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Generative AI is set to transform crisis management

COMMENTARY | The emerging technology's versatility offers a wide variety of promising applications in disaster relief, and opens up facing real time analyses with tangible applications in the real world.

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AI disinformation is a threat to elections

COMMENTARY | Learning to spot Russian, Chinese and Iranian meddling in other countries can help the US prepare for 2024.

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New legislation means working with hackers – here's why that's good news

COMMENTARY | Contractors who work on government systems need to be able to accept vulnerability reports from ethical hackers

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How better data can support military training and performance

COMMENTARY | Wearable computers along with AR and VR capabilities can generate data to customize military training to enhance performance and improve the mental and physical health of trainees throughout their service and the rest of their lives.

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Remote workers are more aware of cybersecurity risks than in-office employees: new study

COMMENTARY | Remote workers lack the same institutional cyber protection as their in-office colleagues.

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It's too soon to regulate AI

COMMENTARY | While restrictions and export controls related to specific compute and hardware platforms are possible, it is virtually impossible to monitor and enforce how these widely available computing platforms are actually used.

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The government management paradox

COMMENTARY | Change is hard, but agencies can significantly improve their operational performance to deliver on highly complex programs.

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Spending time in space can harm the human body

COMMENTARY | But scientists are working to mitigate these risks before sending people to Mars

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Solving government employee experience crisis

COMMENTARY | When equipped with leading-edge technology and supported by private sector partners who understand and value the government's mission, federal employees can better serve the citizens that depend on government service.

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What is USB-C? A computer engineer explains the one device connector to rule them all

COMMENTARY | With pressure from the European Union, Apple has thrown in the towel on its Lightning connector in favor of the standard USB-C.

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NASA report finds no evidence that UFOs are extraterrestrial

COMMENTARY | NASA’s UAP study team and newly appointed director of UAP research represent growing efforts to study and declassify UFO-related data.

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Why humans can’t trust AI

COMMENTARY | You don’t know how it works, what it’s going to do or whether it’ll serve your interests.

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Remembering reinventing government 30 years later

Commentary | Steve Kelman remembers how Al Gore's Reinventing Government effort helped change federal procurement.

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What is geospatial intelligence?

COMMENTARY | A geographer explains the powerful melding of maps and data.

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Experts alone can’t handle AI

COMMENTARY | Social scientists explain why the public needs a seat at the table.

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Why chief data officers matter

COMMENTARY: Whether it's unemployment, Mars, borders or food, we need data and leaders to achieve desired outcomes.

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Keep the focus in procurement on best value products and services for the government

Commentary | Steve Kelman argues that the current cornerstone of Part 1 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation is the right one for taxpayers and agencies.

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Machines can’t always take the heat

COMMENTARY | Two engineers explain the physics behind how heat waves threaten everything from cars to computers.