Innovation

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.

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.

The Geography of Brain Drain in America

Across the United States, there are fewer states gaining brainpower than draining it, according to a new report from the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee.

The Pentagon's Drones May Soon Run on Open Source Software

The Defense Innovation Unit is exploring whether a popular commercial platform could help the military keep up with the rapidly advancing drone industry.

Lawmakers Worry DHS’ 2020 Budget ‘Shortchanges the Future’

The department's Science and Technology Directorate would be forced to close multiple research facilities to accommodate the 30% budget cut.

When the Bureaucracy is Stifling, Recharge

Part of being an innovator at work involves avoiding burnout, federal officials said.

FAA Greenlights Drone Company to Deliver Food in One Virginia Town

The Federal Aviation Administration gave its first OK to drone company to deliver commercial goods.

HHS Seeks to Spur Breakthroughs in Treating Kidney Disease

The KidneyX Innovation Accelerator incentivizes entrepreneurs and innovators to revolutionize the way kidney disease is treated.

VA Looks to 3D-Printing to Improve Veteran Care

The agency is funding efforts to 3D-print hand braces, foot insoles, prosthetic limbs and artificial organs.

Report: China’s Closing the Innovation Gap

Experts say the United States needs its own robust national strategy to compete in advanced technologies.

How to Design an Esports Arena

An architect working on Philadelphia’s future esports arena explains the basics of designing for video-game competitions.

How Customer Experience is Disrupting Government Technology

Better service delivery is changing the way implementers and users view technology.

GSA’s 10x Offers Seed Funding To Develop Feds’ Tech Ideas

The four-phase program is looking to test, fund and build federal employees’ ideas for using tech to improve their agencies.

Should Government Agencies Move Out of Capital Cities?

North Carolina may relocate its Division of Motor Vehicles from Raleigh to boost lagging Rocky Mount. Can this be a national model for decentralizing power?

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?