Emerging Tech

DHS Gives ‘Power Suit’ a Whole New Meaning

The agency wants first responders’ clothing to be able to generate and store electricity.

Emerging Tech

FBI Looking For Tech to Foil Fingerprint Obliteration

The FBI wants artificial intelligence tools that can ID people with burnt, cut or otherwise altered fingerprints.

IT Modernization

Lawmaker: Don’t Let “Rudderless Leadership” Cripple VA Health Record Overhaul

The program’s chief administrator resigned less than two months after taking charge of the project. Another top official left her post days earlier.

Data

How Mobile Data Could Help Manage the National Parks

The data could be used to create better park experiences despite overcrowding.

CIO Briefing

Senators Stuck in Washington Focus on Elections

The Senate also passed an $860 million “minibus” funding bill.

Emerging Tech

The Pentagon Wants AI to Take Over the Scientific Process

The project is part of DARPA’s newly launched Artificial Intelligence Exploration program, which aims to develop next-generation artificial intelligence applications.

CIO Briefing

GSA Taps New Leader for Technology Transformation Services

GSA appoints one of its own to serve as the Technology Transformation Services' new leader.

Emerging Tech

Blockchain Could Help Bring Renewable Energy to the Power Grid, Experts Tell Congress

But lawmakers want to know how to stop cryptocurrency miners from overwhelming local utility companies.

Emerging Tech

Pilot-Optional Helicopters Could Be the Future of Fighting Wildfires

The Interior Department’s been working on a plan to expand its aerial firefighting efforts from daylight-only to a 24-hour cycle.

Emerging Tech

DHS Funds Machine Learning Tool to Boost Other Countries' Airport Security

The system would help countries determine if air travelers pose security risks without investing in expensive analytics software or personnel.

CIO Briefing

NDAA’s Done, Election Security’s On Deck and Senators Are Fretting About 3D Gun Printing

Last week also saw a showdown over a phony FCC DDoS attack and a new cyber law to protect small businesses.

Emerging Tech

CBP Rolls Out Facial Recognition at Silicon Valley Airport

International travel at the Mineta San José International Airport has doubled in recent years.

Emerging Tech

DARPA Wants to Make Underground Maps on the Fly

The agency is challenging teams to build systems that chart caves, tunnels and underground urban infrastructure.

CIO Briefing

USDA Wants One Hub to Connect Agency Leaders to Every Employee

The agency wants to pull disparate intranets together and allow two-way communications with employees.

CIO Briefing

Industry Groups Push for Background Check Reform In Intelligence Appropriations Bill

With a backlog of more than 700,000 pending investigations, the groups are pushing for tools to speed up information collection and ways to reduce redundant investigations.