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  • Wi Vi system detects motion on the other side of a wall

    Using Wi-Fi signals to see through walls

    MIT researchers' Wi-Vi system uses two transmitters and a single receiver to detect motion on the other side of a wall or door.

  • image from AstroEngineer Moon Rover game

    NSF, NASA gamification help get STEM ed get off the ground

    The National Science Foundation funds development of STEM games such as those by Wisdom Tools, and NASA helps ensure their accuracy.

  • Abstract image depicting satellite communications

    Tapping satellite spectrum could greatly expand, improve Wi-Fi service

    Globalstar and research organization Jarvinian have successfully tested Terrestrial Low Power Service, which adapts satellite communications spectrum for Wi-Fi.

  • A lithium ion battery the size of a grain of sand printed out of electrochemical inks

    Tiny 3D printed battery could power devices of the future

    A research team prints a lithium ion battery the size of a grain of sand out of electrochemical inks, opening the door for microscopic medical implants, communications devices and other gear.

  • Ballista allows a single operator to simultaneously manage multiple unmanned vehicles

    New drone OS allows control of multiple types of UAS

    DreamHammer's Ballista is the first commercial software that can be integrated into the military's UCS architecture.

  • Augmented reality view of people in an airport

    Augmented reality comes into focus for government

    Advances in AR technology are opening up the field to a wide array of public-sector uses, a Deloitte report says.

  • PIV card with biometric background

    GSA wants ideas on next-gen ID management

    The agency is looking to offer better functionality and efficiency, and expanded customer support, in areas including system architecture, security, billing, reporting and service-level agreements.

  • IO mobile data center

    Could movable, modular data centers be the future?

    Units that can be added as needed can save on construction and engineering costs while giving agency IT staff flexibility.

  • Energy efficient data center

    How do gov data centers get more efficient? Let me count the ways.

    Improving efficiency is more than eliminating servers, dimming the lights and turning down the AC. There are a lot of little, but important, steps you can take.

  • Agency logos

    NASA employee mixes SVG format and, presto: Gov Webicons

    Sean Herron uses the Scalable Vector Graphics format to solve a problem with website design and creates 41 open-source agency logos that scale to display at any size.

  • Satellite image of Hurricane Sandy

    NOAA's upgraded technology draws a bead on hurricane season

    With a busy storm season ahead, the agency adds more supercomputing muscle to its modeling programs.

  • Concept of global internet

    Cybersecurity's best bet: An Internet that learns to defend itself

    During the first 40 years of the Internet, security has been about patching mistakes; the future will be about creating an environment that is secure by design and protected by big data.

  • Astronaut in space reaching for a pizza

    NASA could take 3D food printing to Mars, and beyond

    The agency wants to test 3D food printing for long space flights, a plan that could have larger implications down the road.

  • Fingerprint scan

    Biometrics: Better than passwords but not bulletproof

    Government and industry experts think biometric authentication is poised to take off, but fingerprints, iris scans and voice recognition are not foolproof forms of ID.

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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