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  • When virtual and augmented reality meets government analytics

    When virtual and augmented reality meets government analytics

    Combining analytics and AR/VR will allow agencies to tackle challenges more efficiently, ultimately saving money, time and maybe even lives.

  • Saving lives by letting cars talk to each other

    When connected cars can be hacked from afar

    As the U.S. outlines new rules for driverless car development and safety, Chinese researchers uncover vulnerabilities that can be exploited from 12 miles away.

  • Delaware’s bet on blockchain

    Delaware’s bet on blockchain

    The state plans to engage technology vendors to help businesses and state agencies use blockchain technology to distribute, share, and save ledgers and contracts.

  • Saving lives by letting cars talk to each other

    Saving lives by letting cars talk to each other

    Combining connectivity and automation promises to transform the movement of people and goods more effectively and safely than either could alone.

  • Predicting traffic congestion from cell signals

    Predicting traffic congestion from cell signals

    Researchers at MIT are working on a tool that may help city planners and traffic managers better anticipate potential traffic problems by analyzing cellphone signals.

  • Burrito delivery by drone

    Burrito delivery by drone

    Alphabet and Virginia Tech are teaming up to test food delivery at the Blacksburg campus, home of one of the six Federal Aviation Administration designated test sites.

  • DARPA targets doctored images

    DARPA targets doctored images

    A multidisciplinary team of university researchers is working to pull together a platform capable of scanning the massive numbers of images and videos posted online daily and verifying their authenticity.

  • Drone forensics boosts UAS defense

    Drone forensics boosts UAS defense

    Department 13 has launched a forensics service to help authorities examine drones suspected of illegal activity.

  • Leveraging connected vehicle, infrastructure tech to protect pedestrians

    Can smart cities and connected vehicles protect pedestrians?

    Nevada is looking for prototype solutions that can minimize vehicle-pedestrian collisions.

  • Rooting out hidden code in media files

    Rooting out hidden code in media files

    In recent months steganography has gotten more sophisticated with data hidden in music and in Instagram images.

  • Announcing the Dig IT Award finalists

    Learn more about the Dig IT finalists

    The GCN Dig IT Awards celebrate discovery and innovation in government IT -- the cutting-edge technology and creative implementations that are supporting critical missions at all levels of the public sector.

  • 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.

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  • A cornerstone of government transparency gets an overhaul

    A cornerstone of government transparency gets an overhaul