Innovation

HHS Establishes Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health

The Health and Human Services secretary also appointed an acting deputy director to manage the office.

Unintentional or Evolutionary: How Digital Platforms Impact Future Jobs

Two technology catalysts have changed the workforce needs of both government and the private sector.

Critical Update: ‘The Good Death Is Our Only Goal’

Leaders from GSA’s 10x program join the podcast to talk about how they’re mapping paths through the Valley of Death.

Defense Officials Emphasize Lab Modernization, Acquisition Reform Among Budget Priorities

Speaking before a House subcommittee, Department of Defense leaders identified critical operation areas within DOD offices that demand more federal funding to continue research and development.

NIST Report Documents Success In Commerce’s Technology Transfer Initiative

A new report showcases how three federal agencies submitted technology research—like patents and papers—that can have a mainstream impact.

Critical Update: Evolution in the 'Valley of Death'

Nextgov looks at the use of cooperative research and development agreements by some major industry players to highlight how the meaning of the phrase, and implementation of its associated authorities, has shifted over the years.

Critical Update: Bridging the Defense Department’s Valley of Death

The future of warfare could be determined by the Defense Department’s ability—or lack thereof—to quickly adopt emerging technologies.

U.S.-Spain Summit Aims to Promote Tech Advancement in Nations That Don't 'Diminish Freedom’

The first U.S.-Spain Cybersecurity Seminar emphasized a transatlantic partnership against cybercrimes, set against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. 

Preparing for the Quantum Revolution

The emerging computing technology offers the potential for significant advancements, but also carries the possibility of never-before-seen threats.

DOD-Backed Effort Will Use Supercomputing to Predict Therapies for Future COVID-19 Variants

The aim is to build predictive models that might significantly reduce the time it takes to respond to yet-to-be-seen COVID-19 variants, once they surface.

MIT Lab Director Named as New Defense Science Board Chair

The radar and missile defense expert officially assumed the advisory position this week.

IARPA Seeks Ways to Track Nontrackable Space Junk

Right now, more than 100 million pieces of space debris smaller than 1 cm orbit Earth.

AI Could Match 'Fingerprints' of Texts To Their Authors, Under New Intelligence Program

Nextgov was pre-briefed by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity on a soon-to-be-released, broad agency announcement that might one day help combat disinformation campaigns and human trafficking.

Biden Admin Announces $5 Billion To Fund Nationwide Electric Vehicle Charging Network

The funding comes from the $1 trillion infrastructure bill Congress passed in November.  

Announcing the 2022 Federal 100

Meet the women and men being honored for their exceptional contributions to federal IT over the past year.