Rand Paul Reverses Course on Drones

The Kentucky senator defends the White House drone policy he once lambasted in a 13-hour filibuster, dulling any edge he may have had on a GOP pack running on the same national security platform.

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Here's How You Hack a Military Drone


Research studies on drone vulnerabilities published in recent years essentially provided hackers a how-to guide, an Israeli researcher says.

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These Are the Tech Trends Government Might Not Be Ready For


Governments face unique challenges in fully implementing emerging technology: outdated hiring practices and concerns about the privacy of citizen data, among others.

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OMB: FITARA Guidance Coming This Week

The thrust of the new legislation gives agency CIOs greater power over their agency’s IT purse strings.


FBI Readies Multimillion Contract for Cyber Expertise

The FBI plans to contract out professional, management and support services for up to $100 million.


GSA to Host Data-Infused Hackathon

Participants will be tasked with designing innovative tools to improve data collection at GSA and other agencies.

Nextgov Travis LeBlanc is chief of the Enforcement Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission.

FCC's Enforcement Bureau Cracks Down on Telecom Giants

In his first year on the job as chief of the FCC's Enforcement Bureau, Travis LeBlanc has issued some of the largest fines in the agency's history.


Super Strong Mini Robots Can Haul Up to 2,000 Times Their Weight

These tiny robots' feats of strength are equivalent to a human dragging a blue whale across land.

Nextgov Sgt. Chris Wicklund of the Burnsville, Minn. Police Department wears a body camera beneath his microphone.

What Good Is a Video You Can't See?

Police body cameras are meant to be a tool of public accountability. But even experts can't agree on how to make sure that happens.

Nextgov Karen DeSalvo, head of HHS' Health IT Office

Meet the Federal Government's Health Care IT Champion, Karen DeSalvo

The internal medicine specialist took office a little over a year ago -- 10 years after President George W. Bush's administration created the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

Nextgov German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Germans Are Paranoid that the US Is Spying on Their Data

Germany deeply distrusts how the U.S. handles digital data.


Agencies Often Lack Strong Authentication and it’s a Big Problem

Agencies reported nearly 70,000 cyberincidents in fiscal 2014, a 15 percent bump up from the previous year.