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  • 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.

  • doctor wearing VR goggles (angellodeco/Shutterstock.com)

    Better research results with VR

    Besides creating experiments that are easier to control, virtual reality produces a lot of data.

  • autonomous vehicle (Air Force photo)

    Self-improvement for autonomous systems

    DARPA wants to leverage machine learning to help self-piloting systems teach themselves to become safer.

  • smart grid rolling out (DarwelShots/Shutterstock.com)

    NIST tackles smart grid framework update

    The entire energy ecosystem has shifted since the National Institute of Standards and Technology last updated its guidelines for smart grid interoperability.

  • gears (deepadesigns/Shutterstock.com)

    VA seeks BPM bots

    The Department of Veterans Affairs' Financial Services Center is interested in adding robotic automation to its business process management suite.

  • searching on computer (Urupong Phunkoed/Shutterstock.com)

    Using crowds to teach AI to search smarter

    A team at the University of Texas at Austin using crowdsourced input to train its machine-learning algorithms to create a more intelligent search engine.

  • HERE HD driving maps

    Iowa preps maps for automated vehicles

    The high-definition maps will help vehicles "see" beyond what their on-board sensors show.

  • AI-based app for identifying people (Zapp2Photo/Shutterstock.com)

    AI strategies for improving citizen services

    As artificial intelligence becomes more prevalent, a new paper provides strategies for agencies considering the technology for improving engagement and customer satisfaction.

  • machine learning for radio

    DARPA tunes machine learning to radio signals

    By applying machine learning to the radio spectrum, the research agency hopes to give the military situational awareness in the wireless domain.

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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