3d model of a city (IARPA)

3-D models from satellite data on the fly

IARPA is developing automated systems that can quickly build complex 3-D models from commercial, satellite and airborne imagery.

IED detection system (University of Delaware/ Evan Krape)

Camera combo for spotting IEDs

Researchers are building an augmented reality system that combines traditional cameras, thermal infrared sensing and ground penetrating radar to find improvised explosive devices from up to 30 meters away.

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Illinois builds momentum for blockchain

With lessons learned from pilot projects, the Illinois Blockchain Initiative maps out its next steps.

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Federal 100 winners announced

The winners went above and beyond their job descriptions, making contributions in buying, managing and using technology that had a positive impact on government IT.

wind turbine simulation (DOE/NREL)

Exascale: No. 1 priority for DOE Science Office

This week, an Energy Department official called exascale a priority. Next week, researchers meet to talk about making it a reality.

exoskeleton (U.S. Army photo by David McNally)

Making man more machine

The Army wants an exoskeleton to improve strength, endurance and ergonomics of warfighters.

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Infusing government with AI, one pilot at a time

Digital assistants and robotic process automation programs not only give agencies new tools to improve efficiency, they also empower creative thinking, the leader of GSA's Emerging Citizen Technologies Program says.

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TSA explores facial recognition at LAX

The Transportation Security Administration is testing facial recognition technology that compares almost real-time images of passengers' faces with the images on their electronic passports.


The consumer electronics that power public safety

Connected emergency vehicles, mobile apps for responders and the internet of life saving things show the merging of consumer and public safety technology.

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NIST examines blockchain misconceptions

A new draft report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology sets out to dispel some of the common misconceptions surrounding distributed ledger technology.

conversational virtual assistant for intel analytics

Air Force seeks 'virtual wingman' for intel analysts

The conversational digital assistants would make complex analytics possible for nearly anyone, regardless of technical ability.

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Guarding against the possible Spectre in every machine

As companies and government agencies explore ways to ensure that items are manufactured, assembled, shipped and delivered reliably and without tampering, they're building robust blockchain-based systems that can help track and secure hardware.

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