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  • bitcoin mining farm (Mark Agnor/Shutterstock.com)

    Tiny towns, small states bet on bitcoin even as some shun its miners

    While bitcoin mining may not create many jobs, state officials and cryptocurrency advocates believe in the economic potential of the industries created through blockchain technology.

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    Estonia experiments with blockchain, smart services and 'data embassies'

    Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid discussed how the country's digital service and security efforts serve its citizens.

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    Crypto crumpling could solve the encryption conundrum

    Researchers have found a way to maximize user privacy while still giving governments "exceptional access" to encrypted data.

  • DHS nurtures wearable tech for responders

    DHS drafts handbook for responder tech integration

    The Next Generation First Responder Integration Handbook outlines a “plug-and-play,” standards-based environment designed to enable commercially developed technologies to run on existing first responder infrastructure.

  • federal blockchain

    The next link in the (block)chain

    The Blockchain Playbook can help agencies move forward with development and deployment of the distributed-ledger technology for their specific use cases.

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    West Virginia tries blockchain-based mobile voting

    Military voters from two counties can cast absentee ballots with the secure mobile application.

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    The quantum promise

    Though we're not even into the wild west days of quantum computing, one expert argues we should take some risks on a technology that can keep the nation safe and competitive.

  • school shooter animation (DHS S&T)

    VR training puts officers in the virtual line of fire

    The Department of Homeland Security prepares to roll out a school-shooter scenario for its virtual training environment as the market expands for VR-based options for law enforcement.

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    Security through chaos engineering: No more 'set it and forget it'

    Organizations that don’t stress test the security of their infrastructure, "are slowly drifting into the unknown," one security architect says.


    Controlling drone swarms with VR

    DARPA's Offensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics program uses game-based architecture to manage unmanned swarms of aerial and ground devices.

  • satellite network (Andrey VP/Shutterstock.com)

    DARPA wants collaborating satellite constellations

    Leveraging increased autonomy and machine learning, the research agency aims to maximize the performance of networked satellites.

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    Lessons from a government blockchain pilot

    The Bureau of Fiscal Service shares what it learned when it used a distributed ledger to track employee equipment.

  • blockchain (Sotnikov Ivan/Shutterstock.com)

    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.

  • laptop user (4Max/Shutterstock.com)

    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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  • decoding FontCode (Changxi Zheng/Columbia University)

    Hiding in plain sight: Embedding messages in fonts

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