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Cyborg Cockroaches Step Up to the Microphone

November 6, 2014
George I. Seffers
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NC State University researchers have developed technology that allows cyborg cockroaches, or biobots, to pick up sounds with small microphones and seek out the source. The technology is designed to help emergency personnel find and rescue survivors in the aftermath of a disaster.

Guest Blog: Finding the Bug in Your Appstack

November 4, 2014
By Chris LaPoint

Sixty million malware programs are written annually, according to McAfee President Dave DeWalt. That is up from 3 million in 2007. With attacks aimed at virtually anything connected to the Internet and coming at networks from all entry points, finding the bug in an agency's appstack can prove quite difficult. Guest blogger Chris LaPoint outlines how taking a holistic view of the appstack and optimizing visibility into the entire information technology environment is key to running a healthy organization.

Personalized Training App Challenges Your Brain

November 4, 2014
By Rachel Lilly
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You might hit the gym or stay active for your health, but do you exercise your brain? The scientifically designed program Lumosity provides personalized training to help you improve memory, attention and a wide variety of other cognitive skills.

Connectivity Crucial for Women in the Workplace

October 29, 2014
By Rachel Lilly
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Understanding how to communicate your story effectively is just one important skill for women, and really anyone regardless of gender, hoping to take risks and achieve results in the workplace, explained Shelley Smith, founder and president of Premier Rapport, during the inaugural Women in AFCEA fall event. Ask yourself, “Is the risk greater if I do or is the risk greater if I don’t?”

NIST Releases Final Cloud Road Map Documents

October 22, 2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published the final version of the "U.S. Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap, Volumes I and II," which focuses on strategic and tactical objectives to support the federal government’s accelerated adoption of cloud computing.

DHS Science and Technology Directorate Unveils Goals

October 22, 2014

Reginald Brothers, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) undersecretary for science and technology, today announced the new visionary goals for the department’s Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate.

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