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  • Chris Estes, State Chief Information Officer, North Carolina (moderator) Eric Ellis, Chief Technology Officer, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, State of North Carolina & Director, North Carolina Innovation Center  Bill Oates, Commonwealth Chief Information Officer, Massachusetts David Fletcher, Chief Technology Officer, Utah

    'How do we adopt new technology? Painfully'

    State IT leaders discuss the realities of implementing innovative tech.

  • Smartphone earthquake warning

    Early earthquake warnings? There's an app for that

    Smartphones can transmit an earthquake’s detected location and magnitude to the U.S. Geological Survey, which can then send alerts to others in the path of the shock waves.

  • DARPA’s strategy for 100-year software

    The research agency’s BRASS program aims to ensure that applications can continue to function in a rapidly changing technology ecosystem.

  • NASA gets practical with 3D printing

    NASA gets practical with 3D printing

    The tools astronauts manufactured in space have been sent back to Earth for testing.

  • Can Bluetooth power the IoT mesh network?

    Can Bluetooth power the IoT mesh network?

    With its market penetration and low power requirements, Bluetooth Smart is positioned to network the Internet of Things.

  • Atlantic cod

    NOAA partners with fisherman to save cod populations

    The unusual partnership combines fishermen’s experience with unmanned underwater vehicles to locate and protect spawning clusters of cod.

  • IoT needs synchronicity

    The secret to IoT could be timing, literally

    Integrating the cyber and physical worlds really is a matter of timing, according to a new report by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

  • 3D printed weather stations predict flash floods

    3D printed weather stations predict flash floods

    USAID is using 3D printers to build weather stations to better predict flash floods in underdeveloped nations.

  • NASA tests smart glasses for astronauts

    NASA tests smart glasses for astronauts

    NASA is testing augmented reality glasses that will give astronauts hands-free access to information.

  • Lenovo

    Lenovo's AnyPen eliminates the need for a stylus

    The AnyPen technology lets users write with a ballpoint pen or graphite pencil, delivering more precise navigation than a finger and eliminating the need for a proprietary stylus.

  • Serious games scoring big in government

    Serious games scoring big in government

    The growth of big data, analytics and the challenge of getting data consumers to use new tools is driving proliferation of serious games in government.

  • Tech giants dabble in digital currency

    Tech giants, Federal Reserve eye digital currency

    According to recent reports IBM and Intel – and possibly the Federal Reserve – are considering using the blockchain technology associated with bitcoin to create a new digital payments system.

  • DHS spurs wearable tech for first responders

    DHS spurs wearable tech for first responders

    The Department of Homeland Security's EMERGE! Accelerator program is designed to speed development and validation of wearable technology for first responders.

  • Robots march toward disaster response

    Robots march toward disaster response

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Robotics Challenge will test several designs from contestants in simulated disaster areas.

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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