Agencies Are Increasingly Reliant on Industry for Innovation

Report chronicles the need for better collaboration between government and the private sector.

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Obama’s War on Hackers


The federal action plan calls for a new commission, public service campaigns, and funds for replacing old, insecurable government IT.

Read more February 12, 2016 Leave a comment

DARPA Awards Contracts for See-Through-Walls Technology


The emerging tech agency appears to have made at least two awards for that program.

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Google Is Reportedly Working on an Actual Virtual Reality Headset

Currently, the company’s only foray into VR has been the Cardboard—a literal piece of cardboard that sells for about $20, which users can strap any smartphone into.

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Video: How to Turn Your Regular Watch Into a Smartwatch

Now, even analog watches can become a part of the Internet of Things.


Encryption Debate: The Issue Isn’t Strong Crypto; It’s Easy Crypto

The encryption debate is poised to intensify this year.


NASA's New Posters and the Retro Travel Ads That Inspired Them

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s new collection of throwback images are a dreamy celebration of technology and human curiosity.


Female Coders Are Rated More Highly Than Men—Except When People Know They’re Women

This only adds to the avalanche of research on gender discrimination within the technology sector.

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Inside NASA's Isolation Chamber

For these NASA crew members, 148 cubic meters is all they will know for 30 days.

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DHS Chief Promises to Expand Social Media Screening, Plans 'Aggressive' Rollout of Cyber Protections

Johnson talked social media, biometrics and cybersecurity at his annual State of Homeland Security address.


IBM Gets Approval to Host DOD’s Most Sensitive Unclassified Data

Big Blue becomes the first cloud service provider with a direct connection to the Pentagon’s unclassified communications network.


When Computers Started Beating Chess Champions

On this day 20 years ago, a machine defeated a sitting world champion for the first time.