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  • block chain on the horizon for government

    Is blockchain secure enough for government?

    Blockchain has broad public-sector potential, but recent cryptocurrency hackings have lawmakers concerned about its security for government applications.


    Virtual training for international drug investigators

    LAW-TRAIN, which lets investigators practice conducting interviews in a virtual, multicultural context, is part of a growing range of mixed-reality training platforms.

  • 3d model of a city (IARPA)

    3-D models from satellite data on the fly

    IARPA is developing automated systems that can quickly build complex 3-D models from commercial, satellite and airborne imagery.

  • IED detection system (University of Delaware/ Evan Krape)

    Camera combo for spotting IEDs

    Researchers are building an augmented reality system that combines traditional cameras, thermal infrared sensing and ground penetrating radar to find improvised explosive devices from up to 30 meters away.

  • blockchain (whiteMocca/Shutterstock.com)

    Illinois builds momentum for blockchain

    With lessons learned from pilot projects, the Illinois Blockchain Initiative maps out its next steps.

  • Federal 100 logo

    Federal 100 winners announced

    The winners went above and beyond their job descriptions, making contributions in buying, managing and using technology that had a positive impact on government IT.

  • wind turbine simulation (DOE/NREL)

    Exascale: No. 1 priority for DOE Science Office

    This week, an Energy Department official called exascale a priority. Next week, researchers meet to talk about making it a reality.

  • exoskeleton (U.S. Army photo by David McNally)

    Making man more machine

    The Army wants an exoskeleton to improve strength, endurance and ergonomics of warfighters.

  • facial recognition tech (Artem Oleshko/Shutterstock.com)

    TSA explores facial recognition at LAX

    The Transportation Security Administration is testing facial recognition technology that compares almost real-time images of passengers' faces with the images on their electronic passports.

  • software automation (Alexander Supertramp/Shutterstock.com)

    Infusing government with AI, one pilot at a time

    Digital assistants and robotic process automation programs not only give agencies new tools to improve efficiency, they also empower creative thinking, the leader of GSA's Emerging Citizen Technologies Program says.

  • IoT

    The consumer electronics that power public safety

    Connected emergency vehicles, mobile apps for responders and the internet of life saving things show the merging of consumer and public safety technology.

  • blockchain key on keyboard (dencg/Shutterstock.com)

    NIST examines blockchain misconceptions

    A new draft report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology sets out to dispel some of the common misconceptions surrounding distributed ledger technology.

  • conversational virtual assistant for intel analytics

    Air Force seeks 'virtual wingman' for intel analysts

    The conversational digital assistants would make complex analytics possible for nearly anyone, regardless of technical ability.

  • blockchain (whiteMocca/Shutterstock.com)

    Guarding against the possible Spectre in every machine

    As companies and government agencies explore ways to ensure that items are manufactured, assembled, shipped and delivered reliably and without tampering, they're building robust blockchain-based systems that can help track and secure hardware.

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  • Congressman sees broader role for DHS in state and local cyber efforts

    Automating the ATO

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