Technology

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.

A Marine Logistics Base May Be the Warehouse of the Future

Virginia Tech researchers aim to use 5G networks to track items as they come and go.

Senators Offer to Let NSA Hunt Cyber Actors Inside the US

After SolarWinds hack, Gen. Nakasone seeks some sort of a fix for the cybersecurity ‘blind spot’ against Russia, China, but others cite privacy concerns in potential expanded authorities.

GovExec Daily: The NIH Director Talks Pandemic and Workforce Morale

Dr. Francis Collins speaks to GovExec's Courtney Bublé about his agency's role in fighting COVID-19.

Pentagon Picks Lockheed, Northrop-Raytheon Team to Develop Missile Interceptors

Officials reject a bid by Boeing, which builds the current generation of missile interceptors.

UK Confirms Plans to Add F-35s, But Won’t Commit to Original Goal

Officials have promised to buy 48, are thinking about buying more, but wouldn’t say whether the 138-plane vision will ever be realized.

Drones Could One Day Make Up 40% of a Carrier Air Wing, Navy Says

The department’s new unmanned plan directs focus not just on drones but on their “enabling technologies.”

Machine Learning System Predicts Severe COVID-19

An advanced machine learning system can accurately predict the risk of a patient's COVID-19 advancing to severe disease or death, say researchers.

Why the Pandemic Experts Failed

We’re still thinking about pandemic data in the wrong ways.

Who Would Kidnap a Space Telescope?

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

GovExec Daily: Fraud, SBA and Technology

Gary Shiffman joins the show to discuss how changes in legislation affect Small Business Administration loan programs.

Space Force Sounds like a Joke Thanks to Pop Culture – that Could Be a Problem for An Important Military Branch

Science fiction has often had an inspirational and positive relationship with space endeavors. But the new Space Force is struggling with a pop culture public relations problem.

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.

The Military Wants To Produce Water From Air. Here’s the Science Behind It

The key is the right combination of elements in porous crystal structures, and the AI-powered search is on.

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.

GovExec Daily: Records Transfer and the Trump Administration

Courtney Bublé joins the show to discuss the concerns about the Trump administration's records management.

The Remote-Work Revolution Will Be Bigger Than We Think

The past year has offered a glimpse of the nowhere-everywhere future of work.