Emerging Tech

How Silicon Valley Maintains its Competitive Edge

Historian Margaret O’Mara talks about her new book The Code and how Silicon Valley has maintained its competitive edge in high tech.

Feds Look to Application Programming Interfaces as Gateways to Modernization

The technology can boost partnerships and lead to new solutions across federal agencies.

The Pentagon Needs to Make More Software Open Source, Watchdog Says

The White House in 2016 required every agency to make at least 20 percent of its custom software available for reuse across the government, but the Pentagon isn’t even halfway there, according to the Government Accountability Office.

OMB Finalizes Long-Awaited Update to Internet Connection Policy

But practitioners will have to wait a few months more for the final use cases on which the policy is based.

Device Offers a Way to Communicate During Disasters

A new tool called “Panacea’s Cloud” could give first responders a way to communicate during a natural or human-made disaster when devices such as cell phones may not work.

Inside Defense Digital Service’s User-Centered Approach

Designing with users—not for them—has been a key to the agency’s innovative success.

GAO Launches New Unit to Prepare Congress for the Future

The Center for Strategic Foresight held its first conference, focused on two problems closer to the present than the future: deep space and deepfakes.

Critical Update: How Hackers Get Stuck In HADES

For the fourth season of Critical Update, the Nextgov team is diving into the latest developments in cybersecurity, beginning with the world’s biggest honeypot.

NIST Wants Public Input on Protecting Personal Privacy

The latest version of its privacy framework is meant to help organizations address the risks of holding sensitive data on their customers.

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I Create Manipulated Images and Videos–But Quality May Not Matter Much

A key element of the battle between truth and propaganda has nothing to do with technology.

Energy Unveils Artificial Intelligence and Technology Office

The new office will synchronize all departmentwide AI activities, facilitate partnerships and accelerate the delivery of AI capabilities. 

Achieving DevSecOps Success Depends More on Trust than Tooling

Let’s explore what’s behind the cultural clash between the development, security and operations teams.

Timely Intervention: How 'Doctor Who' Shapes Public Attitudes to Science

Most commonly, Doctor Who prompted people to think more deeply about the ethics of science, including its moral ambiguity and potential for doing both good and bad.

Agencies Work to Embrace—and Secure—the Internet of Things

Inside officials shared their lessons learned and concerns around the evolving connectivity.

Agencies Should Embrace Low-Code for Its Speed and Power

Drag-and-drop coding platforms can help agencies that are short on technical staff. 

Air Force to Spend $31M to Research How Lasers, Energy Weapons Affect Operators

The service awarded a research contract to General Dynamics IT to gain insights into how directed energy weapons affect the humans using them.