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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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.

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The CIA Reviewed Books About Snowden and Is Not Impressed

The spy agency describes Glenn Greenwald’s recent book as full of “bitter ad hominem rationale.”

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Infographic: NASA's Next Rocket

Inside the space agency's in-progress 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.


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


Obama's Net-Neutrality Plan Could Mean New Internet Fees

The president wants to treat the Internet like a utility, which could trigger new government tolls.


What a Privacy Activist Turned Top White House Adviser Thinks About Cybersecurity

One-time civil liberties activist now forges compromises between government and industry on network security and surveillance activities.

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CIA’s Official Book Reviewer Unimpressed with Tomes on Snowden

The spy agency describes Glenn Greenwald’s recent book as full of “bitter ad hominem rationale.”

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Government Tech Recruiting Still Overshadowed by Blunder

Democrats are concerned Todd Park’s recent grilling could hurt his efforts to recruit top tech talent.