Tech

How to Survive Pandemic Re-entry

Astronauts have given us some useful tips for surviving isolation, but we’ll need more to weather a pandemic.

The Army’s Next Attack-Reconnaissance Helicopter Is Coming Into Focus

Bell Textron and Sikorsky will build test models as the service seeks a replacement for the Kiowa and some Apache missions.

The Coronavirus Has Tied Us to Earth

Space missions around the world are on hold—a poignant reminder of how the pandemic has upended civilization.

Navy Working to Keep Subs and Destroyers From Becoming COVID-19 Hotspots

Meanwhile, the coronavirus is putting the military health-care system under stress.

GovExec Daily: How the Coronavirus Scare is Changing How Feds Work

Nextgov's Heather Kuldell and GovExec's Eric Katz join the podcast to talk about agencies' plans for the workforce as the COVID-19 epidemic grows.

GovExec Daily: How Government is Securing the 2020 Election

Andrea Noble and Courtney Bublé join the podcast to discuss the ability of governments to stave off election interference and other threats.

The Pentagon’s AI Shop Takes A Venture Capital Approach to Funding Tech

The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center will take a Series A, B, approach to building tech for customers, with product managers and mission teams.

U.S., U.K. Agree to ‘Further’ Restrict Huawei, Defense Secretary Says

But it’s not clear whether any actual changes emerged from Thursday’s meeting between the top U.S. and British defense leaders.

A Military-Funded Biosensor Could Be the Future of Pandemic Detection

If it wins FDA approval next year, the two-part sensor could help spot new infections weeks before symptoms begin to show.

GovExec Daily: Cybersecurity Threats, Encryption and the Supply Chain

Fresh from the RSA Conference 2020, Nextgov's Mariam Baksh spoke to GovExec Daily about the cyber threats facing the U.S.

GovExec Daily: The Future of 5G Hospitals

Nextgov's Brandi Vincent and Heather Kuldell explain to the podcast how the Veterans Affairs Department is looking to lead the way in health care technology.

The Costs of Spying

A new study reveals that from 2015 to 2019, the NSA’s call-metadata program cost taxpayers $100 million and provided practically no useful information.

War on Autopilot? It Will Be Harder Than the Pentagon Thinks

Despite defense contractors’ glittering demonstrations, difficult realities are challenging the military’s race to network everything.

U.S. Defense R&D Funding Falls As China’s Keeps Growing

2021 budget request would see Pentagon funding shrink from $64.5 billion to $59 billion.

NASA Will Only Tolerate So Much Danger

An investigation into what really went wrong with Boeing's last space mission turned up serious issues.

The Pentagon Is Spending Millions on Hunter Drones With Nets

Shooting drones down over cities isn’t ideal. Nabbing them in midair is an intriguing alternative.

Who’s Afraid of the IRS? Not Facebook.

The social media behemoth is about to face off with the tax agency in a rare trial to capture billions that the IRS thinks Facebook owes. But onerous budget cuts have hamstrung the agency’s ability to bring the case.