We expect our presidents to be the best America has to offer, with the strength and determination of a Superman and a Batman in an emergency, the essential honorableness of Clark Kent, and the business acumen of Bruce Wayne. These guys. Not so much.
CBS Interactive's Distinguished Lecturer David Gewirtz hosts ZDNet Government -- ZDNet's politics and policy coffeehouse -- where civics lessons meet technology, nothing is sacred, and everything is fair game.
David Gewirtz, Distinguished Lecturer at CBS Interactive, is an author, U.S. policy advisor, and computer scientist. He is featured in the History Channel special The President's Book of Secrets and is a member of the National Press Club.
Live-tweeting can be an incredibly rewarding experience for both the tweet-host and the audience, but it's not suited to all types of events. In this article, political sports fan David Gewirtz explains why following the action tonight is more important than keeping up a running commentary.
On Friday, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, the former governor of Arizona, admitted she never, ever uses email. Should we be shocked?
This is an epic failure on the part of Apple, and not just because a favorite application has been replaced with a dog. Rather, this may be a case of criminal negligence.
Information sharing in law enforcement and national security is essential, but in a democracy, so is privacy. The challenge is how we balance those two factors.
On this, the anniversary of the events of 9/11, we spotlight how readily-available consumer technology might extend the reach of terrorists in new and disturbing ways. Plus, what DARPA's doing about it.
It's the Democrats. What could possibly go wrong?
David Gewirtz explores how consumerization scales. Can mixing off-the-shelf parts with unique methodology or secret sauce be used successfully in the world of government and military innovation?
There are probably less than 10% of Americans who haven't decided on who to vote for in the November Presidential election. Yet, it's often the undecided voters, like ZDNet Government's own David Gewirtz, that eventually choose the winner. Here's David's review of the GOP convention.
If the UN seizes control of the Internet, they'll take the Internet from the voices of freedom and give it to nations who'd prefer to either kill it or refashion it into another tool of state control.