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I Won’t Buy My Teenagers Smartphones

Denying a teen a smartphone in 2019 is a tough decision, and one that requires an organized and impenetrable defense.

9 Tips to Help Secure Every Federal Employee’s Mobile Device

Bad actors increasingly target smartphones and endpoint devices that are generally less protected than government computers.

In the Deepfake Era, Counterterrorism Is Harder

After failing to detect the 9/11 plot, spy agencies reinvented themselves for an age of terrorism, but a new generation of technological threats requires a new round of reforms.

Why Dark Data is the New Shadow IT

But unlike shadow IT, dark data can be illuminating.

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.

AI Is Coming for Your Favorite Menial Tasks

As AI gets better at performing routine tasks traditionally done by humans, only stressful ones will be left. The work experience could suffer.

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.

Agencies Should Embrace Low-Code for Its Speed and Power

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

Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Raises Legal and Ethical Concerns

Policymakers should establish a number of safeguards around AI, much as they did when genetic testing became commonplace.

Featured eBooks

What Urban Sprawl Is Really Doing to Your Commute

Urban traffic congestion is growing dramatically, according to a new report. So why aren’t drivers taking longer to get to work?

The Dangers in Smart Cities

Smart cities make for a larger attack footprint, and more potentially devastating results from a breach or hack.

A Closer Look at Federal Multicloud Adoption

A multicloud approach offers flexibility in infrastructure and could reduce federal technical debt.  

Cryptology from the Crypt: How I Cracked a 70-year-old Coded Message from Beyond the Grave

The code was created by the late Cambridge professor and scientist Robert Henry Thouless, who passed away in 1984.

How Satellite Technology is Helping the Government Make Data-Driven Decisions 

Overhead space systems can capture and deliver visual data far more effectively than ever before.

Worker-Protection Laws Aren't Ready for an Automated Future

Emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, virtual reality and advanced monitoring systems have already begun altering workplaces in fundamental ways that may soon become impossible to ignore.

The 3 Waves of Accelerating RPA in Government

When it comes time to actually execute RPA, it’s tough to know where to start and how to scale agencywide.