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Puzzling Fact: Trade Envoys May Not Text Foreign Counterparts

Federal Records Act requires archiving except for transitory messages.

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Exclusive: AFRICOM Plans High-Speed Circuits to Liberia

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U.S. military plans to lease a 622 megabit terrestrial circuit from Europe to Liberia.

Government’s Sustainability Efforts Present ‘Big Data Opportunity’

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A combination of recent federal policies and emerging technologies have the potential to significantly curb agencies’ energy spending.

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Hackers Demand Bitcoin, Expose Silk Road Judge and Shellshock City of Mobile

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

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Navy Takes on Internet of Things with New Task Force

"Task Force Cyber Awakening" will draw from the head U.S. Cyber Command's reaction strategy to a major Navy computer system hack.

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The Ubiquity of Cyber-Espionage

First Look Media's Morgan Marquis-Boire and Crowdstrike's Dmitri Alperovitch on why nation-states are the hackers we should be most afraid of

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The FBI's Secret House Meeting to Get Access to Your iPhone

The administration argues that encryption is making it difficult for police to catch dangerous criminals.

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Army Wants Better Teeth Tracking

The Army is seeking new dental software. It needs to have dynamic scheduling capabilities, according to contracting docs.

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When Government is the Hacker, How Do You Protect Yourself?

FBI malware and mass government surveillance breach U.S. citizens’ privacy, tech firms say.

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VA Eyes New Medical Imaging System

The new system will be built on commercial standards for viewing medical images, including X-rays, CT body scans and MRI brain scans.

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Race is On for Defense Health Record – but VA Backs Out of Competition

Four teams of contractors are vying for the electronic health record system contract – and the $11 billion prize attached.

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Why an Ebola Vaccine May Not Stop the Epidemic

The earliest human trials—that is, initial safety studies in small numbers of volunteers—are underway.

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