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GovExec Daily: Making Government COVID-19 Data Easier to Use

USAFacts Poppy MacDonald and Aamir Rashid tell the podcast that they would like to see a time when their site is unnecessary because government has made its data more accessible.

Out of View: After Public Outcry, CDC Adds Hospital Data Back to Its Website — for Now

Dr. Joseph Varon, center, visits with Dorothy Webb, left, and her daughter, Tammie, while making his rounds inside the Coronavirus Unit at United Memorial Medical Center in July

Despite a Skyward Mission, NASA Shaped the Study of Life on Earth

Born of a bitter, militaristic space race, NASA served as an unlikely catalyst for a revolution in biology.

Researchers Publish Encouraging Early Data on COVID-19 Vaccine

The director of the National Institutes of Health is "confident that we will be able rise to the challenge of ending this pandemic that has devastated so many lives."

Digital Contact Tracing’s Mixed Record Abroad Spells Trouble for U.S. Efforts to Rein in COVID-19

Effective national leadership and trust in government appear to be prerequisites for countries to achieve widespread digital contact tracing.

GovExec Daily: How Governments Can Use Contact Tracing in the Fight Against the Pandemic

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley joins the podcast to discuss why governments need to use technology to identify, isolate and track localized outbreaks.

A Historic Docking, 250 Miles Above Earth

Two NASA astronauts just arrived at the International Space Station in a SpaceX capsule.

GovExec Daily: Fighting Bad Information About the Pandemic

The University of Arizona's Diana Daly joins the podcast to talk about how governments and organizations can counter conspiracy theories about the COVID-19 crisis.

FBI Got Everything It Asked for in DNC Investigation, Refuting ‘Missing Server’ Myth

New transcripts released by the House intelligence committee shed light on Russia’s interference in 2016 election.

The System That Actually Worked

How the internet kept running even as society closed down around it

The Thorniest Subject at NASA Right Now

The space agency is carefully following pandemic measures. Elon Musk thinks they’re overblown. But both are going to the moon together.

Astronaut Advice: How to Cope with Social Distancing

If you think social distancing is tough, imagine doing it in space. Veteran astronaut Michael E. Fossum offers some tips on coping with isolation.

Artificial Intelligence Outperforms Human Intel Analysts In This One Key Area

An experiment from the Defense Intelligence Agency shows that AI and humans have different risk tolerances when data is scarce.

Analysis: How to Protect Civil Liberties in a Pandemic

There are much bigger worries than temporary stay-at-home orders.

GovExec Daily: Oversight and the JEDI Contract

Frank Konkel joins the podcast to explain the Pentagon IG report on the huge defense cloud contract.