FCC Acts to Help Online Video Compete With Cable

The commission's plan to redefine TV would make it easier for online sites to offer popular channels.

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Did North Korea Really Attack Sony Pictures?

It's too early to take the federal government at its word.

Hackers Wreck Iron Plant Machinery, Spear ICANN Systems and Channel M.C. Hammer


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Nextgov North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves to spectators and participants of a mass military parade celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang, North Korea.

Did North Korea Really Attack Sony?

It's too early to take the U.S. government at its word.

Nextgov Wikimedia's annual development community meet-up — the Wikimedia Hackathon — was held in Amsterdam, Netherlands in 2013.

Should Cities Give Hackathons Another Look to Improve Digital Infrastructure?

A 36-hour coding session in Boston recently helped revamp the city's permit system.


We Need to Talk About the Health Risks of Wearable Technology

The obvious problem is a lack of long-term research.

Nextgov The creation of insider threat teams was spurred, in part, because of the leaks from ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden

Obama Administration Aims to Create ‘Insider Threat’ Job Specialty to Plug Leaks

The relatively new discipline blends together the roles of counterintelligence analyst, human resources professional and information security professional.

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Navy’s $2.5B Plan for Shipboard Networks Hits Snag after GAO Partially Upholds Protest

GAO's action could further delay Navy's plans to upgrade the nation’s surface warship fleet.

Nextgov Companies, such as Burberry, can teach the government a thing or two about digital transformations, says George Westerman, an MIT Sloan management researcher and author of “Leading Digital."

Becoming a Digital Master: A Conversation with George Westerman

Lessons on digital transformation from Nike, Burberry and Starbucks.


There’s Still No Governmentwide Definition of the Internet of Things

Key questions about the emerging technology remain unanswered, and the government is still firming up the basics.

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How Even the Remotest Parts of the World Are Getting Mobile Coverage

A new device is using regular radio spectrum to connect to mobile phones in its area.


A Computer Can Probably Create as Many Special Snowflakes as Nature

Given enough time, enough storage, and enough information on how a snowflake's path affects its growth, the answer is... maybe.


U.S. Officially Blames North Korea for Sony Hack

The reclusive regime is at fault for the unprecedented cyberattack that prompted the canceled release of The Interview, investigators have determined.