Geolocation

The Pentagon Will Use AI to Predict Panic Buying, COVID-19 Hotspots

The prototype can predict trends in supply and demand and infection down to the zip code.

How a Slice of Spectrum Split the U.S. Government

The head of the Federal Communications Commission wants to allow a satellite company access in the interest of 5G despite objections from Defense, Commerce and other departments and agencies. 

Wi-Fi Peeks into Buildings to Check Social Distancing

Mapping the Wi-Fi strength of mobile devices can reveal how people move and gather.

Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Executive Order Welcomed with Mixed Reactions

Some stakeholders applauded the administration’s attention to PNT services while others said the order kicked the real work down the road.

Russian and Chinese Satellites Are Helping U.S. Pilots Spy on Russia and China

U-2 pilots are wearing watches that connect to foreign satellites, giving them backup navigation when GPS is jammed.

Senator Questions DHS’ Use of Cellphone Location Data for Immigration Enforcement

Sen. Ed Markey wants details on the reported program, including its security practices.

Federal Contracts to Require Secure Timing and Navigation Under Executive Order

Key stakeholder says the president’s edict is insufficient and likely to cause confusion over the role of various departments.

Spies Like AI: The Future of Artificial Intelligence for the U.S. Intelligence Community

Putting AI to its broadest use in national defense will mean hardening it against attack.

Pentagon Wants to Build One Satellite Per Week

Over the next two years, the Space Development Agency is looking to put dozens of satellites into orbit. 

Government to Restrict Sale of AI for Satellite Image Analysis

Software that can analyze satellite photos would be treated like a weapon.

3 Ways Open Source is Accelerating Geoint for Defense Missions

For starters, collaborative tools can bring intelligence, private sector and academic communities into challenges.

The Postal Service is Exploring Big Ideas for Small Drones

Unmanned aircraft could transport packages across tough terrains and inform future initiatives to introduce autonomous vehicles.

The Unsettling Rise of the Urban Narc App

It’s getting easier for city residents to use technology that can report bad drivers who block bike lanes. Welcome to the self-surveillance era of traffic safety.

This Dashcam App Can Map Traffic in Near-Real-Time

The traffic safety app Nexar’s new “Live Map” feature lets anyone peek in on near-real-time video footage of city streets.

Google Maps Wants to Help You Navigate During Natural Disasters

The app will offer crisis navigation warnings and provide detailed visual information about hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes.