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  • DOE, Google back quantum computing research

    The Department of Energy has funded a startup’s research into quantum security for the grid, and Google announces it will build its own quantum computer.

  • NASA’s SMAP will track ground moisture from space

    How satellites track ground moisture from space

    The soil moisture data from NASA's SMAP mission will benefit farmers and ranchers as well as those who do flood modeling and drought monitoring.

  • Machines learning to work with humans … and each other

    Machines learning to work with humans … and each other

    Recent research shows machines are getting smarter and more agile, giving them the potential to replace humans in a wide array of jobs.

  • Leidos to produce digital maps for intelligence community

    The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency awarded Leidos a contract to provide digital mapping production services.

  • Disaster Assessment and Assistance Dashboard

    Disaster dashboard taps local open data

    The Disaster Assessment and Assistance Dashboard enables citizens, businesses and governments to share resources, request assistance and better understand the potential and timeline for recovery.

  • Dousing wildfires with big data

    Dousing wildfires with big data

    Researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center are using sensor data and satellite information for situational wildfire surveillance.

  • UW researchers use ambient Wi-Fi for power and communications

    Cutting the cord: Using ambient Wi-Fi for power and communications

    Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a way to harvest power from Wi-Fi signals and use that power to communicate with standard Wi-Fi routers.

  • Digital delivery trucks

    Postal Service envisions Internet of packages and things

    The Postal Service explores how best to interconnect postal operations with the future Internet of Things, when the network can spot delays before the customer does.

  • University of Maryland opens UAS test site

    The University of Maryland has launched an unmanned aircraft systems test site in southern Maryland that will bring together leaders in academia, industry and government to accelerate UAS research.

  • Georgia Tech building a tool to monitor web censorship

    Georgia Tech automates monitoring of web censorship

    Georgia Tech’s Encore automates the process of monitoring web censorship using a single line of code.

  • County sets up next-generation 911 network

    Morgan County, Ohio, launched an emergency 911 system incorporating new standards for transmitting emergency calls over a wide range of IP formats.

  • Digital Democracy

    Using tech to open the legislative sausage factory

    The Digital Democracy site will not only feature a searchable video database of state legislative committee meetings and hearings but transcripts of what was said.

  • Yamaha R-Max helicopter unmanned aerial vehicle being tested by Georgia Tech’s Rotorcraft Center of Excellence

    Making UAVs more maneuverable

    Georgia Tech's Rotorcraft Center of Excellence is developing guidance technologies to allow unmanned aerial vehicles to fly more efficiently and safely.

  • DARPA to test neuroprosthetic devices that help restore memory loss

    DARPA to test devices that help restore memory

    DARPA researchers aim to develop 'neuroprosthetics,' implantable wireless interfaces to help restore memory to victims of traumatic brain injury.

Topic Resources

  • Improve Agency Processes -- Focus Here First

    View this on-demand presentation to learn how agencies can use process improvement to put the U.S. Digital Services Playbook into action. Leading experts used real-world case studies to illustrate how Business Process Management (BPM) can help agencies save resources and meet customer expectations, regardless of location, device, or communication method.