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  • drone view of forest (By l i g h t p o e t/Shutterstock.com)

    Drone finds hikers in search and rescue effort

    The Douglas County, Colo., Search and Rescue Team was able to locate lost hikers in just a few hours.

  • internet fast lane (MarekPiotrowski/Shutterstock.com)

    Internet fast lane for first responders

    A new routing protocol may allow first responders and emergency managers to send data-intensive communications over the internet regardless of the amount of other traffic eating up the available bandwidth.

  • section of road with solar panels (The Ray)

    Building a sustainable ‘highway of the future’

    States are experimenting with roadways that create their own clean, renewable energy, drive-thru automated tire safety stations and sensor-embedded highways that transmit data about their condition.

  • border crossing (Arthur Greenberg/Shutterstock.com)

    New camera tech may speed biometric ID at land ports

    If sensor-driven plenoptic cameras can see features in faces behind the tint and glare of vehicle windows, they will enable biometric inspection at land ports of entry.

  • futuristic car interior (chombosan/Shutterstock.com)

    DOT, industry discuss ways to share driverless car data

    Meetings are underway to see if programs used for aviation safety could be a model for autonomous surface transportation.

  • facial recognition at the airport

    CBP, JetBlue test facial recognition for biometric exit

    Customs and Border Protection is testing a paperless and deviceless self-boarding process as part of its ongoing trials to implement a biometric exit solution.

  • drone over NYC (By vectorfusionart/Shutterstock.com)

    White House pushes for drone deterrence authority

    A draft bill would let agencies monitor drone radio communications to determine if the aircraft is a threat and then intercept, confiscate and/or destroy it.

  • Mine Warfare Rapid Assessment Capability system on a drone (ONR/YouTube)

    Navy demos drone-based mine detection

    A small quadcopter carrying with an ultra-sensitive magnetometer sensor can detect mines and dangerous metal obstacles within coastal surf zones.

  • iceberg (By Rashevskyi Viacheslav/Shutterstock.com)

    Shining light on the darknet

    DarkSum crawls the darknet, indexing its content and making it viewable.

  • big data images (By adike/Shutterstock.com)

    Machine learning enlisted for Defense applications

    DOD officials are using artificial intelligence and machine learning to get insights from big data faster.

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    Don't forget your dig IT nominations

    Help GCN showcase great examples of discovery and innovation in government IT.

  • robotic process automation

    NASA’s newest employee isn’t human

    NASA's Shared Services Center is using software bots to automate common business processes.

  • blockchain (By a-image/Shutterstock.com)

    Unlocking blockchain for government

    Using blockchain technology through permissioned networks can help state governments improve the delivery of their services, a new report finds.

  • An F/A-18F Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 122 launches off the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jacob G. Kaucher/Released)

    DOD believes blockchain can boost 3-D printing at the front

    An encrypted and distributed ledger system could help solve intellectual property concerns that complicate efforts to produce parts on the fly.

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  • IFTTT data access program

    IFTTT digs into government data


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