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    Disaster zones could soon be salvaged by teams of smart devices -- here’s how

    Smartphones, sensors and drones can be brought together in complex device networks to address communications and power needs in emergency response.

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    States see potential in intelligent automation, blockchain

    CIOs for human services agencies in Georgia, Ohio and Tennessee see emerging technologies as a way to improve data quality and boost efficiency.

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    Dipsticking aquifers from space

    Orbiting satellites can measure the "breathing" of the earth as water is added to or drawn from underground aquifers.

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    Virginia looks to IT startups for tech infusion

    A new program would identify and evaluate businesses whose IT services and expertise could provide value to state agencies.

  • underground tunnel (adamziaja.com/Shutterstock.com)

    Mapping what lies beneath

    DARPA is looking for technologies that could rapidly map and navigate unknown complex subterranean environments.

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    Governors prep for disruptive technology

    The NGA Future initiative will bring governors, industry and thought leaders together to prepare for emerging technologies.

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    NASA plans for 'Earth-independent' space exploration

    The space agency wants research proposals for processes that turn in-situ resources into water, oxygen and fuel.

  • vehicle network (chombosan/Shutterstock.com)

    Prototype plug-in alerts drivers to vehicle cyberattacks

    Using data-driven anomaly detection, researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory can tell if a hacker has modified a vehicle's electrical signaling.

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    Tampa demos connected-vehicle tech to draw volunteers

    The city wants 1,600 residents to equip their vehicles with sensors, communications and a notification device as part of a connected-vehicle pilot program.

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    DARPA wants war games that write their own rules

    The next level of strategic gaming would model the behavior of an entire nation, with its complex interplay of political, economic and social factors.

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    How government can get the most out of blockchain

    By starting small, and focusing on user experience and agile development, agencies can take advantage of the new foundational technology.

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    Laying the foundation for drone swarms

    DARPA wants technologies and tactics to manage drone swarms in diverse, evolving urban situations.

  • blockchain in government

    Blockchain: Getting government beyond the hype

    Interest in blockchain's public sector potential is growing. But while use cases and proof of concepts are hinting as what's possible, agencies have a ways to go before projects can be rolled out on a larger scale.

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    Facial recognition improving 'at breakneck speeds'

    Recent winners of the IARPA challenge demonstrate improvements with the technology's accuracy and speed.

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    Alabama allowed to discard digital voting records

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