Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaking at the 2014 Reagan National Defense Forum

Hagel outlines new Defense innovation efforts

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced a new Defense Innovation Initiative that will identify and develop advanced technologies, ensuring that the United States has a competitive technological advantage.

Trans-Atlantic ESnet

High-speed transatlantic network supports faster data exchange

When the Large Hadron Collider comes back online in spring 2015, ESnet will be ready to handle the vastly increased data load.

Advanced tech saves agencies energy, costs

How the US will build a power-hungry future with less energy

Sensor networks, artificial intelligence and building simulators are helping agencies lower energy consumption and costs.

Researchers pilot future of air traffic system for drones

Researchers pilot air traffic control system for drones

NASA, industry and university researches race to find air traffic control systems best suited to managing unmanned vehicles in domestic airspace.

FAA, industry to speed NextGen tech deployment

FAA, industry to speed NextGen tech deployment

Federal Aviation Administration announced that the agency and the aviation community have agreed on a plan that accelerates the delivery of key NextGen technologies over the next three years.

Driverless-vehicle tech on the move

Practice lanes for driverless-vehicle tech

Autonomous vehicles will learn to navigate the complexities of urban and suburban driving in two recently established off-road cities.

Tiny Titan

Energy labs show off high-tech innovation

Directors of the Department of Energy’s national labs system joined Senate leaders to raise awareness of the labs’ accomplishments in high performance computing, energy innovation.

GSA picks green building tech for federal test bed

GSA picks green building tech for federal test bed

The General Services Administration announced a list of nine technologies it will evaluate as part of its 2014 Green Proving Ground program to develop energy saving systems for federal buildings.

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.

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.

Army tests driverless vehicles in 'living lab'

Federal installations and universities are test beds for implementing autonomous vehicles in public environments.

HP Apollo 8000 water-cooled system packs more power, less heat for data centers

Water-cooled system packs more power, less heat for data centers

Because of its cooling power, the HP Apollo 8000 can pack more servers in a smaller space than traditional systems – up to 144 servers per rack.

Topic Resources

  • Transforming Customer Service: Building a Smarter Service-Oriented Workforce

    Whether a public contact center or an internal help desk, government offices managing customer service play a vital role in supporting their agencies missions. Unfortunately, many service centers lack the tools they need to deliver high-quality services in a timely fashion. In this webcast, Michelle Earley, USAJOBS Program Manager at OPM, and Stephanie Wade, Director, Innovation Lab at OPM, will discuss how they are transforming USAJOBS, the federal government's official jobs site to improve the hiring process and elevate the level of customer service that applicants receive. The transformation is comprehensive, involving the adoption of human-centered design principles, the use cloud-based DevOps to create new services, and the modernization of foundational technology, including the cloud.


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