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Using artificial intelligence in military systems is highly risky, argues journalist

The use of artificial intelligence in military applications is increasing. Kelsey Atherton, military technology journalist at Wars of Future Past, says this comes with immense risk because new autonomous systems introduce the possibility of new types of errors that happen in war. Atherton said AI-driven weapons systems will act on information humans would not expect […]


State Department launches new Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy

Pursuing American diplomacy in a more competitive world requires a fresh look at modern problems. As part of his modernization agenda, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced the creation of a new Cyberspace and Digital Policy Bureau, led by Jennifer Bachus, senior bureau official and principal deputy assistant secretary. Bachus told Government Matters the bureau […]


Cyber warfare cannot stand alone, argues Israeli cybersecurity expert

The West is on heightened alert for cyber attacks from Russia, but according to Israel Defense Forces Brig. Gen. Doron Tamir (Ret.), a founding member of Israel’s National Cyber Directorate, cyber attacks don’t win wars. Tamir said the war in Ukraine demonstrates that “boots on the ground” still determine war outcomes and although cyber attacks […]


Web3 presents challenges US government must address, says MITRE chief futurist

The next generation of the internet – Web3 – is presenting new opportunities but also introducing major social, economic and national security issues. Charles Clancy, senior vice president and general manager of MITRE Labs and chief futurist for the MITRE Corporation, argues the United States needs a national strategy to address these new challenges. Clancy […]


‘Cybersecurity is my absolute top priority’: DoD CIO on zero trust, modernization, data

The Defense Department’s chief information officer acts as a principal advisor to the secretary of defense in areas including IT, information management and telecom. Government Matters’ Mimi Geerges spoke with John Sherman, DoD CIO and acting chief digital and AI officer, about goals and challenges. “As CIO, with that hat on, cybersecurity is my absolute […]


New video game teaches students about foreign policy and decision making in government

The Council on Foreign Relations has a new, interactive game called “Convene the Council,” which has students assume the role of the president and offers them different foreign policy scenarios. Caroline Netchvolodoff, vice president of education at the Council on Foreign Relations, said the game, intended for middle and high schoolers, helps players understand how […]


Decentralizing digital jobs will increase wealth generation opportunities in US, says Rep. Ro Khanna

Unequal access to technology and the wealth it generates means many Americans are left behind in the digital economy. Democratic Congressman Ro Khanna from California’s Silicon Valley, author of “Dignity in a Digital Age: Making Tech Work for All of Us,” said the United States should decentralize digital jobs, now concentrated in certain areas, to […]

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