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  • GCN dig IT awards

    Deadline extended for 2017 dig IT award nominations

    You have until July 15 to help GCN identify the innovative tech that's transforming government at all levels.

  • quantum computing (agsandrew/Shutterstock.com)

    Quantum bits: Research partnerships, building an ecosystem

    Recent news from the quantum-computing front.

  • Department of Homeland Security

    DHS unwraps free virtual training for active shooter incidents

    The Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment is a multiplayer, scalable online platform that trains responders -- single agencies or across agencies, jurisdictions or disciplines -- for a coordinated response to active shooter incidents.

  • machine-level malware (Inked Pixels/Shutterstock.com)

    Using neural nets to snag malware before it strikes

    NFrame, a hardware-based artificial neural network monitors the details of program activity at the machine level, learning how programs should execute.

  • computer processes (fotomak/Shutterstock.com)

    GSA looks to bring AI to proposal reviews

    The General Services Administration is looking improve its FASlane process with machine learning and distributed ledger technologies.

  • facial recognition (Zapp2Photo/Shutterstock.com)

    Sheriff's office spins up cloud-based facial recognition

    In Oregon, the Washington County Sheriff's Office is using Amazon Web Service's Rekognition service to match pictures of suspects with a pool of mugshots.

  • drone view of forest (By l i g h t p o e t/Shutterstock.com)

    Drone finds hikers in search and rescue effort

    The Douglas County, Colo., Search and Rescue Team was able to locate lost hikers in just a few hours.

  • Virtual Reality (NAVY)

    VR environment powers Navy equipment installation, training

    Virtual environments will allow more accurate documentation for ship builders and installation engineers and give sailors a way to train on new equipment before it is placed onboard.

  • The fixed-wing Precision Hawk Lancaster 5 being launched during the TCL2 Demonstration at Reno (NASA)

    NASA tests drone traffic management

    The agency wrapped up second-level testing for its cloud-based unmanned aircraft systems traffic management platform.

  • internet fast lane (MarekPiotrowski/Shutterstock.com)

    Internet fast lane for first responders

    A new routing protocol may allow first responders and emergency managers to send data-intensive communications over the internet regardless of the amount of other traffic eating up the available bandwidth.

  • section of road with solar panels (The Ray)

    Building a sustainable ‘highway of the future’

    States are experimenting with roadways that create their own clean, renewable energy, drive-thru automated tire safety stations and sensor-embedded highways that transmit data about their condition.

  • border crossing (Arthur Greenberg/Shutterstock.com)

    New camera tech may speed biometric ID at land ports

    If sensor-driven plenoptic cameras can see features in faces behind the tint and glare of vehicle windows, they will enable biometric inspection at land ports of entry.

  • futuristic car interior (chombosan/Shutterstock.com)

    DOT, industry discuss ways to share driverless car data

    Meetings are underway to see if programs used for aviation safety could be a model for autonomous surface transportation.

  • facial recognition at the airport

    CBP, JetBlue test facial recognition for biometric exit

    Customs and Border Protection is testing a paperless and deviceless self-boarding process as part of its ongoing trials to implement a biometric exit solution.

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  • fraud investigation (Shutterstock.com)

    Tracking down 'most wanted' insurance fraud suspects