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  • homeless (Olga Pinegina/Shutterstock.com)

    Blockchain-based identity for the homeless

    Austin, Texas, is exploring how distributed-ledger technology can be used to help the homeless secure their personal records and access government resources.

  • robot typing on laptop (Zapp2Photo/Shutterstock.com)

    Building a better chatbot

    Robotic process automation can help make agencies' internal chatbots more useful.

  • NIST machine for generating quantum-based random numbers (Shalm/NIST)

    NIST generates quantum-based random numbers

    National Institute of Standards and Technology researchers are using quantum mechanics to generate truly random numbers, potentially enhancing security and cryptographic systems.

  • data services (everything possible/Shutterstock.com)

    Blockchain, automation and learning to love your legacy systems

    HHS’ Jose Arrieta makes the case that a strong data layer can serve as middleware for microservice-driven modernization.

  • emerging technology (Andrea Danti/Shutterstock.com)

    Show and tell for emerging tech

    GSA's emerging technology working groups are running pilots in virtual reality, artificial intelligence, blockchain, robotic process automation and social technologies.

  • bitcoin mining farm (Mark Agnor/Shutterstock.com)

    Tiny towns, small states bet on bitcoin even as some shun its miners

    While bitcoin mining may not create many jobs, state officials and cryptocurrency advocates believe in the economic potential of the industries created through blockchain technology.

  • estonia data center

    Estonia experiments with blockchain, smart services and 'data embassies'

    Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid discussed how the country's digital service and security efforts serve its citizens.

  • locked phone (Wright Studio/Shutterstock.com)

    Crypto crumpling could solve the encryption conundrum

    Researchers have found a way to maximize user privacy while still giving governments "exceptional access" to encrypted data.

  • DHS nurtures wearable tech for responders

    DHS drafts handbook for responder tech integration

    The Next Generation First Responder Integration Handbook outlines a “plug-and-play,” standards-based environment designed to enable commercially developed technologies to run on existing first responder infrastructure.

  • federal blockchain

    The next link in the (block)chain

    The Blockchain Playbook can help agencies move forward with development and deployment of the distributed-ledger technology for their specific use cases.

  • blockchain secured mobile voting

    West Virginia tries blockchain-based mobile voting

    Military voters from two counties can cast absentee ballots with the secure mobile application.

  • advanced  computing (wacomka/Shutterstock.com)

    The quantum promise

    Though we're not even into the wild west days of quantum computing, one expert argues we should take some risks on a technology that can keep the nation safe and competitive.

  • school shooter animation (DHS S&T)

    VR training puts officers in the virtual line of fire

    The Department of Homeland Security prepares to roll out a school-shooter scenario for its virtual training environment as the market expands for VR-based options for law enforcement.

  • controlling chaos (rudall30/Shutterstock.com)

    Security through chaos engineering: No more 'set it and forget it'

    Organizations that don’t stress test the security of their infrastructure, "are slowly drifting into the unknown," one security architect says.

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  • city on a cloud

    Small town's Alexa skill wins AWS award

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