The SNL Jokes That Americans Found Offensive

Three years of FCC documents reveal the recent jokes and moments that received complaints.

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White House Promotes Tech Meetups


Under federal CTO Megan Smith, the White House hosted its first tech meetup, encouraging technologists from across the U.S. to network with each other.

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Hackers Publicize US Authorities’ Home Addresses and Freeze Cops’ Computers

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

Nextgov Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C.

How Secure is an Email Tip Line for Federal Employees?

Congressman Mark Meadows announced on Thursday the launch of an email account for federal employees to send anonymous complaints about their working conditions, according to his website.


These 3 Steps Could Prevent 85 Percent of All Data Breaches

A great many cyber calamities are preventable through basic cybersecurity hygiene.

Nextgov Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.

Trade Bill Takes Aim at Foreign Governments' Data Protections

Tech companies and trade groups come out in support of the Trade Priorities Act.


Federal Employees, Don’t Do This on Social Media

Ethics officials say they’ve been inundated with questions from agencies about how their employees’ Twitter and Facebook habits conform with govermentwide ethics rules.


The Latest Disruptive Space Technology Is a Battery-Powered Rocket Engine

The Electron battery will be focused on lifting the new generation of miniature satellites weighing as little as 2 kg that some entrepreneurs say they will use to create the infrastructure for a global internet network.


Congress to Introduce Last-Ditch Bill to Reform NSA Spying

With the clock winding down, lawmakers in both chambers are staging one last attempt to rein in the government’s surveillance powers.

An artist's depiction of Landsat 8, which launched in 2013.

A New Satellite for One of the Great Space Programs

Landsat 9 will launch in 2023, and promises the continuity of a critical, long-running database for imagery of the Earth's surface.

Nextgov Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael Deblock, Vermont Army National Guard Computer Network Defense Team, left, discusses new ways to make the exercise more challenging for cyber defenders with a fellow Red Cell team member during a 2014 Cyber Shield exercise.

Why is the Army Handing Its Cyber Stars to Fox Entertainment?

It’s just one strategy U.S. organizations are trying out to deal with a workforce challenge as persistent as the cyber threat.


Agencies Botch IT Savings Estimates by $3.8 Billion

Drastic revisions by the departments of Defense and Homeland Security accounted for most of the savings discrepancy.