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Your wireless router could leave you vulnerable

If you use an embedded system of any kind, you could be leaving yourself open to cyber attacks. Learn how to protect yourself!

Tags: management , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Paul Asadoorian , embedded system , PaulDotCom Enterprises , SANS , Dorothy Ramienski , DorobekInsider

Tuesday - 05/18/2010, 03:00pm EDT

Sorenson transforming the Army's technology footprint

Army Lt. Gen. Jeff Sorenson has been in demand over the last year. He explains why this week.
May 20, 2010

Tags: management , Jeff Sorenson , Army , Apps for Army , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 05/18/2010, 01:13pm EDT
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Multiyear contract is a big boon to Boeing

The Navy strikes a deal to lump together all the fighter jets it plans to purchase over the next several years into a single large buy, in a victory for aerospace giant Boeing. Dr. Jacques Gansler, former undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , contracting , Boeing , Lockheed , Navy , DoD , acquisition , multiyear contract , Jacques Gansler , UMd

Tuesday - 05/18/2010, 09:40am EDT
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A collaborative effort to improve Health Care

Most doctors don't make house calls anymore, but a new partnership could make health care more accessible -- regardless of location.

Tags: Colorado Connected Communities Initiative , CCCI , Collaboration Center , Mike Locatis , Government Computer News

Tuesday - 05/18/2010, 06:00am EDT

The changing state of Public Sector collaboration and associated operations


The Future of Public Sector Workforce and Workspace Sustainability is a series featuring a panel of renowned government and technology-industry experts. The panel, The changing state of Public Sector collaboration and associated operations, the first in the series looks at the challenges and evolving landscape facing Public Sector agencies, and how advanced collaboration models and solutions help organizations raise performance and satisfy citizen demands.

Tags: cisco , The Future of Public Sector Workforce , Dave McClure , GSA , Afia K. Asamoah , FDA , Gerald T. Charles Jr}Internet Business Solutions G

Monday - 05/17/2010, 04:38pm EDT
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How the Coast Guard has responded to that oil spill

Homeland Security Today editor David Silverberg brings us the latest.

Tags: management , homeland security , Homeland Security Today , David Silverberg

Monday - 05/17/2010, 04:18pm EDT
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Enterprise Architecture: how to deploy, how to measure

Branko Primetica, Vice President of eGlobaltech, joins host John Gilroy this week.
May 18, 2010

Tags: Federal Tech Talk , John Gilroy , Branko Primetica , eGlobaltech

Monday - 05/17/2010, 02:38pm EDT
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Omega-3/Bone Loss

NASA-sponsored studies have found that omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil may play a role in mitigating bone loss that occurs during spaceflight, and in osteoporosis. Researchers say, the solution could have significant implications for space travelers and those susceptible to bone loss on Earth.

Ongoing research has looked for ways to stop bone density loss in astronauts for decades. It's one of the main effects of exposure to the weightlessness of space.

Researchers found that astronauts who ate more fish lost less bone mineral after four-to-six-month-long spaceflights. In a series of cell-based studies, scientists documented that adding a specific omega-3 fatty acid to cells would inhibit the activation of factors that lead to bone breakdown.

The studies were conducted by a team of scientists across multiple disciplines at Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Tags: Meeting Mission Goal through Technology , NASA , Scott Carr

Monday - 05/17/2010, 02:17pm EDT

Wind Power

Winds across the Illinois plains are now blowing clean, renewable energy into the Tennessee Valley Authority service region.

The Authority - a corporation owned by the U.S. Government - has begun transmitting 300 megawatts of renewable wind power to its customers received from Iberdrola Renewables' Streator Cayuga Ridge wind park in Livingston County, Illinois.

It marks the first delivery under seven contracts TVA recently signed to purchase up to 1,380 megawatts of renewable wind energy from the Midwest. It's the largest of the TVA's wind-power contracts, which altogether may provide enough electricity for about 325,000 homes in their seven-state service region.

Senior vice president for the Tennesee Valley Authority John Trawick says the new wind-power source is an important milestone in the Authority's plans to expand their clean and renewable energy options.

Tags: Meeting Mission Goals Through Technology , John Trawick , Scott Carr

Monday - 05/17/2010, 02:14pm EDT

New Green Card

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has redesigned the Permanent Resident Card - commonly known as the "Green Card" - to incorporate several major new security features.

They've begun issuing all Green Cards in the new format. The redesign is the latest advance in the Immigration Department's ongoing efforts to deter immigration fraud, that officials say will better serve law enforcement, employers, and immigrants.

Among the benefits of the new technology: Secure optical media will store biometrics for rapid, reliable identification of the card holder. Holographic images, laser engraved fingerprints, and high resolution micro-images will make the card nearly impossible to reproduce. Additionally, Radio Frequency Identification capabilities will allow Customs officers at ports of entry to read the card from a distance and compare it immediately to file data.

Tags: Meeting Mission Goals Through Technology , ICE , Scott Carr

Monday - 05/17/2010, 02:14pm EDT
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