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Jason Plautz

Jason Plautz

Emerging Tech

The Government Is Getting Ready for the Driverless-Car Era

New DOT policies will make it easier for autonomous cars to hit the road.

CIO Briefing

Watchdog Calls EPA Tweets 'Covert Propaganda'

The agency used a social media campaign to drum up support for a controversial rule.

Emerging Tech

Like Uber, But for USDA

The House is set to debate an amendment that would use ride-sharing to help cull the government’s vehicle fleet.

Emerging Tech

Driverless Cars Are Coming. Is Congress Ready?

When it comes to transportation, the Hill is starting to think like Tomorrowland.

CIO Briefing

Air Traffic Control Tech Upgrades Face Turbulence in Congress

Heading into a record travel season, FAA’s traffic upgrades are in the political spotlight.

Emerging Tech

Congress Considers Roads for Robot Cars

But before that, lawmakers face an immediate transportation-funding shortfall.

Data

Big Brother Is Already Watching Your Driving … And It's Your Fault

This has long been a nightmare scenario for privacy advocates.

Data

How Lasers and 3-D Maps Can Help the U.S. Prepare for Climate Change

Federal flood maps are outdated, and climate change will only make them more so, leaving states and localities without the information they need to plan for and mitigate flood risks.

CIO Briefing

Group wants health care bill posted online

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