Emerging Tech

The Pentagon is Investing in Space Robots to Repair Satellites

The robots would service military, government and commercial spacecraft more than 22,000 miles above the Earth.

Emerging Tech

FCC Commissioner Wants Community Colleges to Become Pipelines for America’s 5G Workforce

An FCC Commissioner hopes to mirror Aiken Technical College’s Tower Installation Program in other schools across the country.

Ideas

Moving from Random Acts of Digital to Real Transformation

Too often, government agencies and businesses alike pin their hopes on a single type of transformative technology.

Sponsor Content

New Lifelines: Empowering First Responders in the Social Media Era

When Hurricane Florence battered the Carolinas, social media acted as a lifeline for first responders and citizens alike.

Emerging Tech

FBI’s Facial Recognition Programs Under Fire Over Privacy, Accuracy Concerns

The bureau has largely ignored the Government Accountability Office’s concerns about its use of facial recognition in criminal investigations.

Cybersecurity

Air Force Creates CTO Role to Oversee Next-Gen Weaponry

The Air Force's new science and technology strategy for 2030 addresses increasing and evolving threats from foreign adversaries.

Ideas

The U.S. Military Must Win the Battle for Innovation

The Defense Department shouldn't be developing technology through inefficient bureaucratic processes developed in the 1950s.

IT Modernization

HHS Seeks to Spur Breakthroughs in Treating Kidney Disease

The KidneyX Innovation Accelerator incentivizes entrepreneurs and innovators to revolutionize the way kidney disease is treated.

Emerging Tech

VA Looks to 3D-Printing to Improve Veteran Care

The agency is funding efforts to 3D-print hand braces, foot insoles, prosthetic limbs and artificial organs.

Emerging Tech

Microsoft Unveils Two Secret Data Centers Built for Classified Government Data

Microsoft is building data centers and expanding security capabilities to compete with Amazon to host sensitive government data.

CIO Briefing

Amazon’s Retreat From Seattle

Amazon is moving its presence eastward, sometimes into smaller communities.

Emerging Tech

FCC Rural Broadband Fund Would Move Funds From Existing Program

The $20 billion proposed initiative would also set higher standards for internet speeds.

Ideas

New Technology May Soon Require a Dedicated Space Force

Whether a Space Force exists or not, the Pentagon's research arm is looking at space strategically.

Emerging Tech

How the World is Beginning to Address Risks from China’s 5G

Chinese telecom tech is invading the physical world, but Europeans and industry have strategies to contain the threat.

IT Modernization

Worst to First: Government Websites More Secure Than Ever

Website security and privacy improved across all sectors, according to a survey, but none made more improvements than government websites.

Emerging Tech

IARPA is Investing in AI That Constantly Analyzes Worldwide Satellite Images

The IC envisions a system that can stitch together archived and real-time data from satellites, and link it to footage from planes, drones and other aircraft.