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  • 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.

  • DARPA’s EDICT would boost WAN resilience

    DARPA’s EDICT would boost WAN resilience

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is expected to launch a research effort to strengthen the resilience and security of military wide-area networks.

  • battlespace awareness for the Navy

    Battlespace awareness through big data

    The Navy and Esri are combining the massive amounts of data available from satellite and other remote-sensing platforms with the analytic tools of geospatial information systems.

  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaking at the 2014 Reagan National Defense Forum

    Hagel outlines new Defense innovation efforts

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced a new Defense Innovation Initiative that will identify and develop advanced technologies, ensuring that the United States has a competitive technological advantage.

  • Expedition 39 flight engineer and NASA astronaut Steve Swanson activates the Veggie plant growth system and Veg-01 experiment in the Columbus module on the International Space Station.

    Galactic Grant Competition to fund space station research

    Massachusetts announced a Galactic Grant Competition for commonwealth-based life science companies to conduct research on the International Space Station.

  • Video game trains soldiers to work with dogs

    Video game trains soldiers to work with dogs

    Using the Virtual Battlespace platform and a Kinect controller, a computer scientist at the Naval Research Lab built ROVER, a simulator that allows human handlers to practice emergency response with canine partners.

  • Can quantum speed code-breaking tech?

    National Institute of Standards and Technology, University of Maryland and National Security Agency have formed a new center for quantum computing science.

  • Giving robots a (better than) human touch

    Giving robots a (better than) human touch

    Researchers have just demonstrated a device with an optical sensor that can grab an unattached USB cable and insert it into a USB port.

  • Trans-Atlantic ESnet

    High-speed transatlantic network supports faster data exchange

    When the Large Hadron Collider comes back online in spring 2015, ESnet will be ready to handle the vastly increased data load.

  • DARPA in search of universal translator tech

    DARPA in search of universal translator tech

    DARPA aims to dramatically advance computational linguistics and language technology to enable rapid, low-cost development of capabilities for low-resource languages.

  • RoadRunner traffic routing system

    Traffic cure? RoadRunner automates routing

    Researchers at MIT have demonstrated a simple system that uses virtual tokens tracked over wireless networks to detect traffic congestion and reroute traffic.

  • Advanced tech saves agencies energy, costs

    How the US will build a power-hungry future with less energy

    Sensor networks, artificial intelligence and building simulators are helping agencies lower energy consumption and costs.

  • Space Station to offer same-day delivery of experiments to home labs

    Space Station to offer same-day delivery of experiments to home labs

    International Space Station partners are developing a terrestrial return vehicle that will provide on-demand, rapid return of experimental results and materials from the space station back to Earth.

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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  • Millions of formerly secret CIA documents available online (Photo by ShutterStock)

    Millions of formerly secret CIA documents available online


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