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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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.

Nextgov A man checks his device in front of a banner "Internet of Everything" at the Mobile World Congress.

Your Appliances May Be Spying on You

FTC issues privacy and security guidelines to the companies creating the Internet of Things.


VA’s System for Managing IT Projects Comes Under Scrutiny

A new inspector general report finds the system needs some monitoring of its own.

Nextgov Passengers line up to pass through the TSA security before boarding flights at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

TSA and Inspectors Tussle Over Redactions in JFK Tech Audit

A Jan. 23 review found numerous cyber gaps, most having to do with hazardous climates in computer rooms and missing fire protection systems.