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Mohana Ravindranath

Mohana Ravindranath covers civilian agency technology and IT policy for Nextgov. She previously covered IT for the Washington Post, and her work has also appeared in Business Insider and the Philadelphia Inquirer. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
Tech & Data

Drone Delivery Is One Step Closer With Trump Pilot Program

“The result of these regulations on our nation’s most innovative companies has been to force their programs overseas," according to the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Public Safety

5 States Sign Up for National Public Safety Network

State governments have until mid-December to make final decisions on whether to opt-in to FirstNet.

Public Safety

AT&T Scores $6.5 Billion Contract to Build Nation's 1st Public Safety Broadband Network

FirstNet aims to create a separate network to be used by about 5.4 million public safety, fire, police and emergency medical officers at the state, local and federal levels.

Public Safety

DARPA Tests Dirty-Bomb Hunting Ambulances

The detectors in Washington, D.C., gathered about 100,000 hours of data and traveled a total of about 150,000 miles.

Finance

Google's Eric Schmidt Tells Trump to Upgrade Government IT

The discussion occurred at a time when Trump's attitude toward IT modernization is mostly uncertain.