States rush to regulate drones ahead of federal guidelines

States rush to regulate drones ahead of federal guidelines

In the absence of federal regulations, states are eager to regulate unmanned aerial vehicles, but advocates for the technology say legislatures are overstepping their authority and hamstringing an industry ripe for growth.

mobile and wearable technology

Closing the gap between mobile and wearable

The use of mobile technology in field work shows how the stage is being set for wearables in government.

Air Force seeks virtual training

Air Force seeks virtual training

The Air Force wants additional capabilities for live, virtual and constructive training.

In Oklahoma, beacon-powered app helps students navigate university library

Beacon-powered app helps students navigate university library

The University of Oklahoma worked with Aruba Networks to create an app to help students navigate libraries, exhibits and campus landmarks.

Eye-tracking research probes how intell analysts find needles in the haystack

Eye tracking probes how intell analysts find needles in the haystack

Sandia Lab researchers are working on a way to help track data in visual feeds and other real-life security applications that use more than just static images.

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.

How

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.

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