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Drone Airlift Project Could Drop Food, Medicine to War Refugees

December 10, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

After witnessing the depressing impact of starvation and lack of medicine for Syrian refugees encamped in Turkey, Maj. Mark Jacobsen, USAF, embarked on a project that he hopes one day will use unmanned aerial vehicles in his Syrian Airlift Project to airdop lifesaving supplies for victims of war-ravaged nations.

App Identifies Convenient and Inexpensive Parking Options

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.

NORAD Launches Santa Tracker Site, App

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.

VA Using Technology to Help Quash Disparities For Rural Vets Needing Health Care

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.

Nonprofit Effort Provides Training Programs for Veterans

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.

Federal Employees Still Suffer Low Morale, Survey Shows

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.

Personalized Training App Challenges Your Brain

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.

Connectivity Crucial for Women in the Workplace

October 29, 2014
By Rachel Lilly

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.

CDC Apps Provide Easy Access to Health Information

October 21, 2014
By Rachel Lilly

With the Ebola outbreak dominating headlines and flu season looming, it's difficult to know where to turn for fast, reliable health information. That's where the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention comes in, offering a variety of apps to help you protect yourself.


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