Wearable technology for responders gets a boost from accelerator

Wearable technology for responders gets a boost from accelerator

The TechNexus accelerator will work with 13 companies to develop their wearable technology for first responders.

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How'd you like to design a smartwatch app for astronauts?

NASA is holding a contest to design a smartwatch app for use on the International Space Station.

Army aims to take its training game to the next level

Army aims to take its training game to the next level

The Army is looking for a Next Generation Game training solution that will provide various degrees of immersion for small to medium units in a shared environment.

how facial recognition technology works

A closer look at facial recognition

Facial recognition is emerging as an authentication method more accurate than passwords – but how do these systems work?

Mcity

Driverless cars get a city of their own

The University of Michigan debuts its Mcity test environment -- 32 acres designed specifically to test the potential of driverless vehicles.

GSA names leading edge technologies

The 10 technologies that will drive public-sector IT

A revised list of "leading edge technologies" for the Alliant 2 contract reflects the General Services Administration's vision for near-future IT.

Contracting officers: Get ready to meet your robot overlords

Contracting officers: Get ready to meet your robot overlords

The Air Force is looking for a cognitive computing tool to help the acquisition workforce navigate the documents and regulations associated with DOD procurement.

Virtual test bed for squadX

DARPA developing test bed for squad-level tech

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has contracted for a virtual test bed for its Squad X Core Technologies program.

States crack down on driver

States crack down on driver's license fraud

States increasingly are employing facial recognition software to compare driver’s license or ID photos with other images on file.

Early signs of a HoloLens ecosystem

Early signs of a HoloLens ecosystem

The first HoloLens software development company launched last week, while Microsoft is offering research-and-development grants for its mixed-reality technology.

hoverbike

Army moves closer to hoverbike

A feasibility study indicated a successful performance of the Army Research Lab’s tactical reconnaissance vehicle, which will now move toward the prototype phase.

Worst-case scenarios: How new tech could disrupt government

Worst-case scenarios: How new tech could disrupt government

A recent Brookings Institute report highlights the challenges governments can expect from widespread adoption of new technologies such as autonomous vehicles and artificial intelligence.

Topic Resources

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