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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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Why I Changed My Mind about Federal User Cyber Training

Layer on all the protective systems you want—at the end of the day, the user still has to make a good decision.

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Happy Insider Threat Awareness Month!

Insider threats are potentially far more dangerous than those attacking from outside.

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The Dangers in Smart Cities

Smart cities make for a larger attack footprint, and more potentially devastating results from a breach or hack.

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How Cities Are Getting Smarter

There isn’t one definition of a smart city technology, but here are places governments are making progress.

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Can New Technologies Restore a Robust Federal Cyber Perimeter?

Many agencies are deemphasizing traditional notions like perimeter security and concentrating more on the concept of resiliency, recovery and ways to mitigate the effects of a breach.

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What Would 5G Technology Mean For Government?

The next big leap forward for cellular phone service is approaching.

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Gaming’s Biggest Week Gives Clues to Serious Technology’s Future

Advancements in virtual and augmented reality may get government gaming a boost.

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Can One Year of GDPR Teach the U.S. Anything on Privacy?

Technology experts reflect on how GDPR changed companies' approaches to data.

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Kids Might Close Government’s IT Talent Gap

Technology literacy rates are on the rise, likely due to the emphasis placed on STEM education in schools.

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The Government Wants To Teach Drones Some New Tricks

Recent Army contracts focus on the skies while DARPA is focused on underground efforts.

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New Technology May Soon Require a Dedicated Space Force

Whether a Space Force exists or not, the Pentagon's research arm is looking at space strategically.

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Are Government Robots Coming For Your Job?

The government’s goal right now is to promote its robot employees to higher tasks.

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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.