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  • businessman pressing brain button (Jirsak/Shutterstock.com)

    What's government's role in AI?

    Senators explore government's role as both an end user and enabler of artificial intelligence.

  • augmented reality training (Army Research Laboratory)

    Army seeks virtual training environment for squads

    The Squad immersive Virtual Trainer would give small units realistic training for shooting, movement, communications, care of wounded and defensive capabilities in a variety of realistic terrains.

  • seedlings (viorelrailean/Shutterstock.com)

    DARPA engineering smart plants to act as biosensors

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is exploring ways plants can be genetically modified to detect chemical, nuclear or biological threats that waft through the air.

  • soldier amid ruins with drone (Fotos593 / Shutterstock.com)

    Disaster zones could soon be salvaged by teams of smart devices -- here’s how

    Smartphones, sensors and drones can be brought together in complex device networks to address communications and power needs in emergency response.

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    States see potential in intelligent automation, blockchain

    CIOs for human services agencies in Georgia, Ohio and Tennessee see emerging technologies as a way to improve data quality and boost efficiency.

  • Santa Clara Valley Aquifer (ASI/University at Buffalo/NASA-JPL/Caltech/Google Earth/U of Basilicata)

    Dipsticking aquifers from space

    Orbiting satellites can measure the "breathing" of the earth as water is added to or drawn from underground aquifers.

  • business meeting (ASDF_MEDIA/Shutterstock.com)

    Virginia looks to IT startups for tech infusion

    A new program would identify and evaluate businesses whose IT services and expertise could provide value to state agencies.

  • underground tunnel (adamziaja.com/Shutterstock.com)

    Mapping what lies beneath

    DARPA is looking for technologies that could rapidly map and navigate unknown complex subterranean environments.

  • contemplating the future (SFIO CRACHO/Shutterstock.com)

    Governors prep for disruptive technology

    The NGA Future initiative will bring governors, industry and thought leaders together to prepare for emerging technologies.

  • artist concept of NASA

    NASA plans for 'Earth-independent' space exploration

    The space agency wants research proposals for processes that turn in-situ resources into water, oxygen and fuel.

  • vehicle network (chombosan/Shutterstock.com)

    Prototype plug-in alerts drivers to vehicle cyberattacks

    Using data-driven anomaly detection, researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory can tell if a hacker has modified a vehicle's electrical signaling.

  • tampa expressway (TampaCVpilot)

    Tampa demos connected-vehicle tech to draw volunteers

    The city wants 1,600 residents to equip their vehicles with sensors, communications and a notification device as part of a connected-vehicle pilot program.

  • geopolitical chess (shutterstock.com)

    DARPA wants war games that write their own rules

    The next level of strategic gaming would model the behavior of an entire nation, with its complex interplay of political, economic and social factors.

  • blockchain (Aleutie/Shutterstock.com)

    How government can get the most out of blockchain

    By starting small, and focusing on user experience and agile development, agencies can take advantage of the new foundational technology.

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.

  • 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.

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  • NIST cloud-based storefront

    NIST wants to consolidate its e-commerce in a Salesforce cloud


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