Emerging Tech

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.

OMB Official: Issues Placing Reskilling Grads Highlight Need to Rethink Payscale

More steps are necessary before the administration's plan to reskill employees truly addresses workforce gaps.

GSA Outlines Multiple Award Schedule Consolidation Efforts

Officials have been rooting out inconsistencies and duplication in the Schedules program.

NIST is Hunting for Tech to Secure the Energy Sector’s Network

Officials want to help power companies bolster their digital defenses as renewable energy resources like solar panels and wind turbines introduce more vulnerabilities to the grid.

NOAA Seeks Fresh Tech Ideas for Weather Satellite Fleets  

The nation’s weather agency is looking for new tech ideas that could beef up its data collection and forecasting efforts.

GSA Certifies Two More Vendors Ahead of Task Order Deadline on $50B Telecom Contract 

Two more authorities to operate bring the total to five, with four more vendors waiting to get certified to get a piece of GSA’s massive Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract.

GSA Offers More Details on Artificial Intelligence Center of Excellence

Officials will build on their work with the Pentagon’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center to help other agencies adopt the tech, and the Health and Human Services Department could be next.

6 Lessons from Government Customer Experience Professionals

Officials from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Transportation Security Administration and Office of Federal Student Aid explained what’s worked in improving customer experience.

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Energy to Launch $5.5M Artificial Intelligence Research Center

Researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, and the Georgia Institute of Technology will join forces to address AI challenges through co-design.

FAA Certifies UPS to Operate Nation’s First Drone-Delivery Airline

The company’s subsidiary will expand its unmanned aircraft operation to transport potentially life-saving medical supplies.

The Future of the Marines Is Smaller, More Robotic, More Naval

The new Commandant of the Marine Corps lays out a vision for high-tech force that will often operate like special forces.

Air Force CXO: We Don’t Have to Delight the User

Colt Whittall, the Air Force’s first chief experience officer, talks with Nextgov about the new role and what it will take to provide a better user experience for airmen.

Agencies Offer Sneak Peeks into Their 5G Plans

From fixing planes before they break to doctors performing surgery in real time from two continents, agency officials are already looking at how faster connections could change their missions.

Legacy Systems Held DHS' Biometrics Programs Back. Not Anymore.

The cloud-based HART system, which will house data on hundreds of millions of people, promises to significantly expand the department’s use of facial recognition and other biometric software, as well as its partnerships with external agencies.

A Federal Privacy Board Is Reviewing DHS’ Airport Facial Recognition Programs

An agency shared new details around its recent observations of one TSA biometrics pilot—and what it aims to assess in a comprehensive report it’s generating over the course of the next year.