President Obama announced that he will ask self-driving car manufacturers to sign a 15-point checklist to ensure the safety of the vehicles. The Federal Automated Vehicles Policy will include provisions to increase safety, mobility, productivity, and sustainability of automated vehicles. […]
In order to better provide opioid users with ready access to life-saving medication in the case of an overdose, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it would be hosting a 2016 Naloxone App Competition.
In the endeavor to create a digital government, agencies and organizations should not let new technologies supersede the wants and needs of their users, according to experts.[…]
The future of cybersecurity in the government and beyond relies on finding the kernels of innovation potential within “crazy” ideas, according to experts. One such idea is to abandon the concept of passwords altogether.[…]
At the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, expect to see robots, driverless vehicles, and a man-made meteorite show instead of standard fireworks.
To become “Future Ready,” city governments must focus on fostering and leveraging technological innovation in their local area, according to experts at an Information Technology and Innovation Foundation panel. “Cities that are embracing future ready, we notice that they are data-driven,” said Christy McFarland of the National League of Cities.[…]
Government employees who attended the hacking conventions of the past had a pretty hard time remaining unnoticed, as many hosted “Spot the Fed” games that rewarded attendees for outing Federal employees. Today’s hacking conventions, like Black Hat and Defcon that took place earlier this month, are creating a much more collaborative environment.[…]
The White House launched a new effort to help increase the use of drones and showcased how government agencies have become a proving ground for a wide array of new drone concepts and technologies. Here are 13 interesting facts that came out of the workshop.[…]
The Department of Energy is investing $19 million to improve the efficiency of the nation’s buildings. This investment will aim to develop advanced building technologies that will help Americans save money on utility bills, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create jobs.[…]