McConnell Promises Spending Standoff Over Obama’s Green Agenda

The GOP leader stopped short of an explicit shutdown threat, but he did say a Republican majority would use the budget to go after EPA’s environmental rules.

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The White House Must Now Respond to This Petition About Michael Brown’s Death

Online petition tallied more than 100,000 signatures Tuesday, a benchmark that requires a response.

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Passport Officers Are No Better at Performing Photo ID Checks Than You Are

Familiar faces are very easy for humans to identify, but faces we’ve never seen before are extremely difficult to match up to a photograph.

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The Battle Over Government-Run Internet Heats Up at FCC

A Republican aide claims the federal agency can't overturn state restrictions.

Nextgov The littoral combat ship USS Freedom is conducting sea trials in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Southern California.

Navy Drops $2.5 Billion in Contracts to Update Shipboard Networks

Standardized networks will upgrade security and intelligence systems, the Navy said.


Pro-Palestinian Hackers Deface Delaware State Treasury Site

Hactivists defaced the site with messages including: ‘Hacking sites will not STOP!!! Unless Gaza is Free.'

Nextgov A family sit near the body of their mother suspected of dying from the Ebola virus, as the father, right, tries to contact family members on his mobile phone, in Monrovia, Liberia.

Is There Ebola on That Smartphone?

Swabbing an iPad with alcohol could erase data as well as germs.

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Infographic: What is the Energy Department Doing in Space?

The agency has sent its technology out far beyond our atmosphere.

Nextgov A B-2 Spirit bomber soars during a deployment to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam

GSA Does Bombers Too

Turns out, the federal government’s landlord supports the B-2 stealth bomber.


DOT Wants Cars to ‘Talk’ to Each Other

Vehicle-to-vehicle communications system could cost billions of dollars a year.

Nextgov A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 737-800 plane sits on tarmac at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia.

Chinese Hackers Targeted MH 370 Investigation and Appear to Have Stolen Classified Documents

The hackers targeted the computers of high-ranking officials from the Malaysian government.


So What Exactly Is a 'Killer Robot'?

Why so many groups are against them, but haven't agreed on what they are


Researchers Say You Can Surveil Everyone and See Only the Criminals

This potential solution uses “privacy-preserving” algorithms.