FCC Unanimously Strikes Down NFL Blackout Rule

Commissioner calls the ruling a "victory for fans."

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Tangled Up in FOIA Requests, Agencies Turn to Technology


Think user experience to simplify back-end processes.

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VA CIO: Scheduling System Software Will Be Fielded by 2017, Not 2020


The department says a chart depicting a full rollout not until 2020 was outdated and it's committed to a two-year rollout.

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Watchdog: Don’t Rule Out Organic Kitty Litter as Culprit in Nuclear Waste Radiation Leak

DOE IG says Los Alamos Lab did not assess chemical incompatibility problems.

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New Encryption Measures from Google and Apple Could Endanger Children, Eric Holder Says

Attorney general criticizes tech companies for locking the back door to user data.

Nextgov In February 2013, the 150-foot-wide asteroid 2012 DA14 passed close by Earth.

The US Is Saving Nukes So It Can Blow Up Asteroids

The government isn't destroying older bombs on schedule, because it might need them for "planetary defense."

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Veterans Benefits Administration Gets New Communications Chief

Seasoned public affairs director Boone started at VBA last week.

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Porn Purveyor Serves up Nude Celeb Photos and Lookalikes on Hacked Sites

Some of the compromised Web pages belong to schools and church groups.


Government, the Last Great Technology Skeptic

Aversion to technology remains an issue in all branches of government.


Does the Intelligence Community Really Get Hadoop?

Intelligence experts say the government needs to hire more data scientists to keep up with the big-data savvy private sector.

Nextgov NOAA's GOES-R Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) instrument arrives at Lockheed Martin’s Littleton, Colorado facility.

NOAA Taps New Head for Satellite Programs

Chief among new NOAA satellite guru’s priorities will be overseeing two new programs worth a collective $20 billion


Contractors, Expect 72-hour Rule for Disclosing Corporate Hacks

The military requires breaches of company systems holding technical data be reported within three days – and so might the rest of the government.


What We Know About Coming DATA Act Standards

The pile of data needed to track federal spending is an unwieldy, nonuniform mess.