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  • next-gen robots

    This year’s drones will soon look like kid stuff

    A quick sampling of recent advances shows that the pace of innovation is picking up steam.

  • Army researches more effective targeting

    Army researches more effective targeting

    By tracking the motions of soldiers on the ground, the Army hopes to improve the accuracy of targeting systems.

  • Researchers patching cellphone leaks of personal data

    Researchers patching cellphone leaks of personal data

    Many mobile apps transmit user identifiers, locations and passwords without providing any obvious benefit to the user.

  • drone technology

    When drones can regulate themselves

    Industry experts recently explained to lawmakers how unmanned aerial systems technology can ease the challenges of integrating drones into the national airspace.

  • Analytics_digital_graph

    Sandia's PANTHER predicts movement

    Researchers have developed a way to store and represent trajectories so that computers can compare them more efficiently -- helping human analysts separate signals from noise.

  • smartphone access to IoT in home

    Making mobile phones the authentication hubs for smart homes

    With funding from the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, the pilots address barriers to the identity ecosystem and seed the marketplace with “NSTIC-aligned” solutions to enhance privacy, security and convenience in online transactions.

  • NASA

    NASA’s R5 robots are off to school

    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Northeastern University will each receive an R5 robot and funding to research improving its autonomy.

  • ARL finds untapped brain power with EEGs

    Army finds untapped brain power with EEGs

    Researchers at the Army Research Lab are developing methods for using EEGs to improve soldiers’ performance.

  • RF-Capture

    Seeing through walls with Wi-Fi

    Despite the low energy of Wi-Fi signals, they can be used to effectively penetrate concrete to detect human movement and to map spaces and objects inside buildings.

  • human machine collaboration in F-35 training simulator

    Man-machine combo key to future Defense innovation

    Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work said future automation will increasingly include human-machine collaboration.

  • Paving the way for flexible electronics

    Paving the way for flexible electronics

    At the Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute, researchers are developing technologies to could transform everything from sensors to energy storage.

  • Where computing hits the wall: 3 things holding us back

    Where computing hits the wall: 3 things holding us back

    According to IARPA Director Jason Matheny, researchers are making progress, but high-performance computing, machine learning and causality still need work.

  • Can big data predict violent behavior?

    Can big data predict violent behavior?

    A team from Harvard Medical School is applying machine learning models to U.S. Army personnel datasets to predict violent behavior.

  • emerging tech gets serious

    Look out: They're sending in the suits on emerging tech

    Market intelligence firm IDC announces that six emerging technologies are getting hit with the business end of the stick.

Topic Resources

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    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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    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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    IT modernization: Not a case of rip and replace

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