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Gaming’s Biggest Week Gives Clues to Serious Technology’s Future

Advancements in virtual and augmented reality may get government gaming a boost.

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How to Stop Fearing AI

The latest cloud of fear emanating is that artificial intelligence will pass along or even amplify the biases and inequities that have plagued our society for decades.

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Federal Data is Exploding at the Edge. Is It Secure?

Mobility means the government needs to be able to lock down information, retrieve it back, encrypt it—even after it’s already been sent.

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The Coalition Out to Kill Tech as We Know It

With enemies like these, the industry is going to need some friends.

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There’s Too Little Outcry When a Government Blocks the Internet

For its own citizens’ safety, and for grand strategy’s sake, the U.S. government needs to up the pressure.

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Can One Year of GDPR Teach the U.S. Anything on Privacy?

Technology experts reflect on how GDPR changed companies' approaches to data.

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Facebook’s Dystopian Definition of ‘Fake’

For the social-media platform, a doctored video of Nancy Pelosi is content, not a phony.

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Alexa, Can You Help Me With Government IT?

Smart speakers may be coming to an office near you.

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Why the Future of Work Is a Challenge for Government

The federal workforce needs to be reskilled. Expect major disruptions ahead.

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Agencies Could Stretch Budgets By Embracing Drones

Shifting time-consuming manual work to drones could free up valuable personnel hours.

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5 Soft Skills That Could Land You a Cybersecurity Career

Soft skills are just as critical as technical aptitude when preparing for a career in this booming field.

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Kids Might Close Government’s IT Talent Gap

Technology literacy rates are on the rise, likely due to the emphasis placed on STEM education in schools.

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It’s Time for a National Digital Strategy

And its focus should be to drive simplified citizen interactions across government.

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The Technology That Could Transform Congestion Pricing

As cities like New York move ahead with plans to charge motorists to enter certain urban areas, we need to think about the best ways to manage road tolling.

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The Logical Next Step in the Technical Evolution

Military services are already embracing IT as a service. Will civilian agencies follow suit?

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The Citizen is Always Right

How to regain trust through a focus on customer experience.

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What Facebook Could Have Been

A shareable online diary was an obvious idea in the early 2000s. What if a college student’s version hadn’t won out?