emerging technology
 
  • 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.

  • plant

    DLA using botanical DNA to prevent tech counterfeiting

    The Defense Logistics Agency is using botanical DNA marking technology to battle a rise in counterfeit electronic parts and devices.

  • cloud as a brain

    Cloud as a Brain gets real ... so let the AI race begin!

    The announcement by IBM that it would add Watson-like technologies as a cloud service signals the beginning of a race to build the brainiest cloud.

  • PhoneSat

    Latest PhoneSats will test cross-satellite data sharing, space weather monitoring

    NASA's PhoneSats will demonstrate how off-the-shelf consumer devices can lead to a new, distributed means of problem-solving in space.

  • mobile devices

    Some hidden pitfalls of government BYOD

    How competition among smartphone makers might pose problems for government mobile device management.

  • FAA releases road map for domestic drones

    The Federal Aviation Administration released its plan for drone integration into civilian airspace.

  • Titan supercomputer

    Oak Ridge gets help to manage Titan's massive data stream

    National lab installs smaller supercomputers whose sole purpose is to sift through the massive amount of data being generated by Titan.

  • social monitoring

    Police get tool for patrolling social media

    Social Media Monitor helps police use social media for investigations and to look for signs of criminal activity such as gang violence, drug dealing, crimes against children and human trafficking.

  • Dell fully rugged notebook

    Theater of the not-so-absurd: Dell dramatizes Mil-Std testing

    With its comic video depicting an unlucky lawyer running laptop endurance tests, Dell hopes to inspire its users to share their stories of rugged gear.

  • Motorola brings modular phones closer to reality

    Motorola will work with the Phonebloks community to help design and build an open hardware platform for creating highly modular smartphones.

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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