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    The quantum promise

    Though we're not even into the wild west days of quantum computing, one expert argues we should take some risks on a technology that can keep the nation safe and competitive.

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    VR training puts officers in the virtual line of fire

    The Department of Homeland Security prepares to roll out a school-shooter scenario for its virtual training environment as the market expands for VR-based options for law enforcement.

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    Security through chaos engineering: No more 'set it and forget it'

    Organizations that don’t stress test the security of their infrastructure, "are slowly drifting into the unknown," one security architect says.


    Controlling drone swarms with VR

    DARPA's Offensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics program uses game-based architecture to manage unmanned swarms of aerial and ground devices.

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    DARPA wants collaborating satellite constellations

    Leveraging increased autonomy and machine learning, the research agency aims to maximize the performance of networked satellites.

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    Lessons from a government blockchain pilot

    The Bureau of Fiscal Service shares what it learned when it used a distributed ledger to track employee equipment.

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    Colorado bullish on blockchain

    A bipartisan bill in Colorado encourages state agencies to explore blockchain solutions in new and existing IT projects to secure data, eliminate redundancies, prevent fraud and save money.

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    Explainer: What is differential privacy and how can it protect your data?

    By adding random noise to the aggregate data, differential privacy can protect information about individual users while still providing accurate results from database queries.

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    Drone deliveries to the warfighter

    The Hive Final Mile project uses a mobile application for placing orders to drones that are launched from their "hive" to deliver supplies to troops in the field.

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    Building a better agency through orchestration

    Orchestration not only helps agencies solve problems and increase efficiencies, it breaks down silos and surfaces IT ecosystem components.

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    Can IoT transmissions be securely encrypted?

    MIT researchers have developed a tiny, low-power chip that is hard-wired to perform public-key encryption.

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    Blockchain for everyday efficiencies

    The Postal Service and Treasury's Bureau of Fiscal Service are experimenting with blockchain to improve their supply chain and asset tracking methods.

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    Federal, state execs push for blockchain expansion

    Agencies are looking to the private sector for interoperable blockchain solutions that cut across mission needs.

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    Using blockchain to secure the 'internet of things'

    Blockchain-based systems that check in for updates would help all IoT manufacturers secure their devices.

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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