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  • Veniam’s networking service collects data from sensors and delivers Wi-Fi connectivity

    A network for the Internet of (moving) Things

    Veniam’s networking service not only collects data from sensors – whether stationary or deployed on fleets of vehicles – but also delivers Wi-Fi connectivity to those within range of the vehicles.

  • Citizen engagement trends

    Citizen engagement tools deliver ‘government your way’

    Consumer technologies are finding new uses in government as agencies find ways to deliver services to citizens wherever and however they need them.

  • Steve Buerger is leading a Sandia National Laboratories project to demonstrate how energy efficient biped walking robots could become. Increased efficiency could enable bots to operate for much longer periods of time without recharging batteries, an important factor in emergency situations.

    Sandia powers up robot tech

    Sandia National Labs' energy-efficient platforms could help any robots entered in the DARPA Challenge extend their battery life.

  • Argonne sets new marks for high-speed data transfer

    Argonne sets new marks for high-speed data transfer

    Argonne National Laboratory researchers moved 65 terabytes of data between storage centers in Ottawa and New Orleans in under 100 minutes.

  • Privacy accessories for the secure and stylish

    Privacy wearables and accessories for the secure – and stylish

    After the wakeup call from the Sony hack, people inside and outside of government are taking a harder look at protecting their personal information – and vendors are ready with solutions from stylish privacy accessories to secure communications ecosystems.

  • Howe big science is cutting big data down to size

    How science is cutting big data down to size

    Researchers are developing set of data management tools that could be used across the scientific community.

  • Apps, not malware, should be your biggest MDM concern

    Apps, not malware, should be your biggest mobile concern

    A two-pronged approach to mobile security focuses on enforcing security from the center while showing users the security risks at the endpoints of their mobile devices.

  • DOD opens the hunt for disruptive tech

    DOD opens the hunt for disruptive tech

    The Defense Department issues a call for ideas and technologies for its Long Range Research and Development Plan.

  • Are agency researchers being misled by Twitter data?

    Are agency researchers being misled by Twitter data?

    The use of social media as a public outreach and data collection tool is now actively promoted by government agencies. But do the data samples paint an accurate representation of public sentiment?

  • Marines expand training field with augmented reality

    Marines expand training field with augmented reality

    The Marine Corps is testing an augmented reality system from the Office of Naval Research that is transforming the way Marines prepare for combat.

  • DARPA sees transparent IT as window on new threats

    DARPA sees transparent IT as window on new threats

    The DOD research agency wants to develop techniques for seeing more deeply into today’s opaque networks to more effectively combat advanced persistent threats.

  • U.S.S. Arizona surveyed with 3D photogrammetry

    3D modeling, printing help preserve Pearl Harbor relics

    A team from Autodesk is integrating 3D technologies, including photogrammetry, LiDAR and SONAR, to create digital models of Pearl Harbor icon USS Arizona that will be used for 3D printing a model of the ship.

  • AcademyScope visualizes research library

    Picture this: AcademyScope visualizes research library

    The National Academies Press’s AcademyScope makes it easy to browse related research and to download reports in PDF format.

  • 5G wireless networking explained

    5G will power the Internet of Things – and governments

    Although 5G technology is still at a nascent stage of development, citizens and government will soon demand it to power a real-time connected world.

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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  • Police (photo by Kenneth Graf/ShutterStock)

    The changing body-cam conversations

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