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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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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.

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Here's a Discovery That Could Lead Us To Lightsabers

A new form of light could lead to breakthroughs in quantum computing ... and maybe lightsabers.

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Government Steps Up to One New Technology, Risks Another Over Inaction

As the Defense Department beefs up its cyber threat hunting capabilities, it's taken a slower approach toward modernizing GPS.

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Threat Hunting and Defensive Tools Government Could Use

New tech designed for cyber defense could help the government make up for lack of personnel.

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A Shutdown Smorgasbord for Tired Techies

Amazon's turning to artificial intelligence to get rid of store lines while YouTube is still tuning its algorithms to flag objectionsable content.

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Meltdown and Spectre Complicate Government’s Cybersecurity Posture

The potential footprint makes 2014’s Heartbleed look like an op-forces training exercise.

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3 Predictions for Government Tech in 2018

Here's which tech will move from buzzword to implementation.

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How the 2017 Tech Predictions Stacked Up

Here are the predictions that came true—and one that didn't.

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How the New Science of Vulnerability Management Can Help Struggling Federal Networks

IT teams often have the tools to find network vulnerabilities. What they don't have is the manpower to fix them all.