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  • What you can do today to protect against quantum computing

    What you can do today to protect against quantum computing

    Agencies must be ready to protect sensitive government data from the potentially devastating hacking threats that loom just beyond the horizon.

  • Justice Department issues smart gun specs

    Justice Department issues smart gun specs

    After six months of conversations with firearms companies, experts and law enforcement, the Department of Justice issued specifications for law enforcement smart guns.

  • Operation, testing data could drive autonomous vehicle safety, regulations

    Operation, testing data could drive autonomous vehicle safety, regulations

    A national data repository for collecting, storing and analyzing operational and testing data on autonomous vehicles could help regulators and industry quickly spot real and potential issues.

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    Driverless car policy aims to accelerate safe deployment

    The Federal Automated Vehicles Policy provides a framework to improve roadway safety and provide direction for the next administration.

  • Small satellites could improve hurricane forecasting

    Small satellites could improve hurricane forecasting

    The Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System will attempt to improve wind measurements inside hurricanes.

  • How connected devices, weather data will improve road safety

    How connected devices, weather data will improve road safety

    The Department of Transportation is wrapping up a multiyear pilot that uses sensors on state maintenance vehicle fleets to better predict traffic and weather conditions.

  • ‘Living Bridge’ pioneers smart infrastructure

    ‘Living Bridge’ pioneers smart infrastructure

    Lights and sensors monitoring the structure and environmental conditions around New Hampshire’s Memorial Bridge are powered by underwater turbines.

  • Building the foundation for AI-enabled computer vision

    Building the foundation for AI-enabled computer vision

    Sandia National Laboratories and the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity are working together to find ways to equip computers with algorithms that can recognize visual subtleties the human brain can divine in an instant.

  • Drones get sightline tracking, facial recognition tech

    Drones get sightline tracking, facial recognition tech

    Privacy-protected video and geopositioning data from multiple drones can be live-streamed between field agents and command centers.

  • Department of Education wants simulations that help students learn

    Department of Education wants simulations that help students learn

    The EdSim Challenge seeks virtual and augmented reality-based educational experiences that teach academic and technical skills.

  • Virginia gets investment for drone workforce

    Virginia gets investment for drone workforce

    A White House initiative to improve economic development in coal communities will fund training for drone operators in southwest Virginia.

  • Promises and perils of quantum computing

    Promises and perils of quantum computing

    The rise of quantum computing is sure to bring new risks, but it also provides an opportunity for greater security.

  • Making identity federated, portable and trusted

    Making identity federated, portable and trusted

    Residents of Austin, Texas, and the state of Maine are closer to having a digital identity that would allow them to conduct business with the government and other entities.

  • AI could speed transit security scan times

    AI could speed transit security scan times

    Evolv Technology is testing its system that speeds scanning by applying artificial intelligence and machine learning.

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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    Defending the 'front line' against election fraud


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