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IRS uses tech to track bitcoin transactions

The IRS is using commercial software to help it identify bitcoin owners who avoid paying taxes on their digital currency.

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Artificial intelligence cyberattacks are coming -- but what does that mean?

Adding AI to today's cybercrime and cybersecurity world will fuel what is already a rapidly escalating arms race between attackers and defenders.

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How quantum mechanics can change computing

Although large-scale quantum computers do not yet exist, they may hold the key to the future of internet security.

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Communities forming around blockchain for government

The Government Blockchain Association and DC Blockchain Center are bringing public- and private-sector officials together to leverage the technology in the government space.

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Tech that's worth the hype

Gartner's hype cycle, which shows the maturation level and likely adoption of innovations, helps IT leaders better manage the deployment of new and existing technologies.

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Better research results with VR

Besides creating experiments that are easier to control, virtual reality produces a lot of data.

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Mining emergency calls to improve responses

Powered by IBM's Watson, APCO IntelliComm will analyze emergency calls and give public-safety directors feedback for modifying training or response materials.

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Self-improvement for autonomous systems

DARPA wants to leverage machine learning to help self-piloting systems teach themselves to become safer.

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NIST tackles smart grid framework update

The entire energy ecosystem has shifted since the National Institute of Standards and Technology last updated its guidelines for smart grid interoperability.

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VA seeks BPM bots

The Department of Veterans Affairs' Financial Services Center is interested in adding robotic automation to its business process management suite.

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AI strategies for improving citizen services

As artificial intelligence becomes more prevalent, a new paper provides strategies for agencies considering the technology for improving engagement and customer satisfaction.

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Iowa preps maps for automated vehicles

The high-definition maps will help vehicles "see" beyond what their on-board sensors show.

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