New & Emerging Technology

The New & Emerging Technologies (NET) portfolio is an evolving one, as new technology emerges. Currently, the portfolio focuses on data (open, big, analytics), cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), smart communities, artificial intelligence, automation, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), blockchain technology, and quantum computing. By bringing together technologists from the private sector, the government and academia, CompTIA can directly address the policy challenges that arise as these technologies increasingly impact our economy and national security.

The CompTIA Federal and State Emerging Technologies Committee supports new and emerging technology platforms through impactful policies creating an advantageous policy environment that allows emerging technology platforms to mature at both the Federal and State level. We focus our advocacy efforts on promoting the adoption of digital technology to help create smart cities, remove barriers to ensure greater Internet of Things (IoT) growth, and enabling an environment for digital infrastructure.

Emerging Technologies Committees

Federal State

Press Releases

Twelve Executives Named to CompTIA Advisory Councils Executive Board

Mar 13, 2018

New CompTIA Cloud+ Certification Reflects Growing Importance of Advanced Cloud Skills

Feb 08, 2018

CompTIA Statement on President Trump's State of the Union Address

Jan 31, 2018

Blog Articles

  • An Informative Overview of Government Priorities Shared during Capitol Hill Speakers Series at Fly-In

    by Lana Sansur | Feb 19, 2018
    On the morning February 14, we held the Capitol Hill Speaker Series at the 2018 CompTIA DC Fly-In. It featured high-ranking officials from the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Homeland Security and provided Fly-In attendees with an informative overview of government priorities for the coming year around the tech agenda. It also gave attendees added knowledge of tech issues before hitting the halls of Congress for Fly-In meetings.
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  • BLOCKCHAIN: What Does the Future Hold? Discussed at Tech Policy Summit at Fly In

    by Lana Sansur | Feb 19, 2018
    Blockchains have emerged as possibly one of the next big transformational technologies for government use in an effort to provide citizens with easy, online access to services and transactions. Blockchain technology is also at the forefront of many private industry sectors, including banking, real estate, and health care.
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  • Drones and Smart Cities: Transforming the Lives of Citizens

    by Lana Sansur | Jan 26, 2018
    Last week, CompTIA hosted the first in a series of webinars for the newly established Emerging Technology Committee which represents the federal, state and local ecosystems. The webinar titled, “Drones and Smart Cities: Transforming the lives of Citizens,” examined drones and their ability to deliver services more rapidly and more efficiently to residents and how the influx of emerging technologies such as drones will help develop smart cities.
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