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Brandi Vincent

Staff Correspondent

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

VA Launches New Platform to Send Veterans Personalized Notifications

Open-source software—developed abroad—supports a new tool that allows the agency to send confirmations and other details through email or text.

Emerging Tech

HHS Aims to Accelerate Technologies for Combatting Lyme Disease

The often-overlooked illness radically disrupts hundreds of thousands of lives each year.

Emerging Tech

FAA Names Five Host Airports to Test Counter-Drone Tech

The ultimate aim is to create national airport standards for drone detection and mitigation.

Emerging Tech

Veterans Affairs Department Expands 5G Footprint to Miami

The agency’s latest next-generation wireless network was recently deployed by T-Mobile.

Emerging Tech

Army Outfits Paratroopers with Wearables to Gauge Stress 

It’s all part of collaborative research leveraging military-centered, biometric data.

Emerging Tech

Pentagon Pursues 5G Applications for Space 

A new document details military considerations regarding future means to transport data.

Emerging Tech

Army Launches Autonomous Vehicle Tests in Maryland

Researchers aim to better understand how the self-moving machines respond to real-world challenges.

Data

CDO Council Outlines Fresh Plans for New Year

The nascent group shared details via its first report to Congress—and on a new public website.

Emerging Tech

Lawmakers Want the U.S. to Enable Increased Use of IoT Devices

The Internet of Things Readiness Act calls for comprehensive, Federal Communications Commission-steered studies.

Emerging Tech

Army-Built Quantum Sensor Can Detect Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Other Signals

The device can sample the complete radio spectrum—and fits into the Army’s vision for high-tech modernization.