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  • March 30, 2017 30 Mar'17

    United States Department of Energy (DOE)

    United States Department of Energy (DOE) is a federal cabinet agency that is tasked with overseeing the energy economy, energy policies and energy security of the U.S. The agency creates policies for nuclear power, fossil fuel and alternative energy...  Continue Reading

  • March 30, 2017 30 Mar'17

    vehicle to infrastructure (V2I or v2i)

    Vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I or V2X) is a communication model that allows vehicles to share information with the components that support a country's highway system. Such components include overhead RFID readers and cameras, traffic lights, lane ...  Continue Reading

  • March 30, 2017 30 Mar'17

    fourth industrial revolution

    The fourth industrial revolution is the current environment in which disruptive technologies and trends such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) are changing the way we live and work.  Continue Reading

  • March 29, 2017 29 Mar'17

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is a federal agency of the United States government tasked with upholding regulatory safety standards in automobile manufacturing and the highway transportation system.  Continue Reading

  • March 29, 2017 29 Mar'17

    commercial motor vehicle (CMV)

    A commercial motor vehicle (CMV) is any vehicle used to transport goods or passengers for the profit of an individual or business.  Continue Reading

  • March 29, 2017 29 Mar'17

    non-compete agreement (NCA)

    A non-compete agreement (NCA) is a legally binding restrictive covenant designed to prevent the signee from exploiting competitive advantages gained through association with the other party in the agreement. Commonly, an NCA is signed by an employee...  Continue Reading

  • March 28, 2017 28 Mar'17

    intelligent transportation system (ITS)

    Intelligent transportation system (ITS) is the application of sensing, analysis, control and communications technologies to ground transportation in order to improve safety, mobility and efficiency.  Continue Reading

  • March 28, 2017 28 Mar'17

    Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (ATTRI)

    The Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (ATTRI) is a five-year, multi-agency research and development (R&D) program aimed at helping injured veterans, older adults and others in the United States with visual, hearing, ...  Continue Reading

  • March 28, 2017 28 Mar'17

    reality check

    A reality check is a second opinion, either requested or provided voluntarily, about the status of some current situation. Reality checks are a less formalized version of fact checking.  Continue Reading

  • March 27, 2017 27 Mar'17

    anchoring effect

    Anchoring effect is a form of cognitive bias that causes people to focus on the first available piece of information (the "anchor") given to them when making decisions.  Continue Reading

  • March 27, 2017 27 Mar'17

    steampunk

    Steampunk is a design style inspired by Victorian-era industrialism. The style appeared in mainstream pop culture in the late 2000s and currently is used in several design genres including fashion, literature, film, television, video games and DIY ...  Continue Reading

  • March 27, 2017 27 Mar'17

    The United States Department of Transportation

    The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT or DOT) is a cabinet agency of the U.S. government tasked with aiding the development and maintenance of transportation infrastructure for the public. The DOT ensures efficient, safe and ...  Continue Reading

  • March 27, 2017 27 Mar'17

    fleet management software

    Fleet management software is an application that helps companies organize, manage and coordinate work vehicles from a central information system to keep the overall fleet operation running smoothly.  Continue Reading

  • March 26, 2017 26 Mar'17

    alternative fuel vehicle (AFV)

    An alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) is a vehicle that runs on substances other than the conventional petroleum gas and diesel.  Continue Reading

  • March 22, 2017 22 Mar'17

    Internet Movie Database (IMDb)

    The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database that provides information to consumers about movies, TV and film industry professionals.  Continue Reading

  • March 21, 2017 21 Mar'17

    kernel virtualization

    Kernel virtualization is any one of a number of methods in which an operating system (OS) kernel is adapted to support different users running applications simultaneously on a single machine. Kernel virtualization may be based on either hypervisors ...  Continue Reading

  • March 21, 2017 21 Mar'17

    VMware AirWatch

    VMware AirWatch is an enterprise mobility software provider based in Atlanta. AirWatch, a division of virtualization vendor VMware, provides technologies that help IT administrators deploy, secure and manage mobile devices, applications and data, as...  Continue Reading

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  • risk map (risk heat map)

    A risk map, also known as a risk heat map, is a data visualization tool for communicating specific risks an organization faces. A...

  • internal audit (IA)

    An internal audit (IA) is an organizational initiative to monitor and analyze its own business operations in order to determine ...

  • pure risk (absolute risk)

    Pure risk, also called absolute risk, is a category of threat that is beyond human control and has only one possible outcome if ...

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  • cloud ecosystem

    A cloud ecosystem is a complex system of interdependent components that all work together to enable cloud services.

  • cloud services

    Cloud services is an umbrella term that may refer to a variety of resources provided over the internet, or to professional ...

  • uncloud (de-cloud)

    The term uncloud describes the action or process of removing applications and data from a cloud computing platform.

SearchSecurity

  • cyberextortion

    Cyberextortion is a crime involving an attack or threat of an attack coupled with a demand for money or some other response in ...

  • Cybercrime

    Cybercrime is any criminal activity that involves a computer, networked device or a network.

  • National Security Agency (NSA)

    The National Security Agency is the official U.S. cryptologic organization of the United States Intelligence Community under the ...

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  • Practice Fusion

    Practice Fusion Inc. is a San Francisco-based company that developed a free electronic health record (EHR) system available to ...

  • RHIA (Registered Health Information Administrator)

    An RHIA, or registered health information administrator, is a certified professional who oversees the creation and use of patient...

  • 21st Century Cures Act

    The 21st Century Cures Act is a wide-ranging healthcare bill that funds medical research and development, medical device ...

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  • Random Access Memory (RAM)

    Random Access Memory (RAM) is the hardware in a computing device where the operating system (OS), application programs and data ...

  • floating gate transistor (FGT)

    A floating gate transistor (FGT) is a complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology capable of holding an electrical ...

  • bad block

    A bad block is an area of storage media that is no longer reliable for storing and retrieving data because it has been physically...

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  • hybrid hard disk drive (HDD)

    A hybrid hard disk drive is an electromechanical spinning hard disk that contains some amount of NAND Flash memory.

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