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  • Government Innovation Awards - https://governmentinnovationawards.com

    Last chance to submit Government Innovation Awards nominations

    The deadline is midnight ET on July 18.

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    DARPA digs into the details of practical quantum computing

    To speed the technology's development, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is asking for help solving practical and architectural problems.

  • blockchain protected contracts

    Delaware to test blockchain for corporate filings

    The Delaware Department of State is working on two proofs of concept that leverage the distributed ledger technology for components of corporate filing processes.

  • DOE Lab Partnering Service portal

    Energy launches tech transfer portal

    The Lab Partnering Service offers a suite of online applications enabling access to leading experts, projects and patents from across the department.

  • military prism

    DARPA wants AI with baked-in physics knowledge

    Relevant scientific and mathematical knowledge built into core systems may help the Defense Department overcome challenges implementing artificial intelligence applications.

  • A visualization of average carbon dioxide levels around the Salt Lake Valley, measured on the TRAX red and green lines between December 2014 and April 2017. (Logan Mitchell)

    Double duty: Utah puts sensors on public transit to monitor air quality

    Researchers at the University of Utah are using a train-mounted sensor to collect spatial and temporal data on air pollutants.

  • PHADE phone alert (Purdue Simba Lab/YouTube)

    What happens when surveillance cameras can connect with your smartphone?

    Researchers have developed a technology that allows public surveillance cameras to send personalized messages to people without knowing the address of the phone.

  • Government Innovation Awards - https://governmentinnovationawards.com

    Deadline extended for Government Innovation Awards nominations

    You have until July 18 to help us find the exemplars of public sector innovation in six critical categories.

  • biometric scan at airport (DHS Maryland Test Facility)

    Face off: Biometric rally tests facial recognition algorithms

    To help vendors improve their facial recognition technology, the Department of Homeland Security held a competition to find the best facial recognition technology.

  • blockchain surveillance cameras

    Can blockchain ensure integrity of data from border sensors?

    Customs and Border Protection is exploring whether blockchain can detect when data from cameras and sensors along the Texas border has been tampered with.

  • human machine interaction

    DARPA's plan to speed machine learning development

    Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Learning with Less Labels program aims to reduce the amount of labeled data required to build a machine learning model.

  • federal blockchain

    Before the blockchain: 4 questions to answer

    Agencies must be able to answer some logistic questions about their blockchain applications, one DHS Science & Technology Directorate official advises.

  • blockchain

    FDA builds blockchain-based health data sharing platform

    A Food and Drug Administration pilot with four hospitals shares electronic health records data through a blockchain platform.

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    AF eyes augmented reality for aircraft maintenance

    The Air Force Research Laboratory wants to move away from printed maintenance instructions and toward projecting scaled visualizations of the task onto the machinery being serviced.

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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    Encryption management in government hyperconverged IT networks

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