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Patience Wait

Contributor, Nextgov

Patience Wait
Patience Wait is a freelance contributor to Nextgov and a member of the Tech Writers Bureau where she concentrates on writing about the public sector's high-tech issues and programs. She has won awards for her government and technology reporting over her long career, including a Jesse H. Neal Award for best news coverage in 2004.
Cybersecurity

Russian Disinformation: All Bot But No Bite?

Bots targeting the U.S. slowed their anti-vax campaigns while accelerating pro-Russia messaging, which doesn’t stick as well in the West.

CXO Briefing

Using AI, ML Will Help the Government Tackle Climate Change, Experts Say

Artificial intelligence can help scientists better forecast the impacts of climate change across numerous arenas.

CXO Briefing

Information Warfare is Moving Beyond Nation States

Mis- and disinformation ecosystems extend beyond the usual bad state actors.

Emerging Tech

Next National Defense Strategy Should Address Hybrid Warfare, Experts Say

Embracing innovative technology and more data sharing with allies should be part of the coming strategy, accordingto former Defense officials.

Cybersecurity

Feds Step Up Cybersecurity Support for State Governments

Forty-two advisers have been appointed or are in the process, with eight states still needing federal-level coordinators.

Cybersecurity

SOC Leaders and Employees Aren’t on the Same Page

Lack of shared recognition of problems increases the pain, according to a new survey.

IT Modernization

Dev[SecAudCom]Ops—Not Really, But Don’t Overlook Audit and Compliance as Part of Security

The acronym for integrating security and agile development cycles may have gotten out of hand, officials say, but the core values are key to producing good software.

Emerging Tech

Using the Hard Lessons of the Pandemic to Shape the Government's Bioeconomy Policies

A rethinking the government’s approach to the various bioscientific fields may be necessary, experts argue.

Policy

Senate Hearing Tackles Harms Caused by Social Media Algorithms

Senators are pushing for more accountability from social media platforms over their algorithms.

IT Modernization

What Lies Ahead for Federal IT Modernization

Industry is already making the tools many agencies need to modernize.