Innovation

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.

How DHS is Trying to Separate Quality Cyber Tools from Snake Oil

The department is investing in ways to do apples-to-apples comparisons of the many cyber solutions on the market.

The Future of Software Isn’t an App. It’s a Habit

This is especially true in the age of the smart speaker.

Quantum Computing That Can Crack Modern Encryption More Than a Decade Away

A report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine suggests encryption-cracking quantum computers are possible, but won’t be built in the immediate future.

DHS is Exploring How Blockchain Can Stop Counterfeits and Forgeries

The agency is funding research that uses blockchain to make sure people are who they claim to be.

South Bend’s Mayor on What Local Governments Can Learn From Estonia

The Indiana city’s new mobility-as-a-service pilot is helping low-income shift workers commute for free.

10 Problems DHS Wants Innovative Small Businesses to Solve in 2019

The department will be offering millions of dollars to small businesses able to offer solutions to these 10 tough technical problems.