Puzzling Fact: Trade Envoys May Not Text Foreign Counterparts

Federal Records Act requires archiving of even transitory messages.

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Government’s Sustainability Efforts Present ‘Big Data Opportunity’


A combination of recent federal policies and emerging technologies have the potential to significantly curb agencies’ energy spending.

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Defense Mobile Update: BlackBerry Still Dominates


BlackBerry devices in use by the Defense Department total 85,000 -- 10 times the number of Apple and Android devices.

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VA Eyes New Medical Imaging System

The new system will be built on commercial standards for viewing medical images, including X-rays, CT body scans and MRI brain scans.


Race is On for Defense Health Record – but VA Backs Out of Competition

Four teams of contractors are vying for the electronic health record system contract – and the $11 billion prize attached.

Nextgov Professor Adrian Hill, Director leader of the trials for the experimental Ebola vaccine holds a vial of the vaccine in Oxford, England Wednesday Sept. 17, 2014.

Why an Ebola Vaccine May Not Stop the Epidemic

The earliest human trials—that is, initial safety studies in small numbers of volunteers—are underway.


Are the White House Hackers Gone?

There's a possibility the unnamed attacker is still there.


Megan Smith Thinks Every Child Should Be Able to Code

The U.S. chief technology officer and former vice president of Google[x] believes the key to innovation is early STEM education.

Nextgov NSA Director Adm. Michael Rogers

NSA Chief Warns Companies Against Revenge Hacking

"Hacking back" may be illegal, Michael Rogers said. But his advice doesn't apply to the agency he heads.


British Spies Allowed to Access U.S. Data Without a Warrant

Newly released documents from the British government reveal a lack of judicial oversight for how it sifts through communications data collected by the NSA and other foreign governments.

Nextgov The Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, as it suffers a catastrophic anomaly moments after launch.

Today's Lesson -- Aging Soviet Rocket Engine Doesn't Fly

Orbital Sciences Corp. tried to launch a mission to the International Space Station using rocket engines built four decades ago

Nextgov The Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard suffers a catastrophic anomaly moments after launch.

Unmanned NASA Rocket Explodes in Virginia

The failed launch came just one day after NASA scrubbed an earlier scheduled launch due to a stray boat encroaching into the rocket's safety range.