Emerging Tech

Emerging tech is an SBA priority for both internal systems and external assistance

The Small Business Administration is leading the charge to democratize access to emerging technologies — particularly AI — across U.S. companies.

Energy continues funding expansion into quantum computing research

As part of the agency’s supercomputing agenda, the Department of Energy selected three winning proposals to receive $24 million for furthering the development of a quantum computing network.

Energy allocates $16M for high-performance machine learning research

A total of seven academic institutions and national labs working on leveraging supercomputing capabilities to advance predictive modeling and simulation received new funding. 

NIST releases draft standards for 3 post-quantum encryption algorithms

The National Institute of Standards and Technology wants feedback on its draft standardization guidelines as the agency ushers in post-quantum cryptographic migration.

NSF invests $29 million in quantum sensing research

Following a windfall of public investment in quantum sensor applications, experts said that more federal funding should go toward similar QIST research efforts with near-term use cases.

IARPA’s new pants will record your location

The intelligence research agency is crafting smart clothing technology equipped with audio, video and geolocation sensors.

New Chinese research examines how to get drones to target without GPS

But camera data can’t tell a drone whether hitting a target is a bad idea.

New post-quantum cryptography guidance offers first steps toward migration

Several agencies partnered to release the first federal recommendations for organizations to begin upgrading their networks and systems to quantum cryptography-resilient security schemes. 

Emerging technologies star in White House R&D priorities

The Office of Science and Technology Policy released the fiscal 2025 federal research priority docket, focusing on a resilient U.S. research culture. 

The next big space business: satellite pictures of other satellites

As space debris proliferates and new weapons appear, a new market is rising to document it all.

NATO creates 1B euro investment fund to target tech startups

NEWS ANALYSIS | The intergovernmental military alliance that connects Europe and North America also wants a big net to find and work with innovative companies, following a model already in use by the U.S. government.

NASA’s new manned spacecraft estimated to ready by March, officials say

The agency is working with Boeing to remediate two issues with the Starliner spacecraft ahead of an anticipated crew flight test, but a specific launch date remains uncertain.

Lawrence Livermore researchers achieve fusion ignition for a second time

After a groundbreaking success in generating fusion ignition in December 2022, researchers repeated the victory in late July and will publish results soon.

DOD ‘years behind’ private sector in utilizing AI for cybersecurity, official says

The Pentagon is lagging behind industry in leveraging artificial intelligence to bolster cybersecurity, according to an official from the Defense Information Systems Agency.

IARPA awards contract for tracking lethal space debris

The intelligence agency tasked four contractors with researching new innovations to help better track small space debris that could harm spacecraft and satellites.

As drone popularity grows, government considers how to safeguard the skies

While the vast majority of drone operators pilot their devices safely, there have been incidents where drones stray into dangerous places.

Whistleblower alleges government coverup of UFO sightings, recovery efforts

Former intelligence official turned whistleblower David Grusch told lawmakers that the federal government has conducted “a multi-decade UAP crash retrieval and reverse engineering program” that has collected “non-human” remains.