Tech

The US Military Is About to Launch Its Largest 5G Experiments Yet

The “at-scale” tests could change defense networks, training, and logistics — and how Americans use the Internet.

GovExec Daily: NASA's New Space Toilet Project

Nextgov's Brandi Vincent joins the podcast to discuss the Universal Waste Management System.

The Future of Space is Female

NASA is sending a woman to the moon and putting women among its highest ranks, part of a concerted push toward inclusivity in an industry long dominated by men.

How and When Will We Know that a COVID-19 Vaccine Is Safe and Effective?

Several vaccines are in Phase 3 trials. So when will we know whether any of these will protect against COVID-19?

HUD’s Irv Dennis On Applying Private Sector Experience to Improve Financial Practices

“The people at HUD are strong, smart and mission-driven,” the department’s CFO says.

'We’ve All Started Calling it “the Senseless” '

Workers say the census’ tailor-made app, designed by a company with a poor track record with the Census Bureau, is inefficient and buggy. The problems have made them question whether the app was tested rigorously.

COVID-19 Vaccines: Open Source Licensing Could Keep Big Pharma from Making Huge Profits off Taxpayer-Funded Research

Governments must embrace policies that promote sharing and collective invention to create and distribute a vaccine quickly.

What the U.S. Needs to Do to Secure Election 2020

Paper ballots and updated voter machine standards are among the best ways to protect democracy and the security of the election, experts say.

Five Military Sites Chosen for Phase III Trial of COVID Vaccine Candidate

AstraZeneca is seeking 30,000 volunteers for the trial, which may lead to an effective vaccine by year’s end.

Pentagon, Defense Contractors Are Out Of Step On Tech Innovation, GAO Finds

The Pentagon wanted to fund ambitious research into future tech breakthroughs but contractors spend most of their money on safer bets, GAO has found.

Will the New 15-Minute COVID-19 Test Solve U.S. Testing Problems?

The new BinaxNOW antigen test is quick, easy, accurate and cheap. It could solve the U.S. testing problem, but the emergency use authorization only allows people with COVID-19 symptoms to get tested.

GovExec Daily: How Do You Avoid Collisions in Space?

Former Administrator of NASA Sean O'Keefe joins the podcast to discuss traffic management in low Earth orbit.

GovExec Daily: Updating Legacy IT Systems at Agencies

Nextgov's Mila Jasper and Heather Kuldell join the podcast to discuss the progress of IT system upgrades.

GovExec Daily: Using Tech to Weed Out Financial Fraud

Dr. Gary Shiffman joins the podcast to discuss how to identify those trying to scam the government out of stimulus programs like the PPP.

The Way Out

The U.S. has never had enough coronavirus tests. Now a group of epidemiologists, economists, and dreamers has a new plan to defeat the virus, even before a vaccine is found.

GovExec Daily: The Postmaster General, Reform and Technology

Michael Plunkett joins the podcast to examine the business and operational changes at USPS.