to work remotely at least 20 percent of the hours worked in every two administrative workweeks. Under the bill, the Office of Personnel Management would develop a telework policy for all employees in federal agencies and create a …

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Georgetown University Hosts September Cyber Forum

Georgetown University will be hosting a two-day cybersecurity event this fall, and White House cyber czar Howard Schmidt has been invited to provide the opening keynote. In addition to Schmidt, the 5th annual Online Trust and Cybersecurity Forum held Sept. 22-24 will feature Symantec Chief Technology Officer Mark Bregman, Josh …

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CSC Launches Online Initiative to Help Public, Private Sector

CSC on Wednesday launched a new initiative to enhance its cybersecurity presence on the Internet. The new site, www.csc.com/cybersecurity, aims to help businesses and government agencies operate more securely in cyberspace, based on the collaboration of CSC’s cyber professional community and cyber stakeholders in the public and commercial sectors. Visitors …

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AMERICAN SYSTEMS Names Ray Rafaels VP of IMIA

AMERICAN SYSTEMS has announced the appointment of Raymond “Ray” Rafaels as vice president of Identity Management and Information Assurance, a role in which he will lead the company’s IMIA business and help develop the cybersecurity systems engineering business division. “The battlefield of the future will be in cyberspace, making it …

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