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  • NASA, Microsoft team up for virtual assistance

    NASA, Microsoft team up for virtual assistance

    The Sidekick project aims to give astronauts earthbound expert assistance when and where they need it.

  • Worst-case scenarios: How new tech could disrupt government

    Worst-case scenarios: How new tech could disrupt government

    A recent Brookings Institute report highlights the challenges governments can expect from widespread adoption of new technologies such as autonomous vehicles and artificial intelligence.

  • algorithms for fact checking

    Fact verification as easy as spellcheck?

    Researchers at Indiana University are working on knowledge graphs that use semantic relatedness between concepts to determine the likely truth of a statement.

  • Last chance for the GCN reader survey

    Speak up: Last chance for the GCN reader survey

    GCN has been evolving and adapting to cover public sector IT for 34 years -- we'd love your input as we plan for 2015 and beyond.

  • NASA building air-traffic control for low-flying drones

    NASA building air-traffic control for low-flying drones

    NASA is researching ways to give UAS operators real-time flight information to increase the safety of the national airspace.

  • autonomous vehicle research in virginia to ease traffic congestion

    Beltway bots: Virginia to test self-driving cars

    The vehicles will be tested on more than 70 miles of roadway in Northern Virginia – some of the most congested corridors in the United States.

  • Veterans to get virtual rehab

    Veterans to get virtual rehab

    Researchers have developed a way for patients and therapists to conduct virtual visits, evaluations and even exercises.

  • NASA awards crowdsourcing contracts

    NASA awards crowdsourcing contracts

    Ten firms will help NASA tap into global expertise.

  • DARPA researching inter-satellite communications

    DARPA researching inter-satellite communications

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is looking to let constellations of small satellites transfer data among themselves.

  • Size matters: Smartphones push the envelope

    Size matters: Smartphones push the envelope

    Until voice recognition technology matures, smartphone users need ways to make text easier to input.

  • Google

    Google: Let the machines remember the password

    Google’s vision for mobile authentication takes security out of the hands of humans and puts it into the devices those humans carry.

  • Drones:  Findable but not stoppable

    Drones: Findable but not stoppable

    Governments hoping to protect secure assets from unmanned aerial vehicles can find technology to help identify trespassing drones, but stopping them is another matter.

  • Mapsense aims to tame location data streams

    Mapsense aims to tame location data streams

    The company is building tools to visualize and analyze streaming location data from smartphones and sensors.

  • State CIOs get advice on drones

    State CIOs get nudge on drone policies

    The National Association of State Chief Information Officers tells state officials to put unmanned aerial systems on their radar.

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.


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