Head of CDC's Scandal-Plagued Lab Resigns

The lab exposed workers to live anthrax and deadly strains of bird fly by improperly transporting them.

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Agencies Still Plugging Gaps in Smart Card Security


An HHS audit detailed a total of six shortcomings with the agency’s handling of smart cards.

IBM’s Watson Helps Veterans Transition to Civilian Life


Service members get assistance from an unexpected ally.


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Nextgov A prototype of a tower for a virtual fence along the U.S.-Mexico border at a test facility in Playas, N.M.

Virtual Border Fence Project Halted After Raytheon Protest

GAO: DHS 'prejudiced' the contract during a botched competition for the $145 million surveillance project.

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SpaceX Scores an Early Win in its Lawsuit Against the US Government

SpaceX had charged the government with violating fair contracting procedures in its lawsuit.


Amazon’s Cloud Price War With Google Is Starting to Hurt

Amazon Web Services, Amazon’s cloud-computing business, is now mature enough to affect Amazon’s overall numbers.


European Central Bank Blackmailed After Data Breach

Hackers obtained personal details of individuals who had registered for ECB events.

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Some Things Should Be Banned from the Internet of Things

Connecting refrigerators to the Web -- what could go wrong?

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After 6 Years and $300M, Social Security IT Project Still Doesn’t Work

Republican lawmakers want to know why the project has gone over-budget and behind schedule.


Cloud Computing Stymies Digital Forensics Investigations

Investigators sift through bits and bytes to solve crimes, but cloud presents challenges

Nextgov House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla.

Committee Skeptical of Extra VA Funding, Citing Ballooning Staff Size

The size of the VA health staff has jumped more than tenfold since the mid-1990s.