Computing and Data Processing

ICITE shifts to reference architecture

The Intelligence Community's use of a common desktop put some applications at risk, a top ODNI tech official said, and a reference architecture approach could prove more accommodating.

DOE names Diachin to exascale project

The Department of Energy tapped a supercomputing veteran to help run its nascent Exascale Computing Program.

Army mulls pause in JRSS migration

Latency and other performance quality issues with applications in the joint regional security stacks have caused DISA and the Army to rework the migration timeline.

DOE commits to more exascale

The Energy Department will potentially commit almost $2 billion to build two more exascale computers.

DOD CIO: JRSS set for 2019 completion

Acting Defense Department CIO Essye Miller said the massive Joint Regional Security Stacks program is nearly 60 percent completed and on track to be done by the end of 2019.

Will the Census Bureau's IT systems be ready for 2020?

For the 2020 census and beyond, the bureau has worked to develop a centralized data collection and processing system to improve cost and tech management. But will it be ready in time for 2020?

DOE plans cyber office, supercomputing expansion

The Energy Department budget would support a new infrastructure cybersecurity office and high-capacity computing efforts.

GSA adds hyperconverged infrastructure options to Schedule 70

The General Services Administration adds cloud-friendly platforms to its biggest multiple award IT contract.

Trio of DARPA procurements plan for 'post-Moore's Law' world

The Pentagon's R&D shop is looking to solve the impending slowdown in global computing power by working with industry to develop the next generation of computer chip technologies.

AT&T rival targets FirstNet opt-out states

FirstNet and AT&T made their plans for states' wireless broadband network available, starting what might be a contentious state-by-state battle.

U.S. commits $250M to spur supercomputing speeds

The Energy Department has committed over $250 million in research and development funding to six computer makers for the next-generation supercomputer, as China eclipses the U.S. in computing speed.

NASA crowdsources HPC software upgrade

The space agency is running a competition to attract coders to improve the performance of its FUN3D supercomputing simulation software.

The case for investing in high-performance computing

HPC is a vital driver of U.S. innovation, competitiveness and security. Strong government support is key to sustaining all three.

Fingerprint tech steps up

IARPA looks to spur the development of new fingerprint-reading technologies.

New advisory committee will assist in 2020 census

The Census Bureau is establishing a committee of public- and private-sector representatives to make sure plans for the 2020 population count are on track.

Sluggish apps more than just annoying, study says

Balky network apps can create problems for agencies' IT modernization efforts, a new survey of federal employees suggests.

Does quantum computing bring security promise?

The CIO of the agency responsible for guarding the country's nuclear weapons said quantum computing will bring cybersecurity breakthroughs.