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  • Albedo measure the solar reflection of rooftops

    Retooling USDA imagery to cool cities

    Lawrence Berkeley researchers were able to use existing data collected by the National Agriculture Imagery Program to analyze and display the albedo – or solar reflectance – of rooftops.

  • 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.

  • ZEBRA taps keyboard dynamics to identify users

    ZEBRA taps keyboard dynamics to identify users

    Dartmouth’s ZEBRA program uses a sensor bracelet that compares subtle wrist movements with keyboard inputs to authenticate -- and deauthenticate -- computers users.

  • Ant-size radios for the Internet of Things

    Ant-size radios for the Internet of Things

    Powered by extremely high-frequency millimeter waves, these tiny radios may power IoT applications that require a dense network of small sensors.

  • The soft robot works well in snow, fire, water – or traffic

    Soft robots will go where first responders can’t

    Researchers have produced the first untethered soft robot that works well in snow, fire, water – or traffic.

  • 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.

  • Open Garden connects IoT devices on the fly

    Open Garden connects IoT devices on the fly

    The biggest challenge in building an Internet of Things is delivering network connectivity everywhere for every thing.

  • IARPA to hold open house

    The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity will be hosting its first IARPA Day on Oct. 29-30 in the College Park, Md., area.

  • DOE, Google back quantum computing research

    The Department of Energy has funded a startup’s research into quantum security for the grid, and Google announces it will build its own quantum computer.

  • NASA’s SMAP will track ground moisture from space

    How satellites track ground moisture from space

    The soil moisture data from NASA's SMAP mission will benefit farmers and ranchers as well as those who do flood modeling and drought monitoring.

  • Machines learning to work with humans … and each other

    Machines learning to work with humans … and each other

    Recent research shows machines are getting smarter and more agile, giving them the potential to replace humans in a wide array of jobs.

  • Leidos to produce digital maps for intelligence community

    The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency awarded Leidos a contract to provide digital mapping production services.

  • Disaster Assessment and Assistance Dashboard

    Disaster dashboard taps local open data

    The Disaster Assessment and Assistance Dashboard enables citizens, businesses and governments to share resources, request assistance and better understand the potential and timeline for recovery.

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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