The Federal Communications Commission last week approved guidelines it will use to evaluate network proposals for states that want to opt out of FirstNet, the wireless broadband public safety network that AT&T is developing. AT&T was awarded the $6.5 billion contract earlier this year. […]
The Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education launched a new database that helps users understand the accreditation status of higher education institutions across the country. With the database–named the Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs–users can search by accreditation agency or by the institution for higher education.[…]
Axon launched a new law enforcement initiative this month. The provider of connected law enforcement technologies will equip every police officer in the United States with a body camera–for free. Axon will also provide supporting hardware, software, data storage, training, and support to police departments free of cost for one year.[…]
In interviews with MeriTalk, both Sam Gordy and Marc Mancher opened up about their respective companies’ plans for AI in the Federal government, with IBM focusing on cognitive intelligence and Deloitte on robotics processing, as well as obstacles in the way of government adoption.[…]
The website VA Review allows veterans and their families to post honest reviews of medical care and make more informed health care choices. After being active for only six months, VA Review has already amassed more than 1,000 users.[…]
Jason Matheny, director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, discussed the role technology plays in assisting the intelligence and law enforcement communities, as well as ongoing IARPA research.[…]
Clear, a New York City-based biometrics company, is rolling out biometric pods to major airports across the country.
In an interview with MeriTalk, David Cohen, Clear’s chief administrative officer, shared how the tech works and why it benefits airports and fliers alike–plus his thoughts for the future of biometrics.
While some technophobes may paint a picture of robots replacing teachers in the near future, nearly all technology experts agree that this is highly unlikely. Rather, artificial intelligence will just help teachers increase efficiency and improve their classroom management.[…]
Calling all K-12 teachers, school administrators, and education IT pros! As planning for 2017 kicks into high gear, here are the ed tech conferences that should be on your calendar.[…]