Nonprofits Offer Help with Agency Records Management

National Archives welcomes input on preservation of electronic communications.

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The Pentagon Accelerates Move to Cloud Computing


The proof is in the participation: The Defense Department’s latest cloud security guidelines received 800-plus public comments, the vast majority of them from industry players and cloud providers.

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Beware the Unwitting Insider Threat


Employees who click on dubious email attachments, plug in unsecured storage devices or leave laptops unsecured, among other problematic IT practices, may be the biggest threat posed to securing federal agency networks.

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FCC Demands Faster Broadband

Republicans complain that increasing the definition of "broadband" is meant to justify power grabs.


Cell Carriers Spend $45B in Auction of Wireless Frequencies

The astronomical figure shows just how desperate carriers such as AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile are for access to more airwaves to power their customers' devices.


Why Is Google Making Human Skin?

A dive into one of Google Life Sciences' latest initiatives.

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DHS Reveals Super Bowl Surveillance Techniques -- Sort Of

Agents will not be using sarcasm-detecting software they have expressed an interest in buying, the Secret Service said.


Why Paid Parental Leave Could Be Key to Diversifying the Tech Workforce

The president's new parental leave policy may entice more women to seek STEM jobs in the federal government versus the private sector.

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Here’s What the US Could Learn From Estonia About Cybersecurity

Cyber attacks cost an estimated $400 billion in damages per year, but that number may soon soar thanks to what Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves called “the “little green men-ization of cyberspace."


This Is How Feds Will Protect Sensitive Data in the Cloud

The so-called high-impact baseline has become a major priority because of recent demand from both the Defense Department and civilian agencies.

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Beware Stricter Drone Laws

After a White House scare, could tougher regulations threaten Amazon's delivery dreams?


If You're Using Big Data, Press '1'

Big data has the potential to improve the federal customer experience.

Nextgov CTO Megan Smith shares a laugh with a middle school student from Newark, N.J. and Founder Hadi Partovi, center, after teaching U.S. President Barack Obama how to code at the White House.

Federal CTO’s New Mission: Raise the Government’s Tech IQ

Megan Smith is touting the Obama administration’s all-of the-above approach to refreshing its tech workforce, including tapping Silicon Valley alumni to work on short-term projects and retraining existing federal techies.