emerging technology
  • Tools for HR

    Buy or build workforce apps? It depends.

    Human resources tools now on the market are likely to offer some combination of analytical and predictive features.

  • Big data analytics for Human Resources

    Can big data solve government's HR challenges?

    A new generation of workforce applications, from recruitment to insider threat analysis, promises to bring big data tools to government's complex human resources challenges.

  • DARPA office to grow defense technologies with biology

    DARPA's new Biological Technology Office will create defense technology at the intersection of biology and the other physical sciences.

  • Storm surge maps

    Storm surge map will alert coastal residents at risk

    The National Hurricane Center's Potential Storm Surge Flood Map will be available online within 60 minutes of a hurricane warning, showing where flooding could occur and how deep the water could be.

  • Phone call in a noisy room

    Is the federal government ready for HD voice services?

    Federal agencies would lead a global transition to IP-based high-definition voice services under a plan promoted by telecom advocates.

  • Smartphone on SPHERE at International Space Station

    NASA to test Google 3D mapping smartphones

    Project Tango, Google's prototype 3D mapping smartphone, will be used by NASA to help the international space station with satellite servicing, vehicle assembly and formation flying spacecraft configurations.

  • man wearing Google Glass

    Can Google Glass fight fraud in government programs?

    Some data-centric service providers are exploring Google Glass for sending private, secure information to field investigators.

  • LED streetlight with sensors

    LEDs light the way… and collect city data

    Sensors in LED streetlights can track power consumption, temperature, movement of the fixture, vibrations and ambient light – a data bonanza for cities.

  • Disorder in the court? Check your beacon

    Beacon technology has inspired ideas for the public sector applications including ones to help people find their way around a courthouse or to locate the nearest bailiff.

  • Wi-Fi Virus

    Wi-Fi virus: Much ado about (almost) nothing

    Researchers at the University of Liverpool made a splash in the media recently when they announced that they had demonstrated the first virus to infect a wireless network.

  • digital pen

    New pen technologies a natural fit for government

    The new generation of digital pens can do much more than draw lines on tablets, thanks to advances not only in pen technologies but also in biometrics and handwriting recognition.

  • Alaska

    Alaska's scale puts USGS mapping systems to the test

    A USGS project to create 3D maps of the continental United States uses special high altitude, cloud-penetrating radar to collect data across Alaska’s remote expanses.

  • Q-warrior

    DOD may get helmet-mounted display

    BAE’s Q-Warrior increases the soldier's situational awareness by providing textual information on warnings and threats as well as enhanced visual tools.

  • chip

    Scientists develop chips for super fast cloud data transfers

    The technology could download an ultra-high definition 4K movie or 40,000 songs from the cloud in seconds at speeds of 200 to 400 gigabit/sec, IBM said.

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