Tech

Regulators Can Help Clear the Way for Entrepreneurial Energy Companies to Innovate

A study points to one way to speed up adoption of innovations in clean energy technology – more flexibility among state regulators.

Tech

SpaceX’s Riskiest Business

Launching astronauts into space means being responsible for their safety.

Defense

US Army Aims to Convert Navy Missiles for Remote-Launched Strikes

If experiments prove out, one soldier-operator will be able to pour fires from diverse launchers onto a target.

Pay & Benefits

Robocalls Told at Least 800,000 Swing State Residents to 'Stay Home' on Election Day. The FBI Is Investigating.

A firm that tracks robocalls said more than 3 million calls were made on Nov. 3, which contained a cryptic message instructing people to “stay safe and stay home.” The tactics join other efforts to confuse voters this election cycle.

Tech

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.

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.

Defense

Boots on The Moon Are Going to Have to Wait, Space Force General Says

NASA’s astronaut program is the quickest way to space for military personnel. 

Tech

GovExec Daily: NASA's New Space Toilet Project

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

Oversight

The Federal Government Promised Native American Students Computers and Internet. Many Are Still Waiting.

Native American students in BIE operated schools were forced to start the school year without adequate technology, sometimes sharing a single computer among siblings, because the agency disbursed funding late and failed to purchase equipment in time.

Defense

Inside the Army’s Fearless, Messy, Networked Warfare Experiment

Big steps reveal plenty about the bigger ones to come — including the need for battlefield coders.

Defense

The US Military’s Latest Wearables Can Detect Illness Two Days Before You Get Sick

Some 400 troops are testing the devices, trained on nearly a quarter million cases to detect COVID and a whole lot more.

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.

Tech

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.

Tech

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.

Tech

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.

Tech

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.

Defense

US Missile Defenses Are About to Level Up

Laser-armed Strykers, new Eastern European batteries, and sea-based interceptors are all coming in the next two years, Pentagon officials say.

Tech

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.

Tech

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.

Tech

GovExec Daily: The Present and Future of DevSecOps

Nextgov's Mariam Baksh joins the podcast to discuss how the Pentagon is moving forward with cybersecurity.

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