To Promote Justice, Agencies Must Expand Access to Legal Information

It’s not enough to have laws on the books if the people they’re designed to help don’t know about them.

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Data-Centric Jobs Already Flourish in the Federal Government


All told, there are some 1.6 million government workers (including state and local) in positions where data is “central to the job,” according to a recent Commerce Department report.

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Human Trust Overpowered High-Tech Security in German Air Plane Crash


Experts say the downing of Germanwings flight 9525 seems like the classic case of the insider threat -- which belies easy tech fixes.

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Hackers Take on Amazon’s Twitch Gaming Service, Con Car Accident Victims and Cause ‘Deep Shido’ for Judo Club

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


Maryland College Team Wins International Cyber Policy Hackathon

At the end of a two-day cyber policy hackathon, the team from the University of Maryland University College was awarded the top prize for addressing a massive cyberattack on a fictional country.


Hackers Breached Slack’s Database Containing Users’ Contact Information and Passwords

As a result, the company said it was adding two-factor authentication, which offers an additional security layer when users log in, and enhanced controls for team administrators to terminate active sessions and reset passwords for the entire company.

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Meet the Agencies: Modeling the Future at GSA

GSA has ensured its headquarters’ first major renovation since 1935 would serve as a model for federal offices everywhere.


Drop the ‘Magic’ Cloud Talk and 5 Other Steps to Cloud Migration Success

Agency CIOs and other tech officials need to clarify the conversations around "cloud."


FBI Denies Intentionally Deleting Encryption Tips from Its Website

“Points for creativity,” a spokesman said Thursday of reports that suggested otherwise.

An artist's rendering of the Airborne Launch Assist Space Access system.

What is Coming From DARPA in the Next Few Years

The research agency is making underwater robots that can sleep for years and other robots that can fix satellites in space.


Tech Alone Can’t Solve Government’s Customer Experience Clunkers

Still, the biggest challenge to the government improving its customer experience still lies with people, not tech, experts say.


House Advances Cybersecurity Bill Despite Surveillance Fears

The Intelligence Committee unanimously passed its information-sharing bill Thursday.

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'You're Playing God with the Internet!' Republican Shouts at FCC Chief

Rep. Louie Gohmert lashes out over net neutrality regulations.