Video: Innovation in Government is Not Going to Come From a Guy in a Suit

The new US Digital Service will fix up government websites.

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Big Win for Amazon: First Provider Authorized to Handle Sensitive DOD Workloads in Cloud


Achieves provisional authority to operate under DOD’s cloud security model at impact levels 3-5.

McConnell Promises Spending Standoff Over Obama’s Green Agenda

The GOP leader stopped short of an explicit shutdown threat, but he did say a Republican majority would use the budget to go after EPA’s environmental rules.

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UPS Discloses Breach at 51 Stores

'Backoff' malware believed to be responsible.

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Entire Manhattan Project History Declassified and Now Online

The final two volumes of A-bomb history became available in the past month.


Agencies Get New Guidelines for OK’ing Apps

The new guide is aimed at preventing staff from both oversharing and inadvertently welcoming in hackers.

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Top Secret White House Crisis Communication Network Gets Upgrade

The Crisis Management System supports voice and video calls.

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Rep. Eshoo Calls for ‘Re-brand’ of Net Neutrality

Americans “can’t tell which jargon box to check,” says the California Democrat.


White House to Agencies: Embrace Offbeat Methods for Buying Tech

Innovative procurement methods can provide agencies with more bang for their buck, White House officials say.


For Coders, Tests Will Replace Resumes and Interviews

This company has built a platform where computer scientists attempt coding challenges and contests that measure them—in real time—for speed, accuracy, completeness and elegance of their work.

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Infographic: Adorable Animals and Their Deadly Diseases

You may change your mind about that trip to the petting zoo.


The Battle Over Government-Run Internet Heats Up at FCC

A Republican aide claims the federal agency can't overturn state restrictions.

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Navy Drops $2.5 Billion in Contracts to Update Shipboard Networks

Standardized networks will upgrade security and intelligence systems, the Navy said.