emerging technology
  • facial recognition tech that penetrates disguises (Amarjot Singh, et.al.)

    Facial recognition penetrates disguises

    Researchers have developed a deep learning framework that can make matches to faces even when they're obscured.

  • data cleansing

    AI starts with good, clean data

    Before deploying artificial intelligence technology, agencies must take the time to standardize and deduplicate their data.

  • computer landing on the moon

    NASA wants to send a computer to the moon

    The space agency is looking for a basic radiation-tolerant computer that can process and store data while on the surface of the moon.

  • a 3-D printed pelvis (NIH 3D Print Exchange)

    How to verify a 3-D printed object

    As additive manufacturing expands, researchers have developed ways to double check the authenticity of models that are printed by third parties.

  • automation plans (Wright Studio/Shutterstock.com)

    Government ventures into AI

    Early adopters are using artificial intelligence, machine learning and related technologies to save time and money by answering common questions from the public and searching for patterns that could reduce maintenance costs.

  • robot helps office workers see farther (Aleutie/Shutterstock.com)

    When AI comes to the office: Managing change, building trust

    Before artificial intelligence makes its way into government offices, agencies must lay the groundwork for culture change.

  • robot with car keys

    How to make robots that we can trust

    Trustability requires that humans can verify decisions made by autonomous systems.

  • Bitcoin (3Dsculptor/Shutterstock.com)

    IRS uses tech to track bitcoin transactions

    The IRS is using commercial software to help it identify bitcoin owners who avoid paying taxes on their digital currency.

  • dogfighting drone (U.S. Navy photo by Javier Chagoya)

    Teaching drones to dogfight

    Teams from Georgia Tech Research Institute and the Naval Postgraduate School tested the dogfighting skills of their swarms of unmanned aerial vehicles.

  • AI enabled security (Tatiana Shepeleva/Shutterstock.com)

    Artificial intelligence cyberattacks are coming -- but what does that mean?

    Adding AI to today's cybercrime and cybersecurity world will fuel what is already a rapidly escalating arms race between attackers and defenders.

  • quantum computing (Brookhaven National Lab)

    How quantum mechanics can change computing

    Although large-scale quantum computers do not yet exist, they may hold the key to the future of internet security.

  • community meeting (Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock.com)

    Communities forming around blockchain for government

    The Government Blockchain Association and DC Blockchain Center are bringing public- and private-sector officials together to leverage the technology in the government space.

  • hype (mikser45/Shutterstock.com)

    Tech that's worth the hype

    Gartner's hype cycle, which shows the maturation level and likely adoption of innovations, helps IT leaders better manage the deployment of new and existing technologies.

  • dispatcher (Gorodenkoff/Shutterstock.com)

    Mining emergency calls to improve responses

    Powered by IBM's Watson, APCO IntelliComm will analyze emergency calls and give public-safety directors feedback for modifying training or response materials.

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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  • Autonomous driverless car with Head Up Display (Scharfsinn/Shutterstock.com)

    What are these 'levels' of autonomous vehicles?

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