Nonprofits Offer Help with Agency Records Management

National Archives welcomes input on preservation of electronic communications.

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Federal CTO’s New Mission: Raise the Government’s Tech IQ


Megan Smith is touting the Obama administration’s all-of the-above approach to refreshing its tech workforce, including tapping Silicon Valley alumni to work on short-term projects and retraining existing federal techies.

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Marco Rubio Wants to Permanently Extend NSA Mass Surveillance

The Florida Republican and likely White House contender is further separating himself from other 2016 hopefuls in the Senate.

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This Is How Feds Will Protect Sensitive Data in the Cloud

The so-called high-impact baseline has become a major priority because of recent demand from both the Defense Department and civilian agencies.

Nextgov Secret Service officers search the south grounds of the White House after a drone accidentally crashed there.

Beware Stricter Drone Laws

After a White House scare, could tougher regulations threaten Amazon's delivery dreams?


If You're Using Big Data, Press '1'

Big data has the potential to improve the federal customer experience.


DHS to Launch Iris and Facial Recognition at the Border

The project is part of a coming overhaul of DHS' biometric system, which currently contains more than 170 million foreigner fingerprints and facial images.

Obama to Agencies: We Need More Regulations on Commercial Drone Use

After drone crashes near the White House, the president directed federal agencies to release rules.


Feds Get a How-To Guide for Responding to Social Media Hacks

If you’re a fed whose job involves dealing with your department’s social media accounts, this resource is worth a look.


What Do Americans Hate More: Their Internet Providers or Their Government?

Customer satisfaction with the federal government is declining, according to a new survey.

Nextgov The drone that crashed onto the White House grounds in Washington, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015.

After Drone Crashes in its Backyard, White House Calls for New Regulations

The president directed federal agencies to release rules for commercial drone use.


GSA Spends Over $100 Million for New Cloud Services

Awarded through GSA’s Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, the contract will be a GSA-wide procurement vehicle,

Nextgov Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gestures while speaking during a press briefing on the intersection of cloud and mobile computing.

Microsoft’s Transition to the Cloud Will Be a Drawn-Out Slog

The company is shifting toward a model of selling software as subscription-based services, and away from its “old” business of selling one-time software licenses.