Emerging Tech

Security Authorizations Trickle In As Deadlines Near on $50 Billion Telecom Contract

So far, only one vendor on the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract has gotten an authority to operate—an important requirement that could complicate the upcoming transition.

Your AirPods Will Die Soon

The surprisingly short life of new electronic devices.

NSF Director Approaching Uncertain Tech Landscape with Confidence

France Córdova sat down with Nextgov to discuss the national AI strategy, the federal research ecosystem and the “very exciting” future of quantum computing.

White House Takes Important Step to Accelerate AI Adoption

It’s hard to overstate AI’s importance: It’s the biggest commercial opportunity in the world right now.

Automation Will Be a Requirement of a Shrinking Workforce, Not Its Cause, Officials Say

While the budget focuses on reducing headcount, officials said that isn’t the goal of pushing more automation.

Tech Giants Will Brief Lawmakers on the Spread of Terrorist Content Online

Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft will be asked about how the New Zealand shooter’s video spread so quickly.

The Mysterious Exploding Asteroid

A NASA spacecraft reached a space rock and found it orbited by tiny moons—a phenomenon that “has never been seen before in any solar-system object.”

Inside GAO’s Plan to Make Congress More Tech-Savvy

The new Science and Technology Assessment and Analytics group aims to prep lawmakers for big decisions on artificial intelligence, privacy and 5G.

Trust Me, I’m An Artificial Intelligence From Washington

People tend to question everything. So what chance does AI have?

In the Age of AI, Expect ‘Lifelong Learning’ to Stay Employed

Jobs will be disrupted and the way people work will change, experts said.

Cyber Threats Are Emerging Faster Than DHS Can Address Them, Secretary Says

The agency needs industry to help it “innovate while under attack,” according to Kirstjen Nielsen.

GSA Releases Technology Business Management Playbook

After several months of development, the General Services Administration and the Education Department share what they learned by implementing TBM.

White House Launches AI.gov

All of the federal government’s initiatives and resources around artificial intelligence can be accessed under one top-level domain.

Kamala Harris's $15 Million Proposal to Fix Local Government Tech

The 2020 presidential candidate introduced a bill to help local governments modernize their digital services. Is this the lifeline cities need?

What Would a Dog Do on Mars?

New art from NASA imagines a rosy but unrealistic future of canines on the distant planet.

Trump's 2020 Budget Would Cut Non-Defense R&D by $10 Billion

The request comes as the administration urges agencies to double down on research in artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies.