The SNL Jokes That Americans Found Offensive

Three years of FCC documents reveal the recent jokes and moments that received complaints.

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Feds Heighten Scrutiny of TSA Screeners and Aviation Staff to Thwart Insider Threat


The prospective measures stem from a report the Department of Homeland Security requested after a former baggage handler last December allegedly helped smuggle loaded guns aboard a plane bound for New York City.

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18F’s Hillary Hartley on Redesigning Government Services: Put the People First


As deputy executive director of GSA’s digital services team, Hillary Hartley’s job is to put customers at the forefront of any technology project.

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NSA: Rules of War Apply to Cyberwar, Too

In the tightly controlled discussion about cyber weapons, this counts as a step toward transparency.

Nextgov Still Gets Poor Marks for Customer Experience

The U.S. Postal Service and the National Parks Service get highest grades in government.

TSP Participants Could Be Vulnerable to Hackers, Auditors Say

Once in the system, hackers could take loans or withdrawals from retirement accounts.


Video: How Do Noise-Canceling Headphones Work?

Electronically eliminating the sounds of your surroundings may be one way to finally get some work done.


Do Killer Robots Violate Human Rights?

When machines are anthropomorphized, we risk applying a human standard that should not apply to mere tools.

Nextgov Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray

Ryan and Murray’s Next Big Project: Better Use of Big Data

The budget wunderkinds want the federal government to use data to improve its efficiency.


Video: John Oliver Is the Most Powerful Tech Lobbyist in the Country

The British TV host excoriated patent trolls on his show Sunday.

Nextgov US CTO Megan Smith

Republican Lawmakers Want More Accountability for US CTO Role

The new legislation would make it easier for lawmakers to compel the U.S. chief technology officer to testify before Congress.


White House Promotes Tech Meetups

Under federal CTO Megan Smith, the White House hosted its first tech meetup, encouraging technologists from across the U.S. to network with each other.


Hackers Publicize US Authorities’ Home Addresses and Freeze Cops’ Computers

Just another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.