The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently issued a guidance that will help agencies find the right cloud providers. In addition, the VA is building out a new digital services team that aims to transform the agency, and the story behind NORAD Santa is fascinating.
NIST Can Help You Measure the Cloud
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a draft guide aimed at helping agencies find the cloud service provider that is right for them.
Building a New Digital Service at the VA
Marina Martin, CTO at the Department of Veterans Affairs, is building anew digital services team with experience in the latest tools, agile work styles and design principles.
Sandia Looks to Open-Source Robot Tech
Researchers at federal defense and energy laboratories are open sourcing some of the electronics and software for two advanced ambulatory robots in hopes of boosting their ability to handle perilous situations.
7 Breakthrough Technologies From 2014
Defense Systems ishighlighting seven technologies or projects that are transforming military innovation.
Army Installs First Sense-And-Avoid Radar for Drones
In a small but fairly significant step toward greater use of unmanned aerial systems in domestic skies, the Army has installed the first of five planned Ground-Based Sense-and-Avoid radar systems, this one at Fort Hood, Texas.
How the NORAD Santa Tracker Began
Since the 1950s, NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) has tracked Santa’s whereabouts for thousands of children across the globe. But the story of how it started is even more incredible than the job itself.