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GovExec Daily: The Major Changes In Federal Digital Operations and Acquisition

Stan Soloway joins the podcast to discuss President Joe Biden's appointments and how they will attempt to modernize government.

‘I Feel like I’m Drowning’: Women Business Owners Keep Hitting New Barriers to Federal Loan Aid

Women, especially women of color, are driving small-business growth during a pandemic in which they’ve been hit particularly hard — and missed out on help.

Video Conferencing Can Tank Collective Intelligence

By reducing synchrony among speakers, video conferencing actually may make it harder to communicate effectively than non-visual ways of connecting.

Biden Appointments Signal Major Changes In Digital Operations and Acquisition

Early signs suggest federal agencies may be on the cusp of a significant leap forward.

Why ‘Zoom Fatigue’ Is Worse For Women

New findings may clarify why women are suffering more from Zoom fatigue, or feeling worn out from lots of online video calls.

The U.S. Just Set Ambitious Offshore Wind Power Targets – What Will It Take to Meet Them?

To increase renewable energy use, the Biden administration wants the U.S. to go from seven offshore wind turbines today to enough to power 10 million homes within a decade.

There’s Nothing Historic About Biden’s NASA Pick

After 62 years, the space agency will have to wait a little longer for its first female leader.

Who Would Kidnap a Space Telescope?

‘‘We hope pirates don’t take it,” one astrophysicist said.

GovExec Daily: Modernizing DHA Records Management

Dcode's Riya Patel joins the show to discuss how the Defense Health Agency is looking to update its systems.

Thousands of American Jobs May Depend on Performance of a New GSA Website

Biden’s new “Made in America” executive order creates an opportunity to close loopholes that allow companies to manufacture products overseas for nebulous reasons.

The Differences Between the Vaccines Matter

Yes, all of the COVID-19 vaccines are very good. No, they’re not all the same.

GovExec Daily: A First-Person COVID-19 Vaccine Experience

Host Ross Gianfortune joins producer Adam Butler to discuss Gianfortune's experience getting his first dose in D.C.

Viewpoint: The Government Needs to Find Big Tech a New Business Model

Facebook and Google want to keep playing three roles: essential infrastructure, publisher, and targeted-ad mogul. That’s impossible.

Why Too Many Government Modernization Efforts Fail

Technology “solutions” almost never address the organizational issues critical to success.

‘Cruel’ Digital Race For Vaccines Leaves Many Seniors Behind

Glitchy websites, jammed phone lines and long lines outside clinics are commonplace as states expand who’s eligible to be vaccinated. The oldest Americans and those without caregivers and computer skills are at a distinct disadvantage.

GovExec Daily: Getting Politics Out of the COVID-19 Response

Dr. Ron Sanders joins the show to discuss how the Biden administration can get out apolitical information to fight the pandemic.

The U.S. Spent $2.2 Million on a Cybersecurity System That Wasn’t Implemented — and Might Have Stopped a Major Hack

The software company SolarWinds unwittingly allowed hackers’ code into thousands of federal computers. A cybersecurity system called in-toto, which the government paid to develop but never required, might have protected against this.