2016: The Proving Ground for Political Data

The contrast between Trump's no-data approach and Clinton's analytics-heavy campaign offers an opportunity to evaluate the role, and usefulness, of data in political campaigns

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If Elected, Clinton Wants to Keep USDS and 18F


The presumptive Democratic nominee laid out her tech agenda this week.

Should Border Agents Scroll Through Foreigners’ Facebook Profiles?

A proposed change to a common U.S. customs form would allow the government to vet travelers’ social media accounts.


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Satellites That Could Trace the Ripples of the Cosmos

The eLISA space mission aims to detect gravitational waves with an enormous laser triangle and floating gold cubes.

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Tony Scott: IT Modernization Fund or Not, ‘Accountability All the Way’

The initial investment of $3.1 billion could fund as much as $15 billion worth of new applications and infrastructure over the next several years, but only if it’s paid back in full, Tony Scott said.

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Is There an App for That?

User-centered design is a key success factor for implementation of mobile and digital technologies in government


What the Military Is Learning From a Chameleon Sandbox

Made up of kinetic sand, a toy that feels like the stuff on the beach but has the consistency of Silly Putty, the system's miniature bridges, lakes and other structures morph -- or disappear -- when a finger crushes critical infrastructure.


You Can Now Turn Messages into Secret Code Using Emoji

Emoji are developing into their own language, albeit a sometimes impenetrable one.


Watching Plants Grow Is One of the Most Exciting Things in Technology

“Agriculture is all about complex judgments on the part of the farmer that are oftentimes stewed down to simple rules of thumb."


Why GitHub Chased the Federal Market

It's no cakewalk, exactly, to get the federal sector to embrace certain open source tools.


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