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Your Favorite Stories of 2018

Nextgov readers have great taste and according to our most-read stories of 2018, that includes a hankering for the administration's major tech policies and a touch of scandal.

IARPA Is Trying Keep Adversaries From Corrupting AI Tools

Could cyber adversaries be training the government’s artificial intelligence tools to fail?

Intel Agencies Lack 'Adequate Tech' for FOIA Requests

A recently published inspector general report shows a more coordinated technology approach could help intelligence agencies fulfill Freedom of Information Act inquiries in a timely manner.

Intel Community is Developing a More Spy-Proof Room

The intelligence community’s research arm is upgrading SCIF security to protect against threats from personal devices and sensors.

NSA Finalizes $6.7 Billion in Classified Tech Contracts

After two years, the NSA finished rebidding its “Groundbreaker” program and is beginning work on a secretive new set of communications contracts.

IARPA Wants to Identify Criminals From Their Skin Cells

The goal isn’t to replace DNA analysis but rather add another technology to forensic analysts’ toolbox.

DHS Reveals New Details About Its Supply Chain Initiative

The program will be based primarily on unclassified information, the department said.

Defense Intel Chief Worried About Chinese ‘Integration of Human and Machines’

The future of human performance is a research race, and the U.S. shouldn’t take its lead for granted, the DIA director says.

NSA Staffer Sentenced to 5.5 Years in Prison for Taking Documents Home

Ellicott City-based Pho was a computer developer handling top secret intelligence.

Cyber Spies Don’t Have to Worry About Robots Taking Their Jobs, Intel Chief Says

The intelligence community will still need human analysts even as when machine learning does more, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told students.

How One Company Aims to Model the World—and All Its Activity—in the Cloud

Descartes Labs is building a platform to let the Pentagon analyze all the geospatial intelligence, all the time.

3 Ways Intelligence Agencies Are Using AI

The intelligence community is using artificial intelligence to help manage the exponential increase of data.

$600 Million Satellite Imagery Contract Shifts from One Intel Agency to Another

Management of the EnhancedView commercial satellite imagery contract shifted from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to the National Reconnaissance Office.