emerging technology
  • NOAA taps video analysis to track whales

    NOAA builds automatic whale detector

    Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are combining infrared cameras with image recognition software to automatically detect and count migrating gray whales.

  • How to avoid the coming ‘dark age’ for digital records

    How to avoid the coming ‘dark age’ for digital records

    Google vice president Vint Cerf warns of an upcoming digital dark age, when documents, photos and other historical objects may be lost to history because the software needed to access them no longer exists.

  • What’s keeping drones from taking off

    What’s keeping drones from taking off

    Despite an FAA proposed rule to integrate unmanned aircraft into national airspace for commercial purposes, technology has not allowed for safe long-distance operation,

  • Simulator tests software for next-gen prosthetics

    Simulator tests software for next-gen prosthetics

    The Gazebo simulator is helping DARPA develop prosthetic limbs with intuitive controls and sensory feedback.

  • DARPA makes strides in searching the ‘deep web’

    DARPA makes strides in searching the ‘deep web’

    The Defense Department’s research arm has developed a search engine that lets investigators find and analyze data in the ‘deep web,’ a swath of the Internet inaccessible with conventional tools.

  • Pushing cell service to remote areas, disaster zones

    Pushing cell service to remote areas, disaster zones

    Endaga's CCN1 low-power, open source cellular network provides voice and data service to standard mobile phones.

  • Augmented reality: Not just a game, but a game changer

    Augmented reality: Not just a game, but a game changer

    The announcement of the OnSight application jointly developed by NASA and Microsoft is just the latest experiment by government to harness augmented reality to advance agency missions.

  • NASA Microsoft preview era of holographic computing

    NASA, Microsoft preview the era of holographic computing

    NASA will use its Onsight software with Microsoft's HoloLens goggles to expand the way its scientists interact with machines on Mars or collaborate in virtual workgroups.

  • How protosketching can speed digital development

    How protosketching can help digital development

    A three-hour protosketching session allows for more timely and less risky software development, according to 18F, the government’s digital services agency.

  • Sensors on a combine enable precision agriculture

    Sowing the Internet of Things into agriculture

    The National Agricultural Statistics Service wants to use the Internet of Things to glean data from sensors on farm machinery in an effort to boost precision agriculture.

  • Alliance proposes low-power wireless protocol for IoT

    Alliance proposes low-power wireless protocol for IoT

    A group of computer and networking firms formed an alliance to standardize on the use of low-power wide-area networks to support the Internet of Things.

  • Census wants tools to identify address changes

    Census wants tools to identify address changes

    The Census Bureau issued a request for information for tools to flag potential changes in addresses, roads and boundaries that might affect the accuracy of the 2020 census.

  • Veniam’s networking service collects data from sensors and delivers Wi-Fi connectivity

    A network for the Internet of (moving) Things

    Veniam’s networking service not only collects data from sensors – whether stationary or deployed on fleets of vehicles – but also delivers Wi-Fi connectivity to those within range of the vehicles.

  • Citizen engagement trends

    Citizen engagement tools deliver ‘government your way’

    Consumer technologies are finding new uses in government as agencies find ways to deliver services to citizens wherever and however they need them.

Topic Resources

  • Three Essential Steps in Navigating the Unified Communications Landscape

    Unified Communications (UC) enables a wealth of opportunity for federal, state and local governments, allowing agencies to be more mobile and flexible than ever before. Join us for an informative discussion about how to navigate the UC landscape.

  • Managing Regulatory and Compliance Requirements with a Quality Management Tool and Process

    This webcast will focus on a major healthcare organizations journey to use better Quality Management approaches to address challenges that were impacting their ability to achieve compliance for regulatory requirements.

  • Everything Storage: Learn How to Store All Your Data Underneath a Single, Extremely Scalable, Software-Defined Architecture

    Join us as we discuss scalable, software-defined storage architecture and integration, along with hardware and software technologies that empower Everything Storage. You will also be introduced to the leading massive-scale, open-platform solution for object storage. Be sure to tune-in to learn and ask questions about how open-platform solutions can bring you enterprise-class reliability, performance and simplicity without vendor lock-in and the associated price tag.

  • Securing the Mobile Workforce: Device Security is Not Enough

    For the Public Sector, the ability to secure information on mobile devices – especially sensitive information such as intellectual property and classified data, can be daunting. Managing an array of mobile devices, and protecting the data on them is an IT security nightmare; add to this the BYOD paradigm, and you have a perfect storm. Join Raytheon’s Ashok Sankar, Senior Director of Product Strategy and Chris Hazelton, Research Director for Mobile & Wireless, 451 Research, as they discuss how to break through the barriers to mobile device adoption for work environments.