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Sharing the Wealth in 3D


Feds in the Field

Sharing the Wealth in 3D

This award-winning video series shows off the imaginative ways that government uses technology. The Smithsonian’s Digitization Program Office creates 3D scans of items such as fossils, flowers and fancy clothes so that scientists and the public have access to the museums’ wealth of artifacts.

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The WIL to Reimagine Work


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The WIL to Reimagine Work

This series shows off the imaginative ways that government uses technology. With federal employees increasingly returning to the office, the General Services Administration’s Workplace Innovation Lab is testing optimal technology setups leveraging artificial intelligence and Power over Ethernet.

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Solutions for Classified Classes

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Solutions for Classified Classes

When the pandemic forced the U.S. Army Cyber School to temporarily go remote, technology approved by the National Security Agency allowed training to continue securely.

The federal government runs on technology — often in surprising ways, in all kinds of places. FedTech’s award-winning Feds in the Field series follows our curiosity into some of the more unique use cases found in federal IT. Watch technology in action, keeping citizens safe, helping federal employees solve challenges and much more.

From printers in space to digitizing the words of Alexander Hamilton, check out all of the videos in the series
Digitally Transformed Exhibits

An earthquake set the National Air and Space Museum’s digital transformation in motion with more user-friendly exhibits promoting active learning.

Watch the Video.



Lights, Camera, Fire

With special cameras and sensors, the National Fire Research Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology studies ways to prevent fire and limit its damage.

Get a Closer Look.



Information at Exascale

At Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the nation’s largest supercomputer tackles the most complex scientific problems of our time.

Witness the new Frontier.



Flying with AI

Drones are a common tool in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s scientific arsenal, but now the agency is adding a touch of AI to the program.

See how AI can boost research.



Sprint to the Finish

Amid a historic pandemic, the U.S. Census Bureau relied on Device as a Service technology to complete the critical, once-a-decade U.S. population count.

Find out how DaaS works.



Bear With Us

From the home of Fat Bear Week, government webcams show off Katmai National Park and Preserve’s wonders to a nature-starved public.

Watch the video to get a good look at the bears.


Smart Diplomacy

With sensors that detect energy use and mechanical flaws in its embassies, the State Department practices make its operations more efficient around the world.

>Watch the video to see how the State Department has turned its embassies green

Printing in Space

In space, printing happens in all dimensions. Astronauts use both 2D and 3D printers to get their jobs done far above the Earth.

>Watch the video to see how NASA enables printing in space 

The Automation Factory

The Defense Logistics Agency handles countless contracts for the Department of Defense and has embraced robotic process automation to take care of the most mundane and repetitive tasks.

>Watch the video to learn how the DLA uses RPA to be more efficient 


Drones Test the Water 

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture are searching for better ways to detect dangerous E. coli., and have found drones to be an effective tool to do so. 

>Watch the video and fly high with USDA drones as they help keep water safe

Health Care from a Distance 

For tens of thousands of veterans who have trouble getting to a doctor, the Department of Veterans Affairs’ telehealth network provides care remotely, something that has become crucial during the pandemic.

>Watch the video to see how doctors connect with patients to deliver care

Preserving the Past

The Library of Congress, charged with maintaining our heritage, digitizes countless documents, photos and books every year, helping to bring history to life for new generations.

>Watch the video to explore how the Library of Congress digitizes historical artifacts

Safe at Home

The governmentwide switch to telework in early 2020 has become a permanent part of the landscape.

>Watch the video to see how three agencies adapted.

Train Virtually Anywhere

The U.S. Army is adapting commercial, off-the-shelf augmented reality goggles to improve its training. 

See how soldiers put the new tech to use.

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