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John Breeden II

John Breeden II is a journalist and reviewer with over 20 years of experience covering technology. He is the CEO of the Tech Writers Bureau, a group that creates technological thought leadership content for organizations.
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How to Boost Federal Email Security

National Institute of Standards and Technology issued new guidance to protect agency email.

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Government’s Growing Problem: Paying Its Technical Debt

Could automation help chip away at the technical debt agencies have accrued?

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Technology Legislation Slowly Crawling Forward

These bills could benefit the federal government's operations.

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How to Build a Better Great Wall

The idea of creating a robust, intelligent technology barrier as opposed to a static physical one has been floated before.

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How a New Law Supports Quantum Computing's Great Leap Forward

The technology could be up there with some of the major technological advancements that changed the world, like the microchip or even electricity.

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What GovTech Will Look Like in 2019

This year, some agencies might opt to think inside the box.

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Grading the 2018 Technology and Government Predictions

Here's what came true for government agencies—and what didn't.

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NIST Experiments with Critical Infrastructure Protections

Over in the IT world, this is fairly basic stuff, though it has rarely been tried for operation technology.

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Vigilance Is Required to Protect Midterm Election Voting

The question of whether your vote is safe may come down to where you live.

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Could Do-It-Yourself AI Make People More Comfortable with It?

As artificial intelligence makes strides in government, it could be helpful to see for yourself what the tech can do.

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Why Government Gamification Still Matters

Gamification is becoming increasingly important in civilian and defense matters.

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What Government Could Learn from Payment Companies About Identity Management

If someone finds or steals a government Personal Identity Verification card, it’s possible that they could access sensitive or secret information during a very limited window before its loss was reported or discovered.

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Can American Technology Firms and Lawmakers Learn from Europe’s GDPR?

The European Union's privacy law is a very well-crafted law that simply mandates good data handling best practices.