Image Gallery: Government's 10 Most Powerful Supercomputers
The United States government owns many of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, including six of the top ten. These supercomputers are being used for everything from climate modeling to building spaceships to basic science research.
Tech Experts Sought For STEM Events
The White House and The National Science Foundation are urging technologists to participate in events to raise student interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
NIST: Federal R&D Boosts Industry
In an annual report, The National Institute of Standards and Technology details innovations developed collaboratively by federal labs and organizations outside of government.
Microsoft Gets Paid For Android
By striking a patent licensing deal with HTC, Microsoft is raising the cost of using Google's free Android operating system.
Ex-IT Admin Convicted In San Francisco
The felony conviction could put former San Francisco network engineer Terry Childs in prison for up to five years for withholding passwords to the city's computer network.
Google Buys Labpixies
In acquiring the widget maker, Google is deepening its commitment to social software.
FBI Names Cyber Division Chief
Gordon Snow has experience working on counterterrorism and cybercrimes in Silicon Valley and led the effort to draft a government-wide Cyber Counterintelligence Plan.
DHS Fills Key Cybersecurity Posts
Department of Homeland Security hires fill leadership gaps at US-CERT and the National Cyber Security Division, two of the most important players in the nation's critical security infrastructure.
FAA Air Traffic Control Plan At Risk
Poor leadership and funding make it unlikely modernization of the air traffic control system will meet its 2025 deadline, officials told Congress.
Bill Extends HITECH To Mental Health
Eligibility for $20 billion in incentives would be expanded to include mental healthcare professionals and facilities, a group left out of original ARRA provisions.
World Bank Posts 2000 Data Sets Online
Information on global health, business, finance, and other topics are now accessible to the public in an effort to make the institution's data more widely available.
NASA Explores Semantic Search
Technology from Google and Smartlogic allows semantic searches on 50 years of data on the agency's space-flight program.
NASA CIO Conducts A Web Experiment
In a blog post, the space agency's top IT executive shares her eye-opening experience in using the Web to engage with the public in one-on-one discussion.