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  • man wearing Google Glass

    Can Google Glass fight fraud in government programs?

    Some data-centric service providers are exploring Google Glass for sending private, secure information to field investigators.

  • LED streetlight with sensors

    LEDs light the way… and collect city data

    Sensors in LED streetlights can track power consumption, temperature, movement of the fixture, vibrations and ambient light – a data bonanza for cities.

  • Disorder in the court? Check your beacon

    Beacon technology has inspired ideas for the public sector applications including ones to help people find their way around a courthouse or to locate the nearest bailiff.

  • Wi-Fi Virus

    Wi-Fi virus: Much ado about (almost) nothing

    Researchers at the University of Liverpool made a splash in the media recently when they announced that they had demonstrated the first virus to infect a wireless network.

  • digital pen

    New pen technologies a natural fit for government

    The new generation of digital pens can do much more than draw lines on tablets, thanks to advances not only in pen technologies but also in biometrics and handwriting recognition.

  • Alaska

    Alaska's scale puts USGS mapping systems to the test

    A USGS project to create 3D maps of the continental United States uses special high altitude, cloud-penetrating radar to collect data across Alaska’s remote expanses.

  • Q-warrior

    DOD may get helmet-mounted display

    BAE’s Q-Warrior increases the soldier's situational awareness by providing textual information on warnings and threats as well as enhanced visual tools.

  • chip

    Scientists develop chips for super fast cloud data transfers

    The technology could download an ultra-high definition 4K movie or 40,000 songs from the cloud in seconds at speeds of 200 to 400 gigabit/sec, IBM said.

  • phased array

    World War II tech re-enlists as a smart antenna

    “Beamsteering,” which uses antenna arrays to point radio signals at a specific target, is drawing interest from industry and the Defense Department.

  • DARPA

    DARPA seeks to automate battlefield decision aids

    Advanced algorithms, software and human-machine interfaces are needed to help battlefield commanders manage the growing scale and complexity of operations.

  • AT&T, IBM to help cities build out Internet of Things

    AT&T, IBM join forces to help cities, utilities and commercial firms develop and capitalize on the Internet of intelligent devices.

  • flooding

    Flood-risk planners await next-generation laser mapping

    USGS, NOAA and FEMA use LiDAR elevation mapping technology to improve flood-risk assessments.

  • Survey: Agencies save with automation technology

    A SolarWinds survey of 162 public-sector IT employees found that investments in automation technology have saved time and money for agencies.

  • Navy virtual reality

    Virtual reality headset helps Navy simulate future workspaces

    The Office of Naval Research, working with USC's Institute for Creative Technologies, has developed a way to give Naval leaders a virtual view of their operational future.

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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