Emerging Tech

Health Agency CISO Looks to Increase Security in Software Transparency Requirements

Robert Wood aims to improve security while fostering faster mission execution from a DevSecOps “BatCAVE” at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

DHS Wants Wearables to Track Employee Health at Work and at Home

The biometric tech will be used to help employees manage physical and mental health in high-stress mission areas.

The Cost of William Shatner’s ‘Most Profound Experience’

The actor got his oldest-in-space record for free, but most commercial astronauts will have to pay for their historic milestones.

Navy Eyes a Future Where IT Services Are Common—and Not Duplicated

Officials will first focus on core IT capabilities and expand as use cases demand. 

The Biggest Lesson from the Army’s Connect-Everything Experiment

New labs to test interconnections are the key to joint all-domain command and control.

Pentagon’s Top Science Official Adds to Tech-Breakthrough Wishlist

Heidi Shyu, research and development undersecretary, said she went looking for tech areas to trim—and found that some vital ones had been overlooked.

Help Celebrate the Boldest Projects in Government

Nextgov and Government Executive’s BOLD Gov showcases excellence in government—and nominations are open.

The Air Force’s First Software Chief Stepped Down—But He Won’t Be Quiet

Nicolas Chaillan briefed Nextgov on his government exit, what’s to come, and why he believes the U.S. should ban TikTok.

White House Wants to Know How Biometrics Like Facial Recognition Are Being Used

A request for comments is polling governments and the private sector on the full breadth of uses, whether it’s IDing faces or predicting malintent.

CIA Creates China Center To Shift To Great Power Competition

“It’s taking the top slot from the counterterrorism mission over the past 20 years,” said John Doyon, executive vice president of INSA.

Government Considers VR for Training and Therapy

A slate of contracting calls demonstrate ways agencies are putting the emerging technology to use.

Bringing a Human-Centered Approach to Immersive Experiences 

Change is always challenging, especially when a new technology is fighting the “novelty” perception.

How Well Can AI Pick Targets From Satellite Photos? Army Test Aims to Find Out

The Scarlet Dragon exercise is evaluating ways the service might put new tools to use in the very near term.

Bill Would Create Supply Chain Crisis Office Within Commerce Department  

The bill also authorizes tens of billions in grants to support domestic manufacturing.

State Department Wants Data at the Core of its Strategic and Diplomatic Operations

Chief Data Officer Matthew Graviss detailed how the new guidelines came together—and data-centered work that’s already unfolding.

DOJ Announces Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team

The group will include cybersecurity and anti-money laundering experts looking to crack down on ransomware and other criminal efforts. 

Augmented and Virtual Reality Step Up for Military Maintenance

"We have seen in similar scenarios at a large aerospace and defense company where technicians with hardly one year of experience have been able to outperform technicians with four or five years of experience," GridRaster Co-Founder and COO Dijam Panigrahi said.