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    NIST tackles smart grid framework update

    The entire energy ecosystem has shifted since the National Institute of Standards and Technology last updated its guidelines for smart grid interoperability.

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    VA seeks BPM bots

    The Department of Veterans Affairs' Financial Services Center is interested in adding robotic automation to its business process management suite.

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    Using crowds to teach AI to search smarter

    A team at the University of Texas at Austin using crowdsourced input to train its machine-learning algorithms to create a more intelligent search engine.

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    Iowa preps maps for automated vehicles

    The high-definition maps will help vehicles "see" beyond what their on-board sensors show.

  • AI-based app for identifying people (Zapp2Photo/Shutterstock.com)

    AI strategies for improving citizen services

    As artificial intelligence becomes more prevalent, a new paper provides strategies for agencies considering the technology for improving engagement and customer satisfaction.

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    DARPA tunes machine learning to radio signals

    By applying machine learning to the radio spectrum, the research agency hopes to give the military situational awareness in the wireless domain.

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    Kansas signs on for statewide drone traffic management

    By partnering with AirMap, the state will make it easier for drone operators to exchange flight information with airports about conditions in the surrounding airspace and on the ground.

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    Can government keep up with automated vehicles?

    Regulatory agencies must keep pace with the rapid advances in self-driving cars and other mobility innovations.

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    Announcing the dig IT Award finalists

    From mobile security to smarter transit to swarming drones, these 25 projects represent the best of discovery and innovation in government IT.

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    Functional fabrics for emergency response

    Materials integrated with sensors and internet connectivity can solve issues facing soldiers in combat or training, first responders and victims and workers in refugee camps.

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    Do you speak V2V? Understanding the language of connected vehicles

    Huei Peng, director of University of Michigan's connected vehicle test bed, explains how dedicated short range communications powers vehicle safety and traffic optimization applications.

  • PackBot with 3-D printed parts (U.S. Army photo by Erin Usawicz)

    R-FAB kits let soldiers 3-D print replacement parts

    The rapid fabrication kits come equipped with the gear and software for constructing tools and parts in the field.

  • Get ready for IoT-enabled threats

    IoT poses security risks for DOD

    A new GAO report called for the Pentagon to strengthen its policies and guidance for connected devices.

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    4 big opportunities for state-level innovation

    States should encourage policies to stimulate investment in the digital economy, a Center for Data Innovation report finds.

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    NYC looks to improve cybersecurity, broadband

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