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Can government keep up with automated vehicles?

Regulatory agencies must keep pace with the rapid advances in self-driving cars and other mobility innovations.

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Announcing the dig IT Award finalists

From mobile security to smarter transit to swarming drones, these 25 projects represent the best of discovery and innovation in government IT.

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Functional fabrics for emergency response

Materials integrated with sensors and internet connectivity can solve issues facing soldiers in combat or training, first responders and victims and workers in refugee camps.

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Do you speak V2V? Understanding the language of connected vehicles

Huei Peng, director of University of Michigan's connected vehicle test bed, explains how dedicated short range communications powers vehicle safety and traffic optimization applications.

PackBot with 3-D printed parts (U.S. Army photo by Erin Usawicz)

R-FAB kits let soldiers 3-D print replacement parts

The rapid fabrication kits come equipped with the gear and software for constructing tools and parts in the field.

Get ready for IoT-enabled threats

IoT poses security risks for DOD

A new GAO report called for the Pentagon to strengthen its policies and guidance for connected devices.

smart cities

4 big opportunities for state-level innovation

States should encourage policies to stimulate investment in the digital economy, a Center for Data Innovation report finds.

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Software brittleness may harden embedded systems

Brittleness causes programs to fail fast when under attack, which allows systems to quickly detect and disrupt cyberattacks and revert to known-good states.

National Governors Association’s new chair, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval (NGA)

Governors pivot to energy, transportation innovation

As the new chair of the National Governors Association, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval will focus on helping states prepare for the "ongoing technological transformation of the economy."

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There’s a new cloud in town

Space-based storage would allow agencies to overcome latency, interruption and internet-related security threats.

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Agencies call up drones for monitoring programs

Unmanned vehicles are making it easier for agencies to quickly gather more accurate data at less expense.

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Tampa revs up connected-vehicle pilot

The city is testing 13 different applications of vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication.

Topic Resources

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