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Departing Aerospace Industries Leader: First-Rate Nations Respect and Support Public Servants

In exit interview, Blakey criticizes congressional gridlock, urges Defense budget compromises.

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Why People Who Put ‘Data Scientist’ on Their LinkedIn Profiles Earn More Money

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As the White House’s first chief data scientist, DJ Patil explains the growing importance of his field during his speech at the National Science Foundation.

US CIO Tony Scott Says Federal IT is Now a ‘Contact Sport.’ Here’s the Rulebook.

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New OMB guidance aims to break down barriers that have sprouted up between IT decision-makers and other agency officials.

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Long Live Secrets on the Internet

The app Secret may be dead, but people have been confessing things to strangers for centuries.

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The Presidential Contender that Would Dismantle NSA Spying.

Hillary Clinton is reluctant to take a clear stance on mass surveillance. But Bernie Sanders has no problem knocking the spy agency’s “Orwellian” programs.

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How the Pentagon Could Soon Share Americans’ Data With Foreign Militaries

The new cyber strategy could provide allies with Americans’ information gathered under proposed legislation.

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Astronauts Will Get Dumber on Their Way to Mars

For enthusiasts of space travel, the bad news keeps coming.

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Senators Beg Techies To Bring Congress Into 21st Century

At Hack4Congress, developers attempted to write code that could improve campaign finance record keeping and facilitate cross-party dialogue.

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Space Is Being Polluted with Junk Faster than We Can Dispose of It

There are thousands of satellites in Earth’s orbit, of varying age and usefulness. At some point they reach the end of their lives, at which point they become floating junk. What do we do with them then?

Nextgov A NASA Orion capsule on top of a Delta IV rocket lifts off on its first unmanned orbital test flight from Complex 37 B at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Friday, Dec. 5, 2014

NASA Is Working on Super-Fast Spaceship Technology That Defies the Laws of Physics

The propulsion system, known as the EmDrive, was conceived around the turn of the millennium by a British engineer named Roger Shawyer.

Democrats Press FCC to Unmask Koch-Backed Groups

Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats are pushing the KOCH Act to require tougher disclosure rules for political TV ads.

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CYBERCOM to Outsource $475 Million Worth of Offense and Defense Work

The potentially five-year contract is capped at $475 million and covers nearly 20 task areas, according to the new performance work statement.

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