One Year Later, NASA Still Doesn't Have a New Administrator

An interim director is steering the ship, but the delay between administrations is unprecedented.

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Even Short Government Shutdowns Impact Contractors


Prolonged funding lapse could have a significant impact on companies' cash flow and their employees' paychecks.

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Design a Long-Haul Drone And Win Up to $320,000


A National Institute of Standards and Technology contest wants the drone that can haul the most for the longest flight time.

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Cure Your Bad Habits With "Sludge," the Productivity Tip You've Never Heard Of

Small barriers to negative actions can help improve outcomes.


The New Way Your Computer Can Be Attacked

Unprecedented computer-chip vulnerabilities exposed this month paint a grim picture of the future of cybersecurity.

Nextgov The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the Dragon spacecraft launches from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017.

How the Government Shutdown Disrupted SpaceX's Plans

The government shutdown shows just how much budget fights in Washington could derail Elon Musk’s rocket ambitions.


White House Says All Feds Should Expect to Return to Work Tuesday

Three-day shutdown only led to a half-day furlough for most non-excepted feds.


Massive Reduction in FBI Cyber Crime Takedowns Was Result of Definition Change

Stricter guidelines on what counts as a disruption or dismantlement led to a 10X reduction.


Agencies Become Anti-Social Amid Shutdown

The Transportation Security Agency will still answer weird travel questions on Twitter though.


How to Recycle Your Old Tech

Almost everything can be recycled. Even that mysterious cord that goes to nothing.


Edward Snowden Is Campaigning Against the World’s Largest Biometric ID Program

Aadhaar, India’s 12-digit unique identification number program that has been under fire for its security and privacy systems.

Nextgov enate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

Russian Twitterbots Are Blaming the US Shutdown on Democrats

In the last 48 hours, Russia-linked Twitter accounts tweeted #schumershutdown more than any other hashtag.


Senate Sends Bill to Reopen Government to the House

Government shutdown expected to end just hours after agencies sent employees home.