• iTunes account recovery and the invention of GPS – December 15, 2018

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. How to recover a long-lost iTunes account. And we meet one of the inventors of GPS.

  • Senate bill would make it harder for political appointees to become civil servants

    In today’s Federal Newscast, a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee bill would create stronger laws to prevent political appointees from becoming career federal employees.

  • APNewsbreak: Pentagon adopts new cellphone restrictions

    APNewsBreak: The Defense Department has approved new restrictions for the use of mobile phones and some other electronic devices in the Pentagon where classified information is present or discussed

  • Army’s Rapid Capabilities Office emulating industry advancement of AI

    The Army’s Rapid Capabilities Office is looking for ways to apply AI and machine learning to signal classification.

  • An update on Global Positioning Systems

    Booz Allen Hamilton Vice President Thad Allen joins Off the Shelf to discuss the latest developments in the use and protection of Global Positions Systems. October 11, 2016

  • Threats to critical infrastructure, cyber require partnership with industry

    DHS leaders say the public and private sector now more than ever need to work together to protect the country’s critical infrastructure and cyber systems.

  • Steve Lewis: Taking fewer wrongs turn with a national address database

    If your GPS has ever made you take a wrong turn, you know having a proper address is important. But currently, federal, state, local and private organizations collect that information individually. No national, authorized registry of addresses even exists. That’s why the Transportation Department wants to build it — a single, unified national database of addresses. Steve Lewis is the department’s chief geospatial information officer. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the project.

  • Tightening budgets force DARPA to alter course for R&D

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has been at the forefront of some of the most innovative technologies ever created — including the Internet. But as budgets tighten, the agency’s director says she’s trying to figure out how to deal with an increasingly complex threat environment as less money flows into the research and development pipeline.

  • Partnership lowers the sky high cost of NextGen

    As a public-private partnership, the NextGen Equipage Fund, LLC will bring substantial private-sector capital to overcome the investment barriers that have prevented many air carriers and other operators from investing in the NextGen technologies for their aircraft. ITT’s John Kefaliotis explains.

  • GPS vulnerabilities could bring down smartgrid

    University of Texas researcher successfully spoofs GPS timing signals which could incapacitate the base stations used by Sprint and Verizon.