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.
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.
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.
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.
With sensors that detect energy use and mechanical flaws in its embassies, the State Department practices make its operations more efficient around the world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Safe at Home
The governmentwide switch to telework in early 2020 has become a permanent part of the landscape.
Train Virtually Anywhere
The U.S. Army is adapting commercial, off-the-shelf augmented reality goggles to improve its training.