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  • Air Force successfully tests wearable biometric sensors

    Air Force successfully tests wearable biometric sensors

    A flexible and wearable patch, the BioStampRC monitors performance and body signatures from electrocardiogram to temperature.

  • NASA

    NASA's new software could save time and fuel on flights

    NASA will be testing its Traffic Aware Planner software that reads the plane's current position, altitude, flight route and other information then looks for changes that can save time and fuel.

  • Dynamic firewall to help defend from DDoS attacks

    Dynamic firewall to help defend from DDoS attacks

    With DHS funding, Waverly Labs is developing a software-defined perimeter that would open up the firewall only when it gets single packet authorization from the network client.

  • Array of things in Chicago

    NSF funds an 'Array of Things' for environmental study in Chicago

    The $3.1 million project will put 500 sensor arrays on street light poles throughout the city.

  • Gamification research to improve driver habits

    DOT's plan to turn driving into a real-life computer game

    The Department of Transportation is hoping to change drivers’ bad habits with a game-based platform to encourage consumers to drive more safely.

  • DARPA Edge CT WAN protection

    DARPA taps Raytheon to protect DOD communications

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recently awarded Raytheon BBN a contract to research ways to optimize and protect information flow over wide-area networks.

  • Marines test augmented reality

    Marines test augmented reality with real-world explosions

    Marines recently conducted the first live-fire training exercises involving augmented reality.

  • DOT funds connected-vehicle pilots in NYC, Tampa and Wyoming

    DOT funds connected-vehicle pilots in NYC, Tampa and Wyoming

    The Department of Transportation is testing programs for vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure technology.

  • Army beta tests SHARP counseling with avatars

    Army explores avatar-based training

    The Army recently conducted beta tests of new software that uses avatar-based scenarios to teach counseling techniques for junior leaders.

  • MIT CSAIL MultiFab 3D printer

    3D printing as we always imagined

    Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have developed a device that can print with 10 materials at once.

  • Who

    Who's getting UAS exemptions from the FAA?

    As more unmanned systems take to the air, government missions remain a distinct minority.

  • States rush to regulate drones ahead of federal guidelines

    States rush to regulate drones ahead of federal guidelines

    In the absence of federal regulations, states are eager to regulate unmanned aerial vehicles, but advocates for the technology say legislatures are overstepping their authority and hamstringing an industry ripe for growth.

  • protecting images in the cloud from hackers

    A target-centric approach to cloud security

    The XDet system associates a single block of data with a file and creates reference points within that block as a signature.

  • mobile and wearable technology

    Closing the gap between mobile and wearable

    The use of mobile technology in field work shows how the stage is being set for wearables in government.

Topic Resources

  • Transforming Customer Service: Building a Smarter Service-Oriented Workforce

    Whether a public contact center or an internal help desk, government offices managing customer service play a vital role in supporting their agencies missions. Unfortunately, many service centers lack the tools they need to deliver high-quality services in a timely fashion. In this webcast, Michelle Earley, USAJOBS Program Manager at OPM, and Stephanie Wade, Director, Innovation Lab at OPM, will discuss how they are transforming USAJOBS, the federal government's official jobs site to improve the hiring process and elevate the level of customer service that applicants receive. The transformation is comprehensive, involving the adoption of human-centered design principles, the use cloud-based DevOps to create new services, and the modernization of foundational technology, including the cloud.

  • Improve Agency Processes -- Focus Here First

    View this on-demand presentation to learn how agencies can use process improvement to put the U.S. Digital Services Playbook into action. Leading experts used real-world case studies to illustrate how Business Process Management (BPM) can help agencies save resources and meet customer expectations, regardless of location, device, or communication method.

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  • Technology enabled city (ShutterStock image)

    IT, networking, smart lighting buys booming in state and local market

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