Ideas

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.

Emerging Tech

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.

CXO Briefing

MIT Lab Director Named as New Defense Science Board Chair

The radar and missile defense expert officially assumed the advisory position this week.

Emerging Tech

IARPA Seeks Ways to Track Nontrackable Space Junk

Right now, more than 100 million pieces of space debris smaller than 1 cm orbit Earth.

Emerging Tech

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.

News

Announcing the 2022 Federal 100

Meet the women and men being honored for their exceptional contributions to federal IT over the past year.

Emerging Tech

Mike Bloomberg Named Chair of Defense Innovation Board

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

Ideas

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.

Emerging Tech

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.

Ideas

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.

Emerging Tech

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.

Data

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.

Emerging Tech

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.

Emerging Tech

Transportation Secretary Pushes for Government Support for Vehicle Innovation

The Transportation secretary doubled down on the government's role in fostering a strong environment for emerging tech like electric cars and buses, automated vehicles. 

Emerging Tech

Next National Defense Strategy Should Address Hybrid Warfare, Experts Say

Embracing innovative technology and more data sharing with allies should be part of the coming strategy, accordingto former Defense officials.

Podcasts

Critical Update: How the National Science Foundation is Innovating for its Innovators

A nascent team is developing platforms that are enabling new discoveries and insight sharing across the federal agency.

Emerging Tech

Health Agency Seeks Feedback on Personal Protective Technology Hub

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is looking for innovative ideas to maximize the protection different types of gear offers in different industry sectors. 

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