The White House Must Now Respond to This Petition About Michael Brown’s Death

Online petition tallied more than 100,000 signatures Tuesday, a benchmark that requires a response.

Read more10:53 AM ETLeave a comment Orhan Cam/

Passport Officers Are No Better at Performing Photo ID Checks Than You Are

Familiar faces are very easy for humans to identify, but faces we’ve never seen before are extremely difficult to match up to a photograph.

Read moreAugust 19, 2014Leave a comment

Uber Snags Former Obama Campaign Guru

David Plouffe will head the ride-sharing company’s policy team.

Read moreAugust 19, 2014Leave a comment

Get daily Government Executive updates

Top federal news and analysis directly to your inbox.


Researchers Say You Can Surveil Everyone and See Only the Criminals

This potential solution uses “privacy-preserving” algorithms.

Nextgov  A scene from the video game, "Call of Duty: Ghosts." The game is a first-person shooter and features interactive maps.

Gaming and GIS: Working with a Virtual World

Tech pros searching for a GIS gig, look no further.


Pakistan Railway Site Breached by Indian Hacktivists

The infiltration purportedly was payback for graffiti on India’s websites.

Nextgov Ukrainian emergency workers carry a victim's body in a bag, at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine

DNA-Matching Androids to Help ID 600 MH17 Bodies and Remains

Unknown whether there will be enough genetic evidence to name all 298 passengers.


Making Agile Real: How a Virtual Approach Boosts Federal Efficiency

An innovative take on data management could result in better access to higher-quality data.

Nextgov 2nd Lt. Oliver Parsons, left, and 1st Lt. Andy Parthum check systems in the underground control room at an ICBM launch control facility near Minot, N.D., in June.

Key Targeting Tech for Future U.S. Nuclear Missile Has Gone Unfunded

The move may delay Minuteman 3 replacement effort or fail to meet warfighter accuracy standards.


Keeping Pace With Big Data: Livestream

Featuring Micheline Casey, Chief Data Officer of the Board of Governors Federal Reserve System, and Kalev Leetaru, Yahoo! Fellow in Residence at Georgetown University.


How Government Is Embracing Innovation: Livestream

Featuring: Roopangi Kadakia, Web Services Executive, NASA


Google Knows You Better Than You Know Yourself

Predictive analysis combs through calendars and search histories—and gets in the way of routine self-deception.


TV Stations Sue FCC Over Plan to Auction Broadcast Licenses

The cell-phone industry hopes the lawsuit won't delay the auction of valuable airwaves.