Head of CDC's Scandal-Plagued Lab Resigns

The lab exposed workers to live anthrax and deadly strains of bird fly by improperly transporting them.

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Agencies Still Plugging Gaps in Smart Card Security


An HHS audit detailed a total of six shortcomings with the agency’s handling of smart cards.


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Hackers Raided Israeli Contractors That Built Iron Dome Missile Shield

Details on U.S. missile technologies also were copied by the allegedly China-based attackers.

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The Senate Has a New Plot to Thwart NSA Spying

A reworked bill in the Senate being introduced this week is renewing confidence among anti-surveillance crusaders still hollering for reform.


British Activist Lauri Love Accused of Hacking Deltek

Breach occurred July 2013, but the government market research firm didn’t realize it until eight months later.


A Drawback of the House-Senate VA Bill? Congress Can’t Create Doctors

The entire country, not just VA, faces a shortage of primary care physicians.

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How Lasers and 3-D Maps Can Help the U.S. Prepare for Climate Change

Federal flood maps are outdated, and climate change will only make them more so, leaving states and localities without the information they need to plan for and mitigate flood risks.


The CIA Fears the Internet of Things

The battleground of tomorrow is everywhere at once.


If You Want To Be Rich and Powerful, Majoring in STEM Is a Good Place to Start

STEM education teaches creative problem solving, which is widely applicable and more necessary than ever today.

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Hacker Breached NOAA Satellite Data from Contractor’s PC

Watchdog says it's a bad idea for personnel to access NOAA systems using personal computers


EPA Doesn’t Know How Much It Uses the Cloud, IG Finds

The agency says it has 11 cloud contracts, but the IG doubts that number.