Emerging Tech

FDIC’s Top 3 Challenges Are All Tech Related

Among the financial regulator’s biggest challenges, IT modernization and cybersecurity topped the list.

The Army Wants Virtual Health Tech That Works Under Any Conditions

The future of war will be more isolated, meaning Army medics need the ability to be present virtually when they can’t get there physically.

Managing the Risks Inherent to Smart Cities

A new guide for non-technologists aims to help local officials avoid technology and policy pitfalls.

The Pentagon Thinks AI Could Help Troops Telepathically Control Machines

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is looking to build artificial intelligence into neural interfaces to let humans control machines with their thoughts.

Space Exploration, Radicalization and Other R&D Highlights in the Spending Bill

Here are some of the interesting projects Congress funded at civilian agencies.

FAA Wants to Protect First Responders from Drone Bombs

Under a new ruling, law enforcement officers would be able to identify drones from afar.

Get Ready for the Pentagon’s Big Cloud Buy

For the first time ever, the Defense Department is primed to spend over $2 billion on cloud computing in fiscal 2019.

There’s a Big Obstacle to the Pentagon’s New Strategy to Speed AI to Troops

Defense officials want to accelerate the delivery of artificial-intelligence tools from the lab to the field. But it's hard to obtain the massive data streams that make AI work.

The Problem With a ‘Smart’ Border Wall

To resolve Trump’s impasse, many lawmakers have proposed boosting surveillance technology to create a virtual border wall. Is that more humane and effective?

Is the Revolution of 3D-Printed Building Getting Closer?

3D printing was expected to transform architecture and construction, but uptake has been slow. Could that be changing?

The U.S. Air Force Has Won Control of the Space Force

Six months ago, service leaders said they were being cut out of the planning process. Now they’re being put in charge of it.

Analysts: Federal IT Budget Could Top $93 Billion In 2020

Agencies are expected to spend more on cloud, digital services and artificial intelligence over the next 18 months.

DHS Wants to Outfit Its Dogs With Wearable Tech

The agency is investing in a smart harness that would monitor the health of Border Patrol’s K-9 units.

GSA, NGA Expand Space-Based Data Offerings

Agencies now have more options when purchasing geospatial data and analytics off GSA’s IT Schedule 70.

White House Unveils a National Artificial Intelligence Initiative

The executive order calls for agencies to focus on AI, but details and funds are sparse.