Research & Development

DHS S&T and CISA Forge Deep Partnership in Emerging Tech R&D

The Department of Homeland Security components are working more closely than ever to understand emerging technologies’ prospects and threats.

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.

White House Launches Strategy to Advance Data Privacy Tech and Processes

Absent comprehensive federal law, the strategy represents a new chapter toward regulating data privacy protocols for U.S. online users.

Technologists, Experts Call for Halt on Advanced AI Development Over ‘Risks to Society’

High-profile signees include Tesla and SpaceX chief Elon Musk and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

US Needs Improved Regulation to Foster Drone R&D

Unmanned aircraft system innovation is hindered by the current regulatory framework, according to witnesses at a congressional hearing.

Naval Research Lab Launches First In-Space Laser Energy Experiment

The experiment will demonstrate using power beaming technology to deliver instant energy in space.

16 Agencies Create One Confidential Data Process to Rule Them All

In three years, creators of the Standard Application Process condensed 16 different agencies’ processes into one central portal for confidential data requests.

America’s Scientific and Tech Leadership Hinges on Funding, Personnel

A House hearing examined the needs of the U.S.’s scientific assets amidst tensions with China and the development of a National Science and Technology Strategy.

DHS's Biometric Rally Reveals Strong Capabilities Reliant on Camera Configuration

Researchers at the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate explained how camera systems’ capacity for varied skin tones can make or break an accurate biometric reading.

Energy Issues Over $9M in Quantum Research Funding

13 projects will receive funding over the course of three years, all of which apply quantum technology to solving nuclear physics problems.

NSF to Helm Nearly $50M Semiconductor Public-Private Partnership

The National Science Foundation will work alongside four private sector companies to spur developments in the U.S.-based semiconductor manufacturing field.

White House Wants Input on Crypto Tech R&D Agenda

The feedback will inform priorities for developing digital asset technologies, including potential for a central bank digital currency.

Plan for Federal AI Research and Development Resource Emphasizes Diversity in Innovation

The National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource Task Force released its operating framework, making the case for implementation.

DARPA Wants a Plan to Stave Off Unknown Food Crises

Under the new Foundational Security for Food Systems project, researchers will look at identifying large-scale crop diseases before a catastrophic crop failure—even for pathogens of unknown origins.