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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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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.

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How Using Open Wi-Fi Could Get Safer

A standard called Enhanced Open aims to make using free networks more secure than it is now.

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DARPA Wants You to Brainstorm New Warfighting Ideas

The agency wants to find the next great warfighting idea, no matter how crazy or nontraditional it might seem.

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The Internet of Things' Role on Battlefields and at Sea

The Army and Navy are still mapping how to bring more internet of things devices into combat domains.

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When Will Government Get Serious About Gaming Again?

A few years ago, a vocal group within government helped push gaming for training and problem-solving but the momentum seems to have slowed.

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Will the U.S. Ever Switch From Cyber Defense to Offense?

After another cyberattack on a U.S. city, it may be time to figure out a less passive response.

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Government Starts to Build New Links for Its Blockchain

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is prepping the final version of a report on effective blockchain use—and when to avoid it.