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  • San Jose

    San José partners with Facebook for high-speed outdoor Wi-Fi

    San José, Calif., will be working with Facebook’s Connectivity Lab to pilot its Terragraph system, a 60-gigahertz wireless system for high-density areas.

  • Soldier avatars drive down testing costs

    Soldier avatars to drive down testing costs

    The Army could soon be turning to avatars as a less expensive alternative for testing everything from military gear to medical applications.

  • Smartphone LDS

    Can your smartphone drive your car?

    By adding a laser sensor to a smartphone, researchers at MIT created a low-cost device that can deliver the high-resolution distance sensing required for robotic navigation.

  • Black hornet drone

    Army fills in details on micro drone RFI

    Following a request for information asking for Soldier Borne Sensors for individual soldiers, military leaders addressed some configuration and procurement particulars.

  • TaintArtist promises to detect abusive smartphone apps

    TaintArtist promises to detect abusive phone apps

    Rather than trying to screen apps for malware, researchers suggest it may be more effective to monitor the behavior of installed apps for signs of improper behavior.

  • block chain on the horizon for government

    Blockchain on the government horizon

    The technology that powers Bitcoin has the potential to address government trust and security issues.

  • GeoMesa tames big data for GIS in the cloud

    GeoMesa distributes geospatial data processing over the scalable resources of Hadoop, virtually eliminating the limits to the amount of data that can be managed.

  • DARPA calls on DIYers for weaponized tech

    DARPA calls on DIYers for weaponized tech

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency seeks proposals that convert commercial technologies into security threats.

  • solar cells in village

    Interagency teams take up diplomacy challenge

    From nearly 500 submissions, six finalist teams were selected at the D3 Innovation Summit for their solutions to that leverage technology to solve global problems.

  • quantum encryption

    Can we build quantum-resistant encryption?

    New research demonstrating that quantum computing is now just an engineering challenge moves the possibility of encryption-cracking machines to the front burner.

  • drone technology

    How hackable are first responders' quadcopters?

    A researcher presenting at the RSA Security Conference said he can hack and hijack a popular drone model via two separate system vulnerabilities.

  • Passive Wi-Fi will boost Internet of Things

    Passive Wi-Fi will boost Internet of Things

    Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a way that passive, or reflected, signals can help IoT sensors transmit data while using far less power than existing Wi-Fi devices.

  • 5 tech challenges holding back robotics

    5 tech challenges holding back robotics

    While governments are eyeing increased use of robotics, a new report identifies five technological challenges limiting widespread adoption.

  • DARPA looks to measure privacy protection

    DARPA looks to measure privacy protection

    The research agency underwrites a project to help document a system's effectiveness at protecting user data.

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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    When natural disasters strike, intelligent virtual assistants respond

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