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June 19, 2015
By Sandra Jontz

NIST published today its final guidelines for federal agencies to use when they provide unclassified but sensitive information to nonfederal workers, such as contractors or universities that work with the government.

June 9, 2015
By Maryann Lawlor

Technology is a wonderful way to stay in touch, but it’s summer and time to put gadgets away for a bit. Whether you live in a region with year-round sunshine or brutal winters, taking those paid vacation days benefits not just you and your family but also the economy.

May 1, 2015
By Adm. James Stavridis, USN (Ret.)

Lately, I have been thinking about the many ways people serve their nation.

May 1, 2015
By George I. Seffers
Col. Greg Julian, USA, public affairs officer for the U.S. Forces Afghanistan, leads an investigation team to meet with villagers in Tagab, Afghanistan. The team worked with the Afghan ministries of Defense and Information to explore allegations of possible civilian casualties after a mission to capture Taliban leaders.

Terrorists, their supporters and other adversarial groups and individuals are finding new and creative ways to use the law against their enemies. The tactics create hesitation on the battlefield, cast doubt on the legality of military operations and ultimately can change the way nations fight.

May 1, 2015
By Dr. R. Norris Keeler
This chart plots the location of Southeast Asia airline crashes. Note the proximity to the equator. Because the AF447 flight was lost in the equatorial Atlantic Ocean, its location is shown as an insert in the upper right hand portion of the chart. The equator is correctly located for all events.

A deadly combination of turbulence, waves and wind is causing aircraft crossing the equator to crash with increasing frequency because of higher ocean temperatures.

April 14, 2015

The Electronic Security Association, a professional trade association that represents the electronic life safety and security industry, launched a website geared at connecting people interested in careers in the security with companies that are hiring.

April 1, 2015
By Adm. James Stavridis, USN (Ret.)

Read a mix of genres, from autobiography to fiction to history. Read every day, if only for a few moments. Leading and reading truly go hand in hand.

March 27, 2015
By Sandra Jontz

National Public Radio released a humorous, touching and all-around awesome video today, capturing tweets and photographs by NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman, who launched to the International Space Station in May 2014 for a six-month space mission.

January 8, 2015
By Sandra Jontz

Fire, police and emergency medical personnel in New Jersey will have access to a dedicated first responder network established to ensure priority access and resiliency during natural disasters or attacks.

January 6, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
NRL's Christoph Englert examines the prototype Michelson interferometer (MIGHTI) being developed at NRL for flight on NASA's ICON mission.

When NASA’s Pegasus rocket lifts off in June 2017, it will carry scientific equipment and technology that might help researchers better understand space variations that contribute to disruptions in communications equipment, radar and Global Positioning Systems here on Earth.

December 19, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

Cyber attackers might have compromised computer files of more than 40,000 employees following an attack on federal contractor KeyPoint Government Solutions, according to the Office of Personnel Management.

December 19, 2014
By Sandra Jontz
DSCOVR spacecraft at NASA's Goddard Spaceflight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland.

Scientists gear up to launch revolutionary technology into deep space that will provide the most advanced solar storm warning system to date. The spacecraft includes new research systems that also will better monitor Earth's atmosphere and land. 

December 9, 2014
By Rachel Lilly

'Tis the season for heading out and about to shop, travel and visit with family, and the free ParkMe app could make your activities easier this year. It shows the location and rates for lots and garages near you along with a live map of available street parking, and provides detailed directions.

December 4, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

Ho ho ho—it’s that time of year again, and though Christmas Day is a still a few weeks away, the folks at NORAD have launched their wildly popular Santa Claus tracker apps and website, giving children (big and small) a chance to play games, watch movies and countdown to Santa’s departure from the North Pole.

November 18, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

Technology plays a central role in helping the Department of Veterans Affairs work smarter, not harder, to medically treat veterans, particularly those who live in rural areas of the nation.

November 12, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

The SAP National Security Services Serves veterans employment program is an independent, nonprofit initiative to give back to the community it serves and provide a solution for the troubling unemployment rates for veterans.

November 7, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

Federal employees continue to express overall discontent with their jobs, agencies and senior leadership, and the dissatisfaction leads to a staggering amount of lost productivity, experts say.

November 4, 2014
By Rachel Lilly

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.

October 29, 2014
By Rachel Lilly
Shelley Smith, founder and president of Premier Rapport, discusses taking risks and achieving results at the inaugural Women in AFCEA event.

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?”

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.

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