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GAO uses data insights to understand budget and policy implications of long Covid

Long Covid is characterized by new, returning or ongoing health problems at least four weeks after an initial infection. Studies estimate that up to 23 million people in the United States – one out of 14 Americans – have developed long Covid. Tim Persons, chief scientist for the Science, Technology Assessment and Analytics Team at […]


Department of Veterans Affairs could get 3D-printed living bone to clinics in three years

3D printing technology has been around for a while, but at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), printing an actual model of a patient’s organ will help improve surgeries and healthcare for vets. Dr. Beth Ripley, VHA 3D Printing Network Initiative enterprise lead, VA Ventures director and radiologist at the VA Puget Sound Health Care […]


Former spy on importance of intelligence gathering from human sources

Information-gathering technologies that use facial recognition and artificial intelligence are valuable, but highly actionable and useful intelligence still comes from human spies and agents. Douglas London, associate professor at Georgetown University and former senior operations officer at the Central Intelligence Agency, said with Great Power Competition and technology’s increasing influence on the battle space, the […]


Former White House official: Spectrum management inefficiency limits 5G benefits in US

Poor 5G spectrum management undermines both privacy rights and national security, according to Brig. Gen. Robert Spalding (USAF, Ret.), senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and former White House senior director for strategic planning on the National Security Council. Spalding said the way the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) divides spectrum makes it impossible to take […]


Cybersecurity governance issues need attention, says former federal CIO

The Commerce Department, through NIST, has launched an effort to enhance the security and integrity of the technology supply chain. The process aims to improve the way cybersecurity risks are managed as they relate to supply chains. Tony Scott, former federal chief information officer, said the federal cyber community needs to focus on management best […]


Government can use emerging tech to improve border security and operations

When borders closed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, it showed the need for governments to share and analyze large amounts of data impacting public safety. The IBM Center for the Business of Government released a report on leveraging technologies to improve operations and security across borders. Dan Chenok, executive director for the IBM […]


NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope could provide clarity on Big Bang

The James Webb Space Telescope launched on Dec. 25 after nearly three decades of development. The roughly $10 billion telescope sent back its first images just a few days ago. Dr. Christyl Johnson, deputy director for technology and research investments at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, said the James Webb Space Telescope, essentially the […]

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