Emerging Technology

NSF pitches Congress on the potential of quantum technology

The National Science Foundation made a case for robust congressional funding in emerging tech research following budget cuts to the agency this year.

Is artificial intelligence combat ready?

Serco's machine learning leader Mike Colony explains the potential and challenges of human-machine teaming on the battlefield.

Vibrint, pureLiFi form networking tech partnership

Their collaboration centers around secure light-based connectivity for intelligence agencies that do not use traditional wireless methods inside their secure facilities.

Los Alamos National Lab unveils new supercomputer primed for AI

NVIDIA, Hewlett Packard, and the Department of Energy jointly brought a new supercomputer to the New Mexico lab outfitted for processing large volumes of data.


New bill would greatly expand Defense Department quantum efforts

Proposed legislation would establish a quantum advisor and a new center of excellence.

US signs on to international principles for 6G

In conjunction with nine other countries, the U.S. released six new principles intended to guide a global 6G wireless connectivity adoption.

Synthetaic closes $15M Series B funding round

The venture arms of IBM and Booz Allen Hamilton are among the investors in Synthetaic, which is looking to further develop and scale its image categorization tool.

Oak Ridge public-private partnership looks to advance quantum tech for the power grid

The partnership between Oak Ridge National Laboratory and utility provider EPB aims to find ways that quantum technologies can enhance energy resilience. 

How to find that pathway to success through the SBIR program

Colvin Run Networks CEO Nikhil Shenoy shares how his company used the SBIR program and the lessons learned that can help other small businesses succeed.

USAID wants help in crafting a playbook for global AI uses

The federal government’s latest artificial intelligence guidance is looking to take recommendations from earlier risk management documents.

How often does ChatGPT push misinformation?

Researchers found that one of the most popular generative-AI tools agreed with false statements up to one-quarter of the time.

Inside General Dynamics IT's 'Digital Accelerators' initiative

The company's strategy for focusing on some of the federal market's hottest technology priorities helped net close to $2 billion in contract awards for 2023.

Generative AI poised to revolutionize capture management

GenAI tools have immense potential for federal contractors when it comes to both proposal and capture management and writing compelling proposals.

Government’s quantum efforts are shifting to a near-term strategy

As the National Quantum Initiative Act is set to advance to a House vote, one federal official described the technology as “the next thing” on the horizon.

Agencies have over 1,200 AI uses planned or in operation, watchdog finds

The massive GAO report found that some agencies — like NASA and the Department of Commerce — have made major investments in artificial intelligence, while others struggled to meet federal requirements.

Why NIST is prioritizing creating a dictionary of AI development

An official from the National Institute of Standards and Technology explained the need for a consensus on language as a means of developing common standards for AI.

AI’s military use is limited by maturity concerns, CENTCOM official says

A U.S. Central Command official noted that “performance is still quite up and down” with AI, even as officials continue to experiment with the emerging technologies.