Technology

Senate OKs Resolution to Incentivize Use of IoT Technology

The Senate has unanimously passed a resolution that aims to drive adoption of Internet-connectable devices in the United States through an incentive-based approach. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) said Wednesday the measure promotes Internet of Things innovation to help address economic, societal and consumer challenges. Booker developed the platform with Deb Fischer …

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Christopher Miller: More Work Needed for DoD-VA EHR Exchange

The departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs continue to work on exchanges of electronic health records between both two agencies and the interoperability of their EHR systems, FCW reported Wednesday. Adam Mazmanian writes that Christopher Miller, acting director of the DoD/VA Interagency Program Office, believes the agencies should educate users on systems such as the Janus …

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Arati Prabhakar: DARPA Eyes Further Research on EM Spectrum, Big Data, Maritime Agility

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Director Arati Prabhakar has outlined the organization’s projects designed to maintain U.S. technological advantage, ahead of a testimony before the House Armed Services Committee, USA Today reported Thursday. “The only thing that keeps me awake at night is the question of whether we are so comfortable with our knowledge …

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FAA Implements Interim Policy for Commercial Drone Flights

The Federal Aviation Administration is implementing a temporary policy for a streamlined authorization process on commercial drone flights among operators that were granted Section 333 exemptions to the agency’s overall flight ban. FAA said Tuesday the move is intended to “bridge the gap” between the original individual-flight authorization process and future policies …

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NIST, NTIA, DoD to Jointly Assess Wireless Spectrum-Sharing Methods; Lawrence Strickling Comments

The departments of Commerce and Defense have forged a collaborative framework to develop and evaluate methods to potentially share wireless communications channels. The agreement forms the National Advanced Spectrum and Communications Test Network as an adjunct of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s joint …

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DARPA Issues RFI on Processing Models for Large-Scale Computer Simulations

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is seeking ideas from the public on technologies that boost processing power to support computer simulations used in scientific research and development activities. DARPA said Thursday the Analog and Continuous-variable Co-processors for Efficient Scientific Simulation request for information is looking for processing paradigms for large-scale simulations in …

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