How Long Can Border Agents Keep Your Email Password?

Some data gathered from travelers going through customs can stay in a Homeland Security database for 75 years.

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27 Separate Federal Programs Protect the Power Grid


And that's just between the Energy Department, the Homeland Security Department and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

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House Intelligence Leaders Show Shaky Marriage on Russia Hack Investigation


Chairman Devin Nunes says there’s no there there; ranking member Adam Schiff says it’s too early to judge.

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How Long Can Border Agents Keep Your Email Password?

Some data gathered from travelers going through customs can stay in a Homeland Security database for 75 years.


There Were 46% More Potential Near-Misses Between US Planes and Drones

FAA noted there’s no proof these unmanned aircraft have caused accidents.


The Changing Face of Infrastructure Cyber Threats

It’s crucial for government cybersecurity policymakers to consider the full range of what constitutes critical infrastructure today.

Nextgov NASA engineers conducted their first RS-25 test of 2017 on the A-1 Test Stand at Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, on Feb. 22.

Why Did the House Science Committee Overlook NASA's Former Chief Scientist?

Ellen Stofan was the only woman to testify at a congressional hearing about the future of space exploration—and the only person left out of the official tweets about the event.

Nextgov People crowd at the LG stand during the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017.

At Mobile World Congress, Industry Leaders Try Work Out What Comes After the Smartphone

Telecom, internet and manufacturing industry players are gathered in Barcelona this week.

Nextgov Festival-goers view the "Coachella Bound" art installation at the campgrounds at The Coachella Music and Arts Festival in 2015.

Hackers Steal Coachella Accounts; Bugs Leak User Data, Passwords

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


CFPB Wants To Know How 'Alternative Data' Changes Credit Scores

New methods of determining credit scores, which might involve an applicant's web history, could harm consumers.


Here Come the Drones—And Their Security Holes

With great convenience will come great security responsibilities, experts say.


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