8 Quiet Firsts In Tech In 2014
Maybe you didn't hear about these science and technology breakthroughs, from robots to space exploration. But they will be remembered 20 years from now.
2014 In Space: 11 Major Achievements
Comets and capsules grabbed top headlines, but robots racked up some firsts, the commercialization of space saw advances and setbacks, and the US prepared to resume manned space launches.
HHS Embraces Innovation
Health department's IDEA Lab uses tech startup techniques to develop new services and features.
8 Lessons From Rosetta Comet Mission
What does the European Space Agency's amazing Philae probe landing tell us about where we are as a spacefaring civilization, where we're going, and how to get there?
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015
As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.
Will New Congress Move On H-1B & Tech Issues?
High-stakes bills that directly affect the tech sector in three areas -- H-1B, digital copyright, and anti-patent-troll legislation -- are stalled in Congress. But what if the Senate changes hands?
Direct-Satellite Internet Makes Gains
Data networks in the sky are becoming more practical and cost effective, even against cable and DSL networks, with more breakthroughs just over the horizon.
Obama 2012 CTO: From Campaign To Enterprise
Harper Reed talks about the pressure-cooker challenge of building an email-powered, microtargeted online fundraising machine in a hurry. See the video interview from Interop.
FCC Should Stop Coddling Broadcasters
Spectrum is a finite and valuable resource that must be reallocated to serve the public good and keep up with technology. We can't wait until 2016 to start this process.
Connecting With The Digital Citizen
Accenture's Elaine Beeman outlines the principles of the federal Digital Playbook and how they relate to projects like relaunching HealthCare.gov.
NASA Mars App Redefines 'Mission Creep'
As a planned six-month Mars rover mission has stretched into a decade, the Analyst's Notebook app has morphed to manage the increasing amount of data generated.