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It’s Time to Shore up the Universal Service Fund So It Can Live up to Its Name

Congress needs to create a solution that reflects how Americans actually use telecommunications services rather than how we once did.

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What a Smoky Bar Can Teach Us about the '6-Foot Rule' During the COVID-19 Pandemic

It’s important to understand the rule's limitations.

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Diving into Government’s Trusted Internet Connections Standard 3.0 

The policy lays out the framework for security, but allows agencies to fill in the details based on their unique missions.

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How to Head Off Public Assistance Fraud Before Dollars Go Out the Door

Opting to chase and recover money fraudsters steal from government agencies is not a sustainable strategy.

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How to Read Coronavirus News and Learn What You Actually Need to Know about Staying Safe in the Pandemic

Viewers and readers relate more to personal tales than they do to dry statistics.

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Jerks Don't Actually Get Ahead at Work

That’s not to say that jerks don’t reach positions of power.

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Subj: This Email Could Wreak Havoc on the 2020 Election

Beware of COVID-related phishing threats that target local voting.

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What Agencies Need to Know About TIC 3.0 and Enabling Technology

The third version of the Trusted Internet Connection policy brings government IT closer to the capabilities available to the private sector. 

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Shortened Census Count Will Hurt Communities of Color

Some communities face less convenient access to the mail, telephone and online services needed to respond to the survey while others distrust the system.

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The World Needs American Leadership in Setting the Technological Standards of the Future

U.S. interests are missing or under-represented in key international standardization organizations.

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Leveraging Automation to Ensure Government Supply Chain Health

When we apply these emerging technological capabilities directly to the management of supply chains, the results are powerful and highly impactful.

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Solving the COVID Cloud Challenge

Here are five ways to secure a defense in depth strategy with a remote workforce.

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The Tech Field Failed a 25-Year Challenge to Achieve Gender Equality by 2020 – Culture Change Is Key to Getting on Track

Culture change is a marathon, not a sprint, requiring constant vigilance, many small decisions, and often changes in who holds power.

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Why Five New National Quantum Information Science Centers Are a Huge Deal 

Through quantum computers, we’ll tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges, explain Energy Department's Paul Dabbar and IBM Research's Darío Gil.

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Amazing Mars Mission Nearing Red Planet

The Mars Perseverance Rover is now speeding toward Mars at a blazing 71,413 miles per hour.

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Preparing Your Mind for Uncertain Times

What ancient philosophers can teach us about embracing the unknown.