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  • Smart transportation hits interoperability speed bump

    Smart transportation hits interoperability speed bump

    Although many states are outfitting their roads with smart technology, they are still faced with interoperability challenges resulting from auto manufacturer-specific devices.

  • Navy speeds AR-aided helmet from concept to demo

    Navy speeds AR-aided helmet from concept to demo

    The Navy’s Battlespace Exploitation of Mixed Reality Lab moved a sailor's idea for an augmented-reality-based unified gunnery system to a prototype with little time and funding.

  • Enhancing GPS with ‘signals of opportunity’

    Enhancing GPS with ‘signals of opportunity’

    Wi-Fi, cellular LTE and digital television signals can -- with a lot of technical magic -- be retasked to track locations.

  • NIST quantum encryption

    NIST looks for defense against code-cracking quantum machines

    Pulling together quantum-resistant cryptography will take time, and NIST feels that, unless it starts now, that new cryptography won’t be ready.

  • In search of better flu forecasting

    In search of better flu forecasting

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working with 21 research teams to develop flu forecasting capacity in the United States.

  • Predicting power outages from soil moisture data

    Predicting power outages from soil moisture data

    With data on soil moisture collected from a NASA satellite, researchers were able predict power outages with 91 percent accuracy five days before Hurricane Matthew raked the East Coast in early October.

  • VA building AI-powered knowledge graph of veteran health

    VA building AI-powered knowledge graph of veteran health

    Using 30 petabytes of aggregated and anonymized data from the Veterans Information Systems and Technology Architecture, Flow Health will help the Department of Veterans Affairs improve health care for veterans.

  • VA improves treatment with natural language processing tool

    VA improves treatment with natural language processing tool

    The new tool extracts relevant data from the case notes narratives in electronic heath records.

  • How blockchain will transform our cities

    How blockchain will transform our cities

    The blockchain can become the city’s operating system, invisible yet ubiquitous, improving citizens’ access to services, goods and economic opportunities.

  • Defense applications ripe for quantum computing

    Defense applications ripe for quantum computing

    Lockheed Martin has been experimenting with quantum systems to speed verification and validation of mission-critical software.

  • Amazon releases AI web services

    Amazon releases AI web services

    AWS released three artificial-intelligence services that will allow developers to build conversational user experiences for web, mobile and connected-device apps.

  • Ohio builds out its smart road

    Ohio builds out its smart road

    Ohio’s open road laboratory features high-capacity fiber-optic cables and sensors to communicate with autonomous and connected vehicles.

  • Sensor-equipped cockroaches to the rescue

    Sensor-equipped cockroaches to the rescue

    Biobots can be dispatched into damaged buildings or other hazardous environments to collect data.

  • Quantum computing: Probable solutions incredibly fast

    Quantum computing: Probable solutions incredibly fast

    Although mainstream quantum computing is still years off, agencies are starting to experiment with D-Wave machines for optimization problems.

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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    Agencies sharpen processes, outcomes to improve efficiency


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