emerging technology
  • smart cities

    4 big opportunities for state-level innovation

    States should encourage policies to stimulate investment in the digital economy, a Center for Data Innovation report finds.

  • broken wineglass (Yuriy Seleznev/Shutterstock.com)

    Software brittleness may harden embedded systems

    Brittleness causes programs to fail fast when under attack, which allows systems to quickly detect and disrupt cyberattacks and revert to known-good states.

  • National Governors Association’s new chair, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval (NGA)

    Governors pivot to energy, transportation innovation

    As the new chair of the National Governors Association, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval will focus on helping states prepare for the "ongoing technological transformation of the economy."

  • desert (Evdoha_spb/Shutterstock.com)

    Using AI to monitor borders and deploy responders

    Researchers are building a system that monitors cameras from Border Patrol ground and air vehicles and determines the most effective response to incursions.

  • satellite data exchange (sdecoret/Shutterstock.com)

    There’s a new cloud in town

    Space-based storage would allow agencies to overcome latency, interruption and internet-related security threats.

  • man with drone (Mila Supinskaya Glashchenko/Shutterstock.com)

    Agencies call up drones for monitoring programs

    Unmanned vehicles are making it easier for agencies to quickly gather more accurate data at less expense.

  • Traffic jam (Predrag Sepelj/Shutterstock)

    Tampa revs up connected-vehicle pilot

    The city is testing 13 different applications of vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication.

  • SkySafe vehicle-mounted drone-defense system

    Anti-drone system gets tryout with special forces

    The Navy Special Warfare Command is testing a vehicle-mounted drone defense system designed to counter the growing threat of weaponized consumer drones on the battlefield.

  • blockchain (Elnur/Shutterstock.com)

    Illinois blockchain pilots take shape

    The Illinois Blockchain Initiative is moving forward with five use cases that demonstrate how the distributed ledger technology can work in government.

  • AI gears (Zapp2Photo/Shutterstock.com)

    How AI and machine learning can drive government efficiency

    The new technologies offer ways to reduce the cost, resources, time and imprecision of current methods of information processing.

  • federal blockchain

    GSA ramps up blockchain exploration

    The U.S. Federal Blockchain Forum will give stakeholders an opportunity to develop, share and discuss practical use cases for blockchain technology for agency missions.

  • Drone from DARPA

    Flying drones without GPS, human guidance

    DARPA's Fast Lightweight Autonomy program is developing algorithms that work at high speed in real time with off-the shelf drones.

  • secure operating system

    Building a secure OS from the ground up

    Designed by researchers as a software-defined hypervisor, S2OS will be protected from application hacks and centrally manage networking, storage and computing resources.

  • encryption concept (BeeBright/Shutterstock.com)

    IARPA explores easy-to-use cryptography

    A new program will look at developing tools that architects and programmers can use without having to understand the nuances of specific cryptographic concepts.

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