How a Digital Swat Team Drove Home Obama’s College Scorecard

The administration brought in techies after three years of controversy.

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Secret DHS Audit Could Prove Governmentwide Hacker Surveillance Isn’t Really Governmentwide


The intrusion-prevention system, named EINSTEIN 3 Accelerated, garnered both ridicule and praise following the OPM hack.

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Emma, USCIS' New Virtual Assistant, Can Soon Answer Your Visa Questions


A rudimentary, text-based version of more advanced virtual assistants such as Apple's Siri, Emma interprets typed questions and direct users to relevant parts of the USCIS website.

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The Internet Isn't Available in Most Languages

Despite all the hype about how it has connected the world, the web is more insular than you might think.


Months After Huge Hack, OPM Finally Completes IT Inventory

The agency is still cleaning up from the breaches it announced this summer.

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Out of the Mouths of Bots

What building a robot in a person's image can reveal about identity and humanity


Leaked Pentagon Bomber Data, Scoop Up Toy Company Details on Kids, and Pinch Credit Cards from Wisconsin Resort

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


Decrypting the Encryption Debate

The ability to encrypt and use cyphers to hide messages from unauthorized readers goes back at least as far as Roman times.


Watchdog: Too Many DARPA Projects Enter 'Valley of Death,' Don't Progress

DARPA's method of tracking "technology transition" is unreliable.


FDA Crowdsourcing its Way to Precision Medicine. But What About Security?

A team at FDA is in the midst of launching PrecisionFDA, a cloud-based platform so researchers can work together.

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Why Poor FITARA Grades Are a Good Start

The first round of ratings provides critical benchmarks.


Chinese, Others Hack Interior Data 19 Times

The incidents are unrelated to a previously disclosed assault on Interior networks connected to Office of Personnel Management systems, the agency says.

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Video: 9-Year-Old Cub Reporter Interviews NASA's Charles Bolden

This kid has big questions about NASA's future, including the space agency's space travel plans.