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DOD's growing interest in quantum and blockchain

The Marine Corps and U.S. Cyber Command are both exploring how quantum computing and blockchain could transform their business practices.

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Taking bomb disposal robots to the next level

The Office of Naval Research wants an explosive ordnance disposal "technician" with more dexterity and increased awareness.

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DNA: Nature's data center

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is looking for a new storage medium that can hold more data within a smaller footprint. Is DNA the answer?

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An early-warning system for WMDs

DARPA wants a real-time detection system to sniff out chemical, biological, nuclear or other potential threats.

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The 'fake news' challenge for first responders

A DHS advisory group offers tops on how local and federal emergency responders can leverage social media.

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Machine learning with limited data

The process of teaching a neural network to recognize an object or pattern typically requires a great deal of data. What if there isn't much available?

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Enlisting bots and blockchain for financial management

Treasury's Bureau of the Fiscal Service is exploring how blockchain and robotic process automation can streamline labor-intensive tasks.

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DOE budgets for cybersecurity, exascale, quantum programs

The $30.6 billion budget proposal would invest almost $500 million for energy infrastructure security and $636 million to meet exascale goals.

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Is blockchain secure enough for government?

Blockchain has broad public-sector potential, but recent cryptocurrency hackings have lawmakers concerned about its security for government applications.


Virtual training for international drug investigators

LAW-TRAIN, which lets investigators practice conducting interviews in a virtual, multicultural context, is part of a growing range of mixed-reality training platforms.

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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.

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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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