federal blockchain

The next link in the (block)chain

The Blockchain Playbook can help agencies move forward with development and deployment of the distributed-ledger technology for their specific use cases.

DHS nurtures wearable tech for responders

DHS drafts handbook for responder tech integration

The Next Generation First Responder Integration Handbook outlines a “plug-and-play,” standards-based environment designed to enable commercially developed technologies to run on existing first responder infrastructure.

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West Virginia tries blockchain-based mobile voting

Military voters from two counties can cast absentee ballots with the secure mobile application.

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The quantum promise

Though we're not even into the wild west days of quantum computing, one expert argues we should take some risks on a technology that can keep the nation safe and competitive.

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VR training puts officers in the virtual line of fire

The Department of Homeland Security prepares to roll out a school-shooter scenario for its virtual training environment as the market expands for VR-based options for law enforcement.

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Security through chaos engineering: No more 'set it and forget it'

Organizations that don’t stress test the security of their infrastructure, "are slowly drifting into the unknown," one security architect says.

DARPA OFFSET

Controlling drone swarms with VR

DARPA's Offensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics program uses game-based architecture to manage unmanned swarms of aerial and ground devices.

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DARPA wants collaborating satellite constellations

Leveraging increased autonomy and machine learning, the research agency aims to maximize the performance of networked satellites.

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Lessons from a government blockchain pilot

The Bureau of Fiscal Service shares what it learned when it used a distributed ledger to track employee equipment.

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Colorado bullish on blockchain

A bipartisan bill in Colorado encourages state agencies to explore blockchain solutions in new and existing IT projects to secure data, eliminate redundancies, prevent fraud and save money.

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Explainer: What is differential privacy and how can it protect your data?

By adding random noise to the aggregate data, differential privacy can protect information about individual users while still providing accurate results from database queries.

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Drone deliveries to the warfighter

The Hive Final Mile project uses a mobile application for placing orders to drones that are launched from their "hive" to deliver supplies to troops in the field.

Topic Resources

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    Whether a public contact center or an internal help desk, government offices managing customer service play a vital role in supporting their agencies missions. Unfortunately, many service centers lack the tools they need to deliver high-quality services in a timely fashion. In this webcast, Michelle Earley, USAJOBS Program Manager at OPM, and Stephanie Wade, Director, Innovation Lab at OPM, will discuss how they are transforming USAJOBS, the federal government's official jobs site to improve the hiring process and elevate the level of customer service that applicants receive. The transformation is comprehensive, involving the adoption of human-centered design principles, the use cloud-based DevOps to create new services, and the modernization of foundational technology, including the cloud.

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