Innovation

A Touch of Green in Outer Space

For humans to survive off Earth, we’ll need plants to grow there, too.

Why Flying Cars Are an Impossible Dream

The air taxi is the Godot of technology: always on its way, never here.

Treasury Department Wants Smart Currency to Combat Counterfeiting

The agency’s printing office is asking for “novel and not commercially available” ideas for embedding tech in U.S. currency.

How to Grow the Next Generation of Cybersecurity Talent

Much more can be done to help ensure a safe cyber future for all.

The Coming Digitization of the Regulatory Environment

Here's what the U.S. can learn about digitizing regulations from two of the largest economies.

Air Force’s CyberWorx Wants Partners To Help With Outreach, Tech Transfer

The innovation center is looking for partners to help in its efforts to “solve wicked operational problems.”

How a New Law Supports Quantum Computing's Great Leap Forward

The technology could be up there with some of the major technological advancements that changed the world, like the microchip or even electricity.

Shutdown Forces Feds Off the Conference Circuit

And that could be cutting off agencies from valuable new ideas.

Embracing Apple’s Boring Future

The company’s most exciting years may be behind it, but that’s okay.

IRS Wants to Be a Testbed for Bleeding-Edge Tech

The new pilot would create a phased buying process with ample testing in IRS environments.

What to Expect from Other Transaction Authorities in 2019

Though the contract model is well-suited to research and development, expect to see it tried for other things too.

DHS Seeks National Security Tech from Small Businesses

Officials finalized the 10 focus areas for groups participating in next year’s Small Business Innovation Research program.

White House Expects to Stand Up GEAR Center in 2019

But most other key aspects of the modernization research center are up in the air.