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Air Force Wants Robots Watching Twitter

Tomorrow’s operations will be shaped by automated analysis of the world’s open-source data, says the service’s chief of staff.

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Senators OK Funding to Improve Their Own Cybersecurity

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The funding bump would raise the upper chamber’s cyber protections and train senators and staff in cyber hygiene.

OPM Confirms Digital Personnel Files Offline Until End of Month

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The online files will be accessible in read-only mode until then, the agency says.

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The Future of Coding Bootcamps, According to the President of One That Is Shutting Down

Today, about 100 different programs offer entry-level coding courses.

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Border State Lawmakers Propose a 'Smart' Wall

The group wants radar technology, drones and cameras to make up big chunks of Trump's proposed border wall.

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New Bill Would Help Feds Victimized by Data Breaches

The bipartisan legislation would inform victims about efforts to mitigate damage and prosecute hackers.

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Security Fears Over Chinese Involvement Are Prompting Australia to Halt an Undersea Cable Project

Huawei, a smartphone and telecommunications equipment maker based in Shenzhen, was supposed to lay the Internet cable.

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IRS Asks Congress to Renew Its Best Path for Hiring Techies Fast

The agency wants Congress to reinstate a hiring authority is considers superior to the Critical Position Pay Authority.

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Apple’s Next iOS Will Make AR a Legitimately Cool Thing

It may well cause you to question the very nature of reality.

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IRS Asks Congress to Renew Expired Authority to Exceed Salary Cap

Authority was the most efficient path toward being able to attract highly-skilled technical expertise, commissioner says.

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How Quality Data Equips Federal Leaders for OMB’s Reorganization Plans

OMB opened the door for leaders to challenge some of the most intractable barriers to federal government reform.

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FDA Is Looking Into Drones for Health Inspections

But how drone-collected data will figure into the agency's old school processes is still being worked out.

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