Emerging Tech

Use of Artificial Intelligence Poised to Grow in State Government, Survey Finds

Experimentation is key to the Utah chief information officer’s expanded use of artificial intelligence.

Building the Public’s Trust in AI Is Key to Coming Guidance, White House Official Says

The administration’s assistant director for artificial intelligence shared details about an in-the-works memo to modernize agencies’ regulatory approaches to the emerging tech.

DISA Wants a Pentagon-Wide Identity Management System

The Enterprise Identity Service would let Pentagon officials oversee the access credentials and online activity of every user who touches its networks.

Weapons Makers Unveil A Herd of Robotanks—As the Army Worries about Battlefield Bandwidth

The U.S. Army is determined to field a mid-sized combat robot vehicle, but the prototypes are outstripping the datalinks that would connect them.

Border Patrol Agents Might Get Body Cameras to Record Interactions With the Public

The agency is also interested in learning how body cameras could be integrated with its facial recognition program.

The Patent Office Is Hunting for an Artificial Intelligence Expert

The agency CIO said he’s looking for someone to provide critical technical insights and accelerate the office’s robust AI-driven efforts.

The Postal Service is Exploring Big Ideas for Small Drones

Unmanned aircraft could transport packages across tough terrains and inform future initiatives to introduce autonomous vehicles.

Putting IP Fears to Rest

The government does not need to own the intellectual property for every acquisition.

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The Endless Aerial Surveillance of the Border

New reports suggest that drone activity at the southern border is spreading to nearby cities, erasing the line between police procedures and immigration enforcement.

VA to Launch Adaptive Game Therapy Program

The agency also announced it will introduce adaptive esports into its national game competition during a visit with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

CISA Official Offers Details into China-Led Attacks of U.S. Managed Service Providers

As technology advances, so do the complexities of the cyber threats targeting the nation. 

DHS Buys Sensor Tech to Measure Wait Times and Traveler Flow at Airports

The agency will use it to gain a “granular view” of passenger flow through international customs.

Diverse Perspectives Are Critical When Deploying Emerging Tech, Officials Say

New tech comes with uncertainty, which is why federal teams should seek out expertise and different opinions.

NavalX Innovation Office Really Wants the Navy to Be More Agile

The office is expanding to more cities and publishing iterative playbooks that are as agile as the gospel they preach.

New Tech Promises to Stop Drones from Overflying Stadiums — and Find the People Flying Them

Raytheon says its products helped police nab four flying drones over an outdoor concert.