House OKs Bill Mandating More Firings of Misbehaving Federal Employees

Measure would also require preservation of certain text messages from feds' personal cell phones.

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Uncle Sam Drops $3M in Grants to Kill the Password


Login alternatives to be tested include smartphone SIM cards and driver's licenses.

When the Government Wanted a Database of Everyone's IQ

Today people worry about NSA spying. Fifty years ago it was intelligence tests. The conversation hasn't changed.

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Nextgov D.C. Council General Counsel V. David Zvenyach

DC Seeks First 'Civic Hacker in Residence'

Full-time developer will help improve access to public data by using open-source tools.


Boosting Hispanic Share of Tech Workforce Could be Key to Closing STEM gap

As the young demographic grows, public-private partnerships are working to place Hispanic millennials in one of the country's fastest-growing fields.


Officials Pulled Code From GitHub Because of ‘Bashing’

Republicans release CMS emails about pulling code from open-source site.


Breached Server Still Had Default Password

Hack did not compromise any data or personal information, DHS official tells Congress.


Congress to Decide Whether to Tax Your Internet

The price of surfing the Web—or buying things online—could soon go up.


This Is Why We Don’t Have Meaningful Cybersecurity Legislation Yet

The issue of governing the multidimensional virtual world is rather complex.

Nextgov Former Chief Technology Officer Todd Park.

Todd Park Subpoenaed to Testify on Security

Panel says new emails contradict former CTO’s previous statements.


Air Force Video Selfie Winners

Airmen get personal in video selfies

Nextgov Cyber security analysts work in the "watch and warning center" during the first tour of the government’s secretive cyber defense lab, in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

US Official: Chinese Want NSA Cyber Schools. Really.

The offer of shared cybersecurity training comes at a time when both countries are exchanging accusations of hacking each other’s trade secrets.

Nextgov Still Vulnerable, GAO Says

Site is still vulnerable today, watchdog says.