The Government Just Found the Funds to Give Firefighters High-Speed Internet Everywhere

The nationwide data network recommended by the 9/11 Commission will help responders talk to each other.

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Even with the DATA Act, the Forecast for Transparency Remains Murky


Even after passage of the Data Act, it’s far from clear we’ll end up with the kind of transparency that matters most.


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Will Robots Replace Human Security Guards in Silicon Valley?

This five-foot, 300-pound robot features an autonomous technology platform that combines robotics, predictive analytics, and collaborative social engagement to predict and prevent crime.


New Space Mission: Leave a Time Capsule on the Moon

Lunar Mission One will launch in 2024—if enough backers fund the project on Kickstarter.


DHS Set to Destroy Governmentwide Network Surveillance Records

"Einstein" critics are happy to see the metadata go, but not about obliterating potential evidence of overreach.

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Infographic: NASA's Next Rocket

The era of the Space Shuttle may be over, but get a peek inside the space agency's new space launch system.


Why Do So Few Feds Champion User Experience?

A dearth of staff resources, a lack of awareness about UX and nonexistent management buy-in are the top challenges.

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Hackers Scam Uncle Sam, Upset Mick Jagger and Rob HSBC

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

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VA’s Aggressive Plan for Shedding Its 'Back-to-the-Future' Era Scheduling System

VA is now taking bids for commercial software to replace a clunky 1980s-era system for scheduling medical appointments.


Immigrants Use Social Networking to Prove Residency

Applicants have submitted check-ins at restaurants and movie theaters, parties and sporting events, to show they were in the United States.


Why Is Apple Gobbling Up a Quarter of the World’s Sapphire Supply?

The sapphire is used to cover the iPhone’s camera lens and fingerprint reader.


The Number of Works Licensed Under Creative Commons Will Surpass 1 Billion by 2015

The number of creations under open 'Creative Commons' licenses has doubled since 2010