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Rand Paul Reverses Course on Drones

The Kentucky senator defends the White House drone policy he once lambasted in a 13-hour filibuster, dulling any edge he may have had on a GOP pack running on the same national security platform.

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FBI Readies Multimillion Contract for Cyber Expertise

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The FBI plans to contract out professional, management and support services for up to $100 million.

GSA to Host Data-Infused Hackathon

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Participants will be tasked with designing innovative tools to improve data collection at GSA and other agencies.

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FCC's Enforcement Bureau Cracks Down on Telecom Giants

In his first year on the job as chief of the FCC's Enforcement Bureau, Travis LeBlanc has issued some of the largest fines in the agency's history.

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Super Strong Mini Robots Can Haul Up to 2,000 Times Their Weight

These tiny robots' feats of strength are equivalent to a human dragging a blue whale across land.

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What Good Is a Video You Can't See?

Police body cameras are meant to be a tool of public accountability. But even experts can't agree on how to make sure that happens.

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Meet the Federal Government's Health Care IT Champion, Karen DeSalvo

The internal medicine specialist took office a little over a year ago -- 10 years after President George W. Bush's administration created the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

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Germans Are Paranoid that the US Is Spying on Their Data

Germany deeply distrusts how the U.S. handles digital data.

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Agencies Often Lack Strong Authentication and it’s a Big Problem

Agencies reported nearly 70,000 cyberincidents in fiscal 2014, a 15 percent bump up from the previous year.

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Hackers Hijack Wireless Car Keys and Pierce Israeli Military Systems

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

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Lawmakers Want a Few Good Hackers to Help Bring Congress into the 21st Century

Next week, Hack4Congress will bring together a wide array of participants to help solve challenges that could make Congress function more efficiently.

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