Podcasts

Critical Update: How the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Plans to Run ‘Better, Cheaper, Faster’ Tech

Chief Information Officer Jamie Holcombe and his team are stabilizing and modernizing IT to help meet growing demands in a changing marketplace.

Critical Update: How CISA Defines ‘Trust’ in the Trusted Internet Connection Policy

Nextgov offers a deep dive into TIC 3 and the purported conflict between CISA’s trust zones and zero-trust security.

Critical Update: How the Coronavirus is Changing Federal Work

“Government is traditionally seen as this old, ancient, antiquated system … How [does this change] the future of work for government?”

Critical Update: A Quantum Leap

Quantum computers will be able to crack our encryption but when?

Critical Update: The Hidden Threats of 5G

Nextgov goes inside the technology that will underpin billions of interconnected devices. 

Critical Update: The Defender’s Dilemma 

Soon the Homeland Security Department will be able to compete for cyber talent without the shackles of the federal government’s rigid paytable.

Critical Update: How Hackers Get Stuck In HADES

For the fourth season of Critical Update, the Nextgov team is diving into the latest developments in cybersecurity, beginning with the world’s biggest honeypot.

Critical Update: Containing Chernobyl

We’re joined by an engineer who helped build the final containment structure at Chernobyl, in a race against time, bureaucracy and the aftermath of the Soviet Union.

Critical Update: Peering Into the Agriculture Department’s Digital Transformation

One of the Agriculture Department’s top officials talks about how the agency is using technology to serve its customers better.

Critical Update: Inside DARPA's DARPA

Valerie Browning, director of DARPA’s Defense Sciences Office, discusses self-aware machines, the future of quantum computing and preventing technology surprises.

Critical Update: Get Stuff Done

Except he didn’t say “stuff.” Defense Digital Service co-founders join the podcast to talk security clearances, big cloud procurements and plenty of Star Wars.

Critical Update: At Your Digital Service, Part 2

We talk with U.S. Digital Service project managers for a ground-level view of what it really takes to make innovation happen in government.

Critical Update: Innovation Happens Naturally—With a Lot of Work

U.S. Digital Service Administrator Matt Cutts joins the podcast to talk about the current state—and future of—one of the most wide-reaching innovation programs in government.

Critical Update: Enter The Innovators

Season 3 of Critical Update kicks off with a mythbusting session on what it means to be innovative in government.

Critical Update: 3 Major Programs to Watch in 2019

To wrap season two, we run down three programs with high stakes for the agencies in play, as well as the rest of government.

Critical Update: No End in Sight For Shutdown as Costs Mount

The partial government shutdown is having dire effects across the country, not just at federal agencies.