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

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

CompTIA Launches Beta Test for New CompTIA PenTest+ Certification

Jan 31, 2018

Blog Articles

  • 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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  • BlockChain and Cybersecurity - A Primer

    by David Logsdon | Oct 30, 2017
    Blockchain technology has a large potential to transform business operating models in the long term. The use of blockchain technology promises to bring significant efficiencies to global supply chains, financial transactions, asset ledgers and decentralized social networking. What is blockchain technology?
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  • Autonomous Vehicle Legislation Passes the Senate Commerce Committee, Full Senate Vote Next

    by David Logsdon | Oct 10, 2017
    On Wednesday, October 4th, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee passed legislation that paved the way for fast tracking the autonomous vehicle industry. The American Vision for Safer Transportation through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies (AV START) Act aims to clarify the role of both federal and state government in the autonomous vehicle ecosystem.
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