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
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.
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.
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.
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.
How Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) are Mapping the Future
Mike Tischler, Director of the National Geospatial Program (NGP) at the US Geological Survey, shares his insights behind the key technologies that will help the digital and data-driven world create resources for emergency response systems. He discusses the NGP’s role in creating federal data sets of mapping and geospatial information that are beneficial across federal agencies.
If You See Something, Say Something: Starting a National Conversation
Mick McKeown, Executive Director of Campaigns and the Homeland Security Advisory Council at the DHS Office of Partnership and Engagement, shares insights behind the See Something, Say Something campaign. He also discusses other innovative campaigns that are pushing the boundaries of traditional government advertising--and some of the challenges of working within government. Learn how his DHS team is addressing them, helping lead an important national conversation that is reaching younger generations and creating change.