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  • 'Innovation lab' puts Air Force brain power on DOD-wide issues

    The Air Force Technical Applications Center created an innovation lab dedicated to developing technologies at a lower cost to reduce operations maintenance and overhead.

  • flash flood

    Repurposing technology: GPS used to predict hazards

    Scientists are taking advantage of a network of hundreds of GPS stations in Southern California to predict hazardous events such as earthquakes and flash floods.

  • ladee

    NASA readies laser comm for lift off

    As radio frequency communications near the limit for sending data in outer space, NASA says ultra-fast laser-based technology is ready to fill the role.

  • traffic

    Really? Cones for a traffic study?

    These days, analysts conduct traffic studies without getting in the way of drivers by using microsimulation software.

  • RTM

    Rutgers' RTM Dx makes crime prediction affordable

    RTM Dx is a free tool developed by researchers at Rutgers University's School of Criminal Justice to help police predict where crimes are going to occur.

  • data

    Lawrence Livermore explores the shape of data, expanding query-free analytics

    The national lab is using a new technique, topological data analysis, to extract meaning from large and varied data sets through a collaboration with commercial DARPA spinoff, Ayasdi Inc.

  • waves

    Breaking the wireless bottleneck with MegaMIMO

    MIMO technology, which uses multiple transmitters to send more data at one, could help speed response times for military and first responders.

  • office

    Making smart buildings smarter

    Researchers have used smartphones, laptops, wireless routers and wired networks to track building occupancy and manage lighting, environmental controls and other services.

  • password

    2014: A tipping point for password authentication

    With advances in research on new token-based and biometric identification systems, it's time for the government to bid adieu to the common password.

  • chess

    Cyberthreats for 2014: Not just the usual suspects

    Public-sector cybersecurity experts predict that threats will not change dramatically in 2014 but will seek new platforms, including bring your own cloud, the Internet of Things and wearable computing.

  • DARPA vacuum tube based amplifier

    DARPA innovation could spawn ultra-fast wireless nets, sensors that see through clouds

    Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency researchers have broken a barrier in the use of solid-state electronics that could lead to gigabit-speed networks and sensors that see through clouds.

  • Can fuel cells integrated into server racks power data centers?

    A Microsoft research paper describes the unconventional approach that could double data center efficiency.

  • BYOD

    A vision for BYOD: Virtual smartphones

    With AT&T's Toggle, two virtual smartphones can exist within the same device; one is open and unsecured for the user. The other is locked down for government service.

  • Watson

    IBM introduces Watson to the public sector cloud

    The IBM Watson Developers Cloud could help agencies tap the cognitive computing for fraud analysis, intelligence surveillance and more.

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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