How the USGS Detects Earthquakes Using Twitter

The agency learned to separate background noise from the “wow, that was an earthquake!” tweet.

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White House Cancels Syrian Train-and-Equip Program

The Pentagon now plans to focus on training just key Syrian leaders and sending more arms — and air cover — to fighters already on the ground.

NASA Wants to Start Building Stuff From Martian Rocks

Perhaps one day, astronauts will get to live in stone houses.


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The Alchemy of Great Leadership

Newsflash: There are no shortcuts.

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The Pentagon Has Shed 17 Percent of Security Clearance Holders Since 2013

The Defense Department is taking longer to process clearances, however.

Weather Service Staffers Protest 'Gag Orders' in Workforce Planning

Two employee groups file complaint about nondisclosure policies they deem illegal.

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Why Hiring Millennials Is So Critical

A quarter of U.S. workers are under 30, compared with 8 percent of federal civilians.

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said: “I believe this world-class facility is a beautiful addition to the community.”

Intel Community Opens Campus in Suburban Maryland

Clapper dedicates site for 3,000 set in motion under BRAC.

“Prob­ably the best num­ber I can give in an open set­ting is dozens,” James Comey said.

FBI: ‘Dozens’ of Terror Suspects Have Used Encryption to Hide from Law Enforcement

“I’m surprised if it is only a couple dozen people,” says Senate Homeland Security Chairman Ron Johnson.

Budget-Crunched IRS Fell Behind on Protecting Social Security Numbers

Watchdog says majority of agency letters and forms continue to use them.

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Embracing Negative Feedback

Use social media, don't avoid it, to address criticism and improve services.

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How Quickly Will Your Email Get A Response?

A new study measures millions of emails to see how long it takes for people reply to each other, and how much they write.