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What The CES All Digital Show Says About the Future

Even in a virtual format, CES offered quite a few interesting nuggets that might hint at future government technology.

How 5G and AI Are Creating an Architectural Revolution

5G will transform IT from the bottom-up—and that means changes for security. 

2020 Retrospective: Nowhere Left to Hide for Digital 'Have-Nots'

The events of this year brought the realities of digital transformation into sharp relief: Public sector agencies are divided into “haves” and “have-nots”—and the “have-nots” cannot put off digital transformation any longer. 

Trump’s Internet Is Celebrating

The movement behind today’s attempted coup delivered exactly what it has promised for months on social media.

The 1996 Law That Ruined the Internet

Why I changed my mind about Section 230.

The Year Ahead: 3 Predictions From the ‘Father of the Internet’ Vint Cerf

With the first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine being administered, a return to normal feels within reach but normal will change.

Everybody Spies in Cyberspace. The U.S. Must Plan Accordingly.

Because all countries engage in espionage, intrusions like Russia’s latest data hack are devilishly hard to deter.

6 Lessons From 2020 Federal Leaders Should Apply in the Months to Come

As the embers of the dumpster fire that was 2020 burn away, important lessons provide light for the way forward in 2021.

How to Solve Inefficient Meetings Through Existing Technology

Even small process improvements can make internal staff meetings run better. 

How to Set Good New Year's Resolutions for 2021

What proves most satisfying are goals that involve giving to others.

Next-Generation Program Protection: The Next Federal Cybersecurity Challenge

As the government aims to buy more innovative products, we must make critical advancements in program protection. 

How to Help Dogs and Cats Manage Separation Anxiety when Their Humans Return to Work

A change in routine is a major cause of separation anxiety for both dogs and cats.

Artificial Intelligence Begins to Realize Its Potential

Here's a look at some interesting projects, like one that helps programmers maintain and update COBOL.

How to Outsmart Your COVID-19 Fears and Boost Your Mood in 2021

Releasing negative emotions is the first step in preventing stress overload.

The Year That Changed the Internet

In 2020, the need to contain misinformation about COVID-19 pushed Facebook and Twitter into a role they never wanted—arbiters of the truth.

Seat Belts and Smoking Rates Show People Eventually Adopt Healthy Behaviors—But It Can Take Time We Don't Have During a Pandemic

It generally takes years of dragging people, kicking and screaming, to finally achieve new and improved societal norms.

In a Zero Trust World, Compliance Doesn’t Equal Security

An agency can run a completely compliant network and still be breached by a trusted user’s account being exposed.