Emerging Tech

Robocalls Reached New Highs in 2019. Can We Expect Fewer in 2020?

Each person in Washington D.C. received an estimated 600 calls, or 1.6 per day.

How the Pentagon’s JAIC Picks Its Artificial Intelligence-Driven Projects

The organization is looking for developed technology it can deploy right now.

Presidential Advisers Expected to Push Software-Defined Networking for Secure Comms

Senate Commerce Committee is stockpiling legislation for coordinated investments in the tech.

VA’s Artificial Intelligence Director Details AI Institute’s Early Efforts

The center laying the groundwork for public/private partnerships to accelerate budding projects.

One State May Become the First to Ban Law Enforcement Use of Genealogy Databases

A Utah state representative said he believes lawmakers are prepared to continue their “strong record of protecting individual privacy.”

Inside the CBP-Built ‘Backbone’ of Atlanta’s Biometric Terminal

An executive agency conducting a comprehensive assessment of the technology’s use in aviation security detailed its recent review of America’s first fully biometric terminal—and the service it runs on.

Air Force’s ‘Base of the Future’ Ideas Will Be Tested on Tyndall Rebuild

The service’s private sector outreach program, AFWERX, will host a series of workshops in 2020 to hear innovative ideas.

In 2020, Employees Are the New Constituent 

In order to deliver on their missions, government agencies must start prioritizing their employees’ experiences – and that starts with right technology.

Senators Unveil $1.2 Billion Plan to Develop Alternatives to Huawei’s 5G Equipment 

The Federal Communications Commission would require certification to open standards to eliminate proprietary equipment. 

The Role of 5G in Government 

The technology is a critical piece of modernization. 

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What Do You Think About Artificial Intelligence? The Pentagon’s AI Center Wants to Know.

Officials said they’ll be particularly interested in hearing from members of the software engineering, defense and aerospace communities.

CBP Expands Facial Recognition for Global Entry Travelers

The technology is already being used at 15 airports—including three abroad—to speed pre-approved travelers through the customs process.

Pentagon Must Focus on Reliability When Buying Weapons Systems, Auditor Says

The Government Accountability Office report holds implications for cybersecurity considerations in procurement processes.

Report: Feds Are Increasingly Interested in Leaving for Certain Private Sector Jobs

An estimated 50% pay gap in technology jobs could be a driving factor, researchers say.

Lawmakers Launch Caucus to Address Emerging Tech’s Impact on Work

The Future of Work Caucus’ ultimate goal is to develop a comprehensive policy strategy to proactively address emerging technologies’ impact on jobs and workers across the U.S.

Lawmakers Working on Legislation to ‘Pause’ Use of Facial Recognition Technology

Details on the bill remain scarce, though lawmakers at a hearing Wednesday expressed interest in halting the use of facial recognition until the tech can be brought under control.

CES Gives a Peek at 2020 Technology

It’s more difficult to predict the next great advancement in government technology but you can spot trends.