Innovation

IARPA’s new pants will record your location

The intelligence research agency is crafting smart clothing technology equipped with audio, video and geolocation sensors.

DOD’s data integration experiments help to identify benefits and barriers to new tech 

“We want to fail,” the deputy chief of the Pentagon’s AI office said about a series of experiments supporting the Defense Department’s JADC2 efforts.

DOD experimenting with generative AI, even as ‘potential downsides’ give officials pause

The deputy chief of the agency’s AI office said the department is working with industry to address concerns about the emerging tech.

Citizens are helping government reach its ambitious scientific goals

The government is looking for everyday people to help collect, study or parse information related to various scientific projects.

Congress must use budget power to move tech firms out of Beijing’s orbit, former lawmaker says

Former congressman and Under Secretary of the Army Patrick Murphy said lawmakers need to be focused “like a bulldog on a bone” when ensuring the U.S. is positioned to compete with China’s tech ambitions.

Worried that your TV is listening to you? IARPA wants to safeguard your voice

The intelligence community’s research agency wants to develop technology to anonymize voices recorded by electronic devices and help safeguard privacy.

Military vehicle electrification continues to roll forward, but may face bumps in the road

The U.S. military operates more than 174,000 non-tactical vehicles, the second highest number in the federal government.

US deploys tech diplomacy to cultivate leadership in emerging fields

The Biden administration’s latest foreign policy pillar prioritizes uniform standards on critical technologies within ally nations.

Air Force Research Lab Tests Tech That Blasts Drones Down With Microwaves

The lab is testing this new technology to combat swarms of drones and to be able to do so from a greater distance than existing counter-drone technologies.

Energy Department Invests $26 Million to Support Clean Electric Grid

The funding will be spread across eight projects in 13 states and U.S. territories.

Energy Eyes Industry Partnerships to Further Biofuel Development

The Biden administration has placed emphasis on domestic biomanufacturing, and Energy engineers hope to spur cellulosic material-based biofuel development. 

First National Standards Strategy Aims to Keep U.S. Competitive in Emerging Tech

Unveiled Thursday, the strategy promotes private sector and international collaboration with federal officials as emerging technologies continue to advance. 

Launch of First 3D-Printed Rocket Included Innovative NASA Alloy

The alloy could be used in future missions to the moon and Mars and can withstand high temperatures while reducing the weight and cost of components.

US Needs Biotechnology Investment to Avoid Playing Catch-Up in Future, Admin Official Says

OSTP Director Arati Prabhakar discussed the Biden administration’s ongoing tech priorities following a record-breaking fiscal year 2024 budget request for research and development.

NASA Makes 6 Awards to Help Advance Air and Space Exploration

The concepts include quantum radar technology and using bacteria to make on-demand drugs in space.

Paradigm Shift: Recruiting for Lifelong Careers or Public Service Stints

Both long- and short-term public servants can be beneficial for the government in technology and beyond.

DHS and South Korea Sign Agreement for Emerging Tech Collaboration

The memorandum of understanding will help the U.S. and Republic of Korea share information and emerging technology to boost their security capabilities for cyber and other threats.