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  • Brown University student controlling remote MIT robot with VR (Brown Human Robot/YouTube)

    Putting remote control of robots within everyone's reach

    Researchers are developing software that works with off-the-shelf virtual reality headsets to put remote control of robots within the reach of any developer.

  • drone under bridge (PixOne/Shutterstock.com)

    Do drones have a future in DOTs?

    Advances in sensors, mapping system accuracy and data management make unmanned aerial systems a high-value proposition for transportation departments.

  • Marines using radio (Cpl. Drew Tech/USMC)

    DARPA seeks tech for keeping comm in military operations

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is looking for radio technology that can withstand the frequent signal degradation that routinely occurs in military operational environments.

  • holograph generated by smartphone (Zapp2Photo/Shutterstock.com)

    Gartner: 10 ways AI can improve smartphones

    The combination of more powerful hardware and cloud-based artificial intelligence solutions will open the door to more advanced user experiences.

  • brain in a circuit board (Sergey Tarasov/Shutterstock.com)

    Machine learning: The good, the bad and the ugly

    While machine learning might be the enabling technology for the future, for the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, it's old school.

  • translate button (cybrain/Shutterstock.com)

    IARPA contracts for universal text translator

    The intelligence community's research arm taps major research universities, NIST to create a universal text translator.

  • Virtual Reality Heads-Up-Display Navigation Challenge (NIST/Challenge.gov)

    NIST challenge seeks VR display for first responders

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology want developers to create tools for a virtual reality-based heads-up display to improve navigation and deliver location-based services.

  • 5 stars (NicoElNino/Shutterstock.com)

    Year in review: GCN's top tools and tactics for government IT managers

    In 2017, we saw plenty of change, with consumer technologies flowing into government offices on one end and fascinating advances on the leading edge of computing.

  • NASA mission control during Apollo 10 (NASA)

    A giant technical leap in speech recognition

    Researchers have digitized and transcribed thousands of hours of audio conversations between astronauts, mission-control specialists and back-room support staff during the Apollo moon missions.

  • lock on a chip (shutterstock.com image)

    Baking security into customized chips

    In tackling security at the CPU level, the Inherently Secure Processor offers a way to decentralize risk and build in protection from the start.

  • For sale: 2,719.32669068 government-owned bitcoins

    U.S. to sell $10M in seized bitcoin

    As the price of bitcoin is skyrocketing, the government looks to cash in.

  • game theory (ImageFlow/Shutterstock.com)

    Using game theory to protect networks, infrastructure

    Researchers are using game theory and behavioral economics to better understand how people make decisions about protecting sensitive assets.

  • IBM quantum computer (IBM Research/YouTube)

    IBM expands cloud-based quantum access

    Members of the IBM Q Network will have cloud-based access to the 20-qubit IBM Q system and eventually to the company's 50-qubit prototype processor.

  • AI-enabled chatbot (Zapp2Photo/Shutterstock.com)

    AI and chatbots: Driving the future of government IT service management

    Successful integration of AI into government agencies will reduce costs and increase service management efficiencies.

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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    New supercomputers headed to DOD


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