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.

Titan supercomputer

Supercomputer-powered training puts machine learning on the fast track

New software from researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory speeds up the design and training of neural networks.

Karen Jackson (Virginia Secretary of Technology)

Karen Jackson: The exit interview

Virginia's outgoing secretary of technology talks about her work in cybersecurity, autonomous technology and smart communities.

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CES spotlights smart city innovations

The annual consumer electronics show honored 11 innovative smart city products.

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Do drones have a future in DOTs?

Advances in sensors, mapping system accuracy and data management make unmanned aerial systems a high-value proposition for transportation departments.

Marines using radio (Cpl. Drew Tech/USMC)

DARPA seeks tech for keeping comm in military operations

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is looking for radio technology that can withstand the frequent signal degradation that routinely occurs in military operational environments.

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