Emerging Tech

Can the Bay Area Rein In the Surveillance Tools It Created?

Oakland and San Francisco may become the first cities to ban use of facial recognition technology by government entities. But that’s only the beginning.

Emerging Tech

The Pentagon Wants to Automate Software Assurance

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working to build tools that determine what security criteria certain systems must meet and check whether they hit that threshold.

Emerging Tech

NIST Is Staging An Armed Robbery To Improve Video Surveillance

Before researchers can test the latest video analytics, they need a variety of footage from different angles, conditions and recording quality.

Emerging Tech

Pentagon ‘Matchmakers’ Aim to Keep U.S. Tech Firms from Taking Chinese Money

Defense officials hope to protect cutting-edge technologies by getting innovative firms funded by U.S.-friendly investors.

Ideas

The Technology That Could Transform Congestion Pricing

As cities like New York move ahead with plans to charge motorists to enter certain urban areas, we need to think about the best ways to manage road tolling.

Emerging Tech

How I Tried to Defy the Facebook Algorithm

The social network is predictable and dreary. My quest to make it random and fun.

Data

Report: Dark Data Plagues Federal Organizations

Untapped data could unleash organizations’ AI pursuits—but many leaders don’t know where to begin.

Data

IARPA Needs More Training Data for Video Surveillance Algorithms

The data would improve the tech’s ability to link together footage shot across a broad geographic space, allowing it to better track and identify potential targets.

Emerging Tech

Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill To Prioritize AI Adoption in Government

The Artificial Intelligence in Government Act would create a center of excellence, a governance board and require agencies to develop plans to ensure the ethical use of advanced algorithms.

Emerging Tech

The Tenants Fighting Back Against Facial Recognition Technology

The landlord of a rent-stabilized apartment in Brooklyn wants to install a facial recognition security system, sparking a debate about privacy and surveillance.

Emerging Tech

Adaptive Gaming Offers Disabled Veterans a New Way To Connect

A partnership between the Veterans Affairs Department and Microsoft is opening video games and esports up to vets with limited mobility.

Emerging Tech

Energy to Debut World’s Fastest Exascale Supercomputer by 2021

Valued at more than $600 million, the next-generation technology will drastically reduce the time it takes to make new discoveries.

IT Modernization

Innovation From Within: How One Employee-Built Tool is Revolutionizing VA  

An open source tool called LEAF is saving the Veterans Affairs Department time, resources and perhaps millions in taxpayer dollars.

Emerging Tech

Former Federal CIO: Artificial Intelligence Will Change the World

Applying the technology to raw data sets may help transform government IT projects, Vivek Kundra said.

Emerging Tech

The Most Exciting Thing About Smartphones Isn’t Here Yet

5G is the next wave of wireless technology—but it might take a while.

Emerging Tech

FAA Predicts the Commercial Drone Market Will Triple by 2023

Last year’s surge in drone registrations forced the Federal Aviation Administration to significantly revise its predictions about the industry’s long-term growth.

IT Modernization

Survey: Agencies Still Rely Largely on Manual Business Processes

A recent survey found agencies’ efforts to modernize business processes are immature.

IT Modernization

Government Offering Prizes for Best Ideas to Stand Up GEAR Center

Challenge.gov is offering up to $300,000 to teams or individuals who submit the best proposals.