11 episodes

A podcast covering the latest innovation and emerging technology trends impacting the federal government.

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A podcast covering the latest innovation and emerging technology trends impacting the federal government.

    John Blackwell: Augmented and Virtual Reality in the Public and Private Sectors

    John Blackwell: Augmented and Virtual Reality in the Public and Private Sectors

    Today's guest on Innovation Insights is John Blackwell. John is President and CEO of Diamond Age Technology, an R&D laboratory in Houston, Texas.

    Diamond Age Technology focuses on practical implementations of media technologies, including augmented and virtual reality for clients in the government, industrial and corporate sectors.

    • 37 min
    Alison Kahn and Life Saving Technology: Personal Area Networks for First Responders

    Alison Kahn and Life Saving Technology: Personal Area Networks for First Responders

    What are personal area networks (PAN), and what makes them so critical for today's first responders? In this episode of Innovation Insights, Alison Kahn, electronics engineer and PAN expert, delves into this growing technology. Learn how personal area networks are helping innovate emergency response by giving first responders the data and communication tools that they need.

    • 33 min
    Nate Wentland: Building Better Communities Through 5G

    Nate Wentland: Building Better Communities Through 5G

    Today’s guest is Nate Wentland, Chief Business Technology Officer for Arlington County, VA. This first episode of season 2 looks at what Arlington is doing with 5G technology. More specifically: what are 5G's key benefits, challenges of implementation, and, ultimately, its impact on users throughout the region. Wentland is driving innovation by focusing on the business needs of the county, and what technology is available to meet those needs.

    • 22 min
    Safe Communities, Smart Government Podcast with PSCR Division Chief Dereck Orr

    Safe Communities, Smart Government Podcast with PSCR Division Chief Dereck Orr

    In this episode of Innovation Insights, we’ll speak with Dereck Orr, Division Chief of the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). PSCR is at the forefront of adapting advancing technology to fit the needs of first responders in emergency situations. Orr offers his insights on overcoming new technology barriers in public safety and the need for long term strategic planning.

    • 21 min
    Drones in Public Safety: What’s Next?

    Drones in Public Safety: What’s Next?

    The use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) continues to spread throughout public safety communities, helping support and deliver agencies’ missions. Charles Werner, Chair on the National Council on Public Safety, UAS, discusses the trend, sharing his UAS experiences during his 37 years with the Charlottesville, VA, fire department. He discusses the opportunities of drone technology for emergency response and his view of public safety’s future.

    • 23 min
    Using Technology to Advance Emergency Response

    Using Technology to Advance Emergency Response

    James Schwartz, Deputy County Manager overseeing public safety and technology in Arlington, VA, is a veteran public safety leader. Schwartz shares his insights on the impact of continual technological advancements within emergency response and public safety and the future of communication interoperability. He explains the struggle to balance daily mission demands and putting resources into long term goals--and the collaborative efforts between first responder communities.

    • 35 min

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