CIO Briefing

Lawmakers Look to Virtual Reality for Training Feds

"It's not just a video game," says spokeswoman for New York Democrat who wrote bill creating advisory committee.

Emerging Tech

Pentagon Looks into Virtual Reality to Prepare Troops for Nuclear War

The tech would let troops run through more exercises more frequently and at less cost than traditional training in the real world.

Ideas

Gaming’s Biggest Week Gives Clues to Serious Technology’s Future

Advancements in virtual and augmented reality may get government gaming a boost.

Emerging Tech

Virtual Reality Could Make Disaster Response Training More Effective

In early tests of its augmented reality training software, a Texas-based startup made first responders perform faster and more accurately.

Emerging Tech

The Army Wants Virtual Health Tech That Works Under Any Conditions

The future of war will be more isolated, meaning Army medics need the ability to be present virtually when they can’t get there physically.

Ideas

How Government Agencies Are Solving Hiring Challenges with Technology

Modern workers have little patience for the traditional 8-to-5 work schedules that persist in many government agencies.

Emerging Tech

IRS Spent Millions to Set Up Virtual Assistance Centers That No One Is Using

Of the millions of taxpayers looking for help last year, only 2,700 used the Virtual Service Delivery stations.

Emerging Tech

Report: Trust in Data, Computing Power Are Keys to Embracing Emerging Tech

Agencies should strengthen endpoints to handle new technologies like AI and extended reality, a report suggests.

Emerging Tech

GSA Is Giving a Bird's Eye View of Emerging Government Tech

The initiative aims to cut through the “bureaucracy” that blinds federal techies to other agencies’ projects.

Emerging Tech

14 Gigabit Projects in 5 Cities Get Mozilla Money

The winning initiatives leverage high-speed internet along with everything from virtual reality to GIS to better local education and workforce opportunities.

Ideas

The Ways Mobility Will Shake Up How Government Does Business

Agencies will tap mobile devices to boost workforce productivity, delight citizens and drive greater overall mission success.

Emerging Tech

The Marines Are Giving Quadcopters to Every Squad

The Corps says new robots, tech, and video games will keep Marines on the tactical edge.

Emerging Tech

Microsoft Develops Virtual Reality For Disaster Response

What's the best way to evacuate a building during an earthquake? VR can show you.

CIO Briefing

First-time Wheelchair Users Could Learn to Navigate the World Through Virtual Reality

The virtual urban environment that realistically simulates the common spatial negotiation tasks that a first-time wheelchair user might encounter.

CIO Briefing

Can Virtual Reality Be Used to Simulate and Treat Depression?

The National Institutes of Health are looking for small businesses to furnish the virtual reality technology.