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Will iPad replace your work computer?

Carolina Milanesi of Gartner discusses Apple's domination of the tablet market.

Tags: Carolina Milanesi , Gartner , technology , iPad , Apple , tablet , In Depth , Cybersecurity Update

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 05:30pm EDT
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FAA concerned over bandwidth, not security with iPads

The Air Traffic Organization is in the middle of one of the largest pilots in government testing mobile computing devices. ATO CIO Steve Cooper said business organizations must have a valid need to use the devices. Cooper said ATO will test other mobile devices this spring.

Tags: technology , Steve Cooper , mobile devices , cybersecurity , Apple , iPad , HP , Research in Motion , Samsung , tablet computers , FedSMC , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 08:30pm EDT
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Congress continues negotiations; Feds frustration grows

President Obama expects to have an answer Friday morning about whether a shutdown can be averted. Meanwhile agencies have new guidance from OMB on how to prepare to close down their offices. Federal workers vent frustrations and ask questions during a town hall meeting sponsored by Rep. Jim Moran.

Tags: management , shutdown , Barack Obama , John Boehner , Harry Reid , Jim Moran , OPM , OMB , Congress , Dina Long , NTEU , Dan Adcock , NARFE , AFGE , SSA , DoT , Jason Miller , budget , furlough , budget 2011

Friday - 04/08/2011, 07:08am EDT
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Applications Accepted for Fuel Cell R&D Grants

The Department of Energy is now accepting grant applications - for a total of up to $74 million dollars - to support the research and development of clean, reliable fuel cells. The solicitations include up to $65 million over three years to fund continued research and development on fuel cell components with the goal of reducing costs, improving their durability and increasing the efficiency of fuel cell systems. Fuel cells use the energy of hydrogen or other fuels to cleanly and efficiently produce electricity or heat with very few - and inert - byproducts. They can produce power in large stationary systems such as buildings or for vehicles such as commercial forklifts, buses and automobiles. Officials say the awards will help support U.S. leadership in the emerging global fuel cell market, while limiting greenhouse gas emissions and reducing the country's reliance on fossil fuels.

Tags: technology , Meeting Mission and Goals through Technology , Scott Carr ,

Sunday - 01/09/2011, 02:22pm EST

Pilot error blamed in incident that scrambles fighter jets

The pilot of the Piedmont Airlines flight that lost contact with air traffic controllers turned his radio to the wrong frequency.

Tags: NORAD , Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport , Hilton Head , Capitol , Max Smith , Colleen Kelleher

Saturday - 01/01/2011, 04:07pm EST

NextGen Technology Enables Fastest, Safest Toy Delivery

Federal Aviation Administration safety inspectors at the North Pole certified Santa One, the reindeer-powered sleigh piloted by Santa Claus, prior to its 2010 Christmas Eve delivery mission. Santa One - they report - is outfitted with new satellite-based NextGen technology, that allows Santa to deliver more toys to more children with improved safety and efficiency. Rudolph's nose has been outfitted with avionics that can broadcast Santa One's position to air traffic controllers around the world with improved accuracy. FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt says Santa's cockpit display is improved to help improve his situational awareness. Even as energy-efficient as the reindeer-powered sleigh already is, officials say NextGen technologies have further reduced Santa One's carbon hoofprint. Shorter, faster routings mean the reindeer consume less hay.

Tags: technology , Meeting Mission and Goals through Technology , Scott Carr ,

Monday - 12/27/2010, 11:20am EST

Frederick may not get $13.7 Million from FAA for airport

Frederick leaders are worried federal funding expected to cover the cost of land purchased to expand the city's airport might not materialize.

Tags: Frederick Municipal Airport , Randy McClement

Saturday - 12/04/2010, 12:31pm EST

FAA's Washington to retire after 33 years in government

Washington said he wants to pursue work in the commercial aviation industry.

Tags: management , contracting , James Washington , acquisition workforce , Small business contracting , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/02/2010, 02:54pm EST

USDA/FAA Support Production of Biofuels

The Federal Aviation Administration is working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop alternatives to jet fuel.

The agencies will examine the availability of different kinds of feedstocks that could be processed by bio-refineries. Officials say, the development and deployment of alternative fuels is critical to achieving carbon neutral aviation growth by the year 2020.

As part of the effort, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the implementation of the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (or BCAP). That program reimburses farmers or other producers for the cost of planting and producing eligible renewable biomass crops - up to 75 percent - within specified areas.

To further stabilize the cost of jet fuel, the agencies have also entered a five year agreement to develop aviation fuel from forest and crop residues and other "green" feedstocks.

Tags: technology , Meeting Mission and Goals through Technology , USDA , Scott Carr

Monday - 11/01/2010, 07:39pm EDT

Developers break ground on area's tallest building

Ground has been broken on what's being labeled as an "iconic" tower that will soon be the region's tallest building.

Tags: Rosslyn , Rosslyn Metro , North Moore Street , Monday Properties , construction , Arlington County Board , Jay Fisette , Hank Silverberg

Thursday - 10/14/2010, 04:44pm EDT
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