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  • Johnson space center

    NASA tracks climate change in its own backyard

    By assembling historical imagery and data, GIS specialists will be able to run time-series analyses of changes in vegetation, land use/land cover changes and land surface temperatures.

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    Justice eyes smart gun tech to secure officers’ firearms

    With a smart gun challenge and draft baseline specifications on securing service pistols, the National Institute of Justice wants to find technologies could be used to help secure federal law officers' handguns.

  • NIST launches 3-D ballistics research database

    NIST launches 3-D ballistics research database

    National Institute of Standards and Technology’s 3D Ballistics Research Database uses an open-source-developed algorithm to more reliably link bullets to the guns that fired them.

  • 2016 GCN DIG IT AWARDS

    The GCN dig IT Awards: What makes for a great nomination

    The nomination deadline has been extended to July 21 -- here's how to make yours count!

  • Predicting terrorists attacks by parsing social media traffic

    Predicting terrorists attacks by parsing social media traffic

    By monitoring the use of selected hashtags on social networks, researchers were able to track activity of ad hoc groups of extremists without having access to the individuals’ profiles.

  • chatbots for government customer service

    Is there a chatbot in your agency’s future?

    Artificial intelligence and machine learning, including bots, can expand and improve digital customer service.

  • NASA Space Apps Challenge produces six global winners from a pool of nearly 1,300 projects.

    Analytics, visualizations, 3-D printing and a space plane!

    NASA Space Apps Challenge produces six global winners from a pool of nearly 1,300 projects.

  • When AI goes Top Gun

    When AI goes Top Gun

    Researchers have developed a fuzzy-logic system that out-flies an expert fighter pilot.

  • wearable health sensors

    Fitbit for the battlefield? Not just yet.

    The biggest challenge is extracting actionable data from commercial devices, an Air Force Research Lab official says.

  • 2016 GCN DIG IT AWARDS

    Recognizing the best in government IT

    GCN dig IT Award nominations deadline has been extended to July 21!

  • Crowdsourced images create DIY Street View

    Crowdsourced images create DIY Street View

    Mapillary applies artificial intelligence to crowdsourced street-level photos to create intelligent, navigable imagery of communities around the globe.

  • smart city challenge

    City mayors make final pitches in Smart City Challenge

    The finalists explained how they would use technology and prize money to make their cities safer and easier to navigate.

  • Advanced game theory goes to work for homeland security

    Advanced game theory goes to work for homeland security

    Researchers from the University of Southern California have developed applications for the Transportation Security Administration to protect airports and for the U.S. Coast Guard to defend ports.

  • Countdown starts for space-based cloud storage

    Countdown starts for space-based cloud storage

    SpaceBelt, a satellite-based data center network infrastructure, proposes to circumvent terrestrial network logjams, evade hackers and cut data security and management costs.

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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  • Can blockchain secure health data?

    Bringing big data to bear on infectious disease


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