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  • autonomous vehicle (ShutterStock image)

    Driving the autonomous vehicle conversation

    Policy makers and auto industry executives discuss government’s role in autonomous vehicles.

  • Fingerprint biometrics (ShutterStock image)

    Making fingerprints more reliable biometrics

    The intelligence community's research arm is working on detecting fake fingerprints and developing devices to collect fingerprint data without a human operator.

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    Cybersecurity firm buys next-gen quantum machine

    Temporal Defense Systems plans to use the D-Wave 2000Q to solve complex cybersecurity problems affecting governments and commercial enterprises.

  • virtual reality hardware used by NASA to rehearse work on the International Space Station. (Photo by NASA)

    Accelerating virtual reality in government

    As VR technology makes its way into the government space, GSA’s Digital Government group seeks to smooth the adoption.

  • Port of San Diego (Wikimedia Commons)

    Algorithm mimics evolution to aid disaster recovery

    Researchers have created an algorithm that quickly weighs the available information about transportation infrastructure, the damage sustained and repair resources and presents the best recovery strategies.

  • Resolving IoT

    Resolving IoT 'trust issues'

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology is looking for tools to facilitate the security, reliability and privacy of clusters of networked Internet of Things devices.

  • D-Wave quantum machine (Photo by D-Wave)

    D-Wave open sources quantum app development software

    Having brought the first quantum machine to market, the company is now working to expand the tools and applications for the quantum ecosystem.

  • 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.

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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  • eclipse (kdshutterman/Shutterstock.com)

    NASA calls on cloud for online eclipse streaming

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