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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.

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To Beat the Winter Blues, Think Like a Norwegian

They see it as an opportunity for lots of things they loved: outdoor activities like cross-country skiing but also special, cozy time indoors.

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How the U.S. Can Fight the Opioid Epidemic During COVID-19

A majority of states—more than 40—have reported increases in opioid-related deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

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Thousands of Ocean Fishing Boats Could Be Using Forced Labor—We Used AI and Satellite Data to Find Them

Forced labor is a known problem in open ocean fishing, but the scale has been very hard to track historically.

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Why It Matters that the Coronavirus Is Changing—and What This Means for Vaccine Effectiveness

The question is therefore not whether the vaccines will be effective, but rather how effective they will be.

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How AI Will Help the U.S. to Mars and Beyond

Artificial intelligence and automation will play key roles in ensuring future astronauts on Mars can safely perform their missions.

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Federal Contracting Trends to Expect in 2021

The pandemic has contractors rethinking recruitment and office space.

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Why the New Administration Needs Federal Industrial Strategists

Smart strategy will require smart strategists who know the government’s policy levers and the technology innovation process. 

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Racial Stereotypes Drive Students of Color Away from STEM, but Many Still Persist

But no matter what they do, they cannot shake the perception among certain white colleagues and collaborators that they don’t belong.

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Artificial Intelligences Are Power Hungry, But Not How You Think

Keeping AIs on an ethical short leash is important but there are other aspects to consider.

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Why Being Stuck at Home—and Unable to Hang Out in Cafes and Bars—Drains Our Creativity

As we bounce from place to place, each brief social encounter plants a small seed that can gel into a new idea or inspiration.

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The Pandemic May Be the Catalyst for the Digital Government We All Want

As citizens clamor for more online government services, they’re equally and rightfully clear on the need for strong security.

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Scientists Suggest U.S. Embassies Were Hit with High-Power Microwaves – Here's How the Weapons Work

The technology behind the suspected weapons is well understood and dates back to the Cold War arms race between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.

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Your Robot Vacuum Could Spy on You

Researchers managed to recover speech data with high accuracy.

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Why It's Hard to Get People to Take COVID Seriously

It's difficult for public health agencies to raise the right amount of fear in people, an expert says.

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Computer Science Jobs Pay Well and Are Growing Fast. Why Are They Out of Reach for So Many of America's Students?

If students from certain groups are being shut out of the field, it means that public education is failing in its role as the great equalizer.

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5 Rules to Keep Breaking Barriers in Government

The pandemic disrupted how agencies conducted business but federal leaders can harness that momentum.