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Trump Fires DHS Exec Who Disputed President's Baseless Election Fraud Claims

After helping to keep the election secure from hackers, the CISA director turned to refuting the baseless claims of the president.

SpaceX’s Riskiest Business

Launching astronauts into space means being responsible for their safety.

GovExec Daily: Knowledge Management Across Agencies

Tesla Government's Andrea Castle joins the podcast to discuss how government can collaborate better.

How to Be a Good Digital Citizen during the Election – and Its Aftermath

That "friend of a friend" post you're thinking about sharing on social media could make you an unwitting accomplice in a disinformation campaign.

The Vaccine News That Really Matters

Soon COVID-19 vaccine makers will release early data from large clinical trials, and the results could be ambiguous.

New Eyewitness Accounts: Feds Didn’t Identify Themselves Before Opening Fire on Portland Antifa Suspect

Local law enforcement officers deputized as U.S. Marshals have given conflicting accounts of the shooting. Witnesses say they heard no warning before the agents shot Michael Reinoehl dead, an outcome President Trump termed “retribution.’’

How a Bizarre Claim About Masks Has Lived on for Months

Why the wrong idea that wearing a mask can harm your health has lived on through multiple debunkings.

GovExec Daily: Building Supply Chain Resiliency at Agencies and Contractors

Deloitte's Melanie Rojas joins the show to discuss how systems can better handle a disruption like the pandemic.

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.