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Brandi Vincent

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Brandi Vincent
Brandi Vincent reports on the federal government's use of and policies for emerging technologies—including but not limited to supercomputing, artificial intelligence, biometrics, and the internet of things. Before joining Nextgov, Brandi helped create news for millennials at Snapchat and mixed media at NBC News. She grew up in south Louisiana and received a master's in journalism from the University of Maryland.
Emerging Tech

NOAA Launches New Strategy to Streamline and Advance Its AI-Driven Efforts

The agency outlined its goals to accelerate the use of artificial intelligence across the enterprise.

CIO Briefing

Data Center Issue Prompts GAO to Revert Redesigned Website Back to an Old Version

The new site’s host company, Contegix, is still working to resolve the technical difficulties, a GAO official said.

Emerging Tech

NASA Tech Could Replace Passwords with Your Heartbeat

The space agency announced several health and biotech technology transfer opportunities.

Emerging Tech

NOAA Launches Supercomputing Upgrade to Beef Up Weather Forecasts

The agency is replacing existing systems with two new, more powerful Cray computers.

Data

NIST Expects to Create Privacy Guidelines for Smaller Organizations

National Institute of Standards and Technology Director Walter Copan offered insights in how the agency’s privacy framework came together and its future.

IT Modernization

GAO Launches Upgraded, Mobile-Friendly Website

Agency officials hope it’ll increase users’ access to the watchdog’s work.

Emerging Tech

NOAA to Use Microsoft AI to Advance Protection of Endangered Species

The technology will help researchers determine ice seals from rocks and free up scientists from data notation.

Emerging Tech

DARPA Wants Research on Regrowing Human Organs

The research agency is asking for insight and novel approaches to spark organ regeneration in mammals.

Emerging Tech

VA Reveals Industry Partners for First 5G-Enabled Hospital

Through early adoption, the Veterans Affairs Department aims to help the entire health care industry visualize, access and co-develop 5G’s full potential.

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.

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Data

Senator Questions DHS’ Use of Cellphone Location Data for Immigration Enforcement

Sen. Ed Markey wants details on the reported program, including its security practices.

Emerging Tech

Defense Digital Service is Taking Over a Drone and Counter-Drone Development Team

Building and scaling a suite of new drone capabilities is one of the Defense Department’s top priorities, officials said.

Emerging Tech

Administration Proposes At Least Half a Billion in Quantum Investments

Most agencies saw cuts in general federal research and development funding in the 2021 budget request, but several saw an uptick in quantum-focused dollars.

Emerging Tech

NASA Solicits Ideas on its Future Moon Rovers

It’s all part of what the agency calls “a coordinated approach to explore the lunar surface.”

Emerging Tech

Veterans Affairs Launches Its First 5G-Enabled Hospital

Secretary Robert Wilkie said it was the first in the nation and one of the first in the world. 

Emerging Tech

Energy Names Inaugural Director of New Artificial Intelligence and Technology Office

The agency launched the center in September to coordinate and streamline its heaps AI-focused efforts.

CIO Briefing

NSF Tech Leader Aims for a Data-Savvy, Innovation-Focused Workforce

Dorothy Aronson, the National Science Foundation’s dual-hatted chief information officer and chief data officer, discusses her role in shaping the data literacy of the agency’s workforce.