Why Women Weren't Allowed to Be Astronauts

Critics had plenty of reasons for wanting to disqualify women from spaceflight in its early stages—but none of them stuck.

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GAO: Optimize Data Centers or Lose Them


Progress on closing data centers is mixed and the government’s optimization efforts are worse.

Feds Skeptical About Security of Their Agencies’ Internet-Connected Devices


Major challenges prevent government from adequately securing the smart devices it relies on, including inadequate funding and a procurement process unprepared for digital-age challenges.


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There’s a Better Way to Treat Your Tech Addiction Than Hiding Your Phone and Laptop

We should learn to design and engage with it in ways that support our emotional well-being.


What Happens If Uber Fails?

Even if the ride-sharing service goes under, it won't necessarily set off a bubble-popping chain reaction.


Most American internet Users Have No Idea How to Protect Their Accounts

Two-step authentication is a mystery for most Americans.


Inbox Zero is a Waste of Time. This is How a World-Class Behavioral Economist Tames His Email

While the act of clearing out an inbox can feel as satisfying as cleaning the refrigerator, it’s ultimately just another way of wasting time.


HHS Wants More Blockchain In Health Records—Eventually

A recent code-a-thon showcased different ways the technology could be used to protect and share health records.

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Why NOAA's New Chief Data Officer Isn't Fazed by Potential Budget Cuts

Ed Kearns will oversee data-related projects at the Commerce agency.

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Revamp DHS Cyber Authorities, Former Officials Urge Congress

Ex-NSA Director Keith Alexander also suggested reducing the number of DHS political appointees during a Wednesday hearing.


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