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Colorado bullish on blockchain

A bipartisan bill in Colorado encourages state agencies to explore blockchain solutions in new and existing IT projects to secure data, eliminate redundancies, prevent fraud and save money.

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Explainer: What is differential privacy and how can it protect your data?

By adding random noise to the aggregate data, differential privacy can protect information about individual users while still providing accurate results from database queries.

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Drone deliveries to the warfighter

The Hive Final Mile project uses a mobile application for placing orders to drones that are launched from their "hive" to deliver supplies to troops in the field.

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Can IoT transmissions be securely encrypted?

MIT researchers have developed a tiny, low-power chip that is hard-wired to perform public-key encryption.

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Building a better agency through orchestration

Orchestration not only helps agencies solve problems and increase efficiencies, it breaks down silos and surfaces IT ecosystem components.


Blockchain for everyday efficiencies

The Postal Service and Treasury's Bureau of Fiscal Service are experimenting with blockchain to improve their supply chain and asset tracking methods.


Federal, state execs push for blockchain expansion

Agencies are looking to the private sector for interoperable blockchain solutions that cut across mission needs.

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Using blockchain to secure the 'internet of things'

Blockchain-based systems that check in for updates would help all IoT manufacturers secure their devices.

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DOD's growing interest in quantum and blockchain

The Marine Corps and U.S. Cyber Command are both exploring how quantum computing and blockchain could transform their business practices.

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Taking bomb disposal robots to the next level

The Office of Naval Research wants an explosive ordnance disposal "technician" with more dexterity and increased awareness.

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DNA: Nature's data center

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is looking for a new storage medium that can hold more data within a smaller footprint. Is DNA the answer?

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An early-warning system for WMDs

DARPA wants a real-time detection system to sniff out chemical, biological, nuclear or other potential threats.

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