The Internet of Things Activities in the U.S. Government
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The Internet of Things Activities in the U.S. Government

The Internet of Things (“IoT”) refers to the ability of everyday objects to connect to the Internet and to send and receive data. It includes, for example, Internet-connected cameras that allow you to post pictures online with a single click; home automation systems that turn on your front porch light when you leave work; and bracelets that share with your friends how far you have biked or run during the day. The Internet of Things i...

Big Data Technology In the U.S. Government
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Big Data Technology In the U.S. Government

In March 2012, the Obama Administration announced the “Big Data Research and Development Initiative.” By improving our ability to extract knowledge and insights from large and complex collections of digital data, the initiative promises to help accelerate the pace of discovery in science and engineering, strengthen our national security, and transform teaching and learning.To launch the initiative, six Federal departments and agencie...

Cloud Computing Concerns of the U.S. Government
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Cloud Computing Concerns of the U.S. Government

The Cloud Computing model offers the promise of massive cost savings combined with increased IT agility. It is considered critical that government and industry begin adoption of this technology in response to difficult economic constraints. However, cloud computing technology challenges many traditional approaches to datacenter and enterprise application design and management. Cloud computing is currently being used; however, securit...

Cybersecurity Concerns of the U.S. Government
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Cybersecurity Concerns of the U.S. Government

The collective impact is staggering. Billions of dollars are lost every year repairing systems hit by such attacks. Some take down vital systems, disrupting and sometimes disabling the work of hospitals, banks, and 9-1-1 services around the country. This volume presents important testimony provided by various government agencies addressing threats to computers systems and networks.

Virtual Currency: Issues and Promise
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Virtual Currency: Issues and Promise

Virtual currencies are designed to be an alternative to current payment systems. Better-known virtual currencies include Bitcoin, XRP, and Dogecoin. Often referred to in the industry as “digital currencies,” they are a way for people to track, store, and send payments over the Internet, and they may have the potential to make payment processing cheaper or faster. But they are not backed by any government or central bank. In addition,...

Quantum Computing: Challenges and Opportunities
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Quantum Computing: Challenges and Opportunities

Quantum computers - a possible future technology that would revolutionize computing by harnessing the bizarre properties of quantum bits, or qubits. Qubits are the quantum analogue to the classical computer bits “0” and “1.” Engineering materials that can function as qubits is technically challenging. Using supercomputers, scientists from the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory predicted possible new qubits built ou...

Insight Into The World Of Blockchain By Cybrosys Technologies
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Insight Into The World Of Blockchain By Cybrosys Technologies

Blockchain - Despite the inherent ‘Block’ in it, the name has traversed more miles than any other technical term in the recent past. It is echoing in almost all existing IT infrastructures; posing a potential threat to the very existence of the present establishments. The blockchain is said to be the technology of future. Here we are trying to simplify the things for all those who wish to understand the technology. As we indicated in...

Hacking Into Computer Systems - Beginners
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Hacking Into Computer Systems - Beginners

Hacking is the most exhilarating game on the planet. But it stops being fun when you end up in a cell with a roommate named "Spike." But hacking doesn't have to mean breaking laws. In this series of Guides, we teach safe hacking so that you don't have to keep looking back over your shoulders for narcs and cops. What we're talking about is hacking as a healthy recreation, and as a free education that can qualify you to get a high payi...

The Basics of User Experience Design
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The Basics of User Experience Design

If you're looking to gain an introduction into the world of user experience (UX) design—or maybe even freshen up your knowledge of the field—then this UX design book is the ideal place to start. You'll cover a wide range of topics over nine highly readable chapters, with each one acting as a mini crash course. By the end, you'll have been introduced to the key concepts, best practices, and guidelines in areas such as:- User Experienc...

Aging in Place: Liberty through Technology
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Aging in Place: Liberty through Technology

We are in a time that allows us to benefit greatly from technology. These benefits can be for all ages and types of people. This technology can also be a double-edged sword as there are ways to expose your private and financial information to those that with to exploit, steal, or scam.The best way to benefit from technology is to understand the basics. Senior citizens can specifically take advantage of modern technology by using it t...