Technology

Analysis: How to Protect Civil Liberties in a Pandemic

There are much bigger worries than temporary stay-at-home orders.

GovExec Daily: Oversight and the JEDI Contract

Frank Konkel joins the podcast to explain the Pentagon IG report on the huge defense cloud contract.

7 Things Ease the Switch to Remote-Only Workplaces

An abrupt transition to a remote-only workplace poses challenges to both management and employees. Two experts explain what it takes to get it right.

The Army Wants Your Ventilator Ideas

A new contest seeks new designs to meet a growing need.

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.

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.

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.

Will Flying Cars Help the US Beat China? The Air Force Hopes So

Service officials say giving American manufacturers first-mover advantage is just as important as the military benefits of vertical-lift buses.

The Legacy of a Hidden NASA Figure

The stories of black women at the space agency were once buried so deep that it felt like a revelation when they were brought to light.

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.

What Do You Call the Troops of the U.S. Space Force?

The Pentagon wants your input — and space cadets and spacemen are not under consideration.

One Step Closer to a Batsuit for Soldiers

Researchers announce new military funding in search for body armor skin that could be 300 percent stronger than anything we’ve seen before.

Report: Federal Agencies Must Be 'Better Connected, More Collaborative' 

Agencies need to work together and with the private sector to improve how they manage IT systems, data and their workforces, researchers say.