Tag: research

Hardware & Software, Tech

White House leads effort to publish COVID-19 open research data set

March 16, 2020

Via: ZDnet

In the span of a week, a unique cooperative effort between academic, government and industry researchers has produced a new, structured dataset that the worldwide machine learning community can use to advance COVID-19 research. The COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19) […]


National Science Foundation offers $100 million for wireless research hubs

April 20, 2017

Via: StateScoop

With usability, community engagement and sustainability as key goals, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has released an RFP Wednesday asking cities, academia and companies to pitch proposals for a chain of research hubs for wireless solutions. The solicitation is part […]


What happens if your thermostat is hacked? Researchers name the top 7 security threats

February 16, 2017

Via: CIO

What happens if a bad actor turns off your heat in the middle of winter, then demands $1,000 to turn it back on? Or even holds a small city’s power for ransom? Those kinds of attacks were among the top […]


Mac malware is found targeting biomedical research

January 19, 2017

Via: CIO

A Mac malware that’s been spying on biomedical research centers may have been circulating undetected for years, according to new research. Antivirus vendor Malwarebytes uncovered the malicious code, after an IT administrator spotted unusual network traffic coming from an infected […]


DARPA wants to go deep on wireless

December 23, 2016

Via: FCW

The Department of Defense’s research arm wants to push wireless communications capabilities underwater and underground, exploiting little-used and difficult-to-access ultra-low frequencies. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency said it will talk with companies on Jan. 6 during an industry day […]


DOD paves the way for more hacker research

November 22, 2016

Via: FCW

The Defense Department has launched a new program to provide legal authorization for hackers to find and disclose vulnerabilities in any of DOD’s public websites. The Pentagon announcement coincides with the official kickoff of the “Hack the Army” program, which […]


Battery-less energy harvesting sensors a step closer

July 18, 2016

Via: CIO

Wireless sensors can be used to monitor a building’s water usage and power consumption, they can be used to predict when a machine needs maintenance, when a pipe might burst, stop you getting sunburnt, and even alert parents’ if baby […]


EU plans $2B investment in cybersecurity research

July 5, 2016

Via: CIO

The European Union is stumping up €450 million ($500 million) to fund research into cybersecurity — and wants industry to contribute three times that. The EU’s executive body, the European Commission, is concerned about the vulnerability of the EU economy […]


Researchers find flaw in Apple’s iMessage, decrypt iCloud photo

March 21, 2016

Via: CIO

Apple’s iMessage system has a cryptography flaw that allowed researchers to decrypt a photo stored in iCloud, the Washington Post reported on Sunday. The researchers, led by cryptography expert Matthew D. Green of Johns Hopkins University, wrote software that mimicked […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Microsoft plans to donate $1 billion in cloud services to nonprofits, researchers

January 20, 2016

Via: CIO

Microsoft plans to donate US$1 billion in cloud services over three years to nongovernmental organizations and researchers, in a bid to provide access to these services to communities that can’t afford them. The donation by Microsoft, the size of which […]


Where Customer Experience is Winning (and Losing) in Government

August 11, 2015

Via: Frank Konkel

In the past year, the Obama administration has increasingly pushed for better customer experience between federal agencies and their stakeholders, without a single plan to accomplish this massive goal. And make no mistake, improving federal customer experience is an utterly […]