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  • smart city (Dmi T/Shutterstock.com)

    Will smart city investment pay off?

    The Smart Cities Benefits Index ranks 50 cities based on their expected return on investment in smart city technology.

  • GCN dig IT awards

    Congratulations to this year's dig IT award winners

    From mobile security to telehealth to smarter and more resilient infrastructure, these five projects represent the best of discovery and innovation in government IT.

  • Robotic process automation  (Alexander Supertramp/Shutterstock.com)

    Robotic process automation delivers better results for citizens

    Applying automation to business processes can reduce or eliminate many of the obstacles to delivering fast, efficient citizen outcomes while keeping humans at the heart of government service.

  • smoke after a disaster (Sonate/Shutterstock.com)

    Fog mesh to the rescue when disaster strikes

    Researchers are building a fog-enabled infrastructure that would let edge devices communicate even when there is no internet connection.

  • drone in DARPA swarm challenge (DARPA)

    Teaching drones to organize themselves

    Teams from the Army, Navy and Air Force are testing software that will eventually enable drones to autonomously coordinate attacks and respond to challenges by opposing swarms of enemy aircraft.

  • Sea Hunter (DARPA)

    A deep dive into solving autonomous navigation challenges

    The three-hulled, 132-foot-long Sea Hunter can operate on its own to find enemy submarines or mines, using algorithms to help it see other sea traffic and follow the rules of maritime navigation.

  • process automation (Omelchenko/Shutterstock.com)

    Automating vital (but boring) back-office operations

    NASA Shared Services Center has automated the creation of personnel cases in its human resources system for new hires and position transfers.

  • Water Resources Recovery Facility aerial view (Mumfreesboro, Tenn.)

    Myriad missions for Murfreesboro drones

    Murfreesboro became the first city in Tennessee to earn a Federal Aviation Administration certificate of authorization to fly unmanned aircraft systems.

  • Roboteam top layer technology (Roboteam)

    Sending robot squads into danger zones

    The top layer solution creates a mesh communication network among the robotic vehicles, enabling a convoy to instinctively follow its designated leader and providing a resilient communications network that can function in urban and subterranean environments.

  • Amazon Echo (pianodiaphragm/Shutterstock.com)

    Georgia rolls out Alexa skill for government services

    Part of the state's multichannel digital strategy, Ask GeorgiaGov lets residents get answers about popular state services.

  • woman texting (KieferPix/Shutterstock.com)

    Government embraces next-gen citizen services with chatbots

    Agencies are using chatbots to field citizen question, facilitate complex tasks and increase engagement.

  • chatbot on mobile phone

    IRS explores AI applications

    The IRS is experimenting with chatbots and virtual assistants to make it easier for taxpayers to get answers to their questions.

  • connected traffic (MicroOne/Shutterstock.com)

    L.A. drives automated vehicle deployment with pre-qualified vendor pool

    The prequalified vendors will help the city keep pace with rapid developments in technology.

  • AI blockchain

    GSA opens platform for blockchain, AI info sharing

    GSA’s Emerging Citizen Technology program has launched an online atlas to serve as a one-stop resource for its blockchain and artificial intelligence projects.

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  • decoding FontCode (Changxi Zheng/Columbia University)

    Hiding in plain sight: Embedding messages in fonts

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