Critical Update: A Technical Farewell and the ‘Emergiest’ News of 2022

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Nextgov reporters say goodbye to 2022 … and to Critical Update.

The entire Nextgov reporting team joined Critical Update for the last episode—of Season 15, of 2022 and of the current run of the podcast. We say goodbye with a roundup of the most important, memorable and interesting stories of the year and a look forward to the future. (Quantum voting, maybe?)

The conversation includes crowning the “emergiest” technology of the year, what it will take to make real progress on federal cybersecurity issues, space garbage and garbage IT systems.

While Critical Update is going away after 15 seasons, the reporters and editors featured throughout those episodes will still be with you daily here at Thanks for listening.