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  • State Dept Issues RFI on Mobile Biometric & Biographic Data Collection Tech - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    State Dept Issues RFI on Mobile Biometric & Biographic Data Collection Tech

    The State Department has posted a request for information on mobile data collection devices that work to obtain biometric and biographic information. The office of the chief technology officer within the State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security seeks devices that weigh three pounds or less; can communicate wirelessly through a virtual private network; and can function in outdoor environments, according to a […] More

  • Iusacell Deploys TCS-Built Global Locator App; Jay Whitehurst Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Iusacell Deploys TCS-Built Global Locator App; Jay Whitehurst Comments

    Iusacell has rolled out a TeleCommunication Systems-built locator application to customers across Mexico. TCS designed the TCS Family Locator to help customers view the locations of their family members and friends on a map via assisted-GPS and wireless local area network connectivity, the company said Monday. In Mexico, the application is branded as Ubicacel Familiar. Jay Whitehurst, […] More

  • Cisco Sells Linksys to Belkin; Chet Pipkin Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cisco Sells Linksys to Belkin; Chet Pipkin Comments

    Cisco has completed the sale of Linksys to Belkin for an undisclosed amount, according to a Cnet article. Belkin will now manage and maintain Linksys“™ technologies, including its routers and the smart WiFi portfolio and services as a separate brand and product portfolio. “The Linksys portfolio will continue to exist and evolve to include even richer user experiences […] More

  • Crazed Wi-Fi Hacker Gets 18-year Sentence for Harassing Neighbors, Threatening Joe Biden - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Crazed Wi-Fi Hacker Gets 18-year Sentence for Harassing Neighbors, Threatening Joe Biden

    A Minnesota man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for hacking into his neighbor’s wireless network to make threats against Vice President Joe Biden and disseminate child pornography, Minnesota Public Radio reports. Barry Ardolf, 46, was indicted in June 2010 and pleaded guilty in December. In his plea agreement, Ardolf admitted hacking into […] More

  • “˜Knight Rider“™ Comes to Life with New Talking Cars - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    “˜Knight Rider“™ Comes to Life with New Talking Cars

    Ever wished you could drive “KITT,“ the helpful, talking car from the 1980s TV show “Knight Rider?” Now you may have your chance: Ford has developed a new technology that would allow cars to “talk“ to each other using Wi-Fi and GPS technologies. This kind of smart automotive technology, also being explored by carmakers such […] More

  • FCC Warns Public of 'Cyber Snoops' - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    FCC Warns Public of 'Cyber Snoops'

    After reports about incidents with Google's Street View cars accidentally gathering personal data submitted over WiFi networks, hackers stealing iPad owners’ email addresses, and wireless and Wi-Fi networks making users' private data accessible, the Federal Communications Commission is warning members of the public about how easily their data can be get into the wrong hands. […] More

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