Nearly Half a Million People Enrolled in Obamacare Coverage in the First Week

The number is a vast improvement over last year's launch.

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Mobile Phone Metadata Could be a Lifesaver after a Disaster, but Privacy Concerns Linger


Unclear rules about sharing phone data with researchers hamper wider adoption.

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Here’s What the Rewrite of DOD’s Cloud Strategy Will Look Like


An update to the Defense Department’s cloud computing strategy aims to decentralize the process for purchasing commercial cloud solutions

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Hackers Blackmail Sony Pictures, Feed Pill Addictions and Bankrupt Small Mexican Town

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


US Marshals Migrate from BlackBerrys to iPhones

The Marshals also are testing a small number of Windows 8 tablets and Android-based smartphones.


New Playbook Looks to Increase Public Participation

The living document builds off the administration's push for a more open government.


Bug Accidentally Shut Down Military Open Source Software Portal

Problems with a backup system are preventing Pentagon from recovering


Key Internet and Tech Concepts Still Mysteries for Many

Many Americans are puzzled by concepts that support the Internet and other technological innovations.

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Lawmakers Seeking NSA Reform Could Use the Patriot Act as Leverage

Stinging from defeat, some privacy advocates want to let parts of the Patriot Act sunset next year. But not everyone is ready to take the plunge.


Big Data Pitfall -- Too Much Organizing, Not Enough Analyzing

Through data virtualization, federal agencies can handle – and benefit from – all their data in a way that is efficient and secure.

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Infographic: NASA's Great Effect on Tech

Studies estimate that for every federal dollar spent on NASA, the economy is boosted by as much as $14.


Drones and Mistletoe: What Could Go Wrong?

Let us commence discussion on T.G.I. Friday's drone for holiday cheer and forced romance.


DHS Kills Dreaded Biometric Deportation Program

… and replaces it with a new controversial biometric deportation program.