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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.

  • DARPA wants to teach machines how to learn

    DARPA wants to teach machines how to learn

    The Fundamental Limits of Learning program aims to build a theoretical framework for teaching machines to generalize their existing knowledge to new situations.


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