Emerging Technology

Booz Allen invests in 'responsible' AI company

The government technology company's ventures arm backs a startup who designs its artificial intelligence platform to enable compliance, transparency and auditability.

OMB, CISA set to release common form for software self-attestation

Federal CISO Chris DeRusha said the new standardized approach to collecting self-attestation forms from third-party software providers could be released as early as this week.

AFRL wants white papers for $500M quantum information science solicitation

The Air Force’s scientific research component issued a broad agency announcement calling for the research, design and development of quantum technology.

What's next for digital identity in the federal market?

Initiatives are coming out of the White House and there is movement on Capitol Hill that put securing digital identities at the center of efforts to improve government services.

US needs improved regulation to foster drone R&D

Unmanned aircraft system innovation is hindered by the current regulatory framework, according to witnesses at a congressional hearing.

Army wants ideas from industry on autonomous, anti-drone capabilities

Army Futures Command called on industry for white papers outlining potential technology capabilities it will look to deploy as part of its modernization strategy.

Historic fusion ignition promises innovation in clean energy, national security

The breakthrough fusion experiment conducted last week at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory stands to change the U.S.’ national security posture and sustainable energy development.

DOD launches investment arm to fuel innovation

The Defense Department is standing up an organization to route more private sector money towards key technology areas such as quantum computing and advanced materials.

Contractors can find big bucks in solving the data waste problem

A former Defense Department chief information officer cautions industry to stay away from sales pitches focused on collecting more data, which agencies already have too much of.

General Dynamics IT forms coalition to prove 5G, edge computing use cases

GDIT's chief technology officer says the coalition shares a common vision of the direction these technology areas are going in.

DOE wants to bridge their 'Valley of Death'

Energy officials envision a cross-disciplinary team to bring advanced research topics focused on emerging technologies to life.

Readiness gaps at center of Air Force's white paper call

The service wants ideas on how to address challenges involving its cyber, human capital and facility resources.

GSA considering new vehicle focused on small biz tech

Research is underway to build a contract that could give agencies easier access to new technologies emerging out of Small Business Innovation Research programs.

Tech wanted: government calls on industry to help with net-zero carbon buildings

Two agencies released a request for information this week asking for ideas to achieve net-zero carbon emissions.

PROJECT 38: How the metaverse is already here with more to come

The metaverse is changing how agencies operate and how contractors deliver solutions. To hear Chris Copeland and Kyle Michl of Accenture Federal Services explain things to our Editor Nick Wakeman, the concept is more than a buzzword.

25 emerging tech trends to watch

The selected technologies in the 2022 Gartner Hype Cycle feature immersive tech, accelerated AI and innovation around how products and services are built.

How 'observability' can keep your data lake clean

The use of data lakes is growing in the federal market, and they have great potential for better analysis and data-driven decision-making -- as long as they are kept clean and pollution-free.