Emerging Tech

AI Is Getting Closer to Replacing Animal Testing

The algorithm can predict results from nine different tests.

CIO Briefing

Donald Trump Nominated a Man With No Space Experience To Be NASA’s Second-in-Command

Trump is passing over Dr. Janet Kavandi, an astronaut and respected leader of one of the space agency’s research centers.

IT Modernization

VA Creates Special Office to Direct $16B Health Record Overhaul

The House Veterans Affairs Committee also unveiled the lawmakers who will track the project from its new subcommittee.

Cybersecurity

China, Russia, and the U.S. Are All Building Centers for Military AI

But their burgeoning approaches to state-sponsored research are divergent as the countries themselves.

Cybersecurity

Why It’s Hard to Protect Domestic-Violence Survivors Online

Restraining orders have evolved to prohibit digital communication, but what happens when they fail?

Cybersecurity

GSA Adds Login.gov to Sweeping Bug Bounty Program

Participants can win between $150 and $5,000 for each bug they find.

IT Modernization

Modernization Nation

This Nextgov ebook looks at updating the federal government’s technology and operations.

Emerging Tech

Google’s High-Altitude Internet Balloons Could Soon Connect Rural Kenya

If implemented, the project could have the potential of extending online connectivity to thousands of people across Kenya.

Cybersecurity

The Chinese Government Likely Knew about Spectre and Meltdown Bugs Before the U.S.

Fixing hardware and software vulnerabilities requires global information sharing—and that includes U.S. cyber adversaries.

Emerging Tech

U.S. Needs a National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence, Lawmakers and Experts Say

The government is well-positioned to flag specific research areas that would have the biggest impact on national interests.

Cybersecurity

Hacker Caught Selling Maintenance Manuals for Military Drones

A poorly configured router allowed the theft of drone manuals, a list of maintainers, material on the Abrams tank, and more.

Data

Cheap Sensors Are Democratizing Air-Quality Data

A new generation of inexpensive, portable air-quality sensors is making it easier for citizen groups and individuals to monitor the air around them.

Emerging Tech

Defense Security Service Is Trying to Overhaul the Entire Security Clearance Process

And it turned to an alternative contracting method to find nontraditional background check companies and ideas.

Emerging Tech

Driving Without a Smartphone

A new law in Georgia discourages drivers from even touching a screen. Whether or not it improves safety, it could help break people’s phone habits.