Innovation

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.

Mike Bloomberg Named Chair of Defense Innovation Board

The former New York City mayor and billionaire replaces Mark Sirangelo.

Want To Scale Innovation at the DOD? Strengthen the SBIR Program

Though a popular option for startups, the Small Business Innovation Research program still faces a valley of death challenge from pilot to program of record.

AI Algorithms Could Rapidly Deploy to the Battlefield Under New Initiative

The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center’s director shed new light on its AI and Data Accelerator this week.

Increasing Transparency, Diversity and Innovation in the Intelligence Community

To build and retain the next generation of intelligence professionals, the IC should pull back the curtain to help prospective talent see themselves in these roles.

Defense Department Previews New Future-Facing Technology Aims

A fresh memorandum marks a key element informing the Pentagon’s in-development science and technology strategy.

DISA’s First Diversity Chief Wants Tech and Data to Make a Difference

Damien Terry briefed Nextgov on his vision and goals for the new role—including a potential request for information in the pipeline.

Intel Researchers Explore Making Adaptive Computer Systems that Can Be Worn Like Comfy Clothes

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity wants information to accelerate the design of smart, responsive textiles.