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The Postal Service Wants to Start Using Blockchain Technology

Banks are using blockchain tech to revamp financial services. and now USPS wants in.

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This Is the Real Threat Posed By Hacked Medical Devices at the VA

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Most medical device manufacturers do not have the know-how or tools to patch vulnerabilities in devices quickly.

Federal CIO on IT Upgrade Fund: ‘The Bigger Risk is Not Doing Anything’

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There is bipartisan dismay at the age of some critical IT systems that house everything from taxpayer data to benefits claims.

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Video: This Mermaid Robot Can Swim Better Than You

It helps that this robot doesn't need a snorkel.

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Border Agency Has Rolled Out Lots of New Tech. But Is It Working?

New technology could help border patrol keep intruders out, but DHS’ acquisition process is too slow, lawmakers say.

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Here Are 10 of the Oldest IT Systems in the Federal Government

The application programming languages undergirding some federal IT systems were new when The Andy Griffith Show premiered.

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A Look At the Military’s New Stealth Bikes

These motorcycles of the future are turning heads at special operations conference in Florida.

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Even the US Postal Service Wants to Start Using Blockchain Tech

The technology is a decentralized digital ledger that’s accessible to millions of users and cryptographically secured, making it tamper-proof.

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American Schools Are Teaching Our Kids How to Code All Wrong

No more teaching watered down content and using simple coding apps.

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The Military’s New Stealth Motorbikes Are Coming

These motorcycles of the future are turning heads at special operations conference in Florida.

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‘Ticking Time Bomb?’ Congress Probes Obsolete Federal Tech

Some of the oldest systems in government are more than 50 years old. Spending on system replacements or new tech development has declined by billions in recent years.

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Official: Transition to New Recreation.gov Could Be ‘Risky’

As a 10-year contract winds down, USDA and Interior are gearing up for a new version of the online booking portal.

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Nextgov Discusses Federal Cybersecurity

What's wrong with it and how to fix it.

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