A whole new world is coming to the federal government: a virtual world. Thanks to advancements in artificial intelligence, the internet of things, 5G, and more, augmented and virtual reality — commonly called "extended reality" (XR) — is transforming how agencies deliver services, train warfighters, conduct operations in the field, and operate remotely.
The government routinely collects data, including citizens' sensitive personally identifiable information, ranging from Social Security details to financial information to healthcare data. They need it to do their job and deliver the services they are obligated to provide.
After the major Thrift Savings Plan update last June, officials from Accenture Federal Services said they have made progress to resolve widespread issues for participants, but are still focused on “continuous improvements.”
Airport security screening is in large measure a function of detection of objects and materials. A recurring challenge comes from non-commercial explosives — dangerous substances cooked up by criminals for unknown reasons.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is constantly generating new screening requirements, equipment that can sense or detect something and sound an alarm if need be. It falls to the Homeland Security Department's Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL), operated by the Science and Technology Directorate, to work with TSA and potential vendors to evaluate-and-test a particular technology.
The Conflict Observatory brings together teams and technology to track the conflict in Ukraine. The project sprung out of evidence-based policymaking efforts.
You know when you're using an app that uses GPS in a major city, and it can't quite pin point your location? Well, a new tech company in San Francisco may have a new way of fixing that.
It might be the biggest thing in computing since the microprocessor. But quantum computing doesn't come with guaranteed security. Among the challenges, developing cryptography algorithms that resist quantum computing.
Federal agencies face an incredible threat as ransomware attacks continue to evolve and attackers grow more and more evasive.
Whatever the country's energy future will turn out to be, it will require advances in science and technology. That's where my next guest comes in.
A near decade-long project to upgrade the IT systems agencies use to schedule and transfer records to the National Archives is close to coming to fruition.
Scientists from China work on sensitive projects at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, then go back to help China with what they've learned.
Mark Bradley, a former CIA officer, has served as director of the Information Security Oversight Office since 2016.
Congress established the chief data officer role in 2018. Four years later, half of those surveyed don’t think their responsibilities are clear.