Emerging Tech

CISA Releases Draft Guidance for Agencies’ Transition to IPv6

The document covers technical requirements for using the new internet protocol, as well as security considerations for the new format.

House NDAA Includes Permanent UFO-Studying Office Within Pentagon

If the legislation clears the Senate as is, the new office would investigate military reports of unexplained incidents—and whether they’re linked to foreign threats.

Biden Doubles the Size of the President’s Science and Technology Council

The group includes high-profile academics and industry representatives, including from Google and Microsoft.

10 Universities Picked to Help HHS Build Up Health IT Workforce

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT announced $73 million in grants to support career training and job placement for 4,000 new health IT workers.

Air Force Reserve Command Prepares for 5G Boost

Verizon was recently selected to install capabilities on multiple military bases.

Artificial Intelligence is Good at Less Exciting Military Roles Too

Maintenance is critical in the military, and this is a good example of how AI can be used right now to help improve operations.

Biden Calls for 'United Response' to Emerging Tech, Cyber Warfare in U.N. Speech

“It’s up to all of us to determine whether these technologies are a force to empower people or to deepen repression,” he said.

Defense Tech Startup Led by Former Government Leaders Reaches $1 Billion Valuation

Rebellion Defense Founder Chris Lynch discussed the company’s recent endeavors and investments. 

How the Veterans Affairs Department Went Digital During the Pandemic

Senior officials shared details and numbers on the department’s COVID-19-specific deployments.

EPA’s New Telecom Contract Will Ensure Every Employee Can Telework

The agency has yet to pick a vendor off the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract but has built-in key modernization goals for remote work, according to the inspector general.

Directed Energy Weapons Shoot Painful but Non-Lethal Beams – Are Similar Weapons Behind the Havana Syndrome?

In 2020, a study on Havana syndrome by the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine concluded that the more than 130 victims experienced some real physical phenomena.

Biden Names His Pick for Permanent Defense CIO

John Sherman, currently serving in an acting capacity, will step down during the confirmation process.

Air Force, Navy Set to Gain New Supercomputers in $68M Deal

The Defense Department's High Performance Computing Modernization Program is funding the machines.

GPS Lessons from Before 9/11 Still Endanger the U.S.

“Public policy must ensure, primarily, that safety is maintained even in the event of loss of GPS,” officials wrote in the 2001 Volpe Report.