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    Monitoring 'side channels' to detect vehicle hacks

    By comparing what a vehicle is actually doing to what its software claims it is doing, researchers may be able to detect hack to onboard systems.

  • pedestrians (oneinchpunch/Shutterstock.com)

    Predicting the casualties that drone crashes can cause

    NASA is asking for risk management and decision-making tools that can help it accurately estimate the deaths and injuries caused by a drone that crashes into a populated area.

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    Montana test-drives code-free chatbots

    The Motor Vehicle Division uses a drag-and-drop builder to construct conversational chatbots that guide online users through multiple-step processes.

  • 5G (dencg/Shutterstock.com)

    What is 5G? The next generation of wireless, explained

    The high data transmission rates and low latency promised by 5G will provide new opportunities for connected vehicles, automation and augmented and virtual reality systems.

  • satellite beam (Johan Swanepoel/Shutterstock.com)

    Uncrackable encryption could be on the horizon

    Recent experiments have shown it’s possible to transmit photons over long distances, major strides toward the goal of quantum cryptography.

  • global bitcoin (naulicreative/Shutterstock.com)

    How blockchain helped bring down the Silk Road

    Blockchain's audit trail, coupled with federal subpoena power, made it possible for investigators to uncover the personal accounts linked to operators of the underground marketplace.

  • control room (Gorodenkoff/Shutterstock.com)

    Local police turn to feds for crime-solving tech

    For encryption-cracking solutions and DNA analysis, state and local law enforcement offices are looking for help from federal agencies with deeper pockets and research capabilities.

  • taking fingerprints (PRESSLAB/Shutterstock.com)

    Fingerprint capture tech improving, but not enough

    The Nail to Nail challenge aims to create a sensor system that produces a high-quality rolled fingerprint without relying on a trained device operator.

  • drone for agriculture (Suwin/Shutterstock.com)

    Drones gear up to fly beyond visible line of sight

    Based on three years of BVLOS research with the Federal Aviation Administration, PrecisionHawk has incorporated the latest tracking and detect-and-avoid technology into its own products.

  • blockchains (Iaremenko Sergii/Shutterstock.com)

    DHS' place in the blockchain

    Supporting open standards and exploring use cases will help ensure interoperable supply-chain solutions and discourage counterfeiting, one DHS exec says.

  • bitcoin mining (archy13/Shutterstock.com)

    Cryptojacking spreads across the web

    Users are being tricked into downloading scripts that use their computers to perform the complex mathematical calculations required by distributed-ledger applications.

  • Army virtual training (Capt. Fernando Ochoa)

    Army plans unified virtual training environment

    The Synthetic Training Environment will combine today's training environments to better manage collective training across land, air, maritime, space and cyber domains.

  • blockchain (Immersion Imagery/Shutterstock.com)

    Bringing blockchain as a service to government

    As blockchain projects proliferate, major cloud service providers are making it easier for agencies to develop and use distributed ledger applications.

  • blockchain (Andrew Derr/Shutterstock.com)

    Forging a blockchain agencies can use

    Agency blockchain projects must address risk, change management and training as part of their strategy, a GAO exec says.

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