Emerging Technology

BAE nurtures Riptide acquisition for larger opportunities

With year one in the books, BAE Systems Inc. is looking to take the next steps in making its acquisition of underwater vehicle maker Riptide a success story.

In-Q-Tel enters new quantum, synthetic data investments

In-Q-Tel makes two investments in quantum and synthetic data platforms as part of its mission to invest in promising technologies for the intelligence community.

How Elastic prioritizes speed & partnerships in the federal market

Elastic builds partnerships to pilot and then scale its open source search products and has captured at projects at DHS for ECS Federal to build a dashboard for the department's government-wide CDM initiative.

AI in the hype cycle again; will it emerge this time?

Artificial intelligence has been around for decades and has gone through preview hype cycles only to disappointment. So why will things be different this time?

ManTech CEO offers global perspective on federal tech priorities

The technology journey many government agencies are on falls within the context of larger, global technology trends, ManTech CEO Kevin Phillip told a crowd of Northern Virginia executives.

Inside In-Q-Tel's latest tech scouting find

CIA venture arm In-Q-Tel's newest partnership with AI-driven data analytics outfit Forge is another example of the broader tech scouting function agencies and industry are on.

Design leads to solutions at Accenture studio

Accenture Federal Services wants its expanded design studio in Washington to be a place for not just solving problems but for thinking about them differently.

IC venture arm backs automation, cloud security tech firms

Intell community investment arm In-Q-Tel details another pair of investments in commercial technology outfits that focus on automation and cloud security.

VR firm Immersive Wisdom gets IC venture arm backing

Virtual reality company Immersive Wisdom gets an investment from In-Q-Tel, the intelligence community’s venture capital arm.

GDIT moves ahead with CSRA tech strategy

With CSRA now in the fold, General Dynamics carries forward "Emerging Tech Day" for commercial vendors and agencies amid the public sector's desire for more innovation.

Boeing's VC arm makes new autonomous tech investment

Boeing’s venture capital arm invests in an unmanned aircraft radar developer to further integrate autonomous vehicles safely into civilian airspace.

Raytheon, Department 13 form anti-drone tech partnership

Raytheon and counter-drone technology maker Department 13 form a marketing and development partnership.

DARPA taps BAE to create space tech testbed

BAE Systems' U.S. arm gets tasked by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to create a space technology testbed under a potential $12.8 million contract.

Boeing's VC arm backs unmanned sensor firm Near Earth Autonomy

Boeing's venture capital arm makes its first autonomous technology-related investment as it will back software and sensor maker Near Earth Autonomy.

Social services agencies eye emerging tech's benefits

A new Accenture survey on emerging technologies in the public sector indicates strong interest among agencies responsible for social security and revenue collection program.

IBM, Air Force to collaborate on brainy supercomputer

IBM and the Air Force Research Laboratory are working together on a new supercomputer with artificial intelligence functions and a brain-inspired design.

DOE gives six tech giants HPC research funds

Six large tech firms will take part in an Energy Department program that seeks to create the U.S.' first exascale computer by 2021.