emerging technology
  • Mine Warfare Rapid Assessment Capability system on a drone (ONR/YouTube)

    Navy demos drone-based mine detection

    A small quadcopter carrying with an ultra-sensitive magnetometer sensor can detect mines and dangerous metal obstacles within coastal surf zones.

  • iceberg (By Rashevskyi Viacheslav/Shutterstock.com)

    Shining light on the darknet

    DarkSum crawls the darknet, indexing its content and making it viewable.

  • big data images (By adike/Shutterstock.com)

    Machine learning enlisted for Defense applications

    DOD officials are using artificial intelligence and machine learning to get insights from big data faster.

  • innovation (ESB Professional/Shutterstock.com)

    Don't forget your dig IT nominations

    Help GCN showcase great examples of discovery and innovation in government IT.

  • robotic process automation

    NASA’s newest employee isn’t human

    NASA's Shared Services Center is using software bots to automate common business processes.

  • blockchain (By a-image/Shutterstock.com)

    Unlocking blockchain for government

    Using blockchain technology through permissioned networks can help state governments improve the delivery of their services, a new report finds.

  • An F/A-18F Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 122 launches off the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jacob G. Kaucher/Released)

    DOD believes blockchain can boost 3-D printing at the front

    An encrypted and distributed ledger system could help solve intellectual property concerns that complicate efforts to produce parts on the fly.

  • Chesapeake Bay Bridge (Marcy Witkowski/Shutterstock.com)

    FHWA looks into drones for bridge inspection

    The agency is interested learning how data from drones can support bridge inspections.

  • road signs (ravipat/Shutterstock.com)

    Smart infrastructure for roadside-to-vehicle communication

    SinWaves’ wireless system transmits road-related information to alert approaching drivers and autonomous vehicles to upcoming events.

  • big data interfaces (Syda Productions/Shutterstock.com)

    'Minority Report' moves closer to reality

    Big data analytics helps officials identify criminals and terrorists, while virtual reality training improves agencies’ situational awareness and responses.

  • CHIP, the City Hall Internet Personality at the Los Angeles’s Business Assistance Virtual Network

    In L.A., chatbot chips away at email volume

    CHIP, the City Hall Internet Personality at the Los Angeles’s Business Assistance Virtual Network, answers residents’ questions about bid opportunities.

  • IoT (a-image/Shutterstock.com)

    6 ways AI can improve how government works right now

    Artificial intelligence can help agencies automate tasks and increase efficiency, a Deloitte report says.

  • image analysis of 74.25 gigapixel image of San Francisco. (ViSUS/YouTube)

    Gigapixel image analysis on the fly

    The ViSUS data-streaming application can progressively process and display ultra-large image files in real time on consumer hardware.

  • Alexa

    GSA launches virtual assistant pilot

    The project will help make government information available to consumers via personal digital assistants such as Amazon Alexa, Microsoft Cortana, Google Assistant and Facebook Messenger.

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