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Bridging the Digital Divide with EDX disCO2ver

2023-07-24T08:23:21-04:00July 20th, 2023|

The world is undergoing a digital revolution. For years, advanced carbon capture and storage (CCS) tools were limited to those with resources and expertise, but the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is aiming to democratize data in ways that bridge the digital divide and empower a larger community to benefit from CCS tools. Fueled [...]

The future is here: How emerging technologies can transform federal agencies

2023-07-24T08:20:48-04:00June 15th, 2023|

Hosted by former federal agency CTO Pete Tseronis Technology’s evolution seems to have accelerated lately, with artificial intelligence and Web 3.0 breaking new ground. These technologies may be intriguing for federal government agencies, but they can also be bewildering. How could they help us do what we do? How should we factor them into [...]

How Private Wireless Broadband Can Help Utilities Hit Their Decarbonization Goals

2023-04-30T18:51:46-04:00April 26th, 2023|

Our Nation’s power grid is due for a transformative upgrade. In order for this evolution to happen, collaboration across Government, Industry, and Academia is paramount. The complexity of the Energy Grid is unique, and the integration of operational technology with information technology is critical to affording the benefits of distributed energy resources and intelligent [...]

Securing Internet Communications – Leveraging Zero Trust Architecture

2023-04-30T18:58:10-04:00April 25th, 2023|

Web browsers are the primary mechanism for user interaction with the Internet. As such, their security is a constant concern due to the ease of exploitation and the ability of adversaries to interact directly with users. Common vulnerabilities associated with browsers include unsecure configurations, exposure to malicious websites and applications, and unsecure browsing habits [...]

High-Performance Computing Summit

2023-04-30T18:44:52-04:00April 20th, 2023|

The Executive Office of the President issued Executive Order 13702 in August 2015 to maximize the benefits of High-Performance Computing (HPC). More recently, agencies, such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), have continued developing guidance and prioritizing HPC to combat growing cybersecurity threats. The NIST Special Publication 800-23, released in February [...]

Climate Change Summit 2023

2023-04-30T18:35:56-04:00April 17th, 2023|

Climate change is a local, national, and global challenge. It affects our health and well-being, our critical infrastructure, and our future generations. The World Health Organization has underscored that climate change is the single biggest health threat facing humanity, affecting social and environmental determinants of health, to include clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient [...]

A Smart City Focus: Enhancing Digital Equity, Collaborative Innovation, and Economic Growth

2023-04-02T10:37:31-04:00March 28th, 2023|

A Smart City is the compilation of digitally connected people, information, and urban elements. While the technologies underpinning these communities are in a continuous state of evolution, the objective is to ensure a citizen-oriented approach to city management, expanding community collaboration, embracing diversity and inclusivity, and celebrating collaborative creativity. And while the Internet of [...]

JAI – A Personal Concierge | The Next Generation in Generative A.I. Cybersecurity

2023-06-21T16:46:31-04:00March 8th, 2023|

Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) continues to evolve as a fundamental component of next-generation digital infrastructure. Our nation's most critical sectors, e.g., Transportation, Healthcare, Energy, leverage A.I. and Machine Learning (ML) to build a more secure, resilient, and sustainable ecosystem. Generative A.I. (GenAI), a subset of A.I., represents an evolutionary phase that uses algorithms to generate [...]

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