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    Mapping what lies beneath

    DARPA is looking for technologies that could rapidly map and navigate unknown complex subterranean environments.

  • contemplating the future (SFIO CRACHO/Shutterstock.com)

    Governors prep for disruptive technology

    The NGA Future initiative will bring governors, industry and thought leaders together to prepare for emerging technologies.

  • artist concept of NASA

    NASA plans for 'Earth-independent' space exploration

    The space agency wants research proposals for processes that turn in-situ resources into water, oxygen and fuel.

  • vehicle network (chombosan/Shutterstock.com)

    Prototype plug-in alerts drivers to vehicle cyberattacks

    Using data-driven anomaly detection, researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory can tell if a hacker has modified a vehicle's electrical signaling.

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    Tampa demos connected-vehicle tech to draw volunteers

    The city wants 1,600 residents to equip their vehicles with sensors, communications and a notification device as part of a connected-vehicle pilot program.

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    DARPA wants war games that write their own rules

    The next level of strategic gaming would model the behavior of an entire nation, with its complex interplay of political, economic and social factors.

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    How government can get the most out of blockchain

    By starting small, and focusing on user experience and agile development, agencies can take advantage of the new foundational technology.

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    Laying the foundation for drone swarms

    DARPA wants technologies and tactics to manage drone swarms in diverse, evolving urban situations.

  • blockchain in government

    Blockchain: Getting government beyond the hype

    Interest in blockchain's public sector potential is growing. But while use cases and proof of concepts are hinting as what's possible, agencies have a ways to go before projects can be rolled out on a larger scale.

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    Facial recognition improving 'at breakneck speeds'

    Recent winners of the IARPA challenge demonstrate improvements with the technology's accuracy and speed.

  • Urban Pulse (Urban Pulse/YouTube)

    Urban Pulse maps, analyzes use of urban spaces

    Researchers have developed open source software that maps how, when and, to a degree, by whom urban spaces are being used.

  • robot hand on keyboard (Zapp2Photo/Shutterstock.com)

    Debunking common myths about federal automation

    Automation is the solution to reducing risk, shrinking costs and breaking down data silos that are plaguing agencies.

  • artificial intelligence (Shutterstock image)

    Agency officials, industry call for transparency in AI

    As both the public and private sector race to develop artificial intelligence-based tools and applications, some execs are urging caution.

  • drone in sunrise (Alexey Yuzhakov/Shutterstock.com)

    White House high on drones, FAA gets tech to help manage them

    The Trump administration has issued plans for accelerating the integration of unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace.

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    Sacramento drives digital license plate test

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