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White House high on drones, FAA gets tech to help manage them

The Trump administration has issued plans for accelerating the integration of unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace.

DHS nurtures wearable tech for responders

Are wearables reliable enough for public safety?

National Institute of Standards and Technology will test wearables marketed to first responders.

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DHS seeks tech for a better border-crossing experience

Technology that counts international travelers in airports and guides them to the correct inspection areas would streamline the inspection process and improve travelers' experience.

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Will smart city investment pay off?

The Smart Cities Benefits Index ranks 50 cities based on their expected return on investment in smart city technology.

GCN dig IT awards

Congratulations to this year's dig IT award winners

From mobile security to telehealth to smarter and more resilient infrastructure, these five projects represent the best of discovery and innovation in government IT.

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Robotic process automation delivers better results for citizens

Applying automation to business processes can reduce or eliminate many of the obstacles to delivering fast, efficient citizen outcomes while keeping humans at the heart of government service.

Water Resources Recovery Facility aerial view (Mumfreesboro, Tenn.)

Myriad missions for Murfreesboro drones

Murfreesboro became the first city in Tennessee to earn a Federal Aviation Administration certificate of authorization to fly unmanned aircraft systems.

Roboteam top layer technology (Roboteam)

Sending robot squads into danger zones

The top layer solution creates a mesh communication network among the robotic vehicles, enabling a convoy to instinctively follow its designated leader and providing a resilient communications network that can function in urban and subterranean environments.

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Automating vital (but boring) back-office operations

NASA Shared Services Center has automated the creation of personnel cases in its human resources system for new hires and position transfers.

drone in DARPA swarm challenge (DARPA)

Teaching drones to organize themselves

Teams from the Army, Navy and Air Force are testing software that will eventually enable drones to autonomously coordinate attacks and respond to challenges by opposing swarms of enemy aircraft.

Sea Hunter (DARPA)

A deep dive into solving autonomous navigation challenges

The three-hulled, 132-foot-long Sea Hunter can operate on its own to find enemy submarines or mines, using algorithms to help it see other sea traffic and follow the rules of maritime navigation.

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Government embraces next-gen citizen services with chatbots

Agencies are using chatbots to field citizen question, facilitate complex tasks and increase engagement.

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