Fed Tech Roundup December 11

The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  “Fed Tech Ticker” FedRAMP at risk of being ramp to nowhere Going 100% SaaS Cyber bill vote in sight – FCW.com The Promise and Peril of Universal Internet – Nextgov Robotic vehicles drive battlefield innovations – GCN.com Launch delay won’t open […]

Magnifying Contact Lenses

Have you ever wanted the ability to zoom in on things with just a wink of your right eye? Now there is such a technology, thanks to Swedish optics researcher Eric Tremblay. The lenses work by incorporating a very thin reflective telescope inside a 1.55mm thick contact lens. Small mirrors positioned inside of this lens capture light […]

DARPA Official: Human-Robot Teams Key to Disaster Response

DARPA is advancing the science of robot-human teams that can be deployed to respond to natural disasters and other events deemed too dangerous for first responders. from American Forces Press Service News Feed DARPA Official: Human-Robot Teams Key to Disaster Response By Cheryl Pellerin American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2014 – In the […]

US Navy’s Engineering Center Provides Deal Winning Info To Industry

The US Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) is a large organization focused on design and acquisition of systems. They primarily serve the Navy but also support other DoD organizations, spending billions of dollars a year on technology. SPAWAR makes point of trying to reach out to small businesses to provide them the […]

Report of the National Commission for the Review of the Research and Development Programs of the United States Intelligence Community

A congressionally chartered commission, the National Commission for the Review of the Research and Development Programs of the United States Intelligence Community, has issued a report we believe to be of  interest to enterprise technologists. The report, attached here: Commission Report, is short enough to be read in its entirety and that is what we recommend. […]

Three Minute Video from @LockheedMartin Highlights Current and Future Robots and DARPA Robotics Challenge

The video embedded below and at this link provides a three minute overview of some current and future robots.  It is short and exciting and well worth three minutes of your time: From the video description: Robots are coming of age. As part of the DARPA Robotics Challenge, Lockheed Martin is developing autonomous systems that work […]