Emerging Tech

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.

Defense Wants to Know More About Potential Barriers for Small Businesses Contracting 

The department has met its goals in that area, but is looking to do even better. 

Federal CIO: Diversity, Accessibility Are Key to Improving Customer Experience

A diverse workforce and focus on accessibility will be central to administration’s efforts to improve customer experience.

Alexa and Siri Won't Make Your Kids Bossy

A new study finds kids are sensitive to context when it comes to conversation.