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NASA plans for 'Earth-independent' space exploration

The space agency wants research proposals for processes that turn in-situ resources into water, oxygen and fuel.

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Tampa demos connected-vehicle tech to draw volunteers

The city wants 1,600 residents to equip their vehicles with sensors, communications and a notification device as part of a connected-vehicle pilot program.

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DARPA wants war games that write their own rules

The next level of strategic gaming would model the behavior of an entire nation, with its complex interplay of political, economic and social factors.

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How government can get the most out of blockchain

By starting small, and focusing on user experience and agile development, agencies can take advantage of the new foundational technology.

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Laying the foundation for drone swarms

DARPA wants technologies and tactics to manage drone swarms in diverse, evolving urban situations.

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Facial recognition improving 'at breakneck speeds'

Recent winners of the IARPA challenge demonstrate improvements with the technology's accuracy and speed.

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Blockchain: Getting government beyond the hype

Interest in blockchain's public sector potential is growing. But while use cases and proof of concepts are hinting as what's possible, agencies have a ways to go before projects can be rolled out on a larger scale.

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Debunking common myths about federal automation

Automation is the solution to reducing risk, shrinking costs and breaking down data silos that are plaguing agencies.

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Agency officials, industry call for transparency in AI

As both the public and private sector race to develop artificial intelligence-based tools and applications, some execs are urging caution.

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White House high on drones, FAA gets tech to help manage them

The Trump administration has issued plans for accelerating the integration of unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace.

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Are wearables reliable enough for public safety?

National Institute of Standards and Technology will test wearables marketed to first responders.

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DHS seeks tech for a better border-crossing experience

Technology that counts international travelers in airports and guides them to the correct inspection areas would streamline the inspection process and improve travelers' experience.