federal blockchain

GSA ramps up blockchain exploration

The U.S. Federal Blockchain Forum will give stakeholders an opportunity to develop, share and discuss practical use cases for blockchain technology for agency missions.

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How AI and machine learning can drive government efficiency

The new technologies offer ways to reduce the cost, resources, time and imprecision of current methods of information processing.

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Flying drones without GPS, human guidance

DARPA's Fast Lightweight Autonomy program is developing algorithms that work at high speed in real time with off-the shelf drones.

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IARPA explores easy-to-use cryptography

A new program will look at developing tools that architects and programmers can use without having to understand the nuances of specific cryptographic concepts.

school of fish (NOAA)

'Fishal recognition' for better fisheries management

Researchers are getting more accurate counts of marine life by using underwater cameras and facial recognition techniques to measure fish populations.

GCN dig IT awards

Deadline extended for 2017 dig IT award nominations

You have until July 15 to help GCN identify the innovative tech that's transforming government at all levels.

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Quantum bits: Research partnerships, building an ecosystem

Recent news from the quantum-computing front.

Department of Homeland Security

DHS unwraps free virtual training for active shooter incidents

The Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment is a multiplayer, scalable online platform that trains responders -- single agencies or across agencies, jurisdictions or disciplines -- for a coordinated response to active shooter incidents.

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Sheriff's office spins up cloud-based facial recognition

In Oregon, the Washington County Sheriff's Office is using Amazon Web Service's Rekognition service to match pictures of suspects with a pool of mugshots.

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GSA looks to bring AI to proposal reviews

The General Services Administration is looking improve its FASlane process with machine learning and distributed ledger technologies.

Virtual Reality (NAVY)

VR environment powers Navy equipment installation, training

Virtual environments will allow more accurate documentation for ship builders and installation engineers and give sailors a way to train on new equipment before it is placed onboard.

The fixed-wing Precision Hawk Lancaster 5 being launched during the TCL2 Demonstration at Reno (NASA)

NASA tests drone traffic management

The agency wrapped up second-level testing for its cloud-based unmanned aircraft systems traffic management platform.

Topic Resources

  • Transforming Customer Service: Building a Smarter Service-Oriented Workforce

    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.

  • Improve Agency Processes -- Focus Here First

    View this on-demand presentation to learn how agencies can use process improvement to put the U.S. Digital Services Playbook into action. Leading experts used real-world case studies to illustrate how Business Process Management (BPM) can help agencies save resources and meet customer expectations, regardless of location, device, or communication method.


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