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The SNL Jokes That Americans Found Offensive

Three years of FCC documents reveal the recent jokes and moments that received complaints.

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Lawmakers Want a Few Good Hackers to Help Bring Congress into the 21st Century

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Next week, Hack4Congress will bring together a wide array of participants to help solve challenges that could make Congress function more efficiently.

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DOD to Start Its Own Digital Service Team

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The new squad is already working to transfer electronic health records to the Department of Veterans Affairs from DOD.

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Meet the Federal Government's Health Care IT Champion, Karen DeSalvo

The internal medicine specialist took office a little over a year ago -- 10 years after President George W. Bush's administration created the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

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Germans Are Paranoid that the US Is Spying on Their Data

Germany deeply distrusts how the U.S. handles digital data.

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Agencies Often Lack Strong Authentication and it’s a Big Problem

Agencies reported nearly 70,000 cyberincidents in fiscal 2014, a 15 percent bump up from the previous year.

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Hackers Hijack Wireless Car Keys and Pierce Israeli Military Systems

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

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3-D Microscope Uses Virtual Reality to Let You Explore a Molecule

Nanotronics Imaging has created a new system, called nVisible, that lets anyone walk through a three-dimensional, digital visualization of a microscopic landscape, using a virtual reality headset.

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Why Rand Paul is Suddenly Silent about NSA Surveillance

Rand Paul hates the Patriot Act and NSA mass surveillance. Just don't ask him what he thinks of fellow Kentuckian Mitch McConnell's plan to keep both alive.

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Private Investigators Say Hacked and Bankrupt USIS Didn’t Shirk Security

Investigators retained by USIS said the company deployed appropriate defenses and was cooperative with government probes.

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A New Look at How Federal IT Reform is Faring in 5 Charts

The new data measure the extent to which agency IT projects stay within budget and on schedule and the average time it takes to deliver key phases of a project.

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Innovation in Federal IT? Sorry, Not in the Budget This Year

A new survey, not surprisingly, finds “budget limitations” are the top barrier to new IT adoption.

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