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IGs Band Together for a Common Website to Share Results of Investigations

Project eases access to reports governmentwide while promoting watchdogs’ work.

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This Technology Could Help Solve IED Detection — And Airport Security Too

New radio-wave sensors are designed to suss out hidden explosives —whether in car bombs or carry-on laptops.

Mash Up Library of Congress Data, Maybe Win $5,000

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The Library of Congress launched a new data competition searching for new ways to use legislative data sets from Congress.gov.

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Report: 1 in 4 Emails that Appear to Be Dot-Gov Addresses are Phishing Attempts

The government just launched a major effort to prevent email spoofing.

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What One Tech-Focused Lawmaker Says Stands in the Way of Modernization

Rep. Gerry Connolly renewed his call for the federal chief information officer and chief technology officer positions to be filled.

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Big Tech Companies Won’t Change Until They Are Regulated Like Banks

There would be many bureaucratic hurdles to overcome, however.

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Facebook Treats Its Ethical Failures Like Software Bugs, and That’s Why They Keep Happening

Facebook should have anticipated that its ad platform could be misused.

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This Technology Could Help Solve IED Detection — And Airport Security Too

New radio-wave sensors are designed to suss out hidden explosives —whether in car bombs or carry-on laptops.

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What Every Government Leader Should Know About Blockchain

Blockchain could be as disruptive as the internet.

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Startup Funding Bill Makes A Comeback

A group of lawmakers reintroduced the Startup Opportunity Accelerator Act, which would set aside funding for startup accelerators.

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How to Unlock Your Door With Your Phone

Now your phone can be a new kind of key.

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GAO Denies Northrop Grumman Protest in $1 Billion DHS Cybersecurity Contract Fight

Northrop Grumman has been wrangling with contract winner Raytheon over the DOMino contract since 2015.

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Don’t Bet Against the Baltimore-Washington Area in Amazon’s HQ2 Search

The region put in multiple bids: one from D.C., one from Baltimore and a joint proposal from two Northern Virginia counties.

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