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Robot Jellyfish, Cell Phone Tracking Without Warrants, and More

Robot Jellyfish, Cell Phone Tracking Without Warrants, and More

  • Funding by the Office of Naval Research has led to a robot jellyfish that runs on hydrogen and oxygen gas extracted from the sea and could eventually be used as self-sustaining ocean surveillance. More here.
  • The state of Illinois and two regional governments in the Chicago area are offering citizens their open-data repositories in a centralized cloud. More here.
  • According to the American Civil Liberties Union, the vast majority of U.S. law enforcement agencies don’t seek warrants before tracking cell phones. More here.
  • U.S. CIO Steven VanRoekel launched PortfolioStat, an OMB tool to help agencies eliminate redundant and inefficient IT projects. More here.