Emerging Tech

Elon Musk’s OpenAI Is Using Reddit to Teach AI to Speak Like Humans

The goal of this project is to allow a robot to become smart enough to not only recognize speech, but to also use the data it gathers to formulate appropriate responses on its own.

Ideas

How To Ensure Trustworthy, Open Source Elections

From the perspective of voters, a trustworthy election is one in which they can be confident their votes have been counted as cast and their anonymity has been maintained.

Emerging Tech

White House Unveils Data Sharing Platform for Climate Change Research

A public-private partnership, including Microsoft, Google and Amazon Web Services, aims to open up climate-related data.

News

Innovation After Hours: Check Out Nextgov’s Newest Event

We’ve themed our first program in this series of events around open source and analytics.

CIO Briefing

Report: If DOD Doesn't Embrace Open Source, It'll 'Be Left Behind'

Currently, the department uses open source software “infrequently and on an ad hoc basis,” unlike tech companies like Google, Amazon and Facebook that wouldn’t exist without open source software.

CIO Briefing

HHS Revises Open Gov Policy to be More Open

The agency published the fourth draft of its open government plan.

News

Nextgov Ebook: Tech Revolutions: Open Source and the Internet of Things

This ebook features two more recent Tech + Tequila themes: open source and the internet of things.

CIO Briefing

White House Drops Final Federal Source Code Policy

OMB says Code.gov, a repository for federal open source software code, is coming in the next few months.

Data

CIA Director: Open Source a ‘Tremendous Advantage’

Combining data sets offers a clearer picture of an event, John Brennan said.

Emerging Tech

Why GitHub Chased the Federal Market

It's no cakewalk, exactly, to get the federal sector to embrace certain open source tools.

Ideas

Commerce Department Now Embraces GitHub for 'Collaborative Problem Solving'

America's data agency can now use GitHub for collaboratively building open source software.

News

Why Didn't E-Gov Live Up to Its Promise?

Technology was supposed to transform government 15 years ago; an “era of electronic government” was poised to make government faster, smaller, digitized and increasingly transparent.

CIO Briefing

Have a Drink and Talk Open Source with Nextgov

Where else in Washington, D.C., can you drink for free and speak geek?

Cybersecurity

Developers Keep Leaving Secret Keys to Corporate Data Vulnerable on GitHub

The hackers who stole data on 50,000 Uber drivers in 2014 didn’t have to do much hacking at all.

News

DHS Now Says It Supports White House Open Source Software Policy

Previous comments attributed to the department's CIO shop warned that open source software was like "Mafia having a copy of all FBI system code."

Emerging Tech

DHS: Open Source Software Is Like Giving Mafia a Copy of FBI System Code

The department made a bid to adjust a White House draft policy that would encourage agencies to code in the open, and to share their code with each other.