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  • Can the Postal Service put blockchain to work?

    Can the Postal Service put blockchain to work?

    A new report explores the potential ways the technology behind Bitcoin could help USPS reinvent its mission.

  • Building the tools for bug-free software

    Building the tools for bug-free software

    With detailed descriptions of how software is expected to behave, researchers believe they can verify its operations and eliminate bugs.

  • Companies test drive PNNL technologies with exploratory licenses

    Companies test drive PNNL technologies with exploratory licenses

    The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s agreement gives companies six months to test a technology before deciding whether to purchase a full license.

  • Searching for better intelligence from the machine world

    Searching for better intelligence from the machine world

    The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is interested in technologies improving anticipatory intelligence, analysis, operations and data collection.

  • Predicting earthquake damage with big data analytics

    Seismic Concern collects data on the physical environment and integrates time- and location-sensitive population information to immediately deliver a report on earthquake hot spots to subscribing localities.

  • DARPA director clear-eyed and cautious on AI

    DARPA director clear-eyed and cautious on AI

    Arati Prabhakar, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency director, cautioned against reliance on the current generation of artificial intelligence to solve complex problems.

  • Cracking the code on DNA-based storage

    Cracking the code on DNA-based storage

    Researchers demonstrate workable data retrieval, while Microsoft is buying millions of DNA strands for further testing.

  • NASA’s UTM test

    Drone traffic control system test gets thumbs up

    Despite a long road ahead, a first test of the UAS traffic management system demonstrated significant progress in integrating drones into the national airspace.

  • Providing the last leg of gigabit Internet without fiber

    Getting to gigabit Internet without fiber

    While it builds out its fiber network, Santa Cruz, Calif., is using a network of millimeter wave radios to deliver gigabit-speed Internet.

  • San Jose

    San José partners with Facebook for high-speed outdoor Wi-Fi

    San José, Calif., will be working with Facebook’s Connectivity Lab to pilot its Terragraph system, a 60-gigahertz wireless system for high-density areas.

  • Soldier avatars drive down testing costs

    Soldier avatars to drive down testing costs

    The Army could soon be turning to avatars as a less expensive alternative for testing everything from military gear to medical applications.

  • Smartphone LDS

    Can your smartphone drive your car?

    By adding a laser sensor to a smartphone, researchers at MIT created a low-cost device that can deliver the high-resolution distance sensing required for robotic navigation.

  • Black hornet drone

    Army fills in details on micro drone RFI

    Following a request for information asking for Soldier Borne Sensors for individual soldiers, military leaders addressed some configuration and procurement particulars.

  • TaintArtist promises to detect abusive smartphone apps

    TaintArtist promises to detect abusive phone apps

    Rather than trying to screen apps for malware, researchers suggest it may be more effective to monitor the behavior of installed apps for signs of improper behavior.

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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    CMS goes all-in on agile

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