Innovation

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?

Energy Aims to Launch America’s First Exascale Supercomputer by 2021

Insiders say the first-of-its-kind machine will accelerate innovation and discovery across the health, defense and climate sectors—and beyond.

Silicon Valley Mayor to Feds: ‘Get Out of the Way’ of Innovation

The federal government could do more to promote innovation at the state and local levels by doing less, according to San Jose’s mayor.

GSA Chief: Leadership Must Protect Workforce to Drive Innovation

Things can go wrong when employees are taking risks. That's where senior officials step up, GSA’s Emily Murphy said.

The Army Will Need Traditional Vendors’ Help Putting Startup Tech to Use

The Army is all in on innovative startups, but it will likely rely on tried and true contractors to get the tech over the finish line, Lt. Gen. Eric Wesley told SXSW.

A Startup Wants to Turn Your City’s Trash Into a Heap of Big Data

One company hopes to create an “Internet of Garbage,” with the promise to bring better logistics to municipal waste.

Inside the Pentagon's Big Plans to Develop Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence

The defense research agency has a list of research areas and a nimble contracting process to help achieve its vision.

How a Library Embraced New Technology and Helped Build a Prosthetic Hand

The public library in a small Texas town used an assessment tool that helped officials eventually upgrade equipment—including buying a 3D printer. One community member used it to make a prosthesis.

The Servant Economy

Ten years after Uber inaugurated a new era for Silicon Valley, we checked back in on 105 on-demand businesses.

We’ll Soon Learn Whether You Can Post 3D-Gun Plans Online

A proposed export-rules change has snagged over the question: is publishing such designs a boon to U.S. business or foreign terrorists?

How Data Analytics Could Help the Government Reduce Traffic Deaths

A D.C.-based startup with roots in the insurance market is using machine learning to predict the probability of car crashes on just about any stretch of road.

Census’ Big Data Innovation Program Infects HHS with Promising Results

Officials at Health and Human Services took an idea from their colleagues at Census to use big data and public-private collaboration to design systems that can save lives.