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The Workforce Is About to Change Dramatically

Three predictions for what the future might look like.

How to Update Agency Security Operations Centers

Evolving IT environments require officials to plan for the next-generation SOCs.

Deciding How and Whether to Reopen Schools Is Complex—Here's How Rocket Scientists Would Develop a Plan

Sending astronauts to the moon can be instructive today, even though a pandemic is a very different challenge.

E-Marketplaces in the Time of COVID-19

E-marketplaces also can direct limited, critical supplies to those who need it most.

How 5G Could Change Government’s Pandemic Response

The main benefit of 5G, especially for public sector applications, is the enablement of machine-to-machine communications.

Why America Is Afraid of TikTok

The company’s founder says in an interview that he wants it to be “a window” on the world. A Republican senator says it is a “Trojan horse.”

The Tech Companies Already Won

Antitrust could break up the big players. It wouldn’t change everyday life.

A Post-Pandemic Guide to Building Resilient Business Comms

Agencies should ensure their communication systems are ready for another mass shift to telework in case the need comes up again.

Energy Is a Basic Need, and Many Americans Are Struggling to Afford It in the COVID-19 Recession

And the problem could get worse as the economy continues to struggle.

Lawmakers Keen to Break Up 'Big Tech' Like Amazon and Google Need to Realize the World has Changed a Lot Since Microsoft and Standard Oil

Those cases may seem similar to today’s situation, but this era is different in one crucial way: the global technology marketplace.

Racing the Clock on Election Security

There are less than 100 days left until the presidential election.

So Much for the Decentralized Internet

A recent Twitter hack probably didn’t scare you. Here’s why it should.

The End of Open-Plan Everything

Personal space is finally back in style, but re-creating it after two decades of its destruction is hardly a straightforward task.

A Test and Trace Strategy for Reconnecting to Government Networks

Agencies shifted to large-scale work from home operations but little thought has been given to how to secure these networks when workers return to the office. 

The Mindsets of Innovators in Government

A series of Interviews with high achievers reveals some surprising things about what it takes to get things done in the bureaucracy.

Is Telehealth as Good as In-Person Care? A Telehealth Researcher Explains How to Get the Most Out of Remote Health Care

The question of when to use telehealth must also take into account the risk and burden of getting care.