Government Executive - Tech on federal IT management, in partnership with Nextgov.comen-usFri, 19 Dec 2014 11:00:00 -0500'The Interview' Is Not the First Time Hollywood Has Killed a World Leader in a Movie's also not the first time that Hollywood has caved to world pressure.Sonali Kohli, QuartzFri, 19 Dec 2014 11:00:00 -0500 Steinberg/Invision/APHouse Lawmakers Renew Efforts to Limit NSA 'Backdoor' Spying passed the House earlier this year with major bipartisan support, but was cut out of ongoing funding negotiations.Dustin Volz, National JournalFri, 05 Dec 2014 12:01:06 -0500 Rep. Zoe Lofgren is spearheading the efforts. Carolyn Kaster/AP file photoObama Signs Modernized Federal Records Act update for digital age addresses electronic documents.Charles S. ClarkMon, 01 Dec 2014 12:28:01 -0500 Kabakou / Shutterstock.comNearly Half a Million People Enrolled in Obamacare Coverage in the First Week number is a vast improvement over last year's launch.Sophie Novack, National JournalWed, 26 Nov 2014 15:24:14 -0500 Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell said enrollment is off to a solid start. J. Scott Applewhite/AP file photoThe Government Just Found the Funds to Give Firefighters High-Speed Internet Everywhere nationwide data network recommended by the 9/11 Commission will help responders talk to each other.Brendan Sasso, National JournalWed, 19 Nov 2014 10:28:15 -0500 / Shutterstock.comA Little Ship Just Saved the International Space Station the Georges Lemaître, which helped the orbiting laboratory—currently home to six humans—to avoid a potentially disastrous collision with space junk.Megan Garber, The AtlanticFri, 07 Nov 2014 11:00:00 -0500 ISS, with the European automated transfer vehicle Georges Lemaître docked, in October 2014.NASA/ESAPuzzling Fact: Trade Envoys May Not Text Foreign Counterparts Records Act requires archiving except for transitory messages.Charles S. ClarkThu, 30 Oct 2014 15:48:17 -0400 / Shutterstock.comTornado Swarms Are Now Upon Us are arriving more frequently in large "clusters," say NOAA scientists.John Metcalfe, CityLabThu, 16 Oct 2014 17:00:00 -0400 via YouTubeSnowden's Closest Confidant Reveals What It Was Like Spilling the NSA's Secrets“We knew we were going to piss off the most powerful people in the world," Laura Poitras told National Journal.Dustin Volz, National JournalTue, 14 Oct 2014 17:26:57 -0400 PoitrasCharles Sykes/Invision/APEdward Snowden: Supreme Court Will Strike Down NSA Spying Programs former NSA contractor also warned that Apple and Google’s new privacy protections on their mobile devices are not impenetrable.Dustin Volz, National JournalMon, 13 Oct 2014 13:00:00 -0400 Schild / Shutterstock.comThe Simple Solution to Hiring Tech-Savvy Talent That Agencies Might be Overlooking says agencies could be underutilizing authority to boost pay for highly-qualified STEM workersEric KatzFri, 10 Oct 2014 17:07:37 -0400 engineers run tests in August to learn how loud the Space Launch System vehicle will be during liftoff.David Olive/NASA/MSFCHow Astronauts Vote From Space civic-minded astronauts go into orbit, they don’t lose the ability to cast a ballot on affairs down below.Alex Brown, National JournalWed, 08 Oct 2014 09:32:23 -0400 Clayton Anderson was able to e-vote from space with an encoded document that only the Harris County Clerk could open.NASAThe FBI’s Secret Surveillance Program Is About to Go on Trial 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear a case this week that could have seismic implications for how the government spies on Americans.Dustin Volz, National JournalTue, 07 Oct 2014 16:29:42 -0400 user mneylonNASA Explains How Climate Change Is Like the Flu some of us mere mortals, Earth has a “fever.”Marina Koren, National JournalFri, 03 Oct 2014 16:20:38 -0400 file photoFCC Unanimously Strikes Down NFL Blackout Rule calls the ruling a "victory for fans."Ross GianfortuneTue, 30 Sep 2014 12:34:55 -0400 Bear quarterback Jay Cutler throws a pass during the team's game Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.Charles Rex Arbogast/APReport: The Federal Consumer Watchdog Has Data on Up to 600 Million Credit-Card Accounts Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is designed as a hedge against abusive business practices, but its bulk information collection is under fire.Laura Ryan, National JournalTue, 23 Sep 2014 10:31:03 -0400 OKs Bill Mandating More Firings of Misbehaving Federal Employees would also require preservation of certain text messages from feds' personal cell phones.Eric KatzWed, 17 Sep 2014 10:06:46 -0400 would need to keep electronic records of work text messages sent from their personal devices. rangizzz/Shutterstock.comDespite Obama’s Pledge to Curb It, NSA Mass Surveillance Wins Rubber Stamp surveillance just earned another 90-day blank check, nine months after President Obama promised to rein in the NSA’s spying powers.Dustin Volz, National JournalMon, 15 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0400 Semansky/AP file photoHere's What Congress Tweeted While Obama Was Asking for Their Support Against ISIL Twitter, Congress's reaction during and immediately after the speech was either disparaging, supportive, or completely off-topic.Arit John, The WireThu, 11 Sep 2014 10:05:58 -0400 Anthony Correia/Shutterstock.comISIL Is Now Threatening to Assassinate Twitter Employees social media site has been engaged in monitoring and closing down accounts of ISIL fighters.Adam Chandler, The WireTue, 09 Sep 2014 10:13:26 -0400 CommonsState Department Steps Up Trolling Against ISIL With Violent Mock Video State Department wants would-be ISIL recruits to see exactly how violent the group is — and ask them if that's still something they want to do.Allen McDuffee, The WireMon, 08 Sep 2014 09:36:23 -0400 of the Islamic State rally in Mosul in June.APClinton: America Can Be Clean-Energy 'Superpower' speech, former Secretary of State chastised the "false choice debate" between the environment and the economyJason Plautz, National JournalFri, 05 Sep 2014 11:06:50 -0400 Locher/APEven Supreme Court Justices Cite 'Internet Facts' (Just Like the Rest of Us) new study finds that Supreme Court justices often cite briefs whose facts come from dubious sources.Russell BermanWed, 03 Sep 2014 10:07:07 -0400 Bourdages/Shutterstock.comUber’s War on Lyft Could Prompt Federal Investigation ride-share service’s apparent attempts to sabotage its competitors might become red meat for the Federal Trade Commission or state attorneys general.Dustin Volz, National JournalWed, 27 Aug 2014 15:35:26 -0400 has been accused of trying to poach drivers from Lyft with its ads in San Francisco.Flickr user ariIs There a Better Way to Measure Earthquakes?' logarithmic magnitude scale is confusing to many, but it's here to stay.Adrienne LaFrance, The AtlanticTue, 26 Aug 2014 18:00:00 -0400 Northridge, Calif., bridge collapsed after a 1994 earthquake.spirit of america/ file photo