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One Lawmaker’s Crusade to Green the Federal Fleet

A New York congressman has been fighting for years to prevent agencies from buying cars that run on regular gasoline.

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NOAA Moves a Step Closer to More Accurate Weather Forecasts

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The magnetometer is the fifth main instrument to fly aboard the first Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite.

Religious Group Demands NSA Documents in Ethnic-Slur Probe

A new FOIA request is just the latest fallout of the Snowden leaks.

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Hackers Exploit MH17 Sorrow; Redirect Online Tributes to Malware

Fake Facebook pages set up for crash victims are driving traffic to pop-up ads on external sites.

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New Surveillance Whistleblower: The NSA Violates the Constitution

A former Obama administration official calls attention to unaccountable mass surveillance conducted under a 1981 executive order.

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Senate Bill Mandates Study of Nuclear-Arms Storage Sites

The legislation would require the Pentagon to study how to modernize facilities storing U.S. nuclear warheads.

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Is There a Place for Google Glass in Hospitals?

Medical professionals say the device could be helpful, but patient privacy is still a concern.

Nextgov North Korean soldiers bring flowers to the statues of the late leaders Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang, North Korea.

Hackathon Aims to Spread Global Information to North Korea

The Human Rights Foundation hopes to bring more information inside the very high, guarded walls of North Korea.

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Significant Deficiencies Found in Treasury’s Computer Security

Weaknesses could cause disruption of key operations at bureau that manages federal debt.

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GAO: Weaknesses Remain in FDIC's Information Security

Unaddressed vulnerabilities left key financial systems at risk for misuse.

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Attention, Passengers: $15,000 Prize for Whoever Can Speed TSA Screening

Agency launches online contest for citizens to design 5-minute wait line systems.

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Hackers Compromise Porn, Improve CNET’s Security, and Reveal Malware Ingredients

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

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