NYC looks to tech to improve pedestrian safety

NYC looks to tech to improve pedestrian safety

As part of its goal to eventually eliminate pedestrian fatalities in its streets, New York City is considering smartphones or wearable devices to help visually impaired pedestrians safely cross streets.

White House lays foundation for AI-enabled future

White House lays foundation for AI-enabled future

A new report and strategic plan outlines how government can foster the development of artificial intelligence.

2016 DIG IT winners

Discovery and innovation in government IT: The 2016 dig IT Award winners

DARPA, FEMA, NGA, Prince George's County, New Jersey's Parole Board and the Ark-Tex Council of Governments take top honors.

Protecting the perimeter as drones proliferate

Protecting the perimeter as drones proliferate

The Federal Aviation Administration's test of the SkyTracker drone-detection system shows what's possible in securing an increasingly crowded airspace.

FAA small UAS registry

New drone registration system is flying high

The cloud-based, API-driven website was delivered in two months and has processed nearly half a million registrations.

DHS nurtures wearable tech for responders

DHS nurtures wearable tech for responders

The EMERGE program accelerates the delivery of wearable technologies for first responders by bringing startups, accelerators and strategic partners together in a common research and development effort.

Targeting data pain points with process robotics

Targeting data pain points with process robotics

Several federal agencies are piloting a program to reduce the manual labor associated with repetitive, rules-based data tasks.

automated hand held radio testing

Automated radio testing speeds preventive maintenance

The Los Angeles Information Technology Agency’s robotic system automates the disruptive and time-consuming testing of handheld radios.

Avoiding midair crises

Avoiding midair crises

The Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System uses optical sense-and-avoid technology to allow aircraft to detect and track other aircraft approaching in real-time.

Drones get up close and personal with bridges

Drones get up close and personal with bridges

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is evaluating whether unmanned aerial systems can take some of the cost and danger out of bridge inspections.

What drones mean for surveillance

What drones mean for surveillance

Experts explore how law enforcement is using unmanned vehicles and the ethics that such quickly evolving tools entail.

Secrets of open data success

White House announces new smart city funding

The White House on Sept. 26 announced more than $80 million in new funding for smart cities research and projects across the county.