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  • Pennsylvania Avenue

    DC revs up smart-city project

    The second phase of Washington’s PA2040 smart-city project will extend to trash cans, parking, environmental sensing and public safety technology.

  • Building a better voting machine

    Building a better voting machine

    A panel of election technology experts point to projects in California and Texas counties that are developing secure, auditable systems.

  • Listening to the universe from rural West Virginia

    Listening to the universe from rural West Virginia

    The Green Bank radio telescope allows researchers to see astronomical phenomena often invisible or hidden in the electromagnetic spectrum.

  • NYC looks to tech to improve pedestrian safety

    NYC looks to tech to improve pedestrian safety

    As part of its goal to eventually eliminate pedestrian fatalities in its streets, New York City is considering smartphones or wearable devices to help visually impaired pedestrians safely cross streets.

  • White House lays foundation for AI-enabled future

    White House lays foundation for AI-enabled future

    A new report and strategic plan outlines how government can foster the development of artificial intelligence.

  • 2016 DIG IT winners

    Discovery and innovation in government IT: The 2016 dig IT Award winners

    DARPA, FEMA, NGA, Prince George's County, New Jersey's Parole Board and the Ark-Tex Council of Governments take top honors.

  • Sending passwords securely…through your body

    Sending passwords securely…through your body

    Researchers at the University of Washington have come up with a way to secure passwords by sending them through the human body, beyond the reach of wireless sniffers.

  • Protecting the perimeter as drones proliferate

    Protecting the perimeter as drones proliferate

    The Federal Aviation Administration's test of the SkyTracker drone-detection system shows what's possible in securing an increasingly crowded airspace.

  • FAA small UAS registry

    New drone registration system is flying high

    The cloud-based, API-driven website was delivered in two months and has processed nearly half a million registrations.

  • DHS nurtures wearable tech for responders

    DHS nurtures wearable tech for responders

    The EMERGE program accelerates the delivery of wearable technologies for first responders by bringing startups, accelerators and strategic partners together in a common research and development effort.

  • automated hand held radio testing

    Automated radio testing speeds preventive maintenance

    The Los Angeles Information Technology Agency’s robotic system automates the disruptive and time-consuming testing of handheld radios.

  • Targeting data pain points with process robotics

    Targeting data pain points with process robotics

    Several federal agencies are piloting a program to reduce the manual labor associated with repetitive, rules-based data tasks.

  • Avoiding midair crises

    Avoiding midair crises

    The Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System uses optical sense-and-avoid technology to allow aircraft to detect and track other aircraft approaching in real-time.

  • Drones get up close and personal with bridges

    Drones get up close and personal with bridges

    The Minnesota Department of Transportation is evaluating whether unmanned aerial systems can take some of the cost and danger out of bridge inspections.

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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  • health data (Supphachai Salaeman/Shutterstock.com)

    'Elasticity' helps FDA move to cloud


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