Tech

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.

GovExec Daily: Using Data for the Business of Government

Nick Hart of the Data Coalition  and Jesse Rauch of Active Navigation join the podcast to discuss data strategy in evidence-based policy, transparency and even the COVID-19 response.

The Raging Competition for Medical Supplies Is not a Game, but Game Theory Can Help

The toll of the pandemic has been worsened because of the shock to the global supply chain, which resulted in shortages of vital medical equipment. Could game theory help?

GovExec Daily: The Upcoming Vaccine Logistics Questions

Dr. Julie Swann joins the podcast to examine how a vaccine will be distributed when it becomes available.

Video: Who Controls Pandemic Data?

A White House decision to take over collection of COVID-19 data from the CDC sparked worries over political interference. A public data expert talks about the importance of transparent public data.

NASA's Big Move to Search for Life on Mars – and to Bring Rocks Home

This summer, NASA's Mars Perseverance rover is taking the next giant leap in our search for signs of life beyond Earth.

NASA Goes Looking for Tiny Ancient Martians

The newest Mars rover will avoid the places life might be thriving right now and search for long-dead microbes instead.

GovExec Daily: Vaccine Progress, Oversight and Operation Warp Speed

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss the government involvement in the search for coronavirus treatment and vaccinations.