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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.
Policy

The World Gets Ready to Change the Fundamentals of Measurement, Again

The organization in charge of measurement standards is considering a change to one of the most basic forms of measurement.

Emerging Tech

Artificial Intelligence Continues to Evolve in Government and Elsewhere

AI that started out simply tackling robotic process automation-type tasks is slowly evolving to take on more traditionally human and creative duties.

Ideas

Government Electric Vehicle Efforts Requires New Charging Infrastructure

Plans are being made for a national electric vehicle charging infrastructure, but for now, state and local governments are moving forward on their own.

Cybersecurity

New Research Points to Hidden Vulnerabilities Within Machine Learning Systems

Agencies need to provide extra attention and security for machine learning and artificial intelligence-based systems, beyond the normal level of cybersecurity protection.

Emerging Tech

New Quantum Hardware Could Allow Computers to Process Information More Naturally

Current quantum computers are stuck using binary processes designed for traditional computers.

Emerging Tech

Heavy Metal on the High Seas

The Navy is deploying a shipboard metal-producing 3D printer to test during RIMPAC exercises.

Cybersecurity

Federal Government Gets Serious About Post-Quantum Encryption Protection

A Phase III PQE contractor talks about getting federal quantum protection deployed quickly. 

Ideas

Mars is Getting an Unreal New Simulation for NASA Training

A new gaming engine also has the potential to revolutionize how astronauts prepare for Mars missions.

Ideas

Phishing Threats Attempt to Hook New Government Victims

While the government is focused on the dangers of ransomware, phishing campaigns can circumvent the usual protections placed on its networks.

Ideas

Interesting Federal Social Media Accounts You May Not Know About

Federal agencies have come a long way from the bureaucratic rules that often hampered effective social media use.

Emerging Tech

Artemis Will Soon Take Flight

The project’s launch marks the first step in what could be a new era of true space travel.

Emerging Tech

Hidden Security Considerations When Moving to 5G

The newest generation of wireless technology comes with several transformative advantages, as well as some pitfalls.

Ideas

The Ukrainian War Could Usher in Quantum Arms Race

Just as nuclear weapons remain a threat in the physical space, quantum-powered capabilities could become a threat in cyberspace.

Emerging Tech

The Next Big Quantum Leap May Require Better Software

The raw power of increasingly advanced quantum computers could necessitate advances in software to make sense of the noise.

Emerging Tech

Could Smart Cars Finally be Driving Towards Reality?

Autonomous vehicles offer the potential for making streets safer, but currently face regulatory and safety challenges of their own.

Emerging Tech

Creepy, Cool and Coherent: Potential Government Tech Shines at CES 2022

From humanoid robots to zero-emissions drones, CES was filled with lots of tech that may be relevant to government soon.

Ideas

The Government and Technology Innovation That Shined in 2021 

Some agencies laid some groundwork for new developments that might make life better in the future.