Podcasts

Critical Update: When Seeing No Longer Means Believing, What’s a Government to Do?

Agencies and lawmakers are moving to combat deepfakes and other synthetic media used as powerful tools in disinformation campaigns.

Critical Update: How Federal Agencies Can Help Avert Quantum Catastrophe

The White House is working on plans to roll out new cryptographic systems that will require epic levels of funding from Congress and coordination, both within the government and in partnership with industry. 

Critical Update: How the Controversial JEDI Contract Changed the Pentagon

Experts say the doomed contract helped take cloud literacy at the Defense Department to the next level.

Critical Update: How to Develop Apps for Supercomputers that Don’t Exist Yet

The Energy Department will soon launch machines capable of completing a quintillion calculations a second.

Critical Update: Do You Know What’s In Your Software?

In the wake of several major cybersecurity incidents, the government wants to shore up its software supply chain. Two experts explain the merits of some approaches and why there’s no silver bullet. 

Critical Update: What Platform One Brings to the Pentagon’s Software Game

Air Force Chief Software Officer Nicolas Chaillan and industry experts explain how Platform One is eliminating barriers to entry for DevSecOps teams.

Critical Update: The Programmers of Public Service

Meet two federal software developers: One at the start of their career and the other nearing the end.

Critical Update: Disrupting Gene Editing

The CRISPR Cas 9 tool shook up the gene-editing space, leading to new possibilities, risks and questions about who and how the technology should be used. 

Critical Update: Let’s Talk About UFOs

What’s behind unidentified aerial phenomena observed by military officials? Are we alone in the universe? Nextgov asks some experts.

Critical Update: Who’s Afraid of EMPs?

Electromagnetic pulses are frequently boogeymen in pop culture but the federal government takes real steps to prepare for them. 

Critical Update: Machine Beat Man in DARPA’s AlphaDogfight Trials. Now What? 

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s ACE Program seeks to build trust between pilots and artificial intelligence agents so one day they can work together. 

Critical Update: Why Having Artificial Intelligence Talent is a National Security Issue

Dr. José-Marie Griffiths discusses her work crafting workforce recommendations for Congress as part of her work with the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence.

Critical Update: Did COVID-19 Push More Agencies Into the Cloud?

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting mass telework means agencies must have moved more data, workloads and services into the cloud. Right?

Critical Update: Inside NASA’s Digital Transformation

The space agency’s digital modernization is aimed at augmenting and improving three key mission areas, according to its chief data officer.

Critical Update: The Government’s Cloud Anxiety 

As more federal agencies shift to cloud computing, officials are reexamining the responsibilities customers and service providers must bear to secure data.

Critical Update: What a Treasury Office is Learning from Its Blockchain Projects

That’s not the only emerging technology the Fiscal Service Bureau’s innovation office is experimenting with.