SkySafe vehicle-mounted drone-defense system

Anti-drone system gets tryout with special forces

The Navy Special Warfare Command is testing a vehicle-mounted drone defense system designed to counter the growing threat of weaponized consumer drones on the battlefield.

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Illinois blockchain pilots take shape

The Illinois Blockchain Initiative is moving forward with five use cases that demonstrate how the distributed ledger technology can work in government.

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GSA ramps up blockchain exploration

The U.S. Federal Blockchain Forum will give stakeholders an opportunity to develop, share and discuss practical use cases for blockchain technology for agency missions.

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How AI and machine learning can drive government efficiency

The new technologies offer ways to reduce the cost, resources, time and imprecision of current methods of information processing.

Drone from DARPA

Flying drones without GPS, human guidance

DARPA's Fast Lightweight Autonomy program is developing algorithms that work at high speed in real time with off-the shelf drones.

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IARPA explores easy-to-use cryptography

A new program will look at developing tools that architects and programmers can use without having to understand the nuances of specific cryptographic concepts.

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'Fishal recognition' for better fisheries management

Researchers are getting more accurate counts of marine life by using underwater cameras and facial recognition techniques to measure fish populations.

GCN dig IT awards

Deadline extended for 2017 dig IT award nominations

You have until July 15 to help GCN identify the innovative tech that's transforming government at all levels.

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Quantum bits: Research partnerships, building an ecosystem

Recent news from the quantum-computing front.

Department of Homeland Security

DHS unwraps free virtual training for active shooter incidents

The Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment is a multiplayer, scalable online platform that trains responders -- single agencies or across agencies, jurisdictions or disciplines -- for a coordinated response to active shooter incidents.

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Sheriff's office spins up cloud-based facial recognition

In Oregon, the Washington County Sheriff's Office is using Amazon Web Service's Rekognition service to match pictures of suspects with a pool of mugshots.

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GSA looks to bring AI to proposal reviews

The General Services Administration is looking improve its FASlane process with machine learning and distributed ledger technologies.

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