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CES Gives a Peek at 2020 Technology

It’s more difficult to predict the next great advancement in government technology but you can spot trends.

Cyberspace Is the Next Front in Iran-U.S. Conflict—and Private Companies May Bear the Brunt

Businesses are at high risk, and strict American criminal laws prohibit many forms of cyber self-defense by private companies.

AI Can Now Read Emotions—Should It?

These systems can give incorrect results just like any other form of intelligence.

One Year In, the Evidence Act is Producing Results

Most have identified evaluation officers and chief data officers and have started developing learning agendas that identify priority areas.

FITARA Hits Its 5-year Anniversary 

An enhanced scorecard will drive better government services for citizens. 

Can the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Program Secure a Cloud Smart Government?

The good news is that CDM is proactively reaching out to leading cloud service providers for soltuions.

The Sneaky Genius of Facebook's New Preventative Health Tool

The feature looks likely to fill gaps in care—and to further draw users into Facebook’s ecosystem.

Batteries Made with Sulfur Could be Cheaper, Greener and Hold More Energy

Until now, lithium-sulfur batteries have been impractical.

Data Standards for Grants Management Are Now the Law

First, standards will be developed and then agencies will have a year to apply them.

Bots Are Destroying Political Discourse As We Know It

They’re mouthpieces for foreign actors, domestic political groups, even the candidates themselves. And soon you won’t be able to tell they’re bots.

Featured eBooks

5G Is Where China and the West Finally Diverge

The rollout of speedy new cellular networks is a geopolitical turning point, but neither Trump nor the public yet recognizes this.

5 Ways Technology Will Revolutionize Government in the 2020s

As we enter a new decade, these technological advancements will redefine what it means to be a citizen of the United States and the world. 

Why Saying 'OK Boomer' at Work Is Considered Age Discrimination – but Millennial Put-Downs Aren't

Workers aged 40 and older are protected by a federal statute that prohibits harassment and discrimination on the basis of age.

Playing with Old Phones Teaches Children Good Habits and Reflects Our Bad Ones Back at Us

During pretend play, children are often acting at a higher level to practice new skills.