Nonprofits Offer Help with Agency Records Management

National Archives welcomes input on preservation of electronic communications.

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House Committee Demands Answers from CTO Megan Smith and HHS on Data Mining


The head of the House Space, Science and Technology Committee says he might call U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith to testify about potential consumer privacy gaps.

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Government Privacy Board Tells Obama: Shut Down NSA Mass Spying Now

The White House has been quiet on surveillance reform since the USA Freedom Act crumbled in the Senate last November.

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US Visitor Surveillance System Brings Some Solace to Families of MH17 Victims

A database that houses the fingerprints of almost all foreign visitors to catch terrorists recently was used for a different purpose -- bringing closure to bereft families.


Rocketing into the Future: Can Containers Help Secure the Cloud?

A combination of rapid application installation and controlled access to the underlying system will provide developers and operations with capabilities they need to fully exploit the cloud.

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A New Global Swarm of Weather-Sensing Satellites

Armed with tiny orbiting sensors, a startup plans to build the world's largest database of private weather data.

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Government Privacy Board to Obama: Shut Down NSA Mass Spying Now

The White House has been quiet on surveillance reform since the USA Freedom Act crumbled in the Senate last November.

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Managing Virtual Workers? Take a Page from Fantasy Football

The strategies to creating and managing a winning fantasy football team are just as effective when leading a very different group of players—the federal virtual workforce.

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Hackers Redirect Malaysia Airlines, Pop Taylor Swift’s Twitter Account, and Harass Autistic Teen

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


The Pentagon Accelerates Move to Cloud Computing

The proof is in the participation: The Defense Department’s latest cloud security guidelines received 800-plus public comments, the vast majority of them from industry players and cloud providers.

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FCC Demands Faster Broadband

Republicans complain that increasing the definition of "broadband" is meant to justify power grabs.


Cell Carriers Spend $45B in Auction of Wireless Frequencies

The astronomical figure shows just how desperate carriers such as AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile are for access to more airwaves to power their customers' devices.