Even though my parents, teachers and peers told me I could be anything, and I truly believed them, I was never encouraged to be a scientist or pursue a career in STEM. It was a bit outside my comfort zone.
While it seems appropriate that octogenarians tell stories that begin with, "When I was your age...," now people only in their 30s are marveling at the capabilities the younger generation enjoys.
For the first time since Congress began composing the biannual Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) scorecard, more agency grades declined than improved.
Commercial cloud offerings are part of a modern technology arsenal that the whole of the U.S. government must consider adopting.
STEM education is beginning to take root at the earliest levels of education. Will it germinate quickly enough?
SIGNAL’s Editor in Chief Robert K. Ackerman recently sat down with Jasson Walker Jr., founder, president and CEO of cFocus Software Inc., to discuss authority to operate (ATO) as a service.
Nearly 60 employees of Sandia National Laboratories have been recognized by the Department of Energy for their work during the 2014 Ebola epidemic.
Information systems require increased network speeds, as well as improved security and monitoring tools, to deal with an avalanche of big data and the advanced computing requirements that are driven by so much data.
Time is running out to respond to a DARPA war gaming RFI. The deadline for submitting responses is April 25.
Much anticipation surrounds the U.S. Defense Department's transition to Windows 10, primarily because of the promise that the software update is a significant upgrade from its predecessor, and perhaps Microsoft's best operating system yet.
Telecommuting offers measurable benefits to both employer and employee alike. But the employee must ensure proper use of the enabling technologies.
Vanishing electronics, self-destructing drones and home-brewed beer have one thing in common: Troy Olsson, DARPA program manager.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has completed the first phase of its Gremlins unmanned aerial systems (UAS) program and awarded contracts for phase two research to Dynetics and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems. The program seeks to develop innovative technologies that would enable aircraft to launch volleys of low-cost, reusable UASs and safely and reliably retrieve them in midair.
The rapid pace of change has overtaken the ability of humans to anticipate the future consequences of artificial intelligence and machine learning.
During the final days of November, managers for the Joint Telemedicine Network powered down the central teleport facility in Landstuhl, Germany, officially closing the network that had provided a dedicated worldwide SATCOM network to U.S. Army medical personnel treating wounded soldiers at field hospitals and forward operating bases in combat zones. Rest assured, the shuttering did not leave doctors, corpsmen and troops without a reliable SATCOM network.
As we near the end of the first quarter of this new year, it seems like a perfect time to introduce and discuss four new "resolutions," if you will, for federal information technology managers and what a new action plan for progress might look like. Phil O'Reilly from Brocade Federal spells them out.
All Air Mobility Command wings are now approved to use electronic flight bags. The portable electronic devices consolidate nearly 120 pounds of paper products into a single tablet and will save the command nearly $3.8 million annually.
Career and educational hurdles still exist for girls and women entering the world of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics, commonly called STEM, despite it being the 21st century, panelists shared during AFCEA International’s Women in Cyber discussion, presented Wednesday at West 2017, a premier naval conference held this week in San Diego.
Sandia National Laboratories scientists have adapted serious gaming technology and methods to enhance nuclear materials physical security training. Using prerelease stand-alone augmented reality headsets, the approach could revolutionize nuclear security engineering training.
A collaborative, multidisciplinary team of U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory researchers recently demonstrated that nontoxic liquid metals can create multifunctional, reconfigurable electronics and flexible power connections for nontraditional electronics.