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IARPA contracts for universal text translator

The intelligence community's research arm taps major research universities, NIST to create a universal text translator.

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Year in review: GCN's top tools and tactics for government IT managers

In 2017, we saw plenty of change, with consumer technologies flowing into government offices on one end and fascinating advances on the leading edge of computing.

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Baking security into customized chips

In tackling security at the CPU level, the Inherently Secure Processor offers a way to decentralize risk and build in protection from the start.

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U.S. to sell $10M in seized bitcoin

As the price of bitcoin is skyrocketing, the government looks to cash in.

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AI and chatbots: Driving the future of government IT service management

Successful integration of AI into government agencies will reduce costs and increase service management efficiencies.

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IBM expands cloud-based quantum access

Members of the IBM Q Network will have cloud-based access to the 20-qubit IBM Q system and eventually to the company's 50-qubit prototype processor.

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Agencies cautious on blockchain applications

Agency execs caution that putting policy before technology could "hijack" future efforts to deploy the technology.

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Traffic analysis at the intersection of AI and supercomputing

Artificial intelligence and high-end hardware can automatically analyze video data from traffic cameras and provide actionable information for decision-makers.

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What's government's role in AI?

Senators explore government's role as both an end user and enabler of artificial intelligence.

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Army seeks virtual training environment for squads

The Squad immersive Virtual Trainer would give small units realistic training for shooting, movement, communications, care of wounded and defensive capabilities in a variety of realistic terrains.

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DARPA engineering smart plants to act as biosensors

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is exploring ways plants can be genetically modified to detect chemical, nuclear or biological threats that waft through the air.

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Disaster zones could soon be salvaged by teams of smart devices -- here’s how

Smartphones, sensors and drones can be brought together in complex device networks to address communications and power needs in emergency response.

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