Dig IT finalists: Robotics, Automation & Unmanned Systems

Announcing the Dig IT Award finalists: Robotics, automation and UAS

Whether it’s meeting new technology challenges or taking the tedium or danger out of government operations, agencies are using automation to deliver services faster.

Texas drone researchers share data via NASA network

Texas drone researchers share data via NASA network

A new agreement gives university researchers direct access to NASA's Ames Research Center for the exchange of real-time UAS flight data.

Drones audition for bridge inspections

Drones audition for bridge inspections

Ohio is joining Minnesota, Connecticut and Delaware in testing how unmanned aerial systems can improve safety, reduce costs and increase efficiency in bridge inspections.

NOAA, NASA support flood response with data

NOAA, NASA support flood response with data

As satellite data and computing power increase, research agencies like NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are supporting disaster response operations with real-time data and analysis.

Transforming the programming process

Transforming the programming process

Researchers hope to replace manual programming with computer-generated code based on users’ intent, which might be expressed as examples or via natural language commands.

21 cutting-edge solutions for standing up to Zika

21 cutting-edge solutions for standing up to Zika

The U.S. Agency for International Development challenged global innovators to develop cutting-edge solutions to combat Zika, and a number of IT-based nominations will be funded.

Carrier landings as smooth as magic carpet rides

Carrier landings as smooth as magic carpet rides

Magic Carpet software is designed to reduce stress on Navy pilots by simplifying aircraft carrier landings.

NIST develops portable wireless network platform for responders

NIST develops portable wireless network platform for responders

The Rapidly Deployable Public Safety Research Platform allows first responders to communicate in areas where a nationwide communications network might not be available.

DHS accelerator expands to bring wearable tech for responders

DHS accelerator expands to bring wearable tech for responders

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate is reinvesting in its EMERGE program to tap the start-up technology community for innovative gear for first responders.

For sale: 2,719.32669068 government-owned bitcoins

For sale: 2,719.32669068 government-owned bitcoins

The U.S. Marshals Service is auctioning cryptocurrency seized in various federal cases.

Disaster-resilient cloud architecture

Disaster-resilient cloud architecture

Researchers propose a cloud resource management architecture that makes it easier to transmit video in disaster situations.

VR advocates look for congressional support

VR advocates look for congressional support

Virtual reality advocates held an Aug. 3 event on Capitol Hill to encourage broader backing for VR technologies.


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