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State and Local Governments Test Blockchain Applications

Proponents of blockchain technology, the distributed ledger system underlying bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, view the technology’s applications as potentially offering significant efficiencies to the provision of government services. Two pilot projects currently underway are geared toward exploring the technology’s potential in two key areas of services provided by state and local governments: real property recording … Continue Reading

AUVSI Remote Pilots Council Announced

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has announced the formation of a Remote Pilots Council which aims to promote education and dialog between commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or drones), operators, industry stakeholders and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The council will discuss opportunities and challenges related to the safe and responsible use … Continue Reading

The State of Cybersecurity in 2016 and the (potential) Great Cyber Fire

Cybersecurity hit the news hard in 2016. The number of high profile, and troubling, cyber incidents increased significantly. The Democratic National Committee and one of Clinton’s top advisor’s being hacked, with leaked emails by Russia, according to intelligence reports, may have influenced the U.S. election. Theft of document from the Mossack Fonseca law firm in … Continue Reading

As Smart Cities Emerge, ‘Smart’ Policies Must Come Too

Many American cities are already adopting technologies to improve urban living –bike share systems, street parking payment through smart phones and paying tolls through E-ZPass. Let’s take Boston for example; the city has created and implemented the use of an application called Street Bump which uses accelerometers in residents’ smartphones to catalog unexpected bumps they … Continue Reading

McElroy Films secures FAA Section 333 exemption

Boston video production company, McElroy Films, LLC (McElroy Films), recently secured its Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Section 33 exemption, adding its name (and services) to the list of  22 other commercial drone operators in the state of Massachusetts. Owner of McElroy Films, Ben McElroy, said, “We have been able to capture incredible footage through drone … Continue Reading
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