Ideas

Virtual Reality Has Been Boosted by Coronavirus – Here's How to Avoid It Leading Us to Dystopia

There appears to have been a significant rise in VR offerings this year, aiming to deliver safe, accessible experiences during the pandemic.

Ideas

How Companies, Governments and People Rise to the Conoravirus Challenge

Here are some good examples, both big and small, that make the world a little brighter while we combat coronavirus.

Emerging Tech

Pentagon Seeks Pitches for 5G-Enabled Virtual Reality Projects

The Defense Department released the third of four requests for 5G prototypes to test at military bases.

Emerging Tech

Marine Corps Looks to Virtual Reality as a Recruitment Tool

It’s the first time the Marine Corps Recruiting Command ever explored procuring VR flight simulators on an enterprise level.

Emerging Tech

Pentagon to Begin Testing 5G at Four Domestic Installations

The department will release a draft solicitation for the program in November.

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.