The EB-5 Visa Program Allows Thousands of Wealthy Foreigners to Buy Citizenship Each Year

Each year, the government grants green cards to 10,000 rich investors, the vast majority of whom are Chinese. Is this program creating enough jobs to warrant its continuation?

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How the USGS Detects Earthquakes Using Twitter

The agency learned to separate background noise from the “wow, that was an earthquake!” tweet.

Government’s Cyber Education Programs Need Reboot


The government should encourage more hands-on education and incident-based testing at the colleges and universities that help fill the pipeline of cyber talent.


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When Military Robots Can Predict Your Next Move

New research may enable robotic armed guards — or just help self-driving cars get through a four-way stop


Two Men Were Busted for Flying a Drone in the Most Restricted Airspace in America

A word of caution to drone-owners: don’t fly your UAV near the White House.

Nextgov Pedestrians examine a crumbling facade following an earthquake in Napa, California.

How the USGS Detects Earthquakes Using Twitter

And learned to separate background noise from the “wow, that was an earthquake!” tweet.


The FBI Just Got 'Hyperconverged' for $28 Million

The new unclassified virtual desktop infrastructure will support 55,000 users.

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Join a Drone Over the Indonesian Fires Smoking Out an Entire Region

A strong El Niño climate phenomenon has created particularly dry conditions and led to fast-spreading fires, all captured by drones and satellites.


Government’s First Open Source PaaS Service Comes to Market

PaaS puts more security onus on cloud services providers than IaaS offerings do -- and that’s attractive for government customers who often lack information security expertise or have reduced budgets.


Watchdog Duo Wants to Move Security Clearance Data Out of OPM

“Simply put, OPM was not designed to house and protect this sensitive data,” the lawmakers say.

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What WIll Happen when Humans and Robots Share Roads?

Safety may actually worsen before dramatically improving.