RFID and NFC enabled government identification

The future of government ID cards

Employee IDs cards are incorporating some relatively mature technologies that increase the level of interaction and tracking potential.

3D printed model of an influenza virus

NIH launches 3D print exchange

The public website lets users share, download and edit biomedical 3D print files that can be used to print custom laboratory equipment or models of bacteria and human anatomy.

A convoy of driverless U.S. Army trucks uses Lockheed Martin AMAS technology to move along a South Carolina roadway at 40 mph.

Unmanned convoy passes second driving demo

The Army’s Autonomous Mobility Appliqué System successfully completed the latest round of tests validating the concept of driverless military-truck convoys.

Robotics Assisted Bridge Inspection Tool

Robots stand guard on bridges and ports

The attributes of precision, repetition and scale make robots ideal for tackling one of the country's biggest economic challenges: maintaining the deteriorating infrastructure of the U.S. highway system.

robot built by NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory for DARPA Robotics Challenge

Robots step up for government work

As robots have gotten more sophisticated and their costs have dropped, they are now taking on new roles in the broader civilian government workspace.

DaVinci Surgical system

Hands-on robots: From surgery to bomb disassembly

Although robots are not yet "smart," a new breed is emerging that can reach out and manipulate its environment in routines so precise and synchronized that a form of electronic intelligence seems to be at work.

Man testing ULTRA Vis heads up display at DARPA Demo Day

DARPA shows 100+ projects at Demo Day

The all-day event showcased the wide array of DARPA projects addressing national security challenges posed by the information revolution and the availability of sophisticated information technologies.

Robonaut 2 with legs

Robonaut 2 gets its space legs

Robonaut's new legs have prehensile feet, which will give it an edge over humans, letting it climb ladders while its hands are free to work or hold objects.

Context aware security with software defined networking

Software-defined computing enables context-aware IT

Move to SDN said inevitable in new world of mobility, social, big data and cloud computing.

Entrepreneur speaking with mentors

The 1776 crew marches into FOSE

In partnership with Booz Allen Hamilton, the 1776 group helps startups tackling important challenges in government connect with established firms that are seeking new ideas and opportunities.

Attendees listening to vendor presentation at FOSE

FOSE showcases excellence and innovation in government tech

This year's FOSE conference and expo presents some of the most innovative technologies and services aimed at, and designed for, government.

UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

First UAS test site powers up

The North Dakota test site will begin research using UAS to check soil quality and the status of crops in support of precision agriculture research studies.

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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